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Volunteers from local universities load onto trucks some of the […]
©UNHCR, May 2008

UNHCR Tents Reaching Earthquake Survivors in China

Added: 04 Jun 2008

The UN refugee agency has provided 11,000 urgently needed tents to China to help with emergency shelter for some of the 5 million people left homeless after the devastating earthquake that struck Sichuan province on May 12, 2008. The tents, which were manufactured in China for UNHCR, have been transported […]
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Scores of displaced Congolese head towards the North Kivu capital, […]
©Corbis/L.Addario

UNHCR/Partners Bring Aid to North Kivu

Added: 28 May 2008

Since 2006, renewed conflict and general insecurity in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo's North Kivu province has forced some 400,000 people to flee their homes – the country's worst displacement crisis since the formal end of the civil war in 2003. In total, there are now some 800,000 […]
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Somali refugees and migrants cross from Somaliland into the no-man's […]
©UNHCR/J.Björgvinsson, March 2008

The Gulf of Aden: Sharp Rise in Crossings and Deaths

Added: 20 May 2008

The number of people arriving on the coast of Yemen after being smuggled across the treacherous Gulf of Aden from the Horn of Africa has more than doubled this year. So far this year, more than 18,000 people have arrived in Yemen across the Gulf of Aden, and nearly 400 have died attempting the journey. […]
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Destruction in Htan Ta Bin village, Bogale township, Ayeyarwaddy […]
©UNHCR, May 2008

Cyclone Devastation in Myanmar

Added: 15 May 2008

On 2/3 May, Cyclone Nargis devastated Myanmar, killing thousands of people and leaving more than 1 million homeless. As a rapid initial response to the crisis, the UNHCR office in Yangon purchased US$50,000 of plastic sheeting and canned food for distribution to cyclone victims. Since then, the UN […]
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An empty house in Bemankouna village. Most of the inhabitants […]
©UNHCR/H.Caux, August 2007

Crisis in the Central African Republic

Added: 21 Feb 2008

Little has been reported about the humanitarian crisis in the northern part of the Central African Republic (CAR), where at least 295,000 people have been forced out of their homes since mid-2005. An estimated 197,000 are internally displaced, while 98,000 have fled to Chad, Cameroon or Sudan. They are […]
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