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In Aotearoa/New Zealand, the Refugee and Migrant Service, PO Box 11-236, Wellington, Tel: (04) 471 1932, E-mail: secretariat@rms.org.nz Web: http://www.rms.org.nz/ provides a wide range of resettlement services for refugees and asylum seekers. Christian World Service, PO Box 22-652, Christchurch. Tel: (03) 366 9274, E-mail: cws@cws.org.nz Web: www.cws.org.nz has been lobbying Government to raise in the UN the issue of peace in Sudan, and also works with Sudanese in Uganda and in Sudan. OXFAM New Zealand, PO Box 68-357, Auckland. Tel: (09) 358 1480 Email: oxfam@oxfam.org.nz Web: http://www.oxfam.org.nz/ works in South Sudan.

In Australia, there is the Refugee Council of Australia, PO Box 946, Glebe 2037 NSW Australia Tel: (61) 2 9660-5300 Fax: (61) 2 9660-5211 E-mail: rcoa@cia.com.au Web: http://www.refugeecouncil.org.au Or, on Sudan, Oxfam Community Aid Abroad, 156 George St, Fitzroy, VIC 3065. Tel: (03) 9289 9444. Fax: (61) 3 9419 5895 E-mail: enquire@caa.org.au Web: http://www.caa.org.au/

In Britain, CAFOD, Romero Close, Stockwell Road, London SW9 9TY. Tel: (44) 20 7733 7900 Fax: fax: (44) 20 7274 9630 E-mail: hqcafod@cafod.org.uk Web: http://www.cafod.org.uk/ is running a major advocacy campaign on Sudan, asking for more international support for the peace process. OXFAM, 274 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7DZ. Tel: (0)1865 311 311, E-mail: oxfam@oxfam.org.uk Web: http://www.oxfam.org.uk as well as working in Ikafe and with refugees in southern Sudan, has a debt campaign with a focus on Ugandan debt. The Refugee Council, 3 Bondway, London SW8 1SF. Tel: (0)171 582 6922, E-mail: info@refugeecouncil.org.uk Web: http://www.refugeecouncil.org.uk provides practical services to asylum-seekers in the UK and campaigns for refugee rights in the UK and abroad. The Refugee Studies Centre, Queen Elizabeth House, 21 St Giles, Oxford OX1 3LA. Tel: (0) 1865 270267, E-mail: rsc@qeh.ox.ac.uk Web: http://www.rsc.ox.ac.uk provides courses and information for and about refugees. Skills for Southern Sudan 27 Northmoor Road, Oxford OX2 6UR, develops practical programmes for people who are needed to rehabilitate the country once peace is achieved.

In Canada the Centre for Refugee Studies, Suite 322, York University, 4700 Keele St, North York, Ontario M3J 1P3. Tel: (416) 736 5663, E-mail: crs@yorku.ca Web: http://www.yorku.ca/crs does teaching, research and documentation on refugee issues around the world. The Canadian Council for Refugees, 6839 A, Drolet #302, Montreal, Quebec H2S 2T7. Tel: (514) 277 1447, E-mail: ccr@web.net Web: http://www.web.net/~ccr is the umbrella organization working with refugees across Canada, undertaking advocacy and public education.

In the United States, the US Committee for Refugees, 1717 Massachusetts Ave NW, Suite 701, Washington DC, 20036. Tel: (202) 347 3507, Web: http://www.refugees.org works in refugee emergencies and advocates for support and fair treatment with the US Government. The American Refugee Committee, 2344 Nicollet Ave South, #350, Minneapolis, Minn 55404 Tel: (612) 872 7060 Web: http://www.archq.org runs a series of support programs for refugees in Asia, Africa and Europe.

Reading
There are too many general books on refugees to be able to list them here, so I have concentrated on background reading on Uganda and Sudan. Amnesty International have succinct reports on the human-rights situations in both countries. African Rights, 11 Marshalsea Road, London SE1 1EP, Tel: 0171 717 1224 publishes some interesting analyses of the situation in Sudan.

UGANDA
Changing Uganda: the dilemmas of structural adjustment and revolutionary change, edited by Holger Bernt Hansen and Michael Twaddle (James Currey 1991). Chapters by different authors on a whole range of issues. Uganda since Independence: a story of unfulfilled hopes by Phares Mutibwa (Hurst and Co, London, 1992) A clear-sighted account of Uganda's troubles by someone who lived through them. Imposing Aid - emergency assistance to refugees by Barbara Harrell-Bond (Oxford University Press 1986). A detailed account of the experience of Ugandan refugees in Sudan in the 1980s.

SUDAN
Sudan: a nation in the balance by Chris Peters (Oxfam, 1996) A brief introduction to the country and its people in reader-friendly style. Sudan: conflict and minorities by Peter Verney et al (Minority Rights Group, 1995.) An overview of Sudan's history. Requiem for the Sudan; war, drought and disaster relief on the Nile. J Millard Burr and Robert O Collins (Westview Press, Inc, 1995). Why the conflict happened and what makes it continue.

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