Agencies: Refugee donations falling short

Agencies: Refugee donations falling short

AMMAN, Jordan, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- The coming of winter and the lack of donations is fueling fears that camps for Syrian refugees will not be adequately protected from the cold, aid groups say.

New DRC clashes force 35,000 from homes

BUKAVO, Democratic Republic of Congo, July 25 (UPI) -- Fresh violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo's South Kivu province has prompted 35,000 people to leave their homes, a U.N. refugee agency says.

Wayuu people under threat in Colombia

GENEVA, Switzerland, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Violence in Colombia's northeast is forcing indigenous people to flee into neighboring Venezuela, prompting calls from the United Nations to secure the region.

Sudanese refugees evacuated from Iraq

TIMISOARA, Romania, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Sudanese refugees holed up in a desert camp in Iraq were evacuated to Romania, the U.N. agency for refugees reported Tuesday.

U.N.: Lord's Resistance Army slays 537

GENEVA, Switzerland, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Lord's Resistance Army rebels have killed 537 people and kidnapped 408 in the Democratic Republic of Congo since September, the United Nations says.

U.N. finds traumatized villagers in Congo

UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Refugee relief workers who reached villages in Democratic Republic of the Congo demolished by Ugandan rebels say they found villagers shocked and traumatized.

U.N. holds meetings on food prices

BERN, Switzerland, April 28 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is holding emergency talks to discuss skyrocketing food costs around the world, the United Nations said.

Violence continues despite peace deal

SANAA, Yemen, April 22 (UPI) -- The United Nations says despite a peace agreement between the Yemen government and rebel forces, the security situation remains volatile in the country's north.

Repatriation stalled after dispute

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, April 15 (UPI) -- A dispute between tribes in Pakistan's North-West Frontier province has forced security authorities to enforce roadblocks stranding hundreds of Afghan refugees.

An estimated 3,000 refugees arrive in Chad

GENEVA, Swaziland, Feb. 29 (UPI) -- An estimated 3,000 additional Sudanese refugees arrived in Chad's Birak region, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees announced Friday.

Syria: Iraqi refugees can stay

DAMASCUS, Syria, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- President Bashar Assad promised that no Iraqi refugees will be forced out of Syria while their country remains unsafe, the U.N. refugee chief said Friday.

Thousands flee Somalia by dangerous voyage

GENEVA, Switzerland, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- More than 22,000 people have made the dangerous trip across the Gulf of Aden from Somalia to Yemen this year, the United Nations said Friday.

U.N. concerned about new EU asylum rules

GENEVA, Switzerland, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- The U.N. refugee agency says a new European Union policy on asylum could lead to violations of international law.

U.N. withdraws from Darfur camps

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 8 (UPI) -- International aid workers have been forced to withdraw from refugee camps in Darfur after being attacked by young men with sticks and stones.

U.N.: 10,000 flee CAR into Chad

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 5 (UPI) -- United Nations staff in remote southern Chad are rushing to relocate some 10,000 refugees who fled unrest in the Central African Republic over the past month.
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