ARTICLES RELATING TO UNHCR

Fearful, desperate refugees flee Burundi

2015-05-18 16:14

They are coming in their thousands, a steady stream of men, women and children bearing what few possessions they can carry as they flee their native Burundi and the pro-government militias they fear are bent on death and destruction.

UN CAR sex whistleblower reinstated

2015-05-06 23:30

A UN tribunal has ordered the reinstatement of Swedish official Anders Kompass who was suspended for leaking a report to France about child abuse by French soldiers.

Over 5 000 Burundians flee to Rwanda in 2 days

2015-04-28 15:27

More than 5 000 Burundians have fled Rwanda following mounting tensions in the east African country, bringing the total number of arrivals in April to nearly 21 000, the UN says.

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.

 

Pygmies killed in DRC violence

2015-05-13 19:55

Dozens of Pygmies in Democratic Republic of Congo's southeast have been killed by Bantu militiamen in the past week.

UN refugee chief worried about Burundi

2015-05-06 20:57

The United Nations refugee chief is extremely worried at the political crisis in Burundi, where over 35 000 refugees have fled ahead of elections.

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.

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