UNHCR focuses on preparations for Mosul exodus

UNHCR focuses on preparations for Mosul exodus

A military operation to retake Iraq’s second city has so far uprooted a few thousand people, allowing the UN Refugee Agency to focus on continued preparations ahead of the expected exodus. The unfolding Iraqi military assault on Mosul has so far uprooted only a few...
UNHCR delivers aid in Yemen, welcomes ceasefire

UNHCR delivers aid in Yemen, welcomes ceasefire

More than 125,000 displaced people in the embattled southern town of Taizz in Yemen have received emergency supplies as part of a new aid push, UNHCR said today. The UN Refugee Agency said the latest aid distributions were part of an on-going humanitarian response...
Mosul civilians flee for fear of violence in Mosul

Mosul civilians flee for fear of violence in Mosul

Speaking with families who fled in fear from the Mosul assault, UN refugee chief Filippo Grandi stresses the need to protect civilians and prevent further displacement. DEBAGA CAMP 2, Kurdistan Region of Iraq – After fleeing her hometown near Mosul, which came under...
UN refugee chief says protecting Mosul civilians is key

UN refugee chief says protecting Mosul civilians is key

Speaking in Baghdad, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi stresses civilian protection must be part of the military strategy for retaking Iraq’s second city Mosul. BAGHDAD, Iraq – UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said the protection of...
Freed from Boko Haram, Nigerians still need help

Freed from Boko Haram, Nigerians still need help

MONGUNO, Nigeria – Tens of thousands of Nigerians liberated from Boko Haram face a desperate lack of food that has left some children severely malnourished and families struggling to make ends meet, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency warned today. Children are being sent on...

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