As fighting in Yemen intensifies, more flee to Djibouti

As fighting in Yemen intensifies, more flee to Djibouti

OBOCK, Djibouti, Nov 11 (UNHCR)—Yemeni fisherman Seif Zeid Abdulah was riding home on his motorbike when an airstrike pounded his native Bab El Mandab region. A sudden, concussive blast sent the 27-year-old flying. His left leg shattered by shrapnel, he found he was...
Number of Malian refugees in Niger reaches new high

Number of Malian refugees in Niger reaches new high

GENEVA, Nov 10 (UNHCR)—The number of Malian refugees in Niger has reached its highest level since conflict erupted there in 2012, with thousands fleeing eastern Mali in recent weeks despite the signing of a recent peace accord, the UN refugee agency said on Tuesday....
UNHCR delivers vital winter aid in eastern Ukraine

UNHCR delivers vital winter aid in eastern Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine, Nov 9 (UNHCR)—For the first time since the suspension of its activities, the UN refugee agency has delivered vital winter aid including plastic sheeting, timber and thousands of blankets for distribution to up to 12,000 highly vulnerable people in an...
UNHCR provides emergency relief to Yemen cyclone displaced

UNHCR provides emergency relief to Yemen cyclone displaced

GENEVA, Nov 6 (UNHCR)—The UN refugee agency has provided emergency relief including tents, bedding and cooking utensils to more than 1,600 families displaced by Cyclone Chapala, which struck the Arabian Sea coast of Yemen in recent days sweeping away houses, boats and...

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