Pressemeldinger

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.

Number of refugees from Central African Republic approaches 40,000 mark

05-04-2013 15:40 CEST FNs høykommissær for flyktninger UNHCR The UN refugee agency on Friday reported that the number of civilians fleeing instability in Central African Republican has risen to almost 40,000 and people continue to cross borders and seek shelter in neighbouring countries.

UNHCR renews appeal for safe passage of humanitarian convoys in Syria

26-03-2013 17:25 CET FNs høykommissær for flyktninger UNHCR UNHCR is today reiterating its appeal to all parties to ensure safe passage for convoys delivering humanitarian aid to civilians inside Syria. In the current security environment, several convoys have had to be cancelled or delayed. This is depriving many Syrians of vitally needed help.

UNHCR: Konflikten i Syria fører til flere asylsøkere

21-03-2013 09:56 CET FNs høykommissær for flyktninger UNHCR I dag publiserer UNHCR rapporten Asylum Levels and Trends in Industrialized Countries 2012. Totalt er 479 300 asylsøkere registrert i de 44 landene som kartlegges i rapporten. Dette er det høyeste antallet registrert siden 2003.

UN Refugee Chief warns of dire consequences of lack of funding for Syrian refugees

15-03-2013 12:02 CET FNs høykommissær for flyktninger UNHCR On the second anniversary of the start of the Syria conflict, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres, retirates his call for governments to create special funds to support Syrian refugees.

High Commissioner for Refugees in Syria region, refugee numbers revised upwards in Turkey

12-03-2013 14:01 CET FNs høykommissær for flyktninger UNHCR High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres, is in the region neighbouring Syria this week. Over the past couple of days he has been in Turkey, visiting urban and camp refugees in the Gazantiep region, and meeting government officials. Tomorrow he is travelling to Jordan, and will be visiting the Za’atri camp and a registration site in Irbid.

Antallet flyktninger fra Syria har nådd 1 million.

06-03-2013 13:57 CET FNs høykommissær for flyktninger UNHCR Tall mottatt fra UNHCRs kontor i Syria viser at antallet syrere, som er registrert som flyktninger eller mottar hjelp, har nådd 1 million.

UNHCR’s Guterres: Syria refugees reach one million

06-03-2013 10:32 CET FNs høykommissær for flyktninger UNHCR Data received from UNHCR’s offices in the Syria region shows that the number of Syrians either registered as refugees or being assisted as such has now reached the one million mark.

UNHCR calls for further US$70 million for Congolese displacement crisis in 2013

05-03-2013 15:08 CET FNs høykommissær for flyktninger UNHCR UNHCR is today appealing for a further US$69.6 million for its operations in 2013 to help thousands of displaced civilians in the Great Lakes region. The money is for people uprooted last year by conflict in Democratic Republic of Congo’s North and South Kivu provinces as well as anticipated displacements this year, and returns of internally displaced people (IDP).

UNHCR: Reconciliation effort needed to avoid long-term Mali displacement

01-03-2013 13:56 CET FNs høykommissær for flyktninger UNHCR Almost two months on in Mali from the French intervention, UNHCR is continuing to see large numbers of internally displaced people, while in surrounding countries the numbers of refugees are still high and in some cases increasing. Despite improvements to the security situation in some areas, fear of returning home remains widespread.