IDPs

New El Salvador law, a victory for forced displacement victims: UN refugee agency  

A new law in El Salvador opens a door for tens of thousands of forced displacement victims in the country to access to life-saving humanitarian assistance and have their basic rights restored, said the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) on Friday.

Syria: Civilians face ‘daily nightmare’ in Idlib, says top UN official

Following a sharp escalation of hostilities in southern Idlib, “at least 300,000 civilians have fled their homes” since mid-December, the UN Deputy Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Syria crisis said on Tuesday, voicing concern for their well-being.

News in Brief 5 March 2019

  • More than 70,000 flee spike in violence in Burkina Faso in just two months
  • UN rights chief’s ‘deep regret’ at Burundi office closure
  • Growing number of women parliamentarians worldwide
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Aid stepped up to Syria camp; new arrivals say terrorists blocked their escape

Harrowing details continue to emerge of thousands of families who have risked their lives fleeing fighting in Syria’s last ISIL terrorist-held enclave, as UN humanitarians warned on Friday that children are still dying on their way to an overcrowded camp for the displaced, amid access problems and perishing cold.

News in Brief 26 October 2018

  • 2,300 migrant children in Central American ‘caravan’ need protection
  • Over 330,000 Congolese migrants at risk after mass deportations from Angola—UN rights chief
  • Critical UNHCR aid reaches over 150,000 displaced Yemenis
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UN Mission in Darfur, important ‘source of protection’ to displaced and civilians of Golo: rights chief

UNAMID is a valuable “source of protection” to people in central Jabal Marra, an area strongly affected by the long-running conflict across the Sudanese region, according to Marcel Clement Akpovo, the Mission’s Chief of Human Rights.  Mr. Akpovo, who recently met with internally displaced persons in Jabal Marra, Darfur, Sudan, spoke with UNAMID’s Setyo Budi.

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Iraq milestone: Some four million people return home, displacement drops to four-year low

For the first time in nearly four years, the number of displaced Iraqis has fallen below two million, according to a new report released on Tuesday by the United Nations migration agency.

Militias force nearly 2,000 to leave Libyan capital’s largest shelter for internally-displaced: UNHCR

Libyan militias have forced nearly 2,000 people from an ethnic minority likely targeted for their alleged links to the former Gadaffi Government, to flee long-established shelters in the capital Tripoli, the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, said on Tuesday.

UN agency warns conditions around Yemen’s key port city of Hudaydah still ‘very bad’, as staff rush to deliver aid

United Nations migration agency staff in Yemen say the key port city of Hudaydah remains “a difficult environment” for the delivery of aid to thousands of people displaced by heavy fighting this week.

Fresh airstrikes kill dozens in conflict-ravaged Syria

Despite the return of tens of thousands of internally displaced people (IDPs) to Syria following local agreements and changes in territorial control, the United Nations said on Friday that fresh airstrikes have reportedly killed dozens of civilians “in several areas” of the country.