Refugees fleeing South Sudan tops 1.5 million

Refugees fleeing South Sudan tops 1.5 million

As violence surges, South Sudanese refugee population in Uganda more than triples in six months to 698,000. Sidah Hawa stares towards the horizon. The scorching sun filters through the sparse shade of the tree under which she sits. Her six children huddle close as she...
Funding crunch exacerbates Yemen ‘catastrophe’

Funding crunch exacerbates Yemen ‘catastrophe’

Deaths through famine and lack of medical attention in the country are being aggravated as UN Refugee Agency relief operations are just one per cent funded. GENEVA – People in war-ravaged Yemen are dying of famine and lack of medical attention in a situation now...
UNHCR readies for fresh Mosul exodus as battle moves west

UNHCR readies for fresh Mosul exodus as battle moves west

Displaced Iraqis voice fears for relatives trapped in west of the city, as UNHCR prepares for movement of up to a quarter of a million people. HASANSHAM, Iraq – When Ahmad’s* family learned yesterday the Iraqi government had launched a military operation focusing on...

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