ARTICLES RELATING TO UNHCR

Angolan refugees return from DRC

2014-08-20 05:00

Tens of thousands of Angolans living in the Democratic Republic of Congo are set to return home, for some after more than 50 years in exile.

3 000 DRC sex victims in 6 months

2014-08-18 22:51

There have been nearly 3 000 victims of sexual violence in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo during the first half of this year.

Spain picks up almost 700 migrants in 2 days

2014-08-12 18:45

Spanish emergency services have picked up 470 immigrants travelling in dozens of rafts across the Strait of Gibraltar and 227 from the same stretch of water the day before.

Gaza crisis moves to full UN Assembly

2014-08-05 07:22

With criticism mounting of UN inaction in the Gaza conflict, envoys from all 193 countries of the United Nations will meet to hear top officials report on the crisis.

UNHCR slams caste-based sex attacks

2014-06-18 06:37

UN human rights chief Navi Pillay has urged India to ensure that perpetrators of caste-based sexual attacks do not escape justice.

UN rights chief warns over racist Europeans

2014-06-10 18:09

UN human rights chief Navi Pillay is alarmed at the rise in extremist and racist rhetoric in Europe.

African migrants, crew drown in boat tragedy

2014-06-06 17:19

Sixty migrants from Ethiopia and Somalia along with two Yemeni crew members have drowned in the worst such tragedy off the coast of Yemen this year.

Cleric says Sudan targeted church hospital

2014-05-05 21:23

Sudanese air force bombers have targeted the only hospital in the Nuba Mountains of war-torn South Kordofan.

251 drown in Lake Albert boat disaster

2014-03-27 21:09

At least 251 Congolese refugees have drowned in the weekend sinking of a crowded boat on Lake Albert.

Don't forget Syria conflict - UN refugee chief

2014-03-12 11:19

The head of the United Nation's refugee agency says it must be ready in case Ukraine's crisis causes refugees to flee Crimea, but he is more concerned about attention diverted away from Syria.

Bodies in Sri Lanka mass grave top 80

2014-02-25 13:12

Forensic experts have found more bodies in an unmarked mass grave in Sri Lanka's northern former war zone, taking the total number to 80, an official says.

$2bn needed to combat Sahel hunger

2014-02-04 07:41

The UN is seeking $2bn this year to combat food insecurity in Africa's Sahel region, where 1.2 million people have been forced to flee their homes because of violence.

UN warns of genocide risk in CAR

2014-01-16 20:31

A senior UN humanitarian official has warned of the risk of genocide in Central African Republic without a massive scaling up in the international response to the crisis.

Million flee CAR conflict

2014-01-03 20:30

The number of people uprooted by conflict in the Central African Republic is nearing one million, with half of the residents of the capital Bangui driven from their homes.

Red Cross recovers dozens of bodies in CAR

2013-12-27 09:50

The Red Cross says it has recovered some 40 bodies on the streets of Bangui as the United States expressed alarm at the latest eruption of fighting in the Central African Republic.

French army takes on CAR fighters

2013-12-06 17:02

French troops have killed several armed fighters in the Central African Republic as Paris rolled out a UN-backed operation to restore security.

Egypt - no Syrian refugees forced to leave

2013-11-13 20:38

Egypt says it has not forced any Syrian refugees to leave the country as alleged by Human Rights Watch, adding that an entry visa requirement would soon be dropped.

4 million more Syrians to flee in 2014: UN

2013-10-07 14:03

The UN expects another 2 million Syrians to become refugees in 2014 and 2.25 million more to be displaced within the country, according to a document seen by Reuters.

Burned, abandoned villages in CAR

2013-09-06 19:11

A UN mission to the Central African Republic has found evidence of widespread human rights violations and huge numbers of people having been driven from their homes in the north of the country.

Sudan floods worst in 25 years

2013-08-22 21:01

More than 300 000 people across Sudan have been affected by floods which have killed almost 50 people this month.

Red Cross relies on role-play in aid fight

2013-07-31 11:04

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) faces increasingly hostile environments and recent heavy losses have made Swiss simulation training a priority.

Syria refugee crisis worst since Rwanda

2013-07-16 17:28

The Syrian refugee crisis is now the worst since the Rwandan genocide with nearly 1.8 million people registered in countries around Syria.

Tunisia refugee camp to close

2013-06-27 21:16

Around 200 people in a camp in southeast Tunisia for those who fled the Libya conflict in 2011 will be evicted when the UN refugee agency closes it.

Tragedy looms in Myanmar as rain nears

2013-04-19 21:57

Tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims, who fled communal violence in Myanmar, are in danger as the monsoon season looms, the UN's refugee agency says.

Alleged rape sparked fatal Myanmar brawl

2013-04-12 14:02

A fatal brawl between ethnic groups from Myanmar in an Indonesian detention centre has been triggered by the alleged sexual assault of three women of the Muslim group, police say.

 

UN will provide aid for 500 000 Iraqis

2014-08-19 15:15

The UN refugee agency says it was poised to mount a massive aid operation for 500 000 Iraqis driven from their homes by jihadist rebels.

Islamists force 650 000 Nigerians from homes

2014-08-05 21:00

Attacks by Islamists in Nigeria's crisis-hit northeast have forced nearly 650 000 people from their homes, the United Nations humanitarian office says.

Food rations for African refugees slashed

2014-07-01 17:39

Nearly 800 000 refugees in Africa have had their food rations slashed by up to 60%, threatening to push many to the brink of starvation.

Italy abandons refugees in car parks

2014-06-10 21:35

The UN refugee agency has accused Italy of abandoning hundreds of refugees in car parks on the outskirts of Rome and Milan.

Jolie, Hague vow action against sexual violence

2014-06-10 18:09

Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie and British Foreign Secretary William Hague have vowed to ensure the world's first summit on ending sexual violence in conflict resulted in practical action.

Khartoum welcomes South Sudan peace deal

2014-05-10 20:49

Khartoum has welcomed a peace deal reached to end five months of war between the government and rebels in neighbouring South Sudan.

Millionth Syria refugee registered in Lebanon

2014-04-03 13:22

The number of Syrian refugees who have fled to Lebanon has officially topped 1 million, highlighting the growing humanitarian catastrophe caused by Syria's civil war.

CAR refugees starving to death

2014-03-14 19:11

Dozens of Central African refugees have died from starvation and many more are seriously ill from hunger and exhaustion after fleeing the conflict-ravaged country for Cameroon.

Armed groups surround thousands in CAR

2014-02-25 22:39

Over 15 000 people in Central African Republic, mostly Muslim civilians in makeshift camps, are surrounded and being threatened by armed militia groups.

CAR refugee numbers spiral in Cameroon

2014-02-22 07:00

Around 28 000 people have fled from conflict-torn Central African Republic to neighbouring Cameroon since the start of this month.

140 000 Iraqis flee violent region

2014-01-24 21:01

Anti-government fighters in parts of the Anbar province have killed three people as the UN has warned of Iraq's worst displacement since its brutal 2006-08 sectarian conflict.

Aid workers get food to CAR airport camp

2014-01-07 22:27

Aid workers in the Central African Republic have finally delivered supplies to more than 100 000 people who have sought refuge at the airport.

UN completes first Iraq-Syria aid airlift

2013-12-29 20:12

The United Nations has completed the first aid airlift from Iraq to Syria, providing much-needed supplies to a difficult-to-access region of the war-torn country.

Snow, rain lash Syria refugees in Lebanon

2013-12-11 12:16

Thousands of Syrian refugees living in makeshift camps in Lebanon have been weathering a winter storm that brought snow, rain and freezing temperatures to the country.

Syrians in Morocco find refuge but little aid

2013-11-14 11:04

In a cluster of white-washed houses on Morocco’s north coast, newly-arrived Syrian families have found shelter from their ruined homeland but are struggling to rebuild their lives.

Westgate Mall attacker lived in refugee camp

2013-11-11 20:38

The Westgate Mall attacker lived in a Kenya refugee camp that houses more than 54 000 Somali refugees.

Torture widespread in Libya - UN

2013-10-01 22:35

The UN has found torture widespread in Libya, usually right after detention with 27 deaths recorded.

Syrian refugees pass 2 million mark: UN

2013-09-03 09:02

More than two million Syrians have now fled their war-ravaged country, the UN refugee agency says, lamenting the nearly 10-fold increase from a year ago.

UNHCR Darfur permits cut

2013-08-06 22:13

The UN refugee agency will cut its workload in Sudan's Darfur region after permits for more than half its international staff there were not renewed.

5 000 a month dying in Syria war

2013-07-16 20:21

Five thousand people a month are dying in the Syria war which has now thrown up the worst refugee crisis since the 1994 Rwandan genocide.

Syrian army attacks city of Homs

2013-07-06 10:30

The Syrian army has fired heavy artillery barrages on Homs as the UN warns of a humanitarian catastrophe.

Niger refugee camp hit by cholera

2013-05-21 20:36

The UN says it is working to contain a cholera outbreak in Niger in a refugee camp for people fleeing the conflict in Mali.

Rape, violence raging in Bangui

2013-04-16 20:08

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights says the security situation in Central African Republic is deteriorating three weeks after the government was overthrown.

UN halts Ivorian refugee returns

2013-03-28 19:33

The United Nations refugee agency in Liberia has halted its voluntary repatriation programme for displaced Ivorians because of growing violence at the countries' volatile border.

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