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Homs Governor says detained evacuees to be freed

Last Updated: Thursday, February 13, 2014, 15:53

Men arrested by the Syrian authorities after being evacuated from besieged districts of Homs under a UN-brokered ceasefire will be released on Thursday, the provincial governor said.

African asylum seekers in Israel seek world help

Last Updated: Monday, January 06, 2014, 20:27

Thousands of African asylum seekers demonstrated outside Western embassies in Tel Aviv on Monday in a second day of mass protests against Israel`s immigration policies.

842,000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon: UN

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 10:21

The number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon has reached 842,000, a report by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said on Monday.

UN appeals for record aid to address Syria crisis

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 01:26

The United Nations on Monday appealed for a record USD 12.9 billion in emergency aid, half of which is for victims of Syria`s war, which is expected to generate another two million refugees next year.

UN spotlights trauma of Syrian refugee children

Last Updated: Friday, November 29, 2013, 12:00

Syrian refugee children are paying a cruel price as civil war rips their country apart, the United Nations warned Friday in a report with heart-rending testimony from youngsters driven from their homes.

First group of Syrian refugees to relocate in Germany

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 12:36

the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has announced that the first group of over 100 refugees will leave Lebanon to be relocated in Germany Wednesday.

Two mn Syrian children out of school: Unicef

Last Updated: Saturday, September 07, 2013, 11:41

The UN Children`s Fund (Unicef) has said that it would launch a home-based self-learning programme this month to help Syrian children in conflict hotspots to carry on learning.

Thousands of Syrians cross over to Iraq: UNHCR

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 11:13

Despite thousands of Syrians` presence in Iraq, over 21,000 moe people have streamed into this country over the past few days in a sudden influx since the Syrian conflict began two years ago, the UN refugee agency said Monday.

Keep borders open for Syrian refugees, says UNHCR

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 10:09

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Antonio Guterres has urged the countries against restricting cross-border access for Syrian refugees.

604,000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon: UNHCR

Last Updated: Sunday, July 14, 2013, 14:21

The UNHCR says that the number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon getting aid from the government, the UN and its NGO partners has reached 604,000.

Over 587,000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon: UNHCR

Last Updated: Sunday, July 07, 2013, 10:25

The number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon has surpassed 587,000 after an increase of 19,000 in the past week, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

Syrian refugees now exceed 1.5 million: UNHCR

Last Updated: Saturday, May 18, 2013, 09:40

The number of Syrian refugees, who are either registered or awaiting registration, has surpassed 1.5 million, while the actual number is much higher, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).