UNHCR very disturbed by block on Darfur refugee relocation

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EASTERN CHAD: We are very disturbed that in eastern Chad on Tuesday our efforts to move traumatised, newly arrived refugees from West Darfur away from the volatile border to camps was blocked by the presence of unknown armed elements. (read more)
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UNHCR takes part in mass aid distribution in Syria

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DAMASCUS, Syria: The UN refugee agency and its sister organization, the World Food Programme (WFP), warned of a funding shortage on Tuesday after launching their biggest joint aid distribution to date in Syria. (read more)
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Chad demands removal of Sudanese refugees, or it will move them

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N'DJAMENA, CHAD: Chad's prime minister demanded the international community remove hundreds of thousands of Darfur refugees from the country, ...
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U.N. says 'terrified' refugees flee Sudan's Darfur

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GENEVA: UNHCR says it's scrambling to get aid to thousands of stranded villagers fleeing Sudan's Darfur region to neighboring Chad. (read more)
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Azerbaijan closes last of emergency camps

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BAKU, AZERBAIJAN: In 1993, Gulshan Aghayeva was forced to flee from her home region of Zangilan in south-west Azerbaijan as conflict over the enclave of Nagorno Karabakh escalated. She found shelter... (read more)
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Jolie In Iraq For UN Refugee Mission

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BAGHDAD: Angelina Jolie brought her star power to Baghdad Thursday on a mission as a U.N. Goodwill Ambassador to highlight the plight of Iraqi refugees. The actress said there needs to be a more coherent plan...(read more)

Jolie talks exclusively to CNN's Arwa Damon about efforts to deal with displaced Iraqis.
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Refugees Fleeing Rebellion in Chad Arrive in Northern Nigeria

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LAGOS, NIGERIA: Thousands of people have taken refuge in northern Nigerian, say the UN's refugee agency, UNHCR, after fleeing a bloody rebel assault on the Chadian capital of N'Djamena. Hundreds of people died when rebels attacked...(read more)
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Water Shortages Are Increasingly Driving Conflicts

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NEW YORK: Many of today's conflicts around the world are being fuelled or exacerbated by water shortages and climate change is only making the situation worse, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the General Assembly today. (read more)
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UNHCR Channel on YouTube Reports from the Field


Go to YouTube's UNHCR Channel for more video reports from around the world.
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World Food Program's Hunger Hot Spots

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ROME, ITALY: The UN's World Food Program has developed an interactive map charting the hot spots around the world where food is needed most. Click here for the full report country by country.
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Attacks Force UNHCR to Leave Eastern Chad

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ABECHE, CHAD: A series of armed attacks on the UN refugee agency and other aid organizations forced UNHCR on Thursday to evacuate most of its staff from its office in Guereda. In the last 72 hours, five vehicles belonging to...(read more)

UNHCR Continues Operations in Eastern Chad with Reduced Staff: The fighting in Chad has caused at least 20 thousand Chadians to flee to neighboring Cameroon and as many as three thousand to Nigeria. The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) and the Red Cross are providing assistance to the new arrivals in Cameroon. (read more)
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