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The Global Expansion of the UNHCR Under Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan

Gil Loescher

in The UNHCR and World Politics

Published in print May 2001 | ISBN: 9780199246915
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599781 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199246912.003.0006
 The Global Expansion of the UNHCR Under Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan

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During the 1970s under Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, the fourth High Commissioner, UNHCR embarked on new assistance programmes in a number of refugee and refugee‐like situations around the world. The most notable of these were in Bangladesh, Uganda, and Indo‐China. There were also highly politicized refugee crises in Chile and Argentina. The UNHCR was active in the repatriation and reintegration of refugees and internally displaced persons in southern Sudan and in Angola, Guinea Bissau, and Mozambique. In addition, there were mass exoduses of refugees from Cuba and Vietnam.

Keywords: Argentina; Bangladesh; Chile; Cuba; Indochina; internally displaced persons; Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan; repatriation; Sudan; Uganda

Chapter.  28223 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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