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The body of a Somali woman washes up on the shores of South Yemen. […]
© UNHCR/J.Björgvinsson, March 2007

New Arrivals in Yemen

Added: 11 Apr 2007

During one six-day period at the end of March, more than 1,100 Somalis and Ethiopians arrived on the shores of Yemen after crossing the Gulf of Aden on smuggler's boats from Bosaso, Somalia. At least 28 people died during these recent voyages – from asphyxiation, beating or drowning – and […]
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Ruweished camp, located in the desert some 60 kilometres from […]
© UNHCR/A.van Genderen Stort, July 2004

Non-Iraqi Refugees in Jordan

Added: 20 Feb 2007

After Saddam Hussein's regime was toppled in Iraq in 2003, groups of refugees who had lived in the country for many years tried to leave the chaos and lawlessness that soon ensued. Hundreds of people started fleeing to the border with Jordan, including Palestinians in Baghdad and Iranian Kurds from the […]
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More than 350 Palestinians have been stuck in the no man's land […]
©Paris Match/Thierry Esch, October 2006

Palestinians Refugees in Iraq

Added: 14 Feb 2007

Since the overthrow in 2003 of the Saddam Hussein regime in Iraq, Palestinian refugees in Baghdad have increasingly become the targets of arrest, kidnapping, threats and murder, prompting thousands to flee the capital. There are still an estimated 15,000 Palestinians in Iraq – compared to more […]
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Young Iraqis play soccer in a district of Damascus. At least […]
© UNHCR/J.Wreford, January 2007

Iraqi Refugees in Syria: 2,000 New Arrivals Daily

Added: 05 Feb 2007

The UN refugee agency is increasingly alarmed over the continuing violence in Iraq and distressed about the lack of an international humanitarian response to deal with the massive numbers of people being displaced. After an assessment mission in November last year, UNHCR officials warned that the agency […]
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An Iraqi refugee looks out over Amman. Of the estimated two million […]
© UNHCR/P.Sands, December 2006

Iraqi Refugees in Jordan

Added: 26 Jan 2007

The UN refugee agency has launched a US$60 million appeal to fund its work helping hundreds of thousands of Iraqi refugees and internally displaced people. The new appeal concludes that unremitting violence in Iraq will likely mean continued mass internal and external displacement affecting much of the […]
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