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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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Refugees learn skills


Translator Bhakti Adhikari of Burlington chats with his neighbor Sha Mongar, 62, who particpates in the New Farms for New Americans program at the Winooski Valley Community Garden area in Burlington. By Lynn Monty Droupada Luitel chatted with friend Parvati Subedi as they walked to their garden plot at the Winooski Valley Community Garden area […]


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Internal Displacement at Record High in 2009


According to the report Internal Displacement: Global Overview of Trends and Developments in 2009 by NRC’s Geneva-based Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, the number of IDPs continued to rise last year, predominantly due to longrunning internal conflicts.  “The massive population movements and shocking violence are a sad reminder of the price that civilians pay in armed conflict,” said […]


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Gift of transportation: Local refugees benefit from bike giveaway


Afghan refugee Zahra Tahir waits in line after selecting a bicycle Wednesday night at Lutheran Social Services in south Fargo. David Samson / The Forum For 19-year-old Afghan refugee Zahra Tahir, getting her new bike Wednesday was something she looked forward to for months. The Fargo South High School student was one of about 140 […]


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Zambia’s last DR Congo refugees fear return home


Congolese refugees wash their clothes at Kala Refugee Camp MWANGE REFUGEE CAMP, Zambia — Ten years after fleeing war in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Muzungu Makoi says he is still haunted by memories of massacres and refuses to leave his home in a refugee camp in Zambia. Four of his five children were born […]


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“Breaking the Silence” by BOSCO Uganda – Battery Operated Systems for Community Outreach Source: BOSCO Uganda (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)


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