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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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An American C-130 is expected to airdrop more than 200 tonnes […]
© UNHCR/B.Bannon

Flood Airdrop in Kenya

Added: 11 Dec 2006

Over the weekend, UNHCR with the help of the US military began an emergency airdrop of some 200 tonnes of relief supplies for thousands of refugees badly hit by massive flooding in the Dadaab refugee camps in northern Kenya. In a spectacular sight, 16 tonnes of plastic sheeting, mosquito nets, tents […]
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For many, living without citizenship meant no access to education. […]
© UNHCR/G.M.B.Akash

Statelessness in Bangladesh: The Biharis

Added: 05 Dec 2006

Some 240,000 Urdu-speaking Biharis spent decades living in appalling conditions in squalid settlements in Bangladesh. They were not recognized as citizens and had little hope of a normal life. The plight of the Biharis, whose ancestors moved to Bangladesh from India following the 1947 partition of the […]
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Some 6,000 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar live in the makeshift […]
© UNHCR/G.M.B.Akash, June 2006

Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh

Added: 27 Nov 2006

In 1991, some 250,000 refugees from Myanmar's Northern Rakhine state fled by boat and on foot to neighbouring Bangladesh, where they were sheltered in 20 camps in the Cox's Bazar district. While the majority of these refugees eventually returned home, some 20,500 people – mostly Rohingya, a Muslim […]
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