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UNHCR and partners to bring education to nine million vulnerable children
Wednesday, 26 September 2007

A campaign to raise US$ 220 million to help children of conflict was launched Wednesday by the UN refugee agency at the annual Clinton Global Initiative in New York.

Speaking at a press conference, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres, called the ninemillion initiative "a means of ensuring that vulnerable children are fully able to realize their right to an education."

UNHCR appeals for temporary suspension of Jalozai camp closure in Pakistan
Saturday, 22 September 2007

GENEVA – The UN refugee agency has appealed to the Government of Pakistan to temporarily suspend the closure of Jalozai camp in the country's North West Frontier Province (NWFP). With only six working days to go before the formal closure date, UNHCR is deeply concerned that at this late stage of the repatriation season, tens of thousands of Afghans are being pressured into leaving in a manner that will lead to a humanitarian crisis this winter.

September 2007, Local Leaders and UNICEF Commit to Improve
Monday, 17 September 2007

Batken Oblast, Kyrgyz Republic

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Kyrgyzstan and Batken local authorities will launch a new programme committing more than $200,000 USD to ensure the rights children in Batken to early childhood development, education and social protection.

UNHCR's Guterres meets new Syrian ambassador on Iraqi emergency
Monday, 10 September 2007

GENEVA – The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres, met on Friday with Fayzal Khabbaz Hamoui, the new Permanent Representative in Geneva for Syria, a country now hosting nearly 1.4 million uprooted Iraqis.

UN refugee agency mourns Luciano Pavarotti
Thursday, 06 September 2007

ROME – The U.N. refugee agency is deeply saddened by the death of Luciano Pavarotti, a staunch supporter of the refugee cause and of UNHCR's work around the world.

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