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Fleeing Libya by sea

Added: 18 May 2011

Thousands of people, mainly sub-Saharan Africans, are taking to the sea in ancient, leaky and overcrowded boats to escape war in their adopted homeland. Libya. The destination of choice is the Italian resort island of Lampedusa, some 600 kilometres north of Libya in the Mediterranean. Many of the passengers […]
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A family of refugees from Côte d' Ivoire walks along a forest […]

New flows of Ivorian refugees into Liberia

Added: 28 Mar 2011

As of late March, more than 100,000 Ivorian refugees had crossed into eastern Liberia since lingering political tension from a disputed presidential election in neighbouring Côte d' Ivoire erupted into violence in February. Most have gone to Liberia's Nimba County, but in a sign that the fighting has […]
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When UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie last met Khanum […]
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Angelina Jolie promotes reintegration of Afghan returnees

Added: 24 Mar 2011

UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie in March 2011 returned to Afghanistan. On her second trip to the country, the acclaimed actress called for greater focus to be put on the reintegration of former refugees. More than 5.5 million refugees have returned since 2002, mainly from Pakistan and Iran, […]
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The new Choucha transit camp near the Tunisian town Ras Adjir, […]

Tunisia's tented transit camp

Added: 10 Mar 2011

A new camp full of UNHCR tents, has sprung up close to Tunisia's border with Libya to provide shelter to thousands of migrant workers desperate to get hope. The UNHCR-run facility is already full, with 15,000 people from around Africa and Asia who have fled from Libya. Most of the new arrivals are penniless […]
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Stranded migrant workers wait in the no man's land between Libya […]

Stuck at the Egyptian border

Added: 08 Mar 2011

Some three weeks after the Libyan displacement crisis erupted in mid-February, thousands of people were still stuck at the border between Libya and Egypt waiting for onward travel to their home countries. Many have arrived exhausted at the Sallum crossing after travelling for days without adequate food […]
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