displacement

News in Brief 22 December 2017 - Geneva (AM)

DRC violence fuels new displacement

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Thousands flee as Iraqi forces advance on ISIL-held Tal Afar – UN

The top United Nations humanitarian official in Iraq has warned against the consequences of displacement as thousands of civilians are expected to flee from Tal Afar and surrounding communities during the Iraqi military operation to retake these areas from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da'esh) terrorist group.

Over 600,000 displaced Syrians returned home so far this year – UN agency

More than 600,000 displaced Syrians returned home in the first seven months of 2017, the United Nations migration agency and partners have found.

UN refugee agency 'shocked' by reported airstrike and casualties in Yemen

The United Nations refugee agency today said that it is “deeply shocked and saddened” at reports of the deaths and injuries of internally displaced persons in an aerial attack on the embattled Mawza district in Yemen's Taizz governorate.

Israel occupation “key driver of humanitarian need” in Palestinian territory

Now in its 50th year, Israel’s occupation is being cited by a recent UN report as a “key driver of humanitarian need” in the Palestinian territory and West Bank, including east Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip.

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UN agency works to fill humanitarian vacuum in north DR Congo after aid groups' departure

The United Nations migration agency is responding to the urgent humanitarian needs of more than 27,000 displaced people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC) eastern province of North Kivu, after many relief aid organizations left camps.

UN and Africa: focus on Somalia and press freedom day

Somalia children facing “triple threat” of drought, disease and displacement: UNICEF

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Somalia children facing drought, disease and displacement: UNICEF

The “triple threat” of drought, disease and displacement is taking a terrible toll on children in Somalia, according to the UN children’s agency, UNICEF.

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Angola: UN agency airlifts aid to newly-arrived refugees from DR Congo

A plane carrying relief items has arrived in Luanda, Angola, to assist over 11,000 people who fled a recent surge violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the United Nations refugee agency said today.

South Sudan warring parties urged to show restraint, protect civilians

Warring parties in South Sudan are being urged by the most senior UN official in the country to show restraint in the face of an escalation in violence and to remember their responsibility towards protecting civilians from conflict.

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