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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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Child refugees exposed to great danger and abuses in Europe, says UNHCR


Afghan refugee Wali Allah, 13, cooking on a wood fire on the streets of Calais in France. Photograph: Sean Smith for the Guardian A drastic increase in the number of unaccompanied minors trying to enter Europe is exposing thousands of children to severe dangers and human rights abuses, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) warned today. Following UK […]


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Teen refugees to be sent back to war zones


Human-rights groups fought back on Tuesday against government plans to send back asylum-seekers young and old to the blood-soaked battle zones of Iraq and Afghanistan. A £4 million “reintegration centre” is planned in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul for child asylum-seekers in Britain to be shunted into. Documents for the new centre have revealed plans to dump […]


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When life and death are more important than football


  In Johannesburg, a poster celebrates the South Africa football team as the World Cup nears (REUTERS) All roads lead to South Africa for fans – and for refugees trying to escape Zimbabwe’s brutal regime. Barbera is one of hundreds of visitors arriving every day in South Africa. She spent more than a year planning […]


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New languages available in beta


Today we are happy to present the Refugees United search engine in 19 languages. It’s been a difficult journey, and we’ve learned a lot about translation and multi-lingual websites. And we’re not quite there yet.  These 18 new languages are mostly complete, but for the next few weeks there are likely to be minor issues, […]


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