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02-09-2014 13:53 CEST FNs høykommissær for flyktninger UNHCR Ongoing fighting in eastern Ukraine, in particular around Donetsk, Luhansk and neighbouring towns, is driving more people from their homes and increasing the need for humanitarian aid. The number of people displaced inside Ukraine has nearly doubled in the past three weeks. As of 1 September UNHCR estimates that 260,000 people were displaced, compared to 117,000 as of 5 August.

26-08-2014 15:52 CEST FNs høykommissær for flyktninger UNHCR GENEVA, August 26 (UNHCR) – More than 300 people have died while trying to make irregular sea crossings from North Africa to Europe in the past week, bringing the death toll this year from sinking vesels on the Mediterranean to almost 1,900, including some 1,600 since June.

26-08-2014 15:49 CEST FNs høykommissær for flyktninger UNHCR At the end of 2013, the number of refugees globally under UNHCR’s mandate was estimated at 11.7 million, some 1.2 million more than at the end of 2012. This increase, from one year to another, was the highest in 20 years. During 2013, 2.2 million Syrian refugees alone were registered, mainly in the neighbouring countries, while hundreds of thousands fled their country across Africa.

25-08-2014 15:30 CEST Norsk Folkehjelp NFs partnere kan bekrefte at innbyggerne i Amerli lever under desperate forhold. Den eneste maten som er tilgjengelig er hvete, ris og linser, og noe drikkevann fra brønner, men tilgangen er nå svært begrenset. De mangler strøm, og sykehusene er nå tomme for de fleste medisiner. Innbyggerne sier de ikke vet om de kan holde ut mye lengre. De frykter at ISIL vil ta over byen når som helst.

Politisk dialog med kurderne må følge den humanitære støtten

25-08-2014 13:44 CEST Norsk Folkehjelp Norsk Folkehjelp setter pris på at utenriksminister Børge Brende nå besøker Irak og også Kurdistan-regionen. – Det er uhyre viktig at norske myndigheter bidrar til at den militære støtten en del land nå varsler følges opp med politiske og humanitære initiativer som er samordnet, sier generalsekretær i Norsk Folkehjelp, Liv Tørres.

22-08-2014 15:24 CEST FNs høykommissær for flyktninger UNHCR A new UNHCR report on irregular maritime movements in South East Asia estimates that 20,000 people risked their lives in sea crossings in the first half of this year. Many were Rohingya who fled Myanmar and arrived in the region suffering the effects of malnutrition and abuse during the journey. Several hundred people were also intercepted on boats heading to Australia.

22-08-2014 11:31 CEST FNs høykommissær for flyktninger UNHCR UNHCR’s operation to bring aid supplies into Iraq is in full swing following the first aid flight on Wednesday. The second Boeing 747 delivered more tents into Erbil last night (Thursday), around 19:00 local time, and flights continue today and tomorrow.

21-08-2014 09:49 CEST FNs høykommissær for flyktninger UNHCR UNHCR’s first aid flight in a massive 10-day operation to help people caught in Iraq’s worsening humanitarian crisis landed in Erbil today at 15:10 local time, carrying 100 tons of emergency aid.

20-08-2014 15:16 CEST FNs høykommissær for flyktninger UNHCR Ethiopia has overtaken Kenya to become the largest refugee-hosting country in Africa, sheltering 629,718 refugees as of the end of July, the latest date for which we have figures. Kenya, still a major hosting country, is host to 575,334 registered refugees and asylum seekers.

20-08-2014 14:56 CEST FNs høykommissær for flyktninger UNHCR In response to the deteriorating situation in northern Iraq, UNHCR is this week launching one of its largest aid pushes aimed at helping close to a half million people who have been forced to flee their homes.