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17 Nov 2009 description

A two-day regional conference on refugee protection and international migration in the Americas, hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and organized by IOM, UNHCR and the OAS, with support from the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), opens on Thursday in the Costa Rican capital, San José.

The conference, which will be officially opened by Foreign Affairs Minister Bruno Stagno and Interior Minister Janina Del Vecchio, will bring together some officials from 20 countries as well as IOM, UNHCR, OAS, OHCHR, national and international NGOs, civil society and …

10 Mar 2005 description

LONDON, March 10 (Reuters) - Devastating conflicts in Congo, Uganda and Sudan are the world's three biggest "forgotten emergencies,'' attracting little media interest despite massive suffering, a Reuters poll of experts showed on Thursday.

19 Nov 2004 description

(Extract)

REFUGEE NEWS BRIEFINGS

VENEZUELA: SECURITY, THE BORDER AND HUMAN RIGHTS

According to a statement by JRS Venezuela the security at the Colombian- Venezuelan border has become a fashionable issue of late. Unfortunately, it is being exclusively addressed from a repressive policing perspective.

JRS Venezuela said that it is necessary to take on the security issue from a more complex perspective.

09 May 2003 description

This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today's Palais des Nations press briefing in Geneva. Further information can be found on the UNHCR website, www.unhcr.ch, which should also be checked for regular media updates on non-briefing days.

04 Apr 2003 description

Spokesperson: Niurka Piñeiro
MIDDLE EAST- Third Country Nationals Continue to Trickle Out of Iraq

No Third Country Nationals (TCNs) has crossed the border into Jordan overnight. Yesterday, a group of 19 Egyptians and eight Somalis crossed the Karama border, where they were picked up by IOM buses and transported the 50 kilometres to the Ruweished transit camp for TCNs.

Later today, a group of 11 nationals from Djibouti are scheduled to fly out of Amman with IOM bound for Djibouti.

31 Mar 2003 description

(Extracted from JRS Dispatches No. 129)