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Refugees from fighting in Syria's Al Qusayr report harsh conditions, difficulties in reaching safety

04-06-2013 14:29 CEST FNs høykommissær for flyktninger UNHCR With the battle for Al Qusayr in Syria now into its third week, UNHCR has been seeing small numbers of Qusayri refugees arriving in eastern Lebanon.

30-05-2013 09:13 CEST FNs høykommissær for flyktninger UNHCR The UN refugee agency is concerned about the safety and welfare of people displaced in northern Nigeria by the activities of the militant Boko Haram group and the government’s response. UNHCR also urge Nigeria and other governments in the region to offer protection to the internally displaced or those seeking asylum.

UNHCR reiterates call for access to international protection for Syrian refugees

24-05-2013 15:00 CEST FNs høykommissær for flyktninger UNHCR With the violence worsening inside Syria, UNHCR expects that growing numbers of people will continue to seek safety and assistance across international borders. UNHCR call on all parties to protect civilians and allow safe passage for those wishing to flee.

Eastern DRC: UNHCR calling for the protection of civilians amid renewed fighting

23-05-2013 10:52 CEST FNs høykommissær for flyktninger UNHCR The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is deeply concerned about renewed fighting in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo between government troops and fighters of the M23 rebel movement. The fresh combat erupted early on Tuesday between government troops and fighters of the M23 movement in DRC's troubled North Kivu province.

Norge bidrar med 60 millioner kroner for å hjelpe syriske flyktninger.

17-05-2013 17:25 CEST FNs høykommissær for flyktninger UNHCR UNHCR takker den norske regjeringen for sitt generøse bidrag på 60 millioner kroner (10.3 millioner dollar) som skal brukes til å hjelpe syriske flyktninger.

Syria refugee numbers cross 1.5 million as funding gaps remain

17-05-2013 15:37 CEST FNs høykommissær for flyktninger UNHCR The number of Syrian refugees who have now left their country has surpassed 1.5 million. The Syrian conflict continues to have a devastating impact on the lives of those who are forced to flee.

UNHCR report shows health services for Syrian refugees increasingly overstretched

26-04-2013 15:41 CEST FNs høykommissær for flyktninger UNHCR A UN refugee agency report released on Friday warns that the Syria refugee crisis is increasingly straining health services in surrounding countries, while refugees are facing increasing difficulties in accessing the quality treatment they need – particularly those with chronic and other costly health conditions.

UN High Commissioner for Refugees warns Security Council of "terrifying" humanitarian situation for Syria

19-04-2013 11:38 CEST FNs høykommissær for flyktninger UNHCR UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres, warned the United Nations Security Council that without an end to the fighting soon, almost half of Syria's 20.8 million people could be in need of humanitarian help by the end of this year.

UNHCR fears for returning Syrian refugees

12-04-2013 15:20 CEST FNs høykommissær for flyktninger UNHCR Over the past ten days UNHCR has seen an increase in the number of Syrians opting to return home from Jordan. During this period, an average of three hundred people have been crossing each day, returning to villages close to the border in the governorate of Daraa. A sizeable part of this governorate remains a battleground, and UNHCR fears for the safety of the returnees.

Recent tribal clashes in Darfur displace 50,000 into Chad

12-04-2013 15:00 CEST FNs høykommissær for flyktninger UNHCR In southeastern Chad, UNHCR staff are reporting the arrival of some 50,000 refugees from southwestern Darfur during the last week. Refugees are fleeing fresh tribal clashes in the Sudanese town of Um Dukhun. During the last two months, clashes have now displaced over 74,000 people into Chad including Sudanese and Chadians - who lived as refugees in the conflict zone.