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Q&A: Growing pains vex South Sudan, five years after independence8 Jul 2016
The world’s youngest nation is grappling with war, hunger and a worsening refugee crisis.
Global forced displacement hits record high30 Jun 2016
UNHCR Global Trends report finds 65.3 million people, or one person in 113, were displaced from their homes by conflict and persecution in 2015.
UNHCR says time running out for stranded boat people; urges South-east Asian governments to act19 May 2015
The UN refugee agency on Tuesday warned that time was running out for thousands of people in distress at sea and urged governments in the South-east Asia region to urgently rescue and disembark these vulnerable people.
The approach of winter threatens thousands of displaced Ukrainians11 Dec 2014
As fighting in the eastern Ukraine drives thousands from their homes, UNHCR staff and local volunteers hand out food, clothing, and assistance to the needy.
Eritrean survivor of Lampedusa tragedy returns to honour the dead, meet Pope Francis12 Oct 2014
Twenty-four-year-old Letebrhane never wanted to see the sea again after nearly drowning off Italy a year ago, but she decided to return and remember the dead.
UNHCR chief Guterres and Angelina Jolie warn of mounting crisis in the Mediterranean20 Sep 2014
Their call came during a visit to the naval rescue headquarters in Malta, on a weekend in which new deadly boat sinkings were reported off Egypt and Libya.
UNHCR responds to massive displacement of Iraqis from Mosul13 Jun 2014
UNHCR protection teams have been on the ground to monitor the outflow and assist those in need, and urgent additional funding is being sought.
UNHCR races to provide for displaced South Sudanese ahead of the rains15 May 2014
The UN refugee agency is due to airlift relief supplies to South Sudan today for 100,000 displaced people, mainly in Unity, Upper Nile and Jonglei states.
Unified Screening Mechanism3 Mar 2014
The HKSARG launched a unified screening mechanism (USM) to screen non-refoulement claims on 3 March 2014.
UNHCR to boost Syria aid supply through airlifts from Iraq2 Jan 2014
As the harsh winter sets in, up to 22 cargo flights are planned to bring food and relief supplies to vulnerable people in inaccessible areas in north-eastern Syria.
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