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An UNMACC-SL team puts on protective gear before they begin looking […]
©UNHCR/P.Taggart, August 2008

2008 Nansen Refugee Award

Added: 15 Sep 2008

The UN refugee agency has named the British coordinator of a UN-run mine clearance programme in southern Lebanon and his civilian staff, including almost 1,000 Lebanese mine clearers, as the winners of the 2008 Nansen Refugee Award. Christopher Clark, a former officer with the British armed forces, […]
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Tens of thousands of people are living in precarious conditions […]
©UNHCR/Y. Mechatov, August 2008

Displacement in Georgia

Added: 15 Aug 2008

Tens of thousands of civilians are living in precarious conditions, having been driven from their homes by the crisis in the breakaway Georgian region of South Ossetia. On the morning of August 12, the first UNHCR-chartered plane carrying emergency aid arrived in the Georgian capital Tbilisi, the first […]
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Many indigenous territories are located in remote locations, […]
©UNHCR/MH Verney

Indigenous people in Colombia

Added: 08 Aug 2008

There are about a million indigenous people in Colombia. They belong to 80 different groups and make up one of the world's most diverse indigenous heritages. But the internal armed conflict is taking its toll on them. Like many Colombians, indigenous people often have no choice but to flee their lands […]
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Uganda: A Sudanese mother registers to return home.
©UNHCR/E.Denholm, December 2007

South Sudan: The Long Trip Home

Added: 16 Jun 2008

When the peace treaty that ended 21 years of civil war between north and south Sudan was signed in 2005, some 223,000 Sudanese refugees were living in Uganda – the largest group of Sudanese displaced to a neighbouring country. Despite South Sudan's lack of basic infrastructure, such as schools, […]
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People waiting for help line the road to Yangon.
©UNHCR, May 2008

Myanmar Cyclone Victims Still Need Aid

Added: 12 Jun 2008

With eight relief flights and an earlier truck convoy from nearby Thailand, UNHCR had by June 6, 2008 moved 430 tonnes of shelter and basic household supplies into Myanmar to help as many as 130,000 victims of Cyclone Nargis. The aid includes plastic sheeting, plastic rolls, mosquito nets, blankets and […]
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