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23 Jan 2018 description
En 2017, Nueva Esperanza se convirtió en el primer asentamiento informal legalizado en la región de Putumayo. En agosto, 160 familias recibieron el título de sus terrenos y otras 106 están en proceso de recibir los suyos.
23 Jan 2018 description
Access would allow for assessment of the actual return conditions and the long-term viability of returns, as well as help address the legitimate safety concerns for any potential returnees.
23 Jan 2018 description
Ongoing violence has pushed forced displacement to the highest levels seen since the start of the crisis in 2013. As of end-December, 688,700 people were displaced – up 60% on a year ago.
23 Jan 2018 description
Last year, Nueva Esperanza became the first informal settlement to be legalized in the Putumayo region. In August, 160 families received title to their land and 106 are in the process.
19 Jan 2018 description
The number of refugees fleeing English-speaking areas of Cameroon for Nigeria is on the rise, with women and children comprising 80% of the approximately 10,000 people registered so far.
18 Jan 2018 description
UNHCR and its partners are working with community leaders to advise families on positioning their homes, as well as helping with construction of more robust structures.
18 Jan 2018 description
Of the two million Yemenis who remain displaced, almost 90 per cent have been living away from home for more than a year, depleting their resources and those of the local host communities.
16 Jan 2018 description
Major challenges remain to any return process: ensuring refugees are told about the situation and consulted on their wishes and that their safety is ensured throughout the process.
12 Jan 2018 description
The contingency plan is being revised to take into account the protection and emergency assistance needs to cater for 25,000 refugees, since the situation remains very fluid along the border.
12 Jan 2018 description
UNHCR has received about 13,000 offers of resettlement places in 2018 and 2019, against requests for 40,000. Most of these are part of established programmes and only a few are new.
11 Jan 2018 description
WFP and UNHCR have appealed to donors to contribute funds to reverse a 25% reduction from January onwards in food or cash assistance for more than 100,000 refugees in Rwanda.
09 Jan 2018 description
Seven years into the crisis, Syrian refugees in Lebanon are more reliant than ever on international aid – amid an uncertain outlook for humanitarian funding in 2018.
08 Jan 2018 description
The voluntary repatriation of Sudanese from Pladama Ouaka camp in Bambari, CAR, to Dafag, South Darfur concluded on 5 January, with 1,494 individuals returned home after 10 years.
05 Jan 2018 description
More than 5,000 refugees are estimated to have arrived in southern Chad since late December, escaping clashes between armed groups in the town of Paoua.
04 Jan 2018 description
About 638 additional classrooms need to be built across three camps, but funding is lacking. The Response Plan to assist refugees in Tanzania is only 25 per cent funded.
27 Dec 2017 description
En Colombia viven 102 diferentes pueblos indígenas, un tercio de los cuales, incluyendo los awá, están en riesgo de extinción por causa del conflicto y el desplazamiento forzado, según la Corte Constitucional nacional.
22 Dec 2017 description
As approximately 800 refugees and asylum seekers have remained in a precarious situation, UNHCR has called again on the Australian government to find humane solutions.
22 Dec 2017 description
The group of Eritrean, Ethiopian, Somali and Yemeni refugees include families, single mothers, unaccompanied children and disabled people. All of them need health care and counseling.
22 Dec 2017 description
The programme targets the most vulnerable families with a mixture of cash assistance, building materials, and distributions of winter items including blankets, heaters and clothes.
22 Dec 2017 description
More than 2,650 refugees have crossed the border this week, fleeing fresh violence in DRC’s Ituri province – five times the usual number of arrivals. Most of them are women and children.