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  • UNHCR report find 17 per cent rise in asylum applications in industrialized countries

    news UNHCR, 18 Oct 2011 (12 years ago )
    UNHCR is releasing today at 11am Geneva time a new report on asylum trends in industrialized countries during the first half of 2011. The report shows a 17 percent increase in asylum claims during this period, with Afghans continuing to be the largest group by country of origin. The report notes rel...
  • Private business commits to support the development of a refugee site in Dadaab, Kenya

    news , 18 Oct 2011 (12 years ago )
    IKEA Foundation, the charitable arm of the world's largest furniture retailer, has committed US$62 million to help build Kambioos in Dadaab. The focus of the partnership encompasses not only infrastructural development but also enhancing social services and livelihood opportunities. This enjoins IKE...
  • STATEMENT OF UN HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES ON THE KIDNAPPING OF MSF STAFF AT KENYA’S DADAAB

    news UNHCR, 14 Oct 2011 (12 years ago )
    GENEVA, 13 October (UNHCR) - UN High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres, today expressed his deep shock and indignation at the violent abduction at the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya of two female MSF staff and the shooting of their driver. “These MSF colleagues were working to rescue live...
  • Significant increase in arrival trend in Dollo Ado

    news UNHCR Ethiopia, 14 Oct 2011 (12 years ago )
    The arrival trend in October continues to show a significant increase, with a total of 4,968 Somali refugees crossing into Ethiopia over the last 12 days. This brings the average daily arrival rate to 414, which is more than twice the trend back in September. Hilaweyn has almost reached its full ...
  • At-a-glance - Somali Displacement Crisis

    news UNHCR, 07 Oct 2011 (12 years ago )
    Highlights •Ongoing Kenya operation moves nearly 79,000 Somali arrivals from Dadaab’s outskirts to its extensions before the onset of the rainy season. •Crude mortality rate in Ethiopia’s Dollo Ado reduces drastically from 4-5 deaths per 10,000, to 0.4 deaths per 10,000 daily. •Spate of vi...
  • Angelina Jolie appeals to governments to step up life-saving efforts in the Horn of Africa

    news UNHCR Press Release, 05 Oct 2011 (12 years ago )
    GENEVA, October 4 (UNHCR) - UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie on Tuesday urged the international community to scale up its efforts to deal with the crisis in the Horn of Africa, saying the lives of hundreds of thousands of refugees depended on it. <P>In a speech in Geneva to the annual mee...
  • Somali famine: Red Cross aid push in Islamist areas

    news BBC News, 05 Oct 2011 (12 years ago )
    The International Red Cross has begun a huge distribution of aid to one million people in famine zones in Somalia controlled by Islamist militants. <P>A continuous operation will transport the food in lorries from the coast deep into areas controlled by al-Shabab. <P>The Red Cross says it is i...
  • UNHCR relocates nearly 75,000 from Dadaab's ouitskirts to safety

    news UNHCR, 04 Oct 2011 (12 years ago )
    UNHCR and partners have successfully relocated the vast majority of Somali arrivals in Kenya who for lack of other options, were forced to settle on Dadaab’s precarious outskirts. The new homes are in the newest extensions of the Dadaab complex, Ifo 2 East, Ifo 2 West and Kambioos. The outskirts whi...
  • Huge suicide blast kills many in Mogadishu

    news BBC News, 04 Oct 2011 (12 years ago )
    At least 55 people have been killed by a huge suspected suicide blast near government buildings in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, say officials. <p>Eyewitnesses said a truck carrying explosives was driven into a gate near a government ministry and detonated. <p>A spokesman for the Islamist mil...
  • New clashes menace Somali refugees, force more into displacement

    news UNHCR Briefing Notes, 04 Oct 2011 (12 years ago )
    UNHCR is very concerned by the latest escalation of violence in southern Somalia. The renewed clashes are between opposing armed groups and are further exacerbating the already severe humanitarian situation. We urge all armed groups and forces in Somalia to avoid targeting civilian areas and to ensu...