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17 May, 2011

Facilities in refugee camps in northeastern Kenya have been stretched to the limit, aid workers say, as more and more Somali refugees flee the conflict at home.

“Dadaab refugee camps continue to receive a significant number of new arrivals who are often very tired and exhausted, having travelled very far, sometimes from as far as [the Somali capital] Mogadishu, in some cases on foot [over 1,000km],” said Emmanuel Nyabera, spokesman for the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), in Kenya. (more…)

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BAIDOA, 12 August 2009 (IRIN) – Isack Abdinor Satar, 80, remembers a green and lush Baidoa, in south-western Somalia, with waterfalls in areas that are now the town’s suburbs.

Over the years, population pressure, drought and changing weather patterns have caused most of these waterfalls and springs to dry up, totally changing the town’s vegetation cover and ushering in perennial water shortages.

“In my youth, water was really available any time, anywhere in town,” Satar said. “Water flowed in different directions from various sources but all these have now dried up. I think drought has seriously affected all water sources in Bay region.” (more…)

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NAIROBI, 6 August 2009 (IRIN) – The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) is to support livelihood and environmental protection programmes for local Kenyan communities in Dadaab, says a senior UN official.

The Dagahaley, Hagadera and Ifo camps in Dadaab comprise the largest refugee site in the world. As of 5 July, the site hosted an estimated 284,306 refugees, mainly from Somalia. This number was triple the designated capacity.

“We have witnessed in the recent months arrivals [in] the region [of] 5,000 per month, creating a situation that is extremely dramatic,” the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres, said. (more…)

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By JANE PERLEZ and PIR ZUBAIR SHAH

Published: July 27, 2009

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Even as hundreds of thousands of people stream back to the Swat Valley after months of fighting, one important group is conspicuously absent: the wealthy landowners who fled the Taliban in fear and are the economic pillar of the rural society. (more…)

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27 July 2009 – The issue of Afghan refugees living in Pakistan will be discussed at a major meeting in Kabul. (more…)

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Fri Jul 24, 2009 1:18am IST

GENEVA (Reuters) – U.N. goodwill ambassador Angelina Jolie, on her third trip to Iraq in two years, appealed on Thursday for aid to an estimated 1.6 million civilians who remain uprooted in their homeland. (more…)

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13 Jul 2009 16:58:22 GMT

Source: UNHCR
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YAR HUSSAIN CAMP, Pakistan, July 13 (UNHCR) – For years, Mariam, a young mother of six from Pakistan’s Swat Valley, was obliged by tradition and custom to remain at home looking after her children and keeping house for her husband, Shaukat. (more…)

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