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Wars, global instability lead to dramatic rise in refugee numbers UNHCR

Sep 26, 2014

Wars, global instability lead to dramatic rise in refugee numbers UNHCR

n the first six months of this year, the total number of people requesting refugee status in such countries rose to 330,700, a 24percent increase on the same period in 2013, #World #Syria #Middle East #NewsTracker #refugees #UNHCR #Asylum seekers #islamic-state #Industrialised countries
4,00,000 Syrian Kurds will flee to Turkey UNHCR

Sep 23, 2014

4,00,000 Syrian Kurds will flee to Turkey UNHCR

The United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday that it was making contingency plans for all 4,00,000 inhabitants of the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani to flee into Turkey to escape an advance of Islamist militants. #Syria #Damascus #Turkey #Assad #Homs #Islamist #rebels #Kurds #UNHCR #Islamic State militants #Syrian Islamic Front #Kurdish villages #DamascSyria #UNHCRus
Preparing to step up aid for 1,30,000 refugees in Syria UN agency

Sep 23, 2014

Preparing to step up aid for 1,30,000 refugees in Syria UN agency

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has been stepping up assistance to the Turkish government to aid an estimated 1,30,000 Syria's Kurds. #World #Terrorism #United Nations #Syria #NewsTracker #Iraq #Kurds #UN refugee agency #UNHCR #Sunnis #islamic-state #ISIL #ISIS #IS #Turkish refugees
Latest UNHCR draft resolution calls for probe into SL violations

Mar 25, 2014

Latest UNHCR draft resolution calls for probe into SL violations

The third draft calls for a comprehensive independent investigation into alleged serious violations and abuses of human rights and related crimes by both parties in Sri Lanka #World #Sri Lanka #NewsTracker #LTTE #Tamil #Civil War #UNHCR #Sinhala #US resolution #LLRC
Must treat our fishermen humanely: Manmohan tells Rajapaksa

Mar 04, 2014

Must treat our fishermen humanely: Manmohan tells Rajapaksa

Even as the Sri Lankan Navy arrested 32 more Indian fishermen, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh raised the issue with the neighbouring country's president, Mahinda Rajapaksa, on Tuesday, calling for a humane approach to the issue. #India #Manmohan Singh #Sri Lanka #Mahinda Rajapaksa #Tamil Tigers #UNHCR #Fishermen issue
Must treat our fishermen humanely: Manmohan tells Rajapaksa

Sep 29, 2014

UNHCR deeply concerned over Cambodia-Australia refugee deal video

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is 'deeply concerned' over a deal struck between Australia and Cambodia, in which Cambodia will resettle potentially hundreds of refugees who were intercepted trying to reach Australia. 'This ... #Australia #Cambodia #United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees #United Nations
Must treat our fishermen humanely: Manmohan tells Rajapaksa

Sep 26, 2014

UNHCR: Asylum Seekers From Syria, Iraq Dramatically Increasing

Number of people seeking refugee status in industrialized countries continued to grow in H1 2014, fueled by the wars in Syria and Iraq, and the conflict in countries such as Afghanistan, Eritrea. A report of the United Nations refugee agency released... #Syria #Iraq #Afghanistan #United Nations #Europe #North America #Turkey #Hungary #Eritrea #Yugoslavia #United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Must treat our fishermen humanely: Manmohan tells Rajapaksa

Sep 23, 2014

150,000 people cross the border into Turkey

SURUC, TURKEY— The masses fleeing the brutal offensive by the Islamic State group on the city of Kobani, are part of a wave that has reached 150,000 people since Thursday. Turkey had taken in well over a million Syrian refugees from the 3 ½-year-old ... #Ankara #United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees