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Tens of thousands of Serbian war refugees to benefit from new UN programme

Tens of thousands of war refugees and other vulnerable people in Serbia and Montenegro will benefit from a major new housing and social integration programme launched by the United Nations settlements agency and Italy to fill the gap left by major international humanitarian organizations winding down their emergency operations there.

UN-chaired meeting hails progress in Georgia-Abkhaz peace process

A United Nations-chaired meeting to review the peace process between Georgia and Abkhaz separatists today hailed progress made in political and security matters, refugee returns and economic cooperation despite the difficult situation on the ground.