Migrants and Refugees

Disease and malnutrition claim lives of 10 Somali refugees in Kenya: UNHCR

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today voiced "grave concern" over the situation in Kenya's volatile border region, where 10 Somali refugees have died of disease and malnutrition over the past six days as the Kenyan authorities have prevented aid agencies from moving thousands to a safer location.

UN sets up new unit to respond to crisis of 50 million internally displaced persons

With an estimated 50 million people around the world having lost their homes due to war and natural disasters, the United Nations has set up a new unit to respond to the severe crisis of internally displaced persons.