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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

UN Refugees Appeal

GENEVA -- The UN High Commissioner for Refugees on Tuesday launched an appeal to raise $37 million in aid for displaced persons in Russia and other republics of the Commonwealth of Independent States.

The seven main conflicts that have caused upheavals in various regions of the former Soviet Union since 1988 have ceased, but their effects are still being felt with at least 9 million people still displaced, the relief body said.

The money is to be used to help them to rebuild their lives in new territories or to return to their old homes.