More than 800,000 people have been displaced in Kerala, as the death toll from the worst flooding to hit the southern Indian state jumped to at least 370, with losses to infrastructure pegged at almost $3bn. As the rains subsided on Sunday, relief efforts focused on rescuing those marooned in[…]
Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad are set on retaking key villages in the rebel-held southern province of Deraa. Clashes broke out on Tuesday between pro-government forces, which have amassed on the outskirts of the town of Basr al-Harir, as fighting between the two sides escalated. “At least 200[…]
Tens of thousands of residents have fled the fighting along Yemen’s western coastline where pro-government fighters backed by a Saudi-led coalition are engaged in fierce battles with Iran-aligned Houthi rebels. Stephane Dujarric, the spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, told reporters on Monday that about 5,200 families, or around 26,000[…]
The number of people forcibly displaced worldwide is likely to have “far surpassed” a record 60 million this year, mainly driven by the Syrian war and other protracted conflicts, the United Nations said on Friday. The estimated figure includes 20.2 million refugees fleeing wars and persecution, the most since 1992,[…]
More than a 100,000 people have fled their homes after Saudi-led coalition air strikes began in Yemen, according to UNICEF. A spokesman from the UN agency, Rajat Madhok, told Al Jazeera that most of those who have been displaced are women and children. “Most displacements have taken place from and[…]
At least 470 Muslims from the Peuhl ethnic minority, trapped for several months in the Central African Republic town of Yaloke, around 200km from capital Bangui, need to be relocated as a matter of urgency, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has said. Dalia al-Achi, public information officer for the UNHCR[…]
A quarter of a million people have fled because of recent fighting and serious human rights violations in Libya, the UN human rights office said on Thursday in Geneva. At least 100,000 Libyans have become refugees in their own country, while 150,000 people – including many migrant workers – have[…]
Dozens of displaced Gaza families flooded into a UN school early Tuesday after Israel warned them to leave their homes, struggling to set up camp in a cramped, dirty courtyard. Hundreds of homeless Gazans were already living there, with this school in the northern town of Jabaliya packed to overflowing.[…]
Tens of thousands of people fleeing rebels have sought refuge in the small northern Iraqi town of Sinjar, cramming into schools and mosques. But now, there is simply no room left. “No place remains for us to settle displaced people,” local official Myaser Haji Saleh says despondently. Huge numbers of[…]
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