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War in Ukraine - Humanitarian
3/3/2022 11:42:25 AM
More than one million people have fled Ukraine into neighbouring countries since Russia launched its full-scale invasion just a week ago.

War in Ukraine - Humanitarian
3/2/2022 8:53:50 PM
Nearly 200,000 people have fled Ukraine in just 24 hours, bringing to 875,000 the number of refugees seeking shelter in neighboring countries since the full-scale Russian military invasion began on February 24.

War in Ukraine - Humanitarian
3/2/2022 2:52:43 PM
The U.N. refugee agency says more than 874,000 people have fled Ukraine since Russia's invasion last week and the figure is ``rising exponentially,'' putting it on track to cross the 1 million mark possibly within hours.

War in Ukraine - Humanitarian
3/1/2022 5:33:29 PM
Some 677,000 refugees have fled the conflict in Ukraine for safety in neighboring countries, while around a million people are estimated to be internally displaced, the United Nations said Tuesday.

War in Ukraine - Humanitarian
2/27/2022 2:49:52 PM
Pope Francis on Sunday called for an end to fighting in Ukraine on the fourth day of a Russian invasion of the country.

World - Africa
2/19/2022 4:10:21 PM
The last UN staff member detained by the Ethiopian government has been released, ending a months-long effort to gain freedom for at least 16 UN employees picked up since late October during the ongoing war in the country's north, the United Nations said Friday.

Egypt - Foreign Affairs
2/16/2022 4:58:38 PM
The European Commission has announced its humanitarian funding for North Africa for 2022, amounting to €18 million, to support some of the most vulnerable refugees in Egypt, Libya, and Algeria, the Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) said on Tuesday.

World - Region
2/16/2022 12:03:02 PM
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) late on Tuesday commended the release of 64 refugees from a detention center in the Libyan capital Tripoli.

World - Region
1/22/2022 10:00:03 AM
Four people died after a boat carrying Europe-bound migrants on the Mediterranean Sea sank off Tunisia's coast, the Tunisian Defense Ministry said Friday.

World - Region
1/6/2022 3:17:32 PM
A Lebanese mountain town home to 70,000 Syrian refugees declared a "fuel emergency" Thursday, warning that soaring heating fuel prices would spell tragedy as winter starts to bite.

World - International
12/29/2021 11:50:42 AM
Indonesian authorities said Wednesday they will push a boat containing 120 Rohingya Muslims back to international waters despite calls from the United Nations refugee agency to allow the passengers to disembark after being adrift for days off the country's northernmost province of Aceh.

World - Region
11/25/2021 8:58:46 PM
A group of 93 asylum seekers stuck in Libya were evacuated to Italy on Thursday in the first flight of its kind in two years, the UN refugee agency said.

World - International
11/17/2021 9:49:49 PM
The European Commission confirmed Wednesday that it will hold "technical talks" with Belarus on how to repatriate migrants seeking to cross the Polish border.

World - International
11/11/2021 3:09:10 PM
The number of people around the world forced to abandon their homes likely increased to more than 84 million in the first half of this year, an increase fueled in particular by conflicts in Africa, the UN refugee agency said Thursday.

Egypt - Society
10/26/2021 8:37:04 PM
Egypt has recently adopted a series of procedures and policies to protect women against violence and allow them to take over top posts, the country's chairwoman for the National Council for Women (NCW) said on Tuesday.

Egypt - Society
9/11/2021 12:21:53 PM
The launching ceremony on Saturday for the new national strategy was attended by President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi

World - International
8/15/2021 5:55:32 PM
A spokeswoman for UNHCR said that while the situation inside Afghanistan is fluid, 'for now the displacement is largely internal'

World - Region
6/24/2021 10:37:50 PM
Tunisia's coastguard said the migrants, who also included three Egyptians, had been stranded at sea after their boat broke down

World - Region
6/9/2021 12:27:04 PM
The UNHCR said that at least 500 people had died trying to cross the Central Mediterranean this year, more than triple the 150 in the same period of 2020

World - Africa
6/8/2021 12:44:14 PM
The UN refugee agency said thousands of children were among those who fled Solhan village, near the border with Niger and Mali, after gunmen stormed in on Saturday, massacring civilians

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