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2009-09-25 10:00:00

LISBON, Portugal, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The Portuguese energy group, EDP, in partnership with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, UNHCR, has announced the launch of a pilot project for the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya.

2009-09-17 16:50:00

Non-profit organizations Shirkat Gah Women's Resource Centre and ActionAid International USA both receive funding to help Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) during the country's post-conflict period. NORTH WEST FRONTIER PROVINCE, Pakistan, Sept.

2009-09-09 11:28:17

The largest cache of rare coins ever found in a scientific excavation from the period of the Bar-Kokhba revolt of the Jews against the Romans has been discovered in a cave by researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Bar-Ilan University.

2009-06-19 05:55:00

In recognition of World Refugee Day, 12 hours of live webcasts and chats will bring the world in touch with refugee camps around the world.

2009-06-17 11:32:00

WASHINGTON, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In honor of World Refugee Day, basketball star Tracy McGrady has made a donation to the Darfur Dream Team's Sister Schools Program to support a Darfuri refugee camp school for one year.

2009-06-05 12:25:00

US actress and UN Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie has penned an essay for Time magazine, calling for more help for those suffering in war-torn Darfur.

2009-03-22 14:44:05

A 41-year-old Cuban refugee living in Miami says he retrofitted a fluorescent green pickup truck to honor a failed Florida Straits crossing. Luis Grass said the truck pays homage to a pickup he used in an attempt to float a group of Cuban refugees from their native land to the shores of the United States, The Miami Herald reported Sunday. ''My dream was to build a replica of the truck that was used in the first attempt, to keep it as a museum piece.

2008-09-21 00:00:13

By Nitin Sethi NEW DELHI: Does a housing project need to be treated on par with a pollution spewing chemicals factory or a coal mine? The government having decided that the critical housing and construction projects cannot be equated with the much more inherently polluting sectors, is set to rationalize the environmental norms.

2008-09-01 06:00:19

A FILM about asylum seekers in Edinburgh has won an award at a US film festival. Trouble Sleeping is set among a group of asylum seekers from the Middle East and North Africa living in the Capital. The film was made with the help of asylum seekers in Edinburgh.

2008-08-30 09:00:49

Text of report by Sri Lankan Ministry of Defence, Public Security, Law and Order website on 30 August The Japanese government has extended further support for humanitarian de-mining activities in Sri Lanka and has provided a grant assistance of 1.6m dollars (approximately 170m rupees) to FSD (Swiss Foundation for Mine Action) and DDG (Danish De-mining Group) to accelerate de-mining activities in the conflict-affected areas, particularly Jaffna, Batticaloa and Trincomalee, so that the...

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  • A volcanic mudflow.
The word 'lahar' comes from Javanese.