ARTICLES RELATING TO UNHCR

UN frees 21 herders enslaved by militia in CAR

2015-04-19 21:08

UN peacekeepers have freed 21 nomadic Muslim herders, most of them women and children, enslaved by militia groups in the Central African Republic.

UN asks Kenya to rethink closure of Somali refugee camp

2015-04-14 21:10

The UN's refugee agency has urged Kenya to reconsider an order to close the teeming Dadaab refugee camp, warning that sending Somali refugees back to their homeland would have 'extreme humanitarian and practical consequences'.

More than 170 migrants rescued off Tunisia

2015-04-13 17:33

Tunisia's coastguard and navy have rescued 174 migrants from two boats which broke down as they headed from Libya to Italy.

Yemeni refugee influx in Horn expected

2015-04-08 16:31

Refugees from war-torn Yemen fleeing intense airstrikes are arriving in the Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti, aid agencies say, warning of a possible large influx ahead.

Villagers flee as DRC army pursues rebels

2015-02-26 19:41

Fearful villagers have been fleeing their homes in eastern DRC as the army pursues Rwandan Hutu rebels in a new offensive.

200 migrants missing in Mediterranean boat tragedy

2015-02-11 14:05

More than 200 migrants are missing after their boats sank in the Mediterranean Sea, according to survivors of the latest tragedy in the area, international agencies say.

348 000 migrants by sea - UNHCR

2014-12-10 20:45

A global total of 348 000 migrants have embarked upon dangerous sea journeys to escape conflicts or economic hardship so far this year.

Amsterdam sends bicycles to Syria

2014-12-01 22:19

Amsterdam is sending hundreds of unwanted bicycles to help Syrian refugees get around the sprawling Zaatari camp in Jordan.

Mauritania urged to end crackdown on slavery activists

2014-11-13 16:24

Amnesty International has urged Mauritania to end "harassment, intimidation and repression" of anti-slavery activists.

At least 824 000 displaced by Ukraine conflict

2014-10-25 06:00

The conflict in Ukraine has driven more than 824 000 people from their homes, but the real number could be far higher.

 

Burundi police fire tear gas at protesters

2015-04-17 22:16

Police in Burundi have fired tear gas and water cannon to disperse protesters calling for the president not to run for a third term.

Kenya warned over closing world's biggest refugee camp

2015-04-14 19:38

The United Nations has warned Kenyan authorities that closing the world's biggest refugee camp complex would have 'extreme humanitarian and practical consequences'.

Kenya orders UN to move massive Somali refugee camp

2015-04-11 19:46

Kenya says it has given the United Nations three months to move a massive refugee camp mostly used by Somalis over the border into Somalia, after militants from that country killed 148 people in a Kenyan university.

120 000 flee Philippines violence

2015-03-20 21:49

More than 120 000 people have fled their homes in the impoverished southern Philippines since fighting broke out between government troops and Islamic militants.

Tens of thousands flee new CAR violence

2015-02-24 19:41

Surging violence in the Central African Republic has forced tens of thousands to flee their homes in recent weeks to escape killings, rape and pillaging by militias.

Over 11 000 flee into Chad

2015-01-13 20:03

The United Nations has said that the latest wave of Boko Haram's "vicious, ruthless attacks" in northeastern Nigeria had sent 11 320 people fleeing into Chad in a matter of days.

Rich nations to take 100 000 Syrian refugees

2014-12-10 05:00

Western governments have heeded a call to take in more Syrian refugees from neighbouring countries the UN refugee agency says.

UNHCR probes allegations of fraud in processing refugees

2014-11-21 22:11

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees says it is investigating allegations of fraud in the processing of asylum seekers in Malaysia.

Sri Lanka slams UN over war probe criticism

2014-11-08 13:24

Sri Lanka's government has accused the United Nations' rights chief of vilifying Colombo after the government was slammed for sabotaging a UN-mandated investigation into the country's brutal separatist war.

Libyan civil society under threat

2014-10-15 07:09

The UN human rights chief says warring militias are creating a 'climate of fear' for Libya's civil society.

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