Menikdiwela said the UNHCR
acknowledged the people and Government of Pakistan for hosting Afghan refugees for nearly four decades.
statement indicated that more than 8,800 individuals still remain in the camps, half of which are now opting to return to Chad.
A young man from Congo and another from Rwanda narrates how months ago in middle of the night, their makeshift homes near the UNHCR
offices were set ablaze after their plight was highlighted in the media.
The returnees will have access to land and the UNHCR
and the Sudanese government would provide return packages "to help the returnees re-establish their homes and livelihoods".
was established in December 1950, Europe was the principal area of refugee concern for Western states, as the Cold War intensified and new refugee flows moved from east to west.
The Minister also expressed gratitude over the support of UNHCR
in repatriation of Afghan refugees to their country and stated that these efforts have solved many problems being faced by the Afghan immigrants.
The numbers of asylum seekers in Egypt are increasing," he said, noting that UNHCR
does not deal with asylum seekers according to their origin.
The drive to enroll more students was organized by the Education Ministry, with the help of UNHCR
, UNICEF, UNESCO and partner organizations, and the figures were released in a report titled "UNHCR
Lebanon: Back to School.
SOUNDUP (English) Andrew Harper, UNHCR
Representative in Jordan:
report states: Respect for the rule of law should be upheld by ensuring that the perpetrators of these killings causing displacement will be apprehended and prosecuted according to the law of the Philippines so persons can return to their communities without fear of future attack and feel protected by the government.
is closely working with the governments in the region on developing contingency plans in case of refugee influx, which will ensure that in case of emergency those who are in need of international protection will be given access to the territory and asylum procedure, Mr.
RIYADH:The last two of six planes carrying UNHCR
aid have reached Yemen, the Riyadh office of the UNHCR
announced here Monday.