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UNHCR calls for open borders for outflow of South Sudan refugees

Jul 12, 2016

UNHCR calls for open borders for outflow of South Sudan refugees

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees on Tuesday appealed to armed parties in South Sudan to ensure safe passage for people fleeing the fighting that erupted late last week in Juba. #United Nations #NewsTracker #Ethiopia #South Sudan #UNHCR #South Sudan violence #South Sudan refugees
Pakistan extends stay of three million Afghan refugees for six months

Jun 30, 2016

Pakistan extends stay of three million Afghan refugees for six months

Pakistan has allowed the nearly three million Afghan refugees to stay on for an additional six months while tasking authorities to take up the issue of their return with Afghan and UNHCR officials. #Pakistan #Afghanistan #Europe #Nawaz Sharif #UNHCR
2,500 IS militants killed in Fallujah, says Iraqi military

Jun 21, 2016

2,500 IS militants killed in Fallujah, says Iraqi military

Iraq's government forces dislodged the Islamic State group from two neighborhoods of Fallujah leaving 2,500 IS militants dead. #NewsTracker #military #militants #UNHCR #Fallujah #islamic-state
World Refugee Day: Change in discourse only way to handle crisis facing humanity

Jun 20, 2016

World Refugee Day: Change in discourse only way to handle crisis facing humanity

Europe might look like it is battling with a massive refugee crisis, it isn't entirely the case. Countries such as Jordan, a moderate and stable Arab country has been swamped with refugees — it is caught between the Syrian civil war and the conflict in Iraq. #United Nations #refugees #Syrian refugees #UNHCR #World Refugee Day #TheNarrative
Conflict in Syria and Afghan raised the number of refugees to 65 million: UNHCR

Jun 20, 2016

Conflict in Syria and Afghan raised the number of refugees to 65 million: UNHCR

The UN refugee agency says persecution and conflict in places like Syria and Afghanistan raised the total number of refugees and internally displaced people worldwide to a record 65.3 million at the end of last year. #Syria #NewsTracker #Afghanistan #Europe #EU #World War II #refugees #UNHCR #displaced people
Thousands flee Boko Haram attack on Niger town: United Nations

Jun 07, 2016

Thousands flee Boko Haram attack on Niger town: United Nations

Tens of thousands of people have fled southeastern Niger following deadly attacks by Boko Haram insurgents on the town of Bosso in recent days, the United Nations said. #United Nations #NewsTracker #Nigeria #Boko Haram #UNHCR
United Nations signs up Cate Blanchett to boost support for refugees

May 03, 2016

United Nations signs up Cate Blanchett to boost support for refugees

The UN said on Monday it had enlisted Oscar winning Australian actress Cate Blanchett to help raise awareness about the plight of refugees, amid a massive global displacement crisis. #United Nations #NewsTracker #UN #Oscar #Refugee #Cate Blanchett #UNHCR #Goodwill Ambassador
Around 500 migrants from Africa feared drowned in Mediterranean, reports UN

Apr 20, 2016

Around 500 migrants from Africa feared drowned in Mediterranean, reports UN

Around 500 migrants from Africa are feared to have drowned in the southern Mediterranean, survivors have told the UN refugee agency. #NewsTracker #Africa #Somalia #Sudan #Migrants #African migrants #UNHCR #European migrant crisis #Mediterransea
Syria undergoing biggest refugee crisis, requires global solidarity: UN chief Ban Ki-moon

Mar 30, 2016

Syria undergoing biggest refugee crisis, requires global solidarity: UN chief Ban Ki-moon

The refugee crisis caused by Syria's war requires an "exponential" rise in global solidarity, UN chief Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday, as he opened a conference on securing resettlement places for those displaced. #United Nations #Syria #NewsTracker #Ban Ki-moon #Syrian refugees #UNHCR #European Refugee Crisis #Syrian Refugee Crisis #United Nations refugee agency
UN takes stock of migrant crisis; over 131,000 refugees have reached Europe in 2016

Mar 01, 2016

UN takes stock of migrant crisis; over 131,000 refugees have reached Europe in 2016

Out of a total of 131,724 people who have arrived on Europe's shores this year, 122,637 landed in Greece and most were fleeing the conflict in Syria, the UN's refugee agency (UNHCR) said. #United Nations #Syria #NewsTracker #Greece #Mediterranean #UNHCR #Macedonia #EU Migrant Crisis