Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Tag Archives: UNHCR

Record 70.8 million people displaced at end of 2018: UN

GENEVA: More than 70 million people were counted last year as displaced from their homes, a record that underestimates the real number of refugees and asylum seekers, the UN said Wednesday. In its annual global trends report, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) described the figure of 70.8 million at ...

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389 registered Afghan families repatriated to Afghanistan: UNHCR

KABUL: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has voluntary repatriated 389 registered Afghan families comprising 1,528 individuals to Afghanistan from Pakistan after the winter break, resumed on March 1. According to the UNHCR report issued here on Tuesday, the voluntary repatriation operation had been suspended for the winter period ...

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Nearly 150 killed in battle for Tripoli: WHO

TRIPOLI: At least 147 people have been killed and 614 wounded in the offensive launched on April 4 by Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar to take the capital Tripoli, the World Health Organization said Monday. The clashes have displaced more than 18,000 people, according to the latest figures from the ...

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5,000 people leaving Venezuela every day

UN: Nearly 5,000 people leave Venezuela every day, the UN Refugee Agency said. Joung-ah Ghedini-Williams, a spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), said at a press conference at UN headquarters that Venezuelans are leaving the country because of “instability and uncertainty” amid a crisis over the presidency. ...

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Angelina Jolie says she’s open to future in politics

HOLLYWOOD: After 11 years of serving as a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie was appointed Special Envoy in 2012, has become an influential advocate on refugee and displacement matters. In a wide-ranging interview with BBC’s Today programme, Angelina Jolie hinted that she may consider going into politics in the future. “Honestly, ...

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Mahira Khan calls for collective effort to overcome refugee crisis

LOLLYWOOD Actor and social activist Mahira Khan says there is a need to work collectively to overcome the refugee crisis. Speaking at a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) event after visiting an Afghan refugee camp in the KP capital on Saturday, the actor said, “More than half of ...

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Around Four million refugee children are out of school: UN report

UN: Four million refugee children are out of school, an increase of half a million from a year earlier, a UN report warned on Wednesday. “While the population uprooted by wars and persecution is on the rise worldwide, the numbers of refugee children enrolled in schools is failing to keep ...

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UN calls on Myanmar for access to Rohingya camps

MAUNGDAW: The United Nations on Wednesday called on Myanmar to give aid agencies unhindered access to camps it has built for tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees before they can return after fleeing Myanmar military operations last year. An international delegation advising Myanmar toured the Taung Pyo Letwe refugee camp outside ...

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Rohingya crisis: Hungry faces everywhere

Shafiqa Begum was among the crowd chasing a minivan distributing food packets among starving Rohingyas near Tyingkhali Rohingya camp. Holding her eight-day-old daughter tightly to her chest, she tried her best to push through the thick throng. But before she could go near it, the van started to move back ...

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