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  • 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...
  • 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 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
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Artillery fire kills 26 as battle for Aden rages

    news Al Jazeera and agencies, 31 Mar 2015 (8 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...
  • Anti-Houthi forces in Yemen seize Saudi border crossing

    news Reuters, 24 Jun 2015 (8 years ago )
    Army forces loyal to Yemen's exiled president seized a border crossing with Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, officials in the area and witnesses said, dealing a rare blow to the country's dominant Houthi group. The Houthis and their allies in Yemen's army control three other crossings with the kingdom, w...
  • Announcing the Winners of the Global HackForGood

    news Technology for Good, 20 Jun 2013 (10 years ago )
    There was such overwhelming interest in our Global Hack for Good on World Refugee Day – we could not accommodate all that wanted to participate! So we are announcing the old fashioned way – on Facebook and Twitter! First, the challenge: The number of forcibly displaced people around the worl...
  • 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...
  • Amid insecurity, more Somalis cite difficulties sustaining themselves

    news www.unhcr.org, 31 Aug 2012 (11 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...