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GENEVA / TANZANIA CHOLERA

The UN Refugee Agency said a cholera epidemic in Tanzania’s lakeside Kagunga area has killed two local people and 29 Burundian refugees this week, adding to the serious challenges created by the forced population displacement from Burundi. UNTV CH

22 May 2015 | Read More »

TANZANIA / BURUNDIAN REFUGEES

Since the beginning of May more than 60,000 refugees from Burundi have fled to Tanzania, fearing violence and intimidation ahead of the Burundi's upcoming election.  The majority have arrived in Kagunga peninsula, a remote village on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, where resources are scarce. UNHCR.

20 May 2015 | Read More »

INDONESIA / ROHINGYA REFUGEES

UN Refugee Agency welcomed the commitment announced Wednesday by the Foreign Ministers of Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand to resolve the issue of the thousands of refugees and migrants stranded in boats in the Bay of Bengal and off the coast of Southeast Asia. UNHCR

20 May 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / YEMEN WFP UNHCR

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is warning that the recent five-day "humanitarian pause" in Yemen was not long enough to reach all those in need of food, and is appealing for  further breaks in the conflict to deliver aid. UNTV CH

19 May 2015 | Read More »

YEMEN / WATER SHORTAGES

The conflict in Yemen has left the population short on dependable water supplies, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) reports. UNICEF

19 May 2015 | Read More »

UNHCR / BURUNDIAN REFUGEES DRC

Thousands of new Burundian refugees are arriving on the shores of Lake Tanganyika in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, escaping their country's political turmoil. UNHCR

15 May 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / BURUNDI

Political instability and reports of intimidation of civilians could result in an even greater humanitarian crisis in Burundi, warns the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. UNTV CH  

15 May 2015 | Read More »

RWANDA / BURUNDIAN REFUGEES WRAP

A UNHCR spokesperson said Friday more than 50,000 people from Burundi have fled from their homes over the past few weeks, to neighbouring Rwanda, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. UNTV CH / UNCHR / RECENT

8 May 2015 | Read More »

JORDAN / AZRAQ CAMP ANNIVERSARY

Syrian residents at Jordan’s Azraq refugee camp bought clothes, sweets and falafel, and queued for haircuts at a temporary marketplace opened to mark the camp’s first anniversary. UNHCR

8 May 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / BAY OF BENGAL

There has been a sharp increase in the number of people being smuggled across the Bay of Bengal, according to a new report by the United Nations Refugee Agency. UNTV CH  

8 May 2015 | Read More »

 

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