Mass Graves


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17 February 2009 – United Nations experts have been sent to the scene of recent fighting between Government forces and armed groups in Sudan’s war-torn Darfur region, where local residents showed them mass graves in which they said they had buried 45 people, while many others were still unaccounted for. (Read More)
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Burundian Refugees

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DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, March 11 (UNHCR) – UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres left here late Monday after meeting Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete and launching a landmark two-year programme to end one of the world's most protracted refugee situations – the exile of some 218,000 Burundians who fled their country in 1972. (read more)
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Camp Out

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GOZ BEIDA, CHAD: The Djabal refugee camp is a surprisingly green place. Its residents--15,000 Darfuris from an assortment of tribes and villages in western Sudan - (read more)
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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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