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October 2012

UNHCR distributes biometric ID cards to refugees in Senegal

UNHCR and the Senegalese government recently launched a campaign to provide biometric ID cards to some 19,000 refugees by year’s end. UNHCR | The UN Refugee Agency Q&A: Swedish diplomat reflects on visit to refugee camp in Niger Jan Knutsson, who just completed his term as chairman of UNHCR’s governing body, discusses his recent trip […]

Somalia Refugees in the Region, 12 October 2012

UNHCR | The UN Refugee Agency Sudanese villagers face tough choices before fleeing to relative safety in Yida Fighting and food shortages have forced thousands to flee to Yida settlement in South Sudan. The number of arrivals is likely to rise when the rains end. UNHCR | The UN Refugee Agency Displacement in Myanmar’s Rakhine […]

Syrian refugees find safety in Lebanon, but shelter proves scarce

As refugees continue to arrive in Lebanon from Syria, finding shelter is becoming increasingly difficult. UNHCR | The UN Refugee Agency UNHCR’s Guterres says global humanitarian crises at levels unmatched in recent history The High Commissioner gives his opening address at the annual five-day meeting of UNHCR’s Executive Committee. UNHCR | The UN Refugee Agency […]