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17 Die from Cold in Afghan Refugee Camps

Posted January 22nd, 2013 at 2:40 am (UTC-5)
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The rights group Amnesty International says 17 people have died from cold weather conditions in Afghan refugee camps, and it warns against a repeat of last year, when 100 people died in the camps due to a lack of assistance. Amnesty made the announcement Tuesday, saying that most of the 17 who died in the […]

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Syrian Refugees Killed in Heater Accident in Jordan

Posted January 16th, 2013 at 5:50 pm (UTC-5)
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At least seven Syrian refugees were killed Wednesday in Jordan when a kerosene heater caused a fire in a refugee camp. Civil defense officials say four other refugees were injured in the accident in a caravan in the King Hussein area in the northern city of Ramtha. Jordan houses more than 200,000 refugees who fled […]

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Rights Watchdog Slams Thai Refugee Policies

Posted September 13th, 2012 at 4:45 am (UTC-5)
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Human Rights Watch is blasting what it calls Thailand’s “arbitrary” policies toward refugees that it says leave thousands vulnerable to arrest and deportation. In a report Thursday, the rights monitoring group documented Thailand’s treatment of the estimated 140,000 refugees bunched in camps along Thailand’s border with Burma. The report said refugees living within the remote […]

Rights Group Slams China for Forcibly Returning Burma Refugees

Posted September 6th, 2012 at 1:30 am (UTC-5)
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Human Rights Watch has sent a letter to China accusing it of violating international law by forcing thousands of Burmese to return to their conflict-torn homeland. The group says Beijing recently returned at least 4,000 ethnic Kachins who had fled to China’s Yunnan province. It said they were sent home in late August after the […]

UN: Somali Refugees Surpass 1 Million in Horn of Africa

Posted July 17th, 2012 at 1:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations refugee agency says the number of Somalis who have fled their country has surpassed 1 million. According to the agency, most of the refugees are fleeing to neighboring Kenya and Ethiopia. The most recent arrivals — like previous ones — cite continued unrest and food shortages in Somalia. However, the outflow of […]

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UN: Somali Refugees Surpass 1 Million in Horn of Africa

Posted July 17th, 2012 at 9:10 am (UTC-5)
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The U.N. refugee agency says the number of Somalis who have fled their country has surpassed 1 million. A spokesman says the latest data show most of the refugees have fled to neighboring Kenya and Ethiopia. The most recent arrivals — like previous ones — cite continued unrest and food shortages in Somalia. However, the […]

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New Fighting in DRC Sends Refugees Spilling Into Uganda

Posted July 10th, 2012 at 3:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The sounds of shuffling feet and the occasional wheelbarrow fill the air on the road to Goma, with hundreds of civilians in the Democratic Republic of Congo fleeing new fighting between rebels and the Congolese army. Many of them carry all they own on their backs as they pass government troops, and eventually United Nations […]

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UNHCR: Refugee Status Ends for Angolans and Liberians

Posted June 30th, 2012 at 7:10 am (UTC-5)
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The U.N. refugee agency says Angolans and Liberian refugees who live abroad are no longer regarded as refugees. The UNHCR says their refugee status came to an end Saturday because both countries have “enjoyed many years of peace and stability after bitter civil wars.” Adrian Edwards, a UNHCR spokesman, said the agency is working with […]

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UN: More than 200,000 Sudanese Have Fled Country

Posted June 20th, 2012 at 4:50 pm (UTC-5)
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VIDEO: WEB: map http://gdb.voanews.eu/B7BFD966-79E2-47A6-813E-4227F2B0E4F9.png; timeline #2560190; interactive version will be updated; http://tools.voanews.com/utilities/timeline-editor/publish.php?timeline=4163&preview&format=480 TYPE: OCN )) The United Nations says more than 200,000 Sudanese have fled violence in the country’s southern border states of Blue Nile and South Kordofan. Spokesman Martin Nesirky told reporters in New York Wednesday the refugees fled to camps in Ethiopia and […]

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U.N.: Crises Create 800,000 Refugees in 2011

Posted June 18th, 2012 at 7:40 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations refugee agency says 800,000 people around the world became refugees last year, the highest number recorded so far this century. The agency’s “Global Trends 2011” report, released Monday, says an additional 3.5 million were forcibly displaced within their countries. It says most of the displacement stemmed from humanitarian crises in Africa, starting […]

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