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Persecution:
- Overview:
Changing world
- A refugee's story
- Slideshow:
50 years of refugees
- Slideshow:
Refugee portraits
- Talking point:
UNHCR chief Ruud
Lubbers took your
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The Journey
Life in a foreign land
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Persecution: Slideshow: 50 years of refugees
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Ethiopia's famine
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Ethiopia's famine
A deadly combination of drought, crop failure and war resulted in a massive influx of Ethiopian refugees into Sudan in 1985. Death rates were high, with many refugees dying of malnutrition. Severe outbreaks of measles at the huge camps killed many children.
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