Millions Mark World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day, marked on June 20, draws attention to the plight of refugees across the world.

Women and children wait to receive a cooked meal at a food distribution organized by the WFP near the port in Mogadishu, Somalia

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  • Nigeria:  Nigeria Has 9, 000 Refugees-UNHCR

    Daily Trust, 19 June 2012

    Nigeria has 8,958 refugees out of about 42.5 million people that are either refugees or Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) worldwide, Country Representative of the United Nations ... read more »

  • South Sudan:  New UNHCR Airlifts for Sudanese Refugees in Upper Nile (press release)

    United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 19 June 2012

    This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at the press briefing, on 19 June 2012, at the Palais des Nations ... read more »

  • Liberia:  204 Ivorian Refugees Enter Liberia

    Heritage, 19 June 2012

    The Government of Liberia (GOL) through the Liberia Refugee Repatriation and Resettlement Commission (LRRRC) has disclosed that at least 204 Ivorian refugees have entered into the ... read more »

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  • Rwanda:  Exhibitions to Mark the World Refugee Day

    Rwanda Focus, 19 June 2012

    "Every single refugee has had to face a dilemma at some point. We want to compel others to contemplate those same decisions a refugee is forced to confront when he or she decides ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Afghanistan Remains the Biggest Producer of Refugees - UN

    Vanguard, 18 June 2012

    The UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) says Nigeria presently has 8,958 refugees in various refugee camps in the country. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Nigeria Has 8,958 Refugees in Different Camps - UN

    Leadership, 18 June 2012

    The UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) says Nigeria presently has 8,958 refugees in various refugee camps in the country. read more »

  • Africa:  Africans Mark World Refugee Day (press release)

    United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 13 June 2012

    In the past 18 months, the UNHCR has faced one of the busiest periods of its history, with crisis after crisis keeping the agency at full stretch, but over the next week staff ... read more »

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