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A Burmese woman and her newborn child stay in the Integration Asylum Centre in Stráž pod Ralskem, Czech Republic. © UNHCR/L. Taylor/2009

A Burmese woman and her newborn child stay in the Integration Asylum Centre in Stráž pod Ralskem, Czech Republic. © UNHCR/L.

Displaced family in the settlement of Metekhi, Shida Kartli region of Georgia. A joint UNDP and EU programme provided more than three thousand micro loans to families affected by the 2008 conflict so that they could restart their livelihoods. More than 3,500 people attended business training as well.   Photo: David Khizanishvili/UNDP

Displaced family in the settlement of Metekhi, Shida Kartli region of Georgia. A joint UNDP and EU programme provided more than three thousand micro loans to families affected by the 2008 conflict so that they could restart their livelihoods. More than 3,500 people attended business training as well. Photo: David Khizanishvili/UNDP

Top 10 Most Horrific Genocides In History - The forced displacement of some 14 million ethnic Germans and allied Slavs from Soviet Russia, from occupied areas of Eastern and Central Europe in the aftermath of World War II, has to go down as something pretty close to genocide, especially when one considers that between half a million and two million of them didn’t survive the journey.

Top 10 Most Horrific Genocides In History

The term "genocide" is one of those controversial terms that can lead to all kinds of problems. The problem is that the term has been so politicized, and f

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Demographic estimates of the flight and expulsion of Germans

Goatsrue Galega officinalis  Family: Fabaceae Other common names: professor weed Weed Class: A Year Listed: 2000 Native to: Central and Southern Europe, Western Asia and Northern Africa Toxic: humans, livestock  Goatsrue is a federally listed noxious weed. It is capable of forming monocultures in wetland communities, displacing native and beneficial plants and destroying wildlife habitat. It is unpalatable and toxic to sheep.  Goatsrue is fatal if ingested.

Goatsrue Galega officinalis Family: Fabaceae Other common names: professor weed Weed Class: A Year Listed: 2000 Native to: Central and Southern Europe, Western Asia and Northern Africa Toxic: humans, livestock Goatsrue is a federally listed noxious weed. It is capable of forming monocultures in wetland communities, displacing native and beneficial plants and destroying wildlife habitat. It is unpalatable and toxic to sheep. Goatsrue is fatal if ingested.

Hungarian refugees in Austria: Large refuge family: The young ones get married, babies are born, life takes on its normal rhythm.    As of 28 October 1957, 10,500 adult Hungarian refugees were accommodated in camps that were mostly run by the Austrian Government while 8,500 adult refugees had already settled down in private accommodation. © UNHCR/Szabo/1958

The 1956 uprising, and the extraordinary refugee relief and resettlement operation that it spawned, helped shape the way humanitarian organisations - not least UNHCR - were to deal with refugee crises for decades to come.

A girl stays together with her mother and grandmother in a small apartment that is home to an extended refugee family from Bosnia and Herzegovina.    Some 50 refugees of the Bosnian war live together in an old appartement building in Celje, a small town in eastern Slovenia. They have been trying to get Slovenian citizenship for more than ten years. © UNHCR/B. Szandelszky/2010

A girl stays together with her mother and grandmother in a small apartment that is home to an extended refugee family from Bosnia and Herzegovina. Some 50 refugees of the Bosnian war live together in an old appartement building in Celje, a small town in eastern Slovenia. They have been trying to get Slovenian citizenship for more than ten years. © UNHCR/B. Szandelszky/2010

A Nigerian women seeking #asylum in the Czech Republic learns how to bead. © UNHCR/B. Szandelszky

A Nigerian asylum-seeker who is temporarily accommodated in the Zastavka reception centre learns how to bead. © UNHCR/B.

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