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UN refugee agency chief launches appeal to support thousands displaced in Lake Chad Basin

New York, Dec 17 (Just Earth News):The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, launched on Fridaya multi-million dollar inter-agency appeal to provide support to nearly 500,000 people who have been affected by the Boko Haram insurgency, including those in Niger, Chad, and Cameroon, as well as Nigerian refugees.

Fleeing violence in Horn of Africa, asylum-seekers find little safety in Yemen – UN refugee agency

New York, Nov 30 (Just Earth News): Highlighting a dramatic increase in sea crossings by migrants and refugees from the Horn of Africa to Yemen – which itself is reeling under a deteriorating humanitarian crisis, the United Nations refugee agency on Tuesday called for urgent steps to deter and save people from the deadly risks they are taking.

Citing ‘serious protection gaps,’ UN refugee agency assists traumatized populations in northern Nigeria

New York, Oct 8(Just Earth News): Most civilians living in areas of northern Nigeria recaptured by the armed forces from Boko Haram since the start of the year still face serious protection problems and lack the most basic assistance, with women particularly at risk, the United Nations refugee agency warned On Friday.

Children in flood-ravaged DPRK face ‘second wave of danger’ as winter rapidly closes in – UNICEF

New York, Oct 8(Just Earth News): After two months of intense flooding, the Democratic Republic of Korea (DPRK) is now facing another looming danger as a severe winter is closing with thousands of children still in need of urgent assistance, according to the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and partner agency Save the Children.

Projected Global Resettlement Needs 2017

New York, June 13 (Just Earth News):On his first visit to Kenya, the chief of the United Nations refugee agency received assurances from the African country that the return of refugees to Somalia would not contravene international obligations.

UN refugee agency projects resettlement needs at 1.19 million in 2017

New York, June 13 (Just Earth News):With a multitude of conflicts and crises causing record displacement around the world, more than 1.19 million people are projected to be in need of resettlement in 2017, the UN refugee agency said on Monday.

Iraq: UN refugee agency warns of struggles and new displacements in Mosul

New York, June 11 (Just Earth News):More than half a million people remain uprooted from their homes two years after fleeing violence in the Iraqi city of Mosul, while military activities in the north and south-east of the city are causing fresh displacement, the United Nations refugee agency said today.

Colombia: UN refugee agency urges civilian safety amid rising displacement in country's western region

New York, May 14 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Armed clashes between illegal groups fighting for territory in western Colombia are driving a growing number of mostly Afro-Caribbean and indigenous peoples from their homes in Chocó department, the United Nations refugee agency warned on Friday, calling on all parties to the conflict to guarantee the safety of the civilian population.

UN refugee agency reports some 1,000 refugees and migrants rescued off Italian coast

New York, May 14 (Just Earth News/IBNS):Some 1,000 people of various nationalities, including refugee families and unaccompanied children, were rescued yesterday from the Mediterranean Sea, the UN refugee agency said on Friday.

FEATURE: 317 days tied up in a cellar – a former hostage reflects on his ordeal and the need to do more to protect aid workers

New York, May 13 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Early one morning in December 1998, Vincent Cochetel, a French United Nations aid worker in his late thirties, was riding in the back of a car on a bumpy Chechen road, blind-folded with two men on either side of him, when the vehicle came under fire.

UN refugee agency notes 'profound concern' over Kenya's plan to close refugee camps

New York, May 10 (Just Earth News/IBNS):The United Nations refugee agency on Monday expressed “profound concern” over the Government of Kenya's announcement this past week that it intends to end the hosting of refugees because of economic, security and environmental burdens, and called on the Government to reconsider its decision.

UN refugee agency appoints Cate Blanchett as global Goodwill Ambassador

New York, May 3 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations refugee agency on Monday announced the appointment of Academy Award-winning actress Cate Blanchett as a global Goodwill Ambassador.

Violence, use of teargas at Greek border 'matter of great worry' – UN refugee agency

New York, Apr 12 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations refugee agency on Monday expressed concern about yesterday's violence at the border between Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia near Eidomeni and the extensive scenes of teargas in use.

UN refugee agency warns of spike in asylum-seekers fleeing violence in Central America

New York, Apr 6 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The number of people fleeing violence in Central America has surged to levels not seen since the region was wracked by armed conflicts in the 1980s, the UN refugee agency warned on Tuesday, urging action to ensure that unaccompanied children and others receive the protection which they are entitled to.

UN refugee agency urges safeguard compliance before any returns begin under EU-Turkey deal

New York, Apr 2 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations refugee agency on Friday urged parties to the recent EU-Turkey agreement on refugees and migrants to ensure all safeguards are in place before any returns begin.