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Showing posts with label Displacement. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Displacement. Show all posts

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Turkish-led assault on Syria's Afrin displaced 10,000 in a day

Turkish-led assault on Syria's Afrin displaced 10,000 in a day
Turkey says it won't hand over Afrin in northern Syria to the government in Damascus after it removes the Kurdish YPG militia, as its military and allied rebel forces prepare to attack the surrounded city.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

UN: No Large Displacement of Mosul Residents Yet

The United Nations said Tuesday that 36 hours into the Iraqi and Kurdish military offensive to liberate Mosul from the Islamic State group, it had not seen any immediate large outflows of residents from the city.

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Cyclone Roanu: Half a million flee in Bangladesh

Cyclone Roanu has pounded coastal areas of Bangladesh, forcing half a million people to flee their homes and leaving at least 21 dead.

It made landfall at noon local time (06:00 GMT) on Saturday, causing floods, landslides and submerging homes.

Monday, 3 August 2015

Hundreds dead, millions displaced as monsoon rains heap misery across Asia

Monsoon rains have claimed the lives of hundreds across Asia, authorities said Monday, as rescue workers scrambled to reach remote areas of India, Pakistan and Myanmar in the wake of flash floods and landslides.

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Ukraine: UN reports uptick in internal displacement as country’s conflict grinds on

UN, 9 June 2015 – The number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Ukraine has soared to over one million due to the ongoing conflict in the country’s eastern regions, the United Nations humanitarian office reported today.

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

As chaos deepens in Yemen, UN expert warns of ‘worst case scenario’ displacement

 UN, 8 April 2015 – The United Nations expert on the human rights of internally displaced persons today urged the international community “to prepare for massive displacement and humanitarian crisis as conflict torn Yemen further descends into chaos and civilians flee the fighting.”

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Ukraine: UN urges central registration system amid rising internal displacement

UN, 5 August 2014 – With thousands fleeing the intensifying violence in eastern Ukraine, the United Nations refugee agency today urged the Government to establish a central registration system which would help coordinate relief efforts for the already 117,000 internally displaced people (IDPs).

“In the past seven days more than 6,200 people have been forced from their homes,” Vincent Cochetel, the Director for the European Bureau at the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) told reporters in Geneva today.

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Some 1,0,000 people in Ukraine now affected by displacement (UN agency says)

 UN, 20 May 2014 – The United Nations refugee agency estimated today that 10,000 people, most ethnic Tatars, but also Ukrainians, Russians and mixed families, have fled Crimea and restive eastern Ukraine to other parts of the country, out of fear of insecurity or persecution.

“Displacement in Ukraine started before the March referendum in Crimea and has been rising gradually since. Registration numbers are being compiled on the basis of data we are receiving from local authorities,” Adrian Edwards, spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said at a press briefing in Geneva.

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