Posts Tagged ‘Refugee’

New clashes threats Somali refugees: UN refugee agency

Tuesday, October 4, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News Oct. 4,2011

GENEVA, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) — Renewed clashes between opposing armed groups in Somali have posed great threat to civilians en route to refuge, the Geneva based United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) warned on Tuesday. Read more…

Italy:Italian coast guards find 25 dead bodies of refugees

Monday, August 1, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  August 1,2011
ROME, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) — Italian coast guards on Monday found 25 dead bodies of refugees on a boat, which carried 268 people upon arrival at the country’s southernmost island of Lampedusa, the local ANSA news agency reported. Read more…

Britain’s official visits homeless Somali refugees in Dadaab

Sunday, July 17, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  July 17,2011

Britain's Secretary of State for International Development Andrew Mitchell (2nd R) talks with newly-arrived refugees at the Dagahaley refugee camp in Dadaab, near Kenya's border with Somalia, July 16, 2011. Mitchell visited Dadaab refugee camps, where he met displaced families forced to leave their homes in Somalia in order to survive. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

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Kenya: Amidst the region’s worst drought in decades, Somali refugees crowd camps in Kenya -UNICEF

Monday, July 11, 2011 Comments off
UNICEF ImageUNICEF Kenya Child Protection Specialist Zeinab Ahmed (right) speaks with Somali refugees in a camp in Dadaab, north-eastern Read more…

Poor countries host 80 per cent of world’s refugees, UN report shows

Monday, June 20, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  June 20,2011
20 June 2011 –An estimated 80 per cent of the world’s refugees now live in developing countries and yet anti-refugee sentiment is growing in many industrialized nations, the United Nations said in a report unveiled today, urging the richer States to address the deep Read more…

YEMEN: UNHCR concerned over allegations of Somali mercenaries – IRIN

Saturday, March 12, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News March 12,2011

ADEN, 10 March 2011 (IRIN) – The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) says it is concerned by opposition media reports alleging the Yemen government is recruiting Somali refugees as mercenaries to help put down a growing protest movement demanding Read more…

UN refugee chief and European official begin joint visit to Yemen

Friday, January 14, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News January 14,2011.

13 Jan. –The United Nations refugee chief arrived in Yemen today along with the European Union’s top humanitarian official to assess assistance to civilians displaced by conflict in the country’s north, as well as challenges posed by the continuing

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Australia:Faster processing for asylum seekers

Friday, January 7, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News January 07,2011.

The Federal Government says it will speed up its process to determine if asylum seekers have a valid claim for refugee status in an attempt to minimise the number of court appeals. Read more…

Somali migrants seek a safe home in Djibouti and beyond

Friday, January 7, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News January 7,2011

United Nations Radio 06/01/2011 Tens of thousands of people continue to flee Somalia as violence continues to grip the Horn of Africa country. Refugees have made their way to camps in Kenya and Djibouti, but for some of these desperate people, a safe haven isn’t enough. They prefer to try their luck at travelling further afield in Read more…