ARTICLES RELATING TO UNHCR

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.

UN condemns use of children in latest CAR violence

2014-10-14 21:17

A top UN official has condemned the use of children in sectarian violence that engulfed the Central African Republic's capital, driving 6 500 people from their homes.

Hundreds killed during Ukraine cease-fire

2014-10-08 19:38

The UN says at least 331 have been reported killed in the month since the east Ukraine cease-fire.

More than 1 million Ukrainians displaced

2014-09-02 21:45

More than one million people have been uprooted by the conflict in Ukraine, including 260 000 within the country where further mass displacement is feared.

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.

 

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.

Tanzania gives Burundi refugees citizenship

2014-10-14 18:10

Tanzania will grant citizenship to about 200 000 refugees from neighbouring Burundi.

Asylum-seeker numbers rise by a quarter - UNHCR

2014-09-26 12:09

The number of asylum-seekers in industrialised countries has risen by nearly a quarter, driven by the wars in Syria and Iraq as well as instability in Afghanistan, Eritrea and elsewhere, the UN refugee agency says.

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.

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