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Over 660,000 displaced during pandemic despite United Nations plea – aid group

May 22, 2020 - 4:39 PM

The Norwegian Refugee Council says its figures showed armed conflict around the world had continued during the pandemic, even as much of globe went into lockdown

JAN EGELAND. Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Secretary General Jan Egeland gestures during an interview after a meeting on Yemen at EU Commission in the NGOs headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, on February 13, 2020. File photo by Aris Oikonomou/AFP

Leading charities in call for Aleppo truce

Oct 15, 2016 - 10:10 AM

Four global NGOs issue the joint plea to establish a ceasefire of at least 72 hours in east Aleppo to allow the sick and wounded to be evacuated and for food and medical aid to enter the besieged area

Iraq faces humanitarian disaster after Fallujah breakthrough

Jun 19, 2016 - 10:30 PM

UPDATED Tens of thousands of civilians from the city of Fallujah are displaced as Iraqi government forces battle the Islamic State

Displaced Iraqis from the city of Fallujah rest at a safe zone on June 17, 2016 in Amiriyiah al-Fallujah, after they were evacuated by Iraqi government forces due to their ongoing military operation to retake the city from the Islamic State (IS) group. Iraqi forces raised the national flag over the government compound in Fallujah on June 17, 2016, top commanders said, a breakthrough in the nearly four-week-old offensive against the Islamic State group's bastion. Significant parts of northern Fallujah, where thousands of civilians are believed to remain, have yet to be retaken. Amriyat al-Fallujah is located some 30 kilometers (18.6 miles) south of Fallujah. / AFP PHOTO / MOADH AL-DULAIMI

MSF pulls out of Lesbos hot spot as aid groups slam migrant deal

Mar 24, 2016 - 9:01 AM

The move comes a day after the UN refugee agency UNHCR said it had suspended some activities in Greece saying reception centers had become detention facilities

REFUGEES IN LESBOS. A refugee family after they arrived on a boat from Turkey on the Greek island of Lesbos, near the port city of Mytilene, Greece, March 9, 2016. File photo by Kay Nietfeld/EPA

Syrians have 'no escape' from war – report

Nov 13, 2014 - 8:48 AM

Tougher policies in potential host nations are preventing displaced Syrians from taking refuge in the Middle East and beyond

DISPLACED. Syrian Kurdish refugees gather around fire in a refugee camp in Suruc, Sanliurfa province, Turkey, on November 11, 2014. Aris Messinis/AFP

Far more displaced by disasters than conflict – study

Sep 17, 2014 - 2:06 PM

Report: 22 million people were displaced in 2013 due to disasters brought on by natural hazards nearly three times the number who were forced from their homes due to violence

AFTERMATH. Residents push a tricycle converted into a funeral carriage. Photo by AFP/Ted Aljibe

Filipino aid worker, 3 others released in Somalia

Jul 02, 2012 - 4:03 PM

Four foreign aid workers including one Filipino kidnapped in Kenya s Dadaab refugee camp were released overnight in southern Somalia after a short gunfight and were safe with the Kenyan army officials said Monday July 2

Search on for kidnapped Filipino in Kenya

Jun 30, 2012 - 3:04 PM

UPDATED Filipino aid worker Glenn Costes who was kidnapped along with 3 others serves 70 000 in the world s largest refugee camp