Lebanon`s interior ministry Saturday warned all Syrian refugees registered in the country not to go back to Syria as of Sunday, threatening that those who leave "will be deprived of their refugee status".
A total of 103 countries have confirmed their participation in the World Conference on Youth (WCY) to be hosted by Sri Lanka next month, the country`s youth ministry stated Tuesday.
The event brought together 13 UN agencies working on disaster risk reduction in India.
Militant Israeli settlers in the West Bank have stepped up attacks on Palestinians in recent years, human rights groups and UN agencies said.
The UNHCR says the flood situation was worse in Pakistan`s Sindh province.
UN agencies said on Tuesday they feared
an escalation in fighting in Kyrgyzstan, warning of an "ethnic
tinderbox" in the region after an estimated 2,75,000 people
fled their homes in less than a week.
Haiti`s government says 230,000 people died in the January 12 earthquake - as many as the 2004 Asian tsunami killed in a dozen nations - but it remains unclear who is doing the counting.
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