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  • Yemen arrivals increase as Horn of Africa mixed migration hits all-time highs

    news In Yemen, Edward Leposky on mobile +967 71 222 4022 In Nairobi (UNHCR regional hub): Kitty Mckinsey on mobile +254 735 337 608 In Geneva, Andrej Mahecic on mobile: +41 79 200 76 17, 30 Aug 2012 (8 years ago )
    The flow of refugees and migrants from the Horn of Africa across the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea towards Yemen continues to exceed previous records. In the first seven of 2012, more than 63,800 people made this perilous journey compared to 48,700 during the same period last year - a 30 per cent inc...
  • One year on, Somali exodus continues amid conflict and poor rains

    news, 05 Jun 2012 (8 years ago )
    A year ago this June, desperate Somali refugees began pouring into neighbouring countries, driven from their homes by conflict, human rights abuses and the worst drought in decades. This latest chapter has been another stark reminder of the Somali population’s tragic and prolonged suffering spanning...
  • UNHCR ready to assist newly displaced in Mogadishu

    news UNHCR Briefing Notes, 29 May 2012 (8 years ago )
    In Somalia, UNHCR and our partners stand ready to assist displaced people from Afgooye as they arrive in Mogadishu. Since 22 May, some 14,000 people have been displaced from Afgooye as a result of military activity in the area which started a week ago. The humanitarian community has a contingency...
  • Somali famine: Red Cross aid push in Islamist areas

    news BBC News, 05 Oct 2011 (9 years ago )
    The International Red Cross has begun a huge distribution of aid to one million people in famine zones in Somalia controlled by Islamist militants. <P>A continuous operation will transport the food in lorries from the coast deep into areas controlled by al-Shabab. <P>The Red Cross says it is i...
  • Huge suicide blast kills many in Mogadishu

    news BBC News, 04 Oct 2011 (9 years ago )
    At least 55 people have been killed by a huge suspected suicide blast near government buildings in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, say officials. <p>Eyewitnesses said a truck carrying explosives was driven into a gate near a government ministry and detonated. <p>A spokesman for the Islamist mil...
  • New clashes menace Somali refugees, force more into displacement

    news UNHCR Briefing Notes, 04 Oct 2011 (9 years ago )
    UNHCR is very concerned by the latest escalation of violence in southern Somalia. The renewed clashes are between opposing armed groups and are further exacerbating the already severe humanitarian situation. We urge all armed groups and forces in Somalia to avoid targeting civilian areas and to ensu...
  • UNHCR concerned about fresh violence in Somalia

    news UNHCR News Stories, 04 Oct 2011 (9 years ago )
    GENEVA, October 4 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency said on Tuesday it is "very concerned" by the latest escalation of violence in southern Somalia. The renewed clashes between opposing armed groups are further exacerbating the already severe humanitarian situation. <P>"We urge all armed groups and...
  • UNHCR scaling up operations inside Somalia

    news UNHCR Briefing Notes, 9/09/2011, 09 Sep 2011 (9 years ago )
    Amid assessments of a somewhat improved security situation in some parts of Somalia, UNHCR is scaling up its presence in Somalia’s border regions and in Mogadishu. Yesterday, a UNHCR team undertook a mission to Liboi (Kenya) and Dobley (Lower Juba), which is the main transit point on the route to Da...
  • UNHCR aid makes a difference in Mogadishu, but still not enough

    news UNHCR, 18 Aug 2011 (9 years ago )
    MOGADISHU, Somalia, August 18 (UNHCR) – Kadija is in shock. Over the past two weeks, the 32-year-old Somali has lost her livelihood, fled her rural home and ended up in a dismal settlement in one of the most dangerous cities on earth. "I don't have my own house and my children can't go out and pl...