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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
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Life in a foreign land
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Persecution: Slideshow: 50 years of refugees
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War in Chechnya
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War in Chechnya
More than a third of the population of Chechnya fled their homes following the Russian invasion at the end of 1994. Because they had not crossed an international border, they were not technically refugees. But Russia agreed to let the UNHCR provide humanitarian assistance.
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