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  • Polio Fears in Ethiopian Refugee Camp

    news UNHCR, 24 Jan 2012 (11 years ago )
    This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Melissa Fleming – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at the press briefing, on 24 January 2012, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. UNHCR is very concerned at reports this week of two suspected poliomyelitis cases among Somali refugee...
  • Chinese actress seeks to build bridges with Somali refugees

    news UNHCR, 11 Apr 2012 (10 years ago )
    JIJIGA, Ethiopia, April 10 (UNHCR) – Chinese actress Yao Chen has concluded her first visit to Africa as UNHCR's honorary patron for China by hailing the courage of Somali refugees and the generosity of their hosts in Ethiopia. Yao Chen travelled to Ethiopia last week to meet with Somali refugees...
  • New UNHCR Dadaab & Alinjugur Facebook Page launched

    news UNHCR, 03 Aug 2012 (10 years ago )
    Dear All, We have just opened our new Facebook page called UNHCR Dadaab & Alinjugur. facebook.com/DadaabAlinjugur It will feature stories and news done by the UNHCR Team, partners, community members, and bring other content of interest. Please join us, comment and like, so that you ca...
  • Yemen arrivals increase as Horn of Africa mixed migration hits all-time highs

    news In Yemen, Edward Leposky on mobile +967 71 222 4022 In Nairobi (UNHCR regional hub): Kitty Mckinsey on mobile +254 735 337 608 In Geneva, Andrej Mahecic on mobile: +41 79 200 76 17, 30 Aug 2012 (10 years ago )
    The flow of refugees and migrants from the Horn of Africa across the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea towards Yemen continues to exceed previous records. In the first seven of 2012, more than 63,800 people made this perilous journey compared to 48,700 during the same period last year - a 30 per cent inc...
  • Somali refugee population in Horn of Africa passes one million, but exodus slows

    news www.unhcr.org, 31 Aug 2012 (10 years ago )
    Somalia's refugee exodus crossed a new threshold this past week, with more than a million people now having fled the country for the surrounding region, according to the latest UNHCR data. The most recent arrivals continue to cite insecurity and dwindling food resources as the main reasons for their...
  • After a decade in Mogadishu Tanzanian refugees return to Zanzibar

    news www.unhcr.org, 31 Aug 2012 (10 years ago )
    This past weekend UNHCR successfully completed the voluntary repatriation of 38 Tanzanian refugees from Zanzibar who had been residing in Mogadishu for the past 11 years. The group, comprising 12 families, were flown on two special UNHCR-chartered flights from Mogadishu to Zanzibar on Friday 6 Ju...
  • Amid insecurity, more Somalis cite difficulties sustaining themselves

    news www.unhcr.org, 31 Aug 2012 (10 years ago )
    Conflict is normally cited by displaced Somalis as the main reason for flight, but in recent weeks we have seen an increase in IDPs and refugees also citing difficulty in providing for themselves. Over the past seven weeks we have registered some 6,000 Somalis who have cited such difficulties - usua...
  • Boat tragedies on Lake Malawi, off Indonesia underscore risks for migrants, asylum seekers

    news , 31 Aug 2012 (10 years ago )
    It was with sadness that UNHCR learned yesterday of the drownings of some 47 Ethiopians in a boat capsizing incident on Lake Malawi. The exact number of deaths has not been determined. According to the reports we received, villagers around the lake found a dead body on Monday and buried it. On Tues...
  • Dominican Republic: Refugee eligibility commission resumes work

    news , 31 Aug 2012 (10 years ago )
    UNHCR welcomes a decision by the Dominican Republic to reactivate its refugee eligibility commission that reviews asylum applications. Known as the CONARE - Comision Nacional para Refugiados - the commission held its first meeting since 2005 on June 13, reviewing some 19 asylum cases. This breakthro...
  • Holl-Holl - a new camp intended for Somali refugees

    news UNHCR Djibouti, 07 Dec 2012 (10 years ago )
    Like two other refugee locations in Djibouti, Holl-Holl was an old camp that was closed in the mid-2000s, as a consequence of massive repatriations to Ethiopia and to the breakaway territory of Somaliland where the security situation has relatively improved during the last decade. Over the last 6 y...