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  • Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia get new camp in north of country

    news UNHCR, 13 Jun 2013 (8 years ago )
    HITSATS, Ethiopia, June 13 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency has opened a new camp in northern Ethiopia to house the increasing number of Eritrean refugees entering the country. A total 776 Eritrean refugees have already been transferred to Hitsats Camp, which can house up to 20,000 refugees. "This...
  • Weekly update on displacement and other population movements in South-Central Somalia

    news UNHCR, 06 Apr 2014 (7 years ago )
    In summary, close to 9,000 civilians were displaced during the reporting period (almost the double of last week's figure of new IDPs). Marka and the outskirts of Mogadishu are now major places of new displacement. IDPs in these locations are in need of assistance.
  • Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia condemns attack on Federal Parliament

    news UNSOM, 26 May 2014 (7 years ago )
    Mogadishu, 24 May 2014 – The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), Nicholas Kay, condemned the attack on the Federal Parliament today that resulted in fatalities and injuries. A suspected suicide car bomb exploded at the main entrance and gunshots were fired at the b...
  • Somalis suspected in Djibouti suicide bombing

    news Aljazeera Reuters, 25 May 2014 (7 years ago )
    Two Somalis are suspected of having carried out a suicide bombing at a restaurant filled with Western military personnel on Saturday that killed three and wounded at least 15 Djibouti's Interior Ministry has said. Several members of EU naval and civilian maritime security missions were among tho...
  • UN agency warns of Somalia hunger deaths

    news Al Jazeera Reuters, 28 May 2014 (7 years ago )
    About 200,000 children under the age of five could die from severe malnutrition in Somalia by the end of the year, unless the United Nations receives emergency funds to stave off mass hunger, UN officials have said. Only $15m has been received against the appeal by the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF)...
  • UK asylum seeker claims harrowing deportation

    news Al Jazeera, 01 Jun 2014 (7 years ago )
    London, United Kingdom - A Somali man forcibly returned to Mogadishu from the UK under a controversial new scheme to send home failed asylum seekers has described how he was punched and kicked by the British guards who accompanied him, and left him bleeding in a cell after having a tooth knocked out...