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UN: Tens of thousands displaced as Hudaida battle continues

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[…]

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CAR Muslims in dire straits

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[…]

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UN says 250,000 displaced by fighting in Libya

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[…]

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Gaza’s displaced cram into UN schools

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.[…]

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Iraqi town overflows with displaced

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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