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Over 200,000 people displaced in Somalia conflict: UNHCR


July 8th, 2009 - 4:31 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, July 8 (Xinhua) The number of people displaced by the escalating conflict in Mogadishu has reached 204,000, making it the biggest exodus from the troubled Somali capital since the Ethiopian intervention ... Read more...

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Swat conflict triggers largest, swiftest refugee exodus: UNHCR


May 22nd, 2009 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 22 (IANS) The Pakistani military's anti-Taliban operations in the country's troubled northwest has triggered the largest and swiftest refugee exodus anywhere in the world in recent times, says the ... Read more...

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UN warns of massive displacement in Pakistan


May 19th, 2009 - 2:49 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, May 19 (DPA) With over two million people now displaced in Pakistan owing to fighting in the North West Frontier Province, the UN warned Monday that the crisis could be one ... Read more...

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265,000 people fled Sri Lanka conflict zone, says UN


May 19th, 2009 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, May 18 (DPA) The UN refugee agency said Monday that 265,000 people have fled the conflict zone in northeastern Sri Lanka in the last several months. UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) ... Read more...

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Conflict in Pakistan left over 500,000 displaced: UN (Lead)


May 12th, 2009 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, May 12 (DPA) The UN refugee agency said Tuesday it has registered 501,496 people so far in a new influx of displaced people fleeing violence in northwest Pakistan. They join 550,000 people ... Read more...

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A million people displaced in Pakistan, says UN


May 8th, 2009 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, May 8 (DPA) UN humanitarian agencies said Friday that the recent outbreak of violence in the northwest of Pakistan would lead to a total of one million people eventually being ... Read more...

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Asylum seekers in developed nations increase: UN


March 25th, 2009 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, March 25 (Xinhua) The number of asylum seekers in industrialised countries continued to increase last year with some 383,000 new applications, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has said. New ... Read more...

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UN says fierce fighting in FATA may displace 600,000


February 11th, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Geneva, Feb. 11 (ANI): The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has claimed that fierce fighting in Pakistans tribal areas could drive over 600,000 people away from their homes within a few ... Read more...

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UN says 190,000 people displaced from strife-torn Bajaur Agency


October 15th, 2008 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad , Oct 15 (ANI): The United Nations has said that around 190,000 people have been displaced so far from the strife-torn Bajaur Agency since fighting began there in mid-August.People are ... Read more...

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100 people feared drowned in Gulf of Aden


October 11th, 2008 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
New York, Oct 10 (DPA) About 100 people were feared drowned off the coast of Yemen after they were forced to swim ashore by smugglers, the UN refugee agency said Friday citing ... Read more...

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100,000 people uprooted by fighting in Georgia: UN


August 13th, 2008 - 4:50 am ICT by IANS
DPA New York, Aug 13 (DPA) The UN refugee agency Tuesday said nearly 100,000 people have been displaced by the fighting in Georgia, including 30,000 who have fled South Ossetia for Russia since ... Read more...

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