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Nearly 230,000 Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries: UN


September 1st, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 1 (IANS) The number of registered Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Turkey has reached nearly 230,000, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)."In Turkey, the ... Read more...

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Number of Syria refugees rises to 200,000: UN


August 26th, 2012 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The number of refugees fleeing Syria for neighbouring nations has risen "well above" 200,000 as the violence intensifies, the UN refugee agency has said."There has ... Read more...

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34,000 Syrian refugees reach Lebanon: UN


July 29th, 2012 - 7:13 am ICT by IANS
Beirut, July 29 (IANS) Nearly 34,000 Syrian refugees have arrived in Lebanon, after fleeing the clashes in their country, the UN agency for refugees said."There are currently nearly 34,000 Syrian ... Read more...

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80,000 displaced in Myanmar unrest


July 28th, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, July 27 (IANS) Some 80,000 people have been displaced in the recent inter-communal clashes in Myanmar, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said Friday.UNHCR spokesman Andrej Mahecic told reporters that ... Read more...

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54 Africans died at sea during voyage to Italy


July 11th, 2012 - 8:54 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, July 11 (IANS)A total of 54 people have died in the Mediterranean sea while attempting to reach the Italian shores from Libya, Xinhua quoted the United Nations Refugee ... Read more...

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150,000 Afghan refugees to leave Pakistan


June 18th, 2012 - 6:30 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 18 (IANS) The UN refugee agency plans to help in the voluntary repatriation of some 150,000 Afghan refugees from Pakistan this year.Pakistan continues to host about 1.7 million ... Read more...

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9,000 displaced in Somalia violence


May 27th, 2012 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, May 26 (IANS) At least 9,200 people have been displaced in a fierce battle raging between the coalition forces and the insurgents near the Somali capital, the UN refugee ... Read more...

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UAE discusses cooperation with UNHCR


April 27th, 2012 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 26 (IANS/WAM) Officials of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Thursday met top envoys of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).UAE Assistant Foreign Minister for International Organizations ... Read more...

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Hundreds of Myanmar nationals seek refugee status (With Images)


April 21st, 2012 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Making pavements as their homes, over 500 hundred Myanmar nationals, among them women and children, have camped for the past 12 days near ... Read more...

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UNHCR hails UAE’s humanitarian efforts


April 19th, 2012 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 18 (IANS/WAM) The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has praised the efforts of the UAE to improve the humanitarian conditions of refugees around the world.May Kadkoy, ... Read more...

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100,000 people displaced in Pakistan this year


March 31st, 2012 - 9:41 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, March 31 (IANS) Over 100,000 people, mostly women and children, have been displaced in northwest Pakistan this year due to military operations against the militant groups, the UN High ... Read more...

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Over 100,000 flee fighting in northwestern Pakistan: UNHCR


March 31st, 2012 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, March 30 (IANS) An estimated 101,160 people, mostly women and children, have been displaced since Jan 20 when government troops began security operations against militant groups in Khyber Agency ... Read more...

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80,000 people flee Mali as clashes continue


March 2nd, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, March 2 (IANS) Some 80,000 people have fled the western African nation of Mali to neighbouring countries due to intense fighting between government troops and rebels, the UN refugee ... Read more...

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France violated Sikh’s right to wearing turban: UN


January 13th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 13 (IANS) The UN rights committee has said France violated the religious freedom of a 76-year-old Sikh when he was asked to remove his turban for his ID ... Read more...

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Insurgents attack animal clinic near UN offices in southern Afghanistan


October 31st, 2011 - 7:23 pm ICT by BNO News
KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- Six people were killed on early Monday morning when a small group of insurgents attacked an animal clinic near offices belonging to the United Nations in southern ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan refugees return from India


October 12th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Oct 12 (IANS) A group of Sri Lankan Tamil refugees returned from India by boat Wednesday, becoming the first case of repatriation to the island nation by sea, the ... Read more...

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UNHCR seeks $33 mn for Pakistan flood victims


September 21st, 2011 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad/Geneva, Sep 20 (IANS/WAM) The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is seeking $33.2 million to help the flood victims in Pakistan.UNHCR said the funds will be used to provide ... Read more...

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Sex strike brings peace in Mindanao Island


September 19th, 2011 - 8:35 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Manila, Sept 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Women in a village in the Philippines are being hailed as the heroines after they successfully brought peace to their community. Wives of feuding men in Dado ... Read more...

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Court frees 65 detained Pakistanis, allows stay in Delhi


April 28th, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) A total of 65 Pakistani nationals, detained for staying in India without valid documents, would be released from jail and allowed to live here for ... Read more...

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Court allows 65 detained Pakistanis to stay in jail


April 5th, 2011 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) A total of 65 Pakistani nationals, detained for staying in India without valid documents, will continue to stay in Tihar Jail as the Delhi High ... Read more...

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400,000 people fled Libya: UN


April 2nd, 2011 - 5:02 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, April 2 (IANS) Some 400,000 people have fled the violence in Libya, the UN said Friday.Some 83,000 foreign nationals have been repatriated, but 12,000 more remain at the ... Read more...

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Angelina Jolie visits Afghanistan to meet refugees


March 3rd, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 3 (ANI): Hollywood beauty Angelina Jolie has made a surprise two-day visit to Afghanistan, the UN's refugee agency saidThe star of films such as 'Mr and Mrs Smith' and ... Read more...

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Libyan “migration tsunami” as thousands pour into Tunisia to escape Gaddafi’s loyalists


February 28th, 2011 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
Tunis, Feb 28 (ANI): Aid workers in Tunisia are reportedly facing a "migration tsunami", with reports saying that thousands of people have poured across the border from Libya claiming that they had ... Read more...

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Over 160,000 ‘flood affected’ people in Pakistan still displaced: UN spokesman


January 26th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 26 (ANI): UN spokesman Martin Nesirky has claimed that over 160,000 'flood affected' people are still displaced in Pakistan nearly six months after the tragedy."Although this is a substantial ... Read more...

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Bosnian rape victims slam ‘ignorant’ Jolie over her directorial debut


November 30th, 2010 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Nov 30 (ANI): Bosnian rape victims of 1990s' inter-ethnic war have blasted Angelina Jolie, who is shooting a movie about Bosnia that has sparked controversy, calling her "ignorant" about the ... Read more...

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Jolie wants to meet Bosnian victims to clear up misunderstanding


October 17th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 17 (ANI): After Bosnia revoked her licence to film her directorial debut this week, Angelina Jolie said that she wants to meet a group of war victims to clear ... Read more...

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Pakistan situation still critical: UN agencies


October 6th, 2010 - 5:20 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Oct 6 (IANS) The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Unicef have said the flood situation in Pakistan remains quite critical in some parts of the country.The UNHCR ... Read more...

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Angelina Jolie does not have many confidantes


September 11th, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 11, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Sexy siren Angelina Jolie claimed in a recent interview that she does not have many friends in the film industry or outside. The 35-year old actress ... Read more...

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Angelina Jolie a loner in real life


September 9th, 2010 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 9 (IANS) Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie doesn't have a lot of friends in her life and is confined to her partner Brad Pitt and their six children. "I talk to ... Read more...

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Angelina Jolie opposes American pastor’s plan to burn Quran on 9/11


September 9th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep 9(ANI): Hollywood superstar Angelina Jolie, who is on a visit to flood affected regions in Pakistan as UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, has condemned plans of an American church pastor to ... Read more...

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Angelina Jolie appeals for help for Pakistan flood victims


September 2nd, 2010 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep 02 (ANI): Angelina Jolie, the UNHCR Ambassador, has released a video appealing for greater support for Pakistan flood victims.The actress has already donated 100,000 dollars for the relief of ... Read more...

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Angelina Jolie to make directorial debut with Bosnian war film


August 25th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 25 (ANI): Angelina Jolie is all set to debut as a director - and a screenwriter - for an upcoming feature film.The film will feature a romance set against ... Read more...

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Jolie to work on Bosnian war love story


August 22nd, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 22 (ANI): Hollywood beauty Angelina Jolie will soon begin work on a film set during the Bosnian War.The actress made the announcement after a visit to the country's capital ... Read more...

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Jolie donates 100,000 dollars for Pak flood victims


August 19th, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, Aug.19 (ANI): Hollywood star Angelina Jolie has donated 100,000 dollars to the United Nations towards aid for Pakistan flood victims.Jolie, who is currently on a promotional tour of Europe for ... Read more...

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UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie wants to help Pakistan’s flood victims


August 18th, 2010 - 10:37 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Aug 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) UNHCR Goodwill ambassador Angelina Jolie has appealed to the public to donate generously for the flood victims of Pakistan. She also added that she is aware ... Read more...

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