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Congolese Refugees In Uganda Prepare To Move

Wednesday, 12 December 2007, 6:55 am | UNHCR

"The end of the year will come soon and we have nothing to celebrate. We are far from our homes and we have nothing to eat," Munyankindi said. "We are hungry, that's our only problem now. More >>

UNHCR's Guterres Condemns Algiers Bombings

Wednesday, 12 December 2007, 6:55 am | UNHCR

UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres expressed shock and outrage Tuesday over bombings in Algiers that reportedly killed dozens of people, including one UNHCR staff member and left another missing and several injured. More >>

Guterres Opens Intl Dialogue On Asylum & Migration

Wednesday, 12 December 2007, 6:54 am | UNHCR

UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres on Tuesday opened a two-day meeting of representatives from some 70 nations aimed at better ensuring the protection of refugees among the millions of migrants now on the move worldwide. More >>

Departures Of Burma Refugees From Thailand Top 20K

Wednesday, 12 December 2007, 6:53 am | UNHCR

The number of people who have been resettled in third countries from Thailand since the programme started in 2005 now stands at 20,878, the UN refugee agency said Tuesday. More >>

Thailand: 20,000+ Burma Refugees Resettled

Wednesday, 12 December 2007, 6:52 am | UNHCR

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Jennifer Pagonis - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at the press briefing, on 11 December 2007, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. More >>

UNHCR Asks Donors For Over One Billion Dollars

Wednesday, 12 December 2007, 6:52 am | UNHCR

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Jennifer Pagonis - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at the press briefing, on 11 December 2007, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. More >>

UNHCR Recommendations To New EU Presidency

Wednesday, 12 December 2007, 6:51 am | UNHCR

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Jennifer Pagonis - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at the press briefing, on 11 December 2007, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. More >>

High Commissioner To Open Dialogue On Protection

Wednesday, 12 December 2007, 6:51 am | UNHCR

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Jennifer Pagonis - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at the press briefing, on 11 December 2007, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. More >>

Kosovo: New Displacement Risk As Deadline Expires

Tuesday, 11 December 2007, 9:27 pm | UNHCR

Serbia currently hosts 206,000 IDPs from Kosovo. Violence, isolation and discrimination faced by the remaining Serbs in Kosovo have kept return figures down. Yet the Serbian government encourages their return rather than support their integration. More >>

Central African Republic Approves Refugee Law

Tuesday, 11 December 2007, 9:26 pm | UNHCR

With the arrival earlier this year of 2,700 refugees from the Darfur region in Sudan, there are now more than 8,000 refugees living in CAR, including some 2,000 Congolese. More >>

Iraq Not Safe Enough For Refugee Returns - UNHCR

Monday, 10 December 2007, 7:28 pm | UNHCR

Between August and end November, our staff in Syria have received reports from the Iraqi border authorities that 97,000 Iraqis had entered Syria from Iraq, while at the same a total of 128,000 left Syria to Iraq through the main Al Waleed border. More >>

One Tragedy Helps Young Iraqi Overcome Another

Tuesday, 4 December 2007, 11:03 am | UNHCR

Aged 10, Basim was a shy, happy-go-lucky boy and Grade A student - until he was kidnapped from in front of his home in the southern Iraqi town of Basra one May day two years ago. After almost three weeks and payment of a large ransom, the young Iraqi was ... More >>

Nepal: Street Theatre Spreads HIV/AIDS Awareness

Tuesday, 4 December 2007, 8:47 am | UNHCR

The UN refugee agency is working on several new projects - including one using street theatre - aimed at improving awareness about HIV and AIDS among people affected by conflict, sex workers and injecting drug users in Nepal. More >>

UNHCR Welcomes Japan's Study On Resettlement

Thursday, 29 November 2007, 7:07 pm | UNHCR

"I think I said two years ago when I came to Japan that the system was still embryonic," the High Commissioner was quoted as saying by the Kyodo news agency. "It is clear now that the system has grown, has improved and is moving in the right direction." More >>

Iraq Government Busses Refugees Home From Syria

Thursday, 29 November 2007, 9:40 am | UNHCR

UNHCR staff at the Al Tanf border point saw at least 15 buses, each carrying 30-35 people, pass through Iraq immigration later Tuesday and said they had heard that others had arrived earlier. The convoy was expected to arrive in Baghdad on Wednesday. More >>

Number Of Displaced In Somalia Tops 1 Million Mark

Wednesday, 21 November 2007, 7:40 am | UNHCR

A UN inter-agency mission to Afgooye on Saturday echoed reports of dire living conditions for IDPs living in the area. Families continue to lack proper shelter and consistently resort to using any material - mostly plastic bags and rags - to patch up their flimsy ... More >>

UNHCR Gives US$11M For Health Services In Jordan

Tuesday, 20 November 2007, 6:48 pm | UNHCR

The UN refugee agency on Monday pledged US$11 million to help Jordan provide improved medical services and facilities for the hundreds of thousands of Iraqi refugees in the country. More >>

Gold Dreams End In Death For 6 Displaced Persons

Sunday, 28 October 2007, 4:26 pm | UNHCR

In a poor barrio of Quibdo , the main city in the Colombian rainforest of Choco , the local population is in shock. Six local men were shot dead last week by an irregular armed group and another four were seriously injured. More >>

Priority Should Be Given To Sri Lanka's Displaced

Thursday, 13 May 2004, 2:53 pm | UNHCR

UNHCR Inspector General Dennis McNamara called for renewed attention to the plight of Sri Lanka's hundreds of thousands of displaced persons as the country looks forward to the resumption of peace talks. More >>

New Zealand marks World Refugee Day

Monday, 18 June 2001, 6:39 pm | UNHCR

The establishment of an internationally recognised World Refugee Day by the UN General Assembly is an opportunity to reaffirm the values upon which international agreements of refugee protection are based. A universally recognised day enhances the collective ... More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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