Ida Jeng

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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Rwanda: Refugees Get ID’s


Kigali — The government yesterday officially began issuing Identity Cards to refugees, an exercise that will see over 20,000 refugees from several countries given identification documents. The inaugural launch that saw 20 refugees get identity cards, took place at the premises of APAPE secondary school in Gikondo, Kicukiro District. While addressing the beneficiaries and officials […]


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The daily struggles of refugee life in Nairobi (photo story)


Highly recommendable photo story on urban refugees in Kenya by the IRC. Check out this link.


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Norwegian cyclist puts spotlight on refugees


‘The Shirt,’ made of up of 600 football shirts from around the world, is displayed before 70,000 fans at the opening of Soccer City, where the World Cup final will be played on July 11. Bjorn Heidenstrom has almost reached the end of a marathon journey that has seen him bike through Europe and Africa […]


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