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Tag Archives: displaced

UNHCR welcomes US$1.5 billion pledged in Kuwait for Syria’s forcibly displaced

(UNHCR) – UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres on Wednesday praised donor countries for pledging more than US$1.5 billion to help Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries and those displaced within the embattled country. He said the funding commitments made at a high-level pledging conference in Kuwait City on Wednesday...
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Thousands flee to Mogadishu after Afgoye fighting

A renewed offensive against Al-Shabab insurgents by Somali government forces, backed by Ethiopian, Kenyan and African Union troops, has sparked another influx of civilians to the capital Mogadishu, locals told IRIN. “Since 18 February, we estimate that between 10,000 and 11,000 families [60,000-66,000 people] have arrived in Mogadishu, fleeing fighting...
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Fighting displaces thousands in Somaliland

More than 1,000 families (about 6,000 people) have been displaced from the town of Buuhoodle and nearby villages in eastern Somaliland after heavy fighting on 8 February between the Somaliland Army and clan militias loyal to the newly created Khatumo State, locals told IRIN. The area has been disputed, with...
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Emergency Shelter Agencies Appeal for US$ 67 Million for Families Displaced by Southern Pakistan Floods

– As Pakistan’s southern Sindh province struggles to cope with some of the worst flooding in its history, IOM and its partners in the “cluster” of aid agencies providing emergency shelter have appealed to international donors for US$ 67 million to help at least 274,000 vulnerable families. The appeal, which...
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