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19 Aug 2016 description
Amid escalating conflict and worsening humanitarian conditions, displacement across the country has seen an increase of 7% since April, with 152,009 individuals fleeing from violence within this period.
26 May 2016 description
UNHCR coordinated the shelter and relief response for 15,000 people. Meanwhile, coalition-affiliated forces continued an offensive against extremist elements in the southern governorates.
16 Jul 2015 description
Humanitarian workers are increasingly turning to ‘medium-low’ or ‘low-tech’ solutions as some of the infrastructure that is needed to implement ‘high-tech’ solutions is non-existent in rapid-onset or complex emergencies.
22 Apr 2015 description
New study attempts to provide entry points for humanitarian actors while presenting information aimed at those responsible for disaster risk reduction, risk management and development.
03 Sep 2014 description
UNHCR, WFP and the government have begun distributing general food rations, including sorghum, lentils and cooking oil, to thousands of South Sudanese in the Gambella region.
22 Jan 2014 description
UNHCR in February 2013 lauded legislation espousing the right of IDPs to protection and assistance. It was vetoed in May but the Refugee Agency welcomes fresh efforts to revive the bill.
04 Dec 2013 description
UNHCR aims to assist more than 300,000 beneficiaries with shelter and non-food items, and provide protection services in affected communities.
19 Nov 2013 description
Thousands of typhoon survivors from Tacloban and other affected areas are believed to have left their home areas in search of family and assistance in surrounding areas.
15 Nov 2013 description
Distribution of relief items in Tacloban City has been under way since mid-week, and a further aid flight from Dubai will be on its way shortly. UNHCR plans to fly in emergency supplies for 16,000 families.
02 Sep 2013 description
Thousands of flood victims in south-eastern Myanmar have received relief supplies from the UN refugee agency as many of the displaced return to devastated homes
03 Jun 2013 description
The state government and UNHCR are building temporary shelters for 70,000 displaced people. Made of locally-sourced bamboo and wood, each shelter can house eight families.
08 Feb 2013 description
The UN refugee agency lauded the Philippines Congress for passing a bill that seeks to protect the rights of more than 1 million internally displaced people (IDPs) in the country.
04 Jul 2012 description
GENEVA, July 4 (UNHCR) – UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres warned today that the situation for refugees fleeing Sudan's Blue Nile and South Kordofan states had become critical, with more than 200,000 people displaced into neighbouring South Sudan and Ethiopia and humanitarian...
27 Apr 2012 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 websites, www.unhcr.org and www.unhcr.fr, which should also be checked for regular media updates on non-briefing days. Heavy rains...
24 Nov 2011 description
Highlights • Heavy rains complicate the situation of thousands of displaced Somalis in East and the Horn of Africa. • Humanitarian agencies step up security in and around Dadaab complex of camps. • Diseases plague camps in Ethiopia and Kenya. • Mixed migration flow from the Horn of...
22 Nov 2011 description
Highlights • Donor country Ambassadors, MPs visit Tongo refugee camp • More refugees coming as Kurmuk (S) and Geissan(S) fell to SAF; accelerated site development underway • High malnutrition rates in Kobe and Hilaweyn but dramatic decrease in child mortality rate • Fifth camp in Dollo...
15 Nov 2011 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 websites, www.unhcr.org and www.unhcr.fr, which should also be checked for regular media updates on non-briefing days. More than a...
04 Nov 2011 description
Thousands of displaced Somalis have been affected by heavy rains and flooding in parts of Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia. In Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, the rains have flooded the shelters of some 2,800 people in Sigale IDP camp. In response, UNHCR has distributed 4,500 assistance kits with plastic...