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China Targets Immigrants in North Korea Border Region

Posted May 25th, 2012 at 4:15 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese state media say authorities have begun a crackdown against illegal immigration in a northeast border region with a large population of defectors from North Korea. The China Daily said Friday the five-month campaign began last week in the Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture, where North Koreans have long fled to escape political persecution and famine. […]

China Targets Immigrants in North Korea Border Region

Posted May 25th, 2012 at 2:40 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese state media say authorities have begun a crackdown against illegal immigration in a northeast border region with a large population of defectors from North Korea. The China Daily said Friday the five-month campaign began last week in the Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture, where North Koreans have long fled to escape political persecution and famine. […]

UN: Mali Unrest Forces 130,000 to Flee

Posted February 24th, 2012 at 9:25 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations says fighting in northern Mali between government forces and Tuareg rebels has forced about 130,000 people to flee their homes. The U.N. refugee agency says people are seeking refuge inside the country and in neighboring countries, like Niger, Mauritania and Burkina Faso. An estimated 60,000 Malians are internally displaced and the largest […]

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Amnesty International: Afghan Refugee Crisis Grows

Posted February 9th, 2012 at 4:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Amnesty International has issued a new report highlighting the plight of hundreds of thousands of Afghan people who live in slum-like conditions after escaping their homes due to fighting. The report, “Fleeing war, finding misery: The plight of the internally displaced in Afghanistan,” reveals the hardship faced by thousands of men, women and children, forced […]

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UN: 22,000 People Flee Mali Fighting

Posted February 7th, 2012 at 9:25 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations refugee agency says at least 22,000 people have fled fighting in northern Mali linked to a Tuareg rebellion. Spokesman Adrian Edwards told VOA on Tuesday the U.N. is sending a mission to the region to assess the humanitarian situation. The refugee agency estimates 10,000 people have fled from Mali into Niger, with […]

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UN: 22,000 People Flee Mali Fighting

Posted February 7th, 2012 at 7:50 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations refugee agency says at least 22,000 people have fled fighting in northern Mali linked to a Tuareg rebellion. Spokesman Adrian Edwards told VOA on Tuesday the U.N. is sending a mission to the region to assess the humanitarian situation. The refugee agency estimates 10,000 people have fled from Mali into Nigeria, with […]

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Aid Group Struggling With Somali Refugee Flow into Ethiopia

Posted November 2nd, 2011 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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Medical aid group Doctors Without Borders says it is struggling to keep up with the increased number of refugees entering Ethiopia from war and famine-stricken Somalia. The group said Wednesday the number of Somalis entering the Dollo Ado refugee camp in Ethiopia has increased to about 300 per day in recent weeks — a level […]

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Aid Groups Warns of Increased Refugee Flow to Ethiopia from Somali

Posted November 2nd, 2011 at 6:20 am (UTC-5)
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Medical charity group Doctors Without Borders says it is struggling to keep up with the increased number of refugees entering Ethiopia from war and famine stricken Somalia. The group said Wednesday the number of Somalis entering the Dollo Ado refugee camp in Ethiopia has increased to about 300 per day in recent weeks – a […]

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UN: More Somalis Fleeing to Yemen

Posted October 21st, 2011 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations refugee agency says an increasing number of Somalis are fleeing to Yemen, despite the risky journey across the Gulf of Aden and the instability in Yemen. The agency says that since January, 20,000 new Somali refugees have traveled to Yemen to escape the worsening security and humanitarian situation in their country. The […]

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Rights Groups Question Malaysia-Burma Refugee Swap Plan

Posted October 19th, 2011 at 3:15 am (UTC-5)
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Lawyers and human rights groups are calling for close scrutiny of a plan under which Malaysia and Burma would exchange potentially hundreds of illegal immigrants. Malaysia’s home minister announced agreement in principle on the plan this week, saying there are about 1,000 Burmese being held at detention centers in Malaysia. But the Malaysian rights group […]

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