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Sahel: Aid efforts under strain as refugees numbers mount

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Korea: China: Beijing with UN against North Korea: halt to repatriation of refugees

China does not hide its disappointment in the (failed) North Korean missile launch. Border officials report a change of policy towards refugees fleeing the country to escape starvation, hitherto regarded as economic migrants. Full adherence to UN condemnation, with the strongest terms compared to a ...

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Plight of refugees from Balkans conflicts remains priority for UN agency

Two decades after the siege of the city of Sarajevo during the Balkans conflicts, the UN refugee agency today highlighted the plight of people still living as refugees in the region.

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UNHCR Says War Refugees Still Top Priority

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) says that 20 years after the start of the siege of Sarajevo, the plight of refugees from the breakup of the former Yugoslavia remains one the agency's top five priorities.

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UN welcomes European Union?s adoption of joint resettlement programme for refugees

The United Nations refugee agency today welcomed the adoption of a joint resettlement programme by the European Union (EU), describing it as an important step towards a more substantive contribution to global efforts to relocate displaced persons.

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Egypt: Thousands of refugees miss out on UNHCR living allowance*

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Egypt: Thousands of refugees miss out on UNHCR living allowance

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Afghanistan: Increased pressure on refugees to leave Pakistan

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UN boosting aid delivery to refugees as more people flee fighting in Mali

Fighting between Government forces and ethnic Tuareg rebels in northern Mali has forced more than 44,000 people to flee the area over the past month, with the number of refugees arriving in neighbouring countries doubling in the past 10 days, the United Nations reported today.

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UN agency voices concern about safety of refugees in Sudanese border areas

The United Nations refugee agency said today it is working to move refugees who have fled fighting in southern parts of Sudan and crossed over into neighbouring South Sudan away from the border and to safer areas due to security concerns.

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UN agency lauds Italian navy for sea rescue of refugees from Libya

The United Nations refugee agency today thanked the Italian navy for rescuing a boat that had been in distress in the Mediterranean Sea for two days, the first vessel originating from Libya that has arrived in Europe since mid-August.

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Aerial bombings driving more refugees from Sudan?s Blue Nile into Ethiopia - UN

Aerial bombings in Sudan?s Blue Nile state are driving a new wave of refugees into Ethiopia, with nearly 2,000 arriving in the last four days alone, the United Nations refugee agency reported today.

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