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Last day of meetings in Dar


Just finished our final meeting with Asylum Access, and we were really impressed with how much knowledge they’ve managed to build up in the short time they’ve been here. They’ve only been in Tanzania for about a year and in Dar for no more than a month. Obviously though, they’ve spent their time effectively. Coincidently, […]


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Day 3 in Dar


This afternoon we finally got our intact suitcases, so now we have clean clothes for a week, but only one more day to wear it in. Almost makes us (or at least Helene) consider staying a bit longer…. Besides of our luck with the suitcases, we’ve had another couple of interesting meetings. We started the […]


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Day 2 in Dar


Day two and we’re already starting to feel at home here in Dar es Salaam. It’s been another good day of meetings with kind and welcoming people, all ready to get onboard our project in one way or the other. The first meeting this morning was with Tanganyika Christian Refugee Services (TCRS) – the oldest […]


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Goodnight everybody…


We arrived safely in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania this morning after a very, very long flight from Copenhagen with two stop-overs in Heathrow and Cairo to get here. Unfortunately, our suitcases didn’t follow, and wont be arriving until later this week. In spite of the fact that we arrived more or less straight from the airport […]


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Site Down: Problems at the hosting provider


Our hosting provider has, unfortunately, been hit by a broken fiberoptic cable, which means there is currently no access to our website. They’re working as fast as possible to get the site back up, and we hope to have news within the hour.  The Tech Team Refugees United


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Rwanda’s Hutus live in fear of attacks, repression


In this Thursday, June 24, 2010 picture Rwandan President Paul Kagame greet supporters who waited hours to see him as he applied to run for president again in the Rwandan capital, Kigali. Last fall former President Bill Clinton presented Rwanda’s leader with a global citizen award and lauded him for freeing the minds of his […]


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Uganda: Country Has Best Refugee Policy, Says United Nations


Kampala — Uganda has the best refugee policy in the world, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees country representative has said. Nema Temporal said Uganda was the only country which allocates land to refugees for cultivation. She also said it was the first to ratify the African Union convention on internally displaced persons held […]


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Uganda: Refugees to Lose Their Status by December 2011


Rwandan refugees in Uganda are uncertain of what will happen to them after December 31, 2011. This follows a pact by the governments of Rwanda, Uganda and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) that all refugees should return home because their country is now regarded as safe. In response to that decision, the […]


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Ethnic Uzbeks Find Calm but Fear for Those Still Behind


Nearly half of the refugees are children. Five percent are babies, and 2,000 of the women are breast-feeding, according to Unicef. KARASU, Uzbekistan — “I have three children — 9, 7 and 4 years old — and they are just in shock,” a woman named Ursanoy Mamadaliyeva said on Monday. “My youngest said to me, […]


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https://v.wordpress.com/wp-content/plugins/video/flvplayer.swf?ver=1.21 UNCHR Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie says: “don’t forget refugees” In order to mark the World Refugee Day, celebrated worldwide on June 20, the American actress Angelina Jolie has recorded a video to talk about the plight of the world’s most vulnerable people, the refugees. Angelina Jolie is the Goodwill Ambassador for the UNHCR (UN High Commissioner for Refugees). In this […]


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