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  • Artillery fire kills 26 as battle for Aden rages

    news Al Jazeera and agencies, 31 Mar 2015 (9 years ago )
    Artillery shelling in Aden has killed 26 people, medical officials have said, as Houthi fighters and forces loyal to Yemen President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi battled over control of the southern port city. The deaths on Tuesday came as Saudi-led coalition fighter planes continued raids on Houthi po...
  • As risks multiply, NGOs reassess security in Middle East

    news Reuters - Wed, 24 Sep 2014 10:05 GMT, 24 Sep 2014 (9 years ago )
    Killings highlight dangers for aid workers * UN estimates 200-300 Syrian aid workers abducted in August * Insurance premiums for the region on the rise * Some agencies use locals to provide help via "remote control" By Isabel Coles ARBIL, Iraq, Sept 24 (Reuters) - Aid agencies are tig...
  • Assessment Mission on Climate Change

    news UNHCR SO Kakuma, 19 Aug 2011 (12 years ago )
    Planning is underway for a mission by UNHCR colleagues in early October to undertake an assessment of the environmental situation in the Turkana region of Kenya with the aim of developing a long-term strategy for mainstreaming climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction into UNHCR operatio...
  • At least 3 mln in Somalia in need of aid - UN Secretary General

    news Source: Reuters - Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:15 GMT, 29 Oct 2014 (9 years ago )
    Somali refugees cheer upon the arrival of U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (unseen) at the UNHCR/Kenya Red Cross hospital at the IFO2 east camp, within the Dadaab refugee complex, near the Kenya-Somalia border October 29, 2014. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya
  • At least 43 killed in Yemen clashes as parties prepare for talks

    news Reuters/Stringer, 10 Jun 2015 (8 years ago )
    At least 43 people were killed in heavy fighting in Yemen overnight and on Wednesday between supporters of exiled President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi and the country's dominant Houthi group, residents, tribal and medical sources said. The clashes erupted ahead of U.N.-sponsored talks in Geneva next ...
  • 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...
  • Bangladeshi hostages in Somalia return home.

    news Aljazeera, 12 Jun 2014 (9 years ago )
    Seven Bangladeshi sailors, held hostage by Somali pirates for almost four years, have returned home, comparing their experience to "hell". The sailors, who had been held in dire conditions and suffered beatings, flew into the Bangladeshi capital on Thursday after lengthy negotiations to free them...
  • Blasts, gunfire in north Kenya kill one and wound others

    news Thomas Reuters, 01 Dec 2014 (9 years ago )
    MOMBASA, Kenya, Dec 1 (Reuters) - Explosions struck the town of Wajir in northern Kenya near the border with Somalia on Monday evening and one person was killed in a gun attack that coincided with the blasts, emergency workers and police said. A police officer said the assault was probably carrie...
  • Boat tragedies on Lake Malawi, off Indonesia underscore risks for migrants, asylum seekers

    news , 31 Aug 2012 (11 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...
  • Bokolmayo Refugee Camp Celebrates International Day of Human Rights

    news UNHCR, 10 Dec 2011 (12 years ago )
    Saturday 10 December saw the Bokolmayo refugee camp in Dollo Ado, Ethiopia celebrating International Day of Human Rights. The day marked the culmination of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence. UNHCR and its humanitarian partners, together with the general refugee community and Ethiopian ...