Worsening conditions drive Syrian refugees towards EU: UNHCR

September 9, 2015 by · Comments Off on Worsening conditions drive Syrian refugees towards EU: UNHCR 

GENEVA, Sept. 8 — The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) on Tuesday warned the deteriorating conditions inside Syria and neighboring countries are driving thousands of Syrians to risk everything on perilous journeys to Europe.

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Feature: lack of food, medicine, Syrian refugees in Lebanon forced to look for new sheltersby Salah Takieddine

September 1, 2015 by · Comments Off on Feature: lack of food, medicine, Syrian refugees in Lebanon forced to look for new sheltersby Salah Takieddine 

BEIRUT, Aug. 30 — Syrian refugees in Lebanon, and particularly those who are living in the northern parts of the country, are facing even harder times as the non-governmental agencies have either stopped or slashed their food support as the aid money is quickly running dry.

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UNHCR shocked over dead bodies found near Austrian border

August 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on UNHCR shocked over dead bodies found near Austrian border 

GENEVA, Aug. 28 — The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) on Friday said it was deeply shocked and saddened at the grim discovery of the bodies of up to 70 people inside a truck abandoned near the Austrian border with Hungary.

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UN refugee agency warns of another Bay of Bengal boat crisis in coming weeks

August 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on UN refugee agency warns of another Bay of Bengal boat crisis in coming weeks 

GENEVA, Aug. 28 — The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Friday called for urgent action before the end of the monsoon season unleashes a new wave of people leaving on boats from the Bay of Bengal.

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'Widespread rights abuse committed by armed groups' in South Sudan

July 1, 2015 by · Comments Off on 'Widespread rights abuse committed by armed groups' in South Sudan 

UNITED NATIONS, July 1 — The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has found evidence of "widespread human rights abuses," including abduction and sexual abuse of women and girls, allegedly committed by the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) and associated armed groups during the recent escalation of fighting in Unity State since late April, Farhan Haq, the deputy UN spokesman, told reporters here Tuesday.

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Number of people uprooted by fighting keeps rising in Libya

July 1, 2015 by · Comments Off on Number of people uprooted by fighting keeps rising in Libya 

UNITED NATIONS, July 1 — The UN Refugee Agency ( UNHCR) and its partners reported that the number of displaced people within Libya has grown from an estimated 230,000 last September to more than 434,000 now due to escalating fighting this year in different parts of the North African country, a UN spokesman told reporters here Tuesday.

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Nearly 10,000 people flee Burundi before border closure

July 1, 2015 by · Comments Off on Nearly 10,000 people flee Burundi before border closure 

UNITED NATIONS, July 1 — The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on Tuesday said that nearly 10,000 people left burundi over the weekend before the country closed its borders on Sunday evening.

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Number of displaced in Libya totals 434,000 — UNHCR

July 1, 2015 by · Comments Off on Number of displaced in Libya totals 434,000 — UNHCR 

TRIPOLI, July 1 — The number of people displaced within Libya has almost doubled from an estimated 230,000 last September to more than 434,000 amid escalating fighting this year, a statement of UN High Commissioner for refugees (UNHCR) said on Tuesday.

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UNHCR warns of catastrophe as cholera hits Burundian refugees in Tanzania

May 21, 2015 by · Comments Off on UNHCR warns of catastrophe as cholera hits Burundian refugees in Tanzania 

DAR ES SALAAM, May 20 — The United Nations refugees agency on Tuesday appealed for more support from the international community as the number of Burundian refugees suffering from cholera reached over 1,000.

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UN chief urges to keep borders open to refugees stranded in Andaman Sea, Straits of Malacca

May 15, 2015 by · Comments Off on UN chief urges to keep borders open to refugees stranded in Andaman Sea, Straits of Malacca 

UNITED NATIONS, May 15 — UN Secretary General Ban Ki- moon on Thursday urged relevant governments to keep their borders and ports open to people believed to be stranded on smugglers' boats in the Andaman Sea and Straits of Malacca.

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