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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.

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.

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.

UN steps up humanitarian aid in Iraq

Last Updated: Saturday, June 14, 2014, 08:19

The UN agencies are stepping up humanitarian aid in north Iraq, where humanitarian and security situation is worsening due to recent attacks by Islamic insurgents, a UN spokesperson told reporters Friday.

South Sudan fighting uproots 70,000 in three weeks

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 04:43

The UN refugee agency said Tuesday that more than 70,000 South Sudanese have fled to safety in three weeks after a truce was signed in Addis Ababa May 9.

Rare aid enters rebel-held areas in Syria`s Aleppo

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014, 16:34

Syria`s Red Crescent and the UN refugee agency have delivered aid to rebel-held areas of Aleppo city for the first time in 10 months, the Red Crescent said Wednesday.

Rare aid enters rebel-held areas in Syria`s Aleppo

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014, 16:34

Syria`s Red Crescent and the UN refugee agency have delivered aid to rebel-held areas of Aleppo city for the first time in 10 months, the Red Crescent said Wednesday.

Israel to let more building materials into Gaza

Last Updated: Monday, January 27, 2014, 00:17

Israel is to allow the entry of more building materials into the Gaza Strip, the defence ministry said on Sunday, and a UN refugee agency said they should be delivered soon.

UN relief efforts stepped up in Syria for winter

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 12:55

The UN Refugee Agency is delivering more aid across Syria in preparation for winter as the country is witnessing a 30-month conflict, a UN spokesperson said.