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Urban Development Ministry approves conversion of refugee colonies to freehold: SDMC

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 22:39

Union Urban Development Ministry has started the process to convert the refugee colonies in the national capital from leasehold to freehold, civic officials said on Thursday.

Refugee agency says more than 35,000 people displaced by Yemen fighting

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 22:57

More than 35,000 people have been displaced in Yemen`s Omran province, a local government refugee agency said on Wednesday, a day after Shi`ite Muslim tribal fighters overran the provincial capital following fighting that killed more than 200 people.

Sri Lanka asked not to deport members of Pak minority

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 11:10

A US-based human rights group has asked Sri Lanka not to deport members of Pakistani minority Ahmadiya community until the UN refugee agency had full access to them and determined their need for international protection.

Lebanon considers setting refugee camps on Syrian border

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 10:44

Lebanon discussed with the UN the possibilities of setting up refugee camps along its borders with Syria, media reported Saturday.

UN says 110,000 have fled to Russia from Ukraine

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 18:56

Some 110,000 people have fled to Russia from Ukraine while more than 54,000 have been displaced inside the conflict-torn country, the UN said today.

Pak offensive against Taliban uproots over 4,00,000 people: UN

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 23:17

The Pakistani military`s offensive against the Taliban militants in the north of the country has displaced more than 4,00,000 people and the number continues to rise, the United Nations refugee agency said today.

UN refugee agency commends progress of Sri Lanka

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 20:49

UN`s top refugee agency today commended the progress made by Sri Lanka in reintegrating over five lakh internally displaced persons since the end of the civil conflict with the LTTE in 2009.

UN must act to save refugees, says Amnesty

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 12:41

The UN Security Council is failing to maintain international peace and security in conflict zones, Amnesty International said on World Refugee Day Friday.

More than 50 million driven from homes by war, crisis: UN

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 11:22

The number of people driven from their homes by conflict and crisis has topped 50 million for the first time since World War II, with Syria hardest hit, the UN refugee agency said Friday.

UN refugee agency expands presence in Syria

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 08:35

The UN refugee agency has opened a field office and warehouse in Syrian city of Sweida to expand the reach of its humanitarian efforts for thousands of internally displaced civilians, a UN spokesperson said Thursday.

EU shelters Syrians but other refugees lag

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 19:34

European Union nations offered shelter to a majority of the Syrians seeking refuge from conflict last year but to less than one in three people fleeing Afghanistan, Africa or elsewhere.

Refugees don`t leave Tripura for Mizoram

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 18:19

The much-awaited repatriation of tribal refugees from Tripura didn`t resume Tuesday as the displaced men and women refused to go back to Mizoram unless their demands were met.