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Ivorian refugees stopped from returning home over Ebola fears

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 02:22

Around 400 Ivorian refugees who fled to Liberia during their country`s 2010-2011 post-election violence have been prevented from returning home due to fears over the spread of the Ebola virus, a UN official said Monday.

UN asks Europe to take Syrian refugees as region saturated

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 00:56

Europe must open its doors to more Syrian refugees, having welcomed only a "miniscule" number while Syria`s neighbours have reached "saturation point", the UN refugee agency UNHCR said on Friday.

UN body starts delivering relief items in Syria

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 15:25

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has started an airlift operation to deliver emergency core relief items for 50,000 people in northeastern Syria, the organisation said in a statement Thursday.

UN urges review of Australia`s handling of Sri Lankan refugees

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 22:30

Australia should hold a wide-ranging judicial review of its treatment of asylum-seekers from Sri Lanka, the United Nations` human rights office said today amid uproar over Canberra`s handling of the issue.

Pakistan fighting reverses flow of refugees, stirs unease in Afghanistan

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 10:21

Thousands of refugees fleeing an offensive by Pakistan`s army have poured across the lawless border into ramshackle camps on rugged hills in Afghanistan, stirring unease that Taliban militants may be hiding among them.

Uruguay to receive 120 Syrian refugees

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 22:29

Some 120 refugees from war-torn Syria are due to begin arriving in Uruguay in the coming weeks, officials here said on Tuesday.

Over 14,000 Ukrainian refugees accommodated in Russia

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 17:29

The total number of Ukrainian refugees living in temporary accommodation in Russia exceeds 14,000, the Russian ministry of emergency situations said Tuesday.

Displaced children in South Sudan malnourished: UN

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 10:44

At least 37 percent of the children in Bentiu of South Sudan are acutely malnourished, media reported Tuesday.

Thousands flee tribal region as Pakistan gears up for offensive

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 16:54

Pakistan`s military on Monday gave residents of North Waziristan until the end of the day to leave the remote mountainous region ahead of a widely anticipated major ground offensive by the army against Islamist militants.

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.

Pope urges help for Iraq displaced, world`s refugees

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 15:55

Pope Francis called Wednesday for concrete help for millions of refugee families around the world and sent his prayers to those forced to flee an insurgency spearheaded by Islamist militants in Iraq.

Italy abandons refugees in car parks without food, shoes: UN

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 23:02

The UN refugee agency today accused Italy of abandoning hundreds of refugees in car parks on the outskirts of Rome and Milan, abandoning them without shoes, food or money.