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UNHCR stresses that repatriation of Somalis from Kenya must be voluntary4 Dec 2013
The understanding was reaffirmed when Kenyan and Somali refugee commissioners visited Dadaab refugee camp-complex to discuss the repatriation process.
Syrians fleeing fighting in Qalamoun stream into Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley4 Dec 2013
An estimated 18,000 Syrians have crossed into Lebanon via the border town of Arsal since November 15 – the latest exodus of Syria’s civil war.
UNHCR urges Italy to improve facilities on Lampedusa as boat tragedy death toll rises24 Oct 2013
A total 156 people survived the sinking and 297 bodies have been recovered to date from the sea and the shipwreck, including many children. More are likely.
Civilians continue to flee military offensive in Mali; internal return prospects mixed22 Feb 2013
To the extent that refugee numbers are a barometer of the situation, UNHCR notes that the number of refugees fleeing to neighbouring countries is continuing to rise.
UNHCR transfers hundreds of Congolese daily to new camp27 Jul 2012
UNHCR has built a new refugee camp in hilly terrain in southern Rwanda and transferred almost 10,000 Congolese refugees there from a crowded transit centre near the border with Democratic Republic of the Congo.
For those forced to live under canvas, a simple solution to a searing problem26 Jul 2012
As scorching heat grips large areas of Pakistan, the UN refugee agency is working to make living in a canvas tent more bearable for 40,000 displaced people.
A famine crisis one year on: Lives saved and lessons learned13 Jul 2012
Hundreds more refugees cross the border into Ethiopia each day. It is projected that Bur Amino camp will be full by the end of July.
Unable to support themselves, thousands of Somalis flee their homes6 Jul 2012
Growing numbers of displaced Somalis have been citing difficulty in providing for themselves as the main reason for fleeing their homes.
“Critical” refugee situation in South Sudan requires urgent donor assistance says UNHCR28 Jun 2012
The UN refugee agency has issued an urgent appeal for more funding in order to step up its assistance to refugees in South Sudan and neighbouring Ethiopia.
UNHCR relocates 8,000 Sudanese refugees to decongest sites18 Jun 2012
South Sudan is currently hosting more than 150,000 refugees from Sudan.
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