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Boat smuggling migrants to Europe capsize, 600 feared dead

Apr 19, 2015

Boat smuggling migrants to Europe capsize, 600 feared dead

Seven hundred people are feared to have drowned when a fishing boat smuggling migrants to Europe capsized off Libya, the UN's refugee agency said, in what could be the deadliest Mediterranean migrant disaster yet. #Libya #NewsTracker #Europe #UN #Italy #Mediterranean #UNHCR #Maltese
At least 824,000 people have been displaced by Ukraine conflict UN

Oct 24, 2014

At least 824,000 people have been displaced by Ukraine conflict UN

The conflict in Ukraine has driven more than 824,000 people from their homes, the UN refugee agency said on Friday. #World #United Nations #NewsTracker #UN #Ukraine #Kiev #UNHCR #Donetsk #Crimea #Crimean crisis #Ukrainian crisis #Ukrainian conflict #Kharkiv
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 24-percent 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
Massive inflow of CAR refugees into Cameroon US

Feb 22, 2014

Massive inflow of CAR refugees into Cameroon US

The figure brings to 35,142 the total number of CAR refugees who have fled to Cameroon since March 2013. #United Nations #NewsTracker #refugees #Cameroon #UNHCR #Central African Republic
UNHCR asks all nations to open borders to Syria refugees

Jan 17, 2014

UNHCR asks all nations to open borders to Syria refugees

More than 2 million people have been uprooted from their homes in Syria's civil war, many scattered in refugee camps and informal settlements dotting neighboring Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey and Iraq. #World #United Nations #Syria #NewsTracker #refugees #UNHCR
Westgate mall attack Accused lived in Kenya refugee camp, say officials

Nov 11, 2013

Westgate mall attack Accused lived in Kenya refugee camp, say officials

Security officials in Kenya say a Westgate Mall attacker once lived in a refugee camp in northwestern Kenya that houses more than 54,000 Somali refugees. #NewsTracker #Kenya #Nairobi #UNHCR #WestGate mall