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Turkish Forces Put Down Riots in 2 Syrian Refugee Camps

Posted July 22nd, 2012 at 4:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkish security forces on Sunday fired in the air and used tear gas to put down a riot in a Syrian refugee camp near the Turkish-Syrian border. Turkish media say at least seven refugees and officers were hurt. Fighting also was reported at a second camp farther south. More than 43,000 Syrians have taken refuge […]

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Funding Crisis Threatens World’s Largest Refugee Camp

Posted July 12th, 2012 at 4:25 am (UTC-5)
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Several international aid groups working in Kenya are warning that a critical funding shortage is threatening tens of thousands of lives at the world’s largest refugee camp. The group of eight aid agencies, including Oxfam and Save the Children, said in a statement that $25 million is needed to continue providing assistance to the 465,000 […]

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Millions Pay Tribute on World Refugee Day

Posted June 20th, 2012 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Many people around the world are marking World Refugee Day Wednesday by paying tribute to the more than 42 million people who have been forcibly displaced from their homes. In a special message, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said “refugees leave because they have no choice.” He said everyone must choose to help. U.S. Secretary of […]

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UN Warns of Increase in Displaced People Over Next Decade

Posted May 31st, 2012 at 3:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations is warning of a significant increase in the number of displaced people around the world during the next decade, as conflict, natural disasters and climate change force people from their homes. The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres, said at the United Nations in New York Thursday that the world is […]

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Kenya to Reopen Unused Refugee Camp in Dadaab

Posted July 15th, 2011 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Kenya has agreed to reopen an unused refugee camp in eastern Dadaab, as starving Somalis affected by a severe drought pour in from across the border. The United Nations praised the move on Friday, saying it will ease rapidly growing pressure on existing camp sites at the sprawling refugee complex. The United Nations says the […]

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Kenya to Reopen Unused Refugee Camp in Dadaab

Posted July 15th, 2011 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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Kenya has agreed to reopen an unused refugee camp in Dadaab, as starving Somalis affected by a severe drought pour in from across the border. The announcement is drawing praise from humanitarian groups, who warned on Friday that still more aid and camp space will be needed to handle the rapidly growing crisis. Aid groups […]

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