Topics about 'Refugees and Displaced People'

Protecting Refugees in Malawi

26.10.09

“The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) through its regional office for South Africa, is the implementing partner of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in the refugee camp of Dzaleka, in Malawi. Action is oriented to provide education from pre-primary through adult vocational education.

The JRS is an international Catholic organization with the mission to accompany, serve, and plead the cause of refugees and forcibly displaced people. It is present in 57 countries with programmes oriented to provide assistance to refugees in camps and cities, individuals displaced within their own countries, asylum seekers in cities, and those held in detention centers.

As of the end of 2009, more than 500,000 individuals were direct beneficiaries of JRS projects. Education, emergency assistance, health care, livelihood activities, and social services are its main areas of work .”

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UNHCR Inaugurates Residential Block for Iraqi Refugees in Armenia.

24.09.09

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Office inaugurated a special residential centre for Iraqi refugees in the southern Armenian village of Darbnik, located in Ararat Marz province. The building, a former agricultural college provided to UNHCR Office by the government. It was rehabilitated by UNHCR Office implementing partner, YMCA/Shelter. Other partners involved in the project were the telecoms company VivaCell-MTS and the United States Embassy. (Read More)

More and More Pakistani Displaced Move to Camps as Needs Grow.

02.09.09

People displaced by the upsurge in fighting in Pakistan´s Swat Valley and Lower Dir and Buner districts have found shelter with host families and communal buildings such as schools in the North West Frontier Province. Since the number of displaced continues to rise, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Office is seeking to ease the congestion by expanding camps. In addition, it is exploring the possibility of providing shelter kits for the displaced people living in rural areas. The project is a joint effort between UNHCR, UN Habitat, World Vision, Norwegian Refugees Council, Catholic Relief Services and Relief International.

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