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Breitbart
Humanitarian Conditions in Iraq Crumbling as Islamic State Battle Continueswhat it expects to be a mass exodus from Mosul following the battle to eject IS
Humanitarian Conditions in Iraq Crumbling as Islamic State Battle Continues
Breitbart / Posted yesterday
what it expects to be a mass exodus from Mosul following the battle to eject ISIS.” They went on to report, “The UN refugee agency warned that an expected battle to liberate Mosul was likely to ‘dramatically worsen’ the displacement... Read more
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International Business Times
Somalis leaving Kenya due to threats and pressure from authorities, UN claimsreports of police harassment and abuse targeted at Somali refugees. 'Threateni
Somalis leaving Kenya due to threats and pressure from authorities, UN claims
International Business Times / Posted yesterday
reports of police harassment and abuse targeted at Somali refugees. 'Threatening rhetoric by Kenyan officials' The UN refugee agency has claimed that a worrying number of some of the 326,611 Somalis living in Dadaab are registering to... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
UN Refugees Commission Distances Itself From Overturned Drug Trafficking Vehiclebelonged to UNHCR but the Agency's Rwanda office announced yesterday that the v
UN Refugees Commission Distances Itself From Overturned Drug Trafficking Vehicle
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
belonged to UNHCR but the Agency's Rwanda office announced yesterday that the vehicle belongs to its project partner. "The UN Refugee Agency wishes to clarify that the vehicle in question is a property of UNHCR, on loan under a "Right of Use... Read more
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express
Italian minister says EU states should take MORE migrants after Germany takes in hundredsGermany already has." Italy has seen more than 103,000 migrants arrive by boat
Italian minister says EU states should take MORE migrants after Germany takes in hundreds
express / Posted 3 days ago
Germany already has." Italy has seen more than 103,000 migrants arrive by boat this year alone, according to data from the UN refugee agency UNHCR. But the relocation scheme has not been greeted with universal approval. The Hungarian government... Read more
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The Norway Post
Norway provides educational funds for Syria and neighbourstakes a long-term approach in its cooperation with its partners. We recently si
Norway provides educational funds for Syria and neighbours
The Norway Post / Posted 4 days ago
takes a long-term approach in its cooperation with its partners. We recently signed an equivalent letter of intent with the UN Refugee Agency to support its efforts in the Syrian crisis,’ said Mr Brende. Norway co-hosted the donor conference for... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
UN Chief Urges All to Build On Sustainable Development Effects of 2016 Olympic Gamesthe 10-member Refugee Olympic Team that participated in the Games under the Oly
UN Chief Urges All to Build On Sustainable Development Effects of 2016 Olympic Games
AllAfrica.com / Posted 4 days ago
the 10-member Refugee Olympic Team that participated in the Games under the Olympic flag. The team was supported by the UN refugee agency and the IOC, and their participation brought global attention to the global refugee crisis and served as a... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Envoy Leaks Uganda's Secrets on South Sudanbout of violence in Juba has pushed some 52, 000 South Sudanese as refugees in
Envoy Leaks Uganda's Secrets on South Sudan
AllAfrica.com / Posted 4 days ago
bout of violence in Juba has pushed some 52, 000 South Sudanese as refugees in Uganda, according to an August 2, 2016 UN refugee agency update, underlining Uganda's legitimate interest in the evolving situation in the country. President... Read more
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New Kerala
UN chief urges all to build on sustainable development effects of 2016 Olympic Games - newkerala.com #108607the 10-member Refugee Olympic Team that participated in the Games under the Oly
UN chief urges all to build on sustainable development effects of 2016 Olympic Games - newkerala.com #108607
New Kerala / Posted 4 days ago
the 10-member Refugee Olympic Team that participated in the Games under the Olympic flag. The team was supported by the UN refugee agency and the IOC, and their participation brought global attention to the global refugee crisis and served as a... Read more
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International Business Times
NGOs welcome Kenya's decision to keep Dadaab refugee camp openUK. JRS was one of 11 NGOs urging Kenya to reconsider its intended closure of D
NGOs welcome Kenya's decision to keep Dadaab refugee camp open
International Business Times / Posted 5 days ago
UK. JRS was one of 11 NGOs urging Kenya to reconsider its intended closure of Dadaab refugee camp. Earlier this month, the UN refugee agency announced that 116 Somali refugees return from Dadaab camps to Mogadishu as part of a new phase of... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
More Than 160,000 Flood-Affected People in the Country90,000 South Sudanese have sought refuge and assistance in Sudan since the begi
More Than 160,000 Flood-Affected People in the Country
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 days ago
90,000 South Sudanese have sought refuge and assistance in Sudan since the beginning of 2016, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and partners. This brings the total number of South Sudanese refugees in Sudan to close to 243,000... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Time for a change? Meet the five women in race for UN secretary general postplaced last in the first poll, dropped out. Antonio Guterres, a former Portugu
Time for a change? Meet the five women in race for UN secretary general post
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 6 days ago
placed last in the first poll, dropped out. Antonio Guterres, a former Portuguese prime minister who has also headed the UN refugee agency, topped both polls. Another “straw” poll is scheduled on August 29. Here is a look at the women... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Survivors of Libyan shipwreck report 7 Syrians deadMilan — The UN refugee agency says that survivors of a shipwreck off Libya have
Survivors of Libyan shipwreck report 7 Syrians dead
News 24 South Africa / Posted 6 days ago
Milan — The UN refugee agency says that survivors of a shipwreck off Libya have reported at least seven people, including three children, died when the small wooden boat carrying 27 people, mostly Syrian refugees, capsized. A Spanish aid group... Read more
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Boston Globe
The world in briefSaleh was forced to step down in 2012 amid Arab Spring protests after more than
The world in brief
Boston Globe / Posted 6 days ago
Saleh was forced to step down in 2012 amid Arab Spring protests after more than three decades in power. (AP) MILAN — The UN refugee agency says that survivors of a shipwreck off Libya have reported at least seven people, including three children,... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Economic downturn, Islamist attacks cause hunger to spread in Nigeria: UNto Borno and Yobe states has exposed “catastrophic levels” of suffering and a “
Economic downturn, Islamist attacks cause hunger to spread in Nigeria: UN
Eye Witness News / Posted 7 days ago
to Borno and Yobe states has exposed “catastrophic levels” of suffering and a “vast regional crisis”, according to the UN refugee agency UNHCR. Inflation and soaring food prices come at a time when people have little left from the last... Read more
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The Daily Jeffersonian
UN cites reports of up to 3,000 Iraqis captured by ISThe UN refugee agency says it has received reports that the Islamic State group
UN cites reports of up to 3,000 Iraqis captured by IS
The Daily Jeffersonian / Posted 7 days ago
The UN refugee agency says it has received reports that the Islamic State group may have captured up Published: August 20, 2016 2:36 AM BERLIN (AP) -- The UN refugee agency says it has received... Read more
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iol.co.za
Six die as migrant boat sinks off Libyan coastthan 3 000 migrants have died in the Mediterranean so far this year, the Intern
Six die as migrant boat sinks off Libyan coast
iol.co.za / Posted 8 days ago
than 3 000 migrants have died in the Mediterranean so far this year, the International Organization for Migration estimates. About a quarter of all boat migrants in 2016 - some 100 000 have arrived in Italy - are children, the UN refugee agency sa... Read more
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DW
Mosul: The next humanitarian disaster waiting to happen |risk that the estimated approximately 1.3 million civilians remaining in Mosul
Mosul: The next humanitarian disaster waiting to happen |
DW / Posted 8 days ago
risk that the estimated approximately 1.3 million civilians remaining in Mosul will be caught in the crossfire. Both the UN refugee agency, the UNHCR, and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) are preparing for large waves of... Read more
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Eye Witness News
These are the 5 women in the running to be new UN headthe highest-ranked woman was in third place. Antonio Guterres, a former Portugu
These are the 5 women in the running to be new UN head
Eye Witness News / Posted 8 days ago
the highest-ranked woman was in third place. Antonio Guterres, a former Portuguese prime minister who has also headed the UN refugee agency, came top in both polls. In the first “straw poll", Irina Bokova came in third but in the second she... Read more
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Times of Malta
Malta’s laws on detention are still unclear, says UNHCRSome of the changes made to Malta’s laws on the detention of asylum-seekers wer
Malta’s laws on detention are still unclear, says UNHCR
Times of Malta / Posted 8 days ago
Some of the changes made to Malta’s laws on the detention of asylum-seekers were still not clear, the UN refugee agency said yesterday. In its annual mid-year progress report, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) welcomed the... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Syrian baby, 5-old dead in migrant boat capsizeTurkey and North Africa -- 27 percent of all arrivals in the first six months o
Syrian baby, 5-old dead in migrant boat capsize
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 8 days ago
Turkey and North Africa -- 27 percent of all arrivals in the first six months of this year were minors, according to the UN refugee agency. Italy's coastguard said the five deaths occurred on a day when they supervised the rescue of 534 people... Read more
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Times of Malta
Almost 250,000 migrants have crossed Mediterranean this yearquarter of a million people have reached Europe by crossing the Mediterranean S
Almost 250,000 migrants have crossed Mediterranean this year
Times of Malta / Posted 9 days ago
quarter of a million people have reached Europe by crossing the Mediterranean Sea this year, according to new data from the UN refugee agency. Nearly 3,000 refugees and migrants were estimated to have died or gone missing at sea, compared to 1,847... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
UNHCR Steps Up Repatriation of Refugees From KenyaThe UN refugee agency has voluntarily repatriated 2,272 Somali refugees from th
UNHCR Steps Up Repatriation of Refugees From Kenya
AllAfrica.com / Posted 11 days ago
The UN refugee agency has voluntarily repatriated 2,272 Somali refugees from the Dadaab camp in northwest Kenya between July 16-31. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said in its bi-monthly report received in Nairobi that some 1,272... Read more
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Aljazeera
Ban Ki-moon: 'My replacement should be a woman'was in third place, a disappointment to many. Antonio Guterres, a former Portu
Ban Ki-moon: 'My replacement should be a woman'
Aljazeera / Posted 11 days ago
was in third place, a disappointment to many. Antonio Guterres, a former Portuguese prime minister who has also headed the UN refugee agency, topped both polls. In the first straw poll, Irina Bokova of Bulgaria, who heads UNESCO, came in third but... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Portland teacher makes Muslim students ‘feel super comfortable’places, most recently to the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., where she was
Portland teacher makes Muslim students ‘feel super comfortable’
Bangor Daily News / Posted 11 days ago
places, most recently to the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., where she was invited to speak about the genocide by the UN Refugee Agency and read a poem about her homeland. Here in her new home, Ahmed teaches English at Casco Bay High School,... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
More Than 122,000 Flood-Affected People in SudanJanuary 2016, fleeing ongoing conflict and heightened food insecurity, of whom
More Than 122,000 Flood-Affected People in Sudan
AllAfrica.com / Posted 12 days ago
January 2016, fleeing ongoing conflict and heightened food insecurity, of whom over 50,500 are in East Darfur alone. The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) is planning and demarcating land for the construction of two new camps in Kario and El Nimir in... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Isis sets its sights on Italy after fleeing Libyaacts of violence. "We should not forget that the vast majority of refugees are
Isis sets its sights on Italy after fleeing Libya
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 12 days ago
acts of violence. "We should not forget that the vast majority of refugees are law-abiding and we should not demonise them or see them all as criminals and terrorists because that's not the case," said William Spindler, from the UN refugee a... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Islamic State fighters fleeing besieged Libyan city could cross the Mediterranean in migrant boats, Italy warnsof violence. "We should not forget that the vast majority of refugees are law-
Islamic State fighters fleeing besieged Libyan city could cross the Mediterranean in migrant boats, Italy warns
Daily Telegraph / Posted 13 days ago
of violence. "We should not forget that the vast majority of refugees are law-abiding and we should not demonise them or see them all as criminals and terrorists because that's not the case," William Spindler, of the UN refugee agency, told Reut... Read more
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DW
Helping refugees in Greece get facts, not rumors |and cross-checking the information they give out. They share details from news
Helping refugees in Greece get facts, not rumors |
DW / Posted 14 days ago
and cross-checking the information they give out. They share details from news sources to official reports by the UN refugee agency UNHCR, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO), Greek authorities and information they get from direct... Read more
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New Kerala
Scale of refugee exodus straining capacity in neighbouring countries, warns UN - newkerala.com #104455cite rampant violence including killings and clashes between government forces
Scale of refugee exodus straining capacity in neighbouring countries, warns UN - newkerala.com #104455
New Kerala / Posted 14 days ago
cite rampant violence including killings and clashes between government forces and armed groups, highlighted the UN refugee agency spokesperson, adding: They also report that armed groups are robbing civilians and extorting money from... Read more
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CTV News
UN: 100,000 displaced as Iraqi forces poise for Mosul battleIRBIL, Iraq -- The UN refugee agency says more than 100,000 people have been di
UN: 100,000 displaced as Iraqi forces poise for Mosul battle
CTV News / Posted 15 days ago
IRBIL, Iraq -- The UN refugee agency says more than 100,000 people have been displaced as Iraqi forces clear territory ahead of the critical battle for Islamic State-held Mosul -- a dire statistic raising concerns that a million more could be... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Refugee Fans From Many Countries Assemble to Support JudokasOlympic Refugee Team was formed by an initiative of the International Olympic C
Refugee Fans From Many Countries Assemble to Support Judokas
AllAfrica.com / Posted 15 days ago
Olympic Refugee Team was formed by an initiative of the International Olympic Committee and was supported by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), working for over 20 years to encourage sports as a source of development and well-being for the... Read more
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express
Hungary’s WAR ON MIGRATION: Now Orban unleashes 3,000 extra cops to defend borderto send illegal migrants detained within 8 km (5 miles) of its southern frontie
Hungary’s WAR ON MIGRATION: Now Orban unleashes 3,000 extra cops to defend border
express / Posted 15 days ago
to send illegal migrants detained within 8 km (5 miles) of its southern frontier back to Serbia, drawing criticism from the UN refugee agency. A razor-wire fence built along Hungary's southern border with Serbia and Croatia has helped to sharply... Read more
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asianage
100,000 displaced as Iraqi forces poise for Mosul battle: UNIraqi leaders have repeatedly promised that Mosul will be retaken from the mili
100,000 displaced as Iraqi forces poise for Mosul battle: UN
asianage / Posted 15 days ago
Iraqi leaders have repeatedly promised that Mosul will be retaken from the militant group this year. Irbil: The UN refugee agency says that more than 100,000 people have been displaced as Iraqi forces clear territory ahead of the critical battle for... Read more
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asianage
100,000 displaced as Iraqi forces poise for Mosul battle UNIraqi leaders have repeatedly promised that Mosul will be retaken from the mili
100,000 displaced as Iraqi forces poise for Mosul battle UN
asianage / Posted 15 days ago
Iraqi leaders have repeatedly promised that Mosul will be retaken from the militant group this year. Irbil: The UN refugee agency says that more than 100,000 people have been displaced as Iraqi forces clear territory ahead of the critical battle for... Read more
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CTV News
100,000 displaced as Iraqi forces prepare for battle for Mosul, UN saysIRBIL, Iraq - The UN refugee agency says that more than 100,000 people have bee
100,000 displaced as Iraqi forces prepare for battle for Mosul, UN says
CTV News / Posted 15 days ago
IRBIL, Iraq - The UN refugee agency says that more than 100,000 people have been displaced as Iraqi forces clear territory ahead of the critical battle for the Islamic State-held city of Mosul. Iraqi leaders have repeatedly promised that Mosul - in... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
War On Climate Terror ( - Fleeing Disasters, Escaping Drought, MigratingIt is evident that gradual and sudden environmental changes are already resulti
War On Climate Terror ( - Fleeing Disasters, Escaping Drought, Migrating
AllAfrica.com / Posted 15 days ago
It is evident that gradual and sudden environmental changes are already resulting in substantial population movements, the UN Refugee agency (UNHCR) reports. "The number of storms, droughts and floods has increased threefold over the last 30 years... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
UNHCR Demarcating New Refugee Camps in East DarfurEast Darfur — Despite weather-related challenges including heavy rain, planning
UNHCR Demarcating New Refugee Camps in East Darfur
AllAfrica.com / Posted 15 days ago
East Darfur — Despite weather-related challenges including heavy rain, planning and land demarcation is ongoing by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) for the construction of two new camps in Kario and Al Nimir, East Darfur. The camps will accommodate an... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Hepatitis E Outbreak in Sortony, North Darfurfor the displaced people will be relocated to a new camp in Kario in East Darfu
Hepatitis E Outbreak in Sortony, North Darfur
AllAfrica.com / Posted 19 days ago
for the displaced people will be relocated to a new camp in Kario in East Darfur. The camp layout is being finalised by a UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) site planner to accommodate 6,000 households or an estimated 30,000 people. Unicef, WHO, the East... Read more
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Breitbart
Islamic State Takes 3,000 More Hostages in Iraqhomes trying to flee conflict zones in northern Iraq, the United Nations said F
Islamic State Takes 3,000 More Hostages in Iraq
Breitbart / Posted 21 days ago
homes trying to flee conflict zones in northern Iraq, the United Nations said Friday, reportedly killing 12 of them. The UN refugee agency said it had received reports that ISIS rounded up the thousands of internally displaced people Thursday... Read more
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New Kerala
ISIS captures about 3,000 people fleeing violence in Iraq: UN report - newkerala.com #1013053,000 people displaced from their homes trying to flee conflict zones in northe
ISIS captures about 3,000 people fleeing violence in Iraq: UN report - newkerala.com #101305
New Kerala / Posted 21 days ago
3,000 people displaced from their homes trying to flee conflict zones in northern Iraq, reportedly killing 12 of them. The UN refugee agency said yesterday that it had received reports that ISIS rounded up the thousands of internally displaced... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Actress Redgrave urges British government to take in Calais child refugeesand to ensure appropriate support systems are in place." He said Britain was a
Actress Redgrave urges British government to take in Calais child refugees
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 21 days ago
and to ensure appropriate support systems are in place." He said Britain was also in "active discussions" with the UN refugee agency and other European governments to "to strengthen and speed up mechanisms to identify, assess and transfer... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
UN aid reaches eastern UkraineUp to 10,000 people are expected to arrive at this tent city soon due to the on
UN aid reaches eastern Ukraine
Manila Bulletin / Posted 21 days ago
Up to 10,000 people are expected to arrive at this tent city soon due to the on-coming winter. UNITED NATIONS — The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on Friday reported that aid convoys have reached conflict-affected populations in the... Read more
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Eye Witness News
UNHCR: Islamic State captures up to 3,000 fleeing IraqisState fighters may have captured up to 3,000 fleeing Iraqi villagers on Thursda
UNHCR: Islamic State captures up to 3,000 fleeing Iraqis
Eye Witness News / Posted 22 days ago
State fighters may have captured up to 3,000 fleeing Iraqi villagers on Thursday and subsequently executed 12 of them, the UN refugee agency UNHCR said in a daily report on events in Iraq. The report followed a statement on Thursday from the Iraqi... Read more
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ABC 7 El Paso
ISIS captures up to 3,000 fleeing Iraq violencehomes trying to flee conflict zones in northern Iraq, the United Nations said F
ISIS captures up to 3,000 fleeing Iraq violence
ABC 7 El Paso / Posted 22 days ago
homes trying to flee conflict zones in northern Iraq, the United Nations said Friday, reportedly killing 12 of them. The UN refugee agency said it had received reports that ISIS rounded up the thousands of internally displaced people Thursday... Read more
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CNN
ISIS captures up to 3,000 people fleeing violence in Iraq, UN saysand the US-led airstrikes. There are more than 4 million internally displaced
ISIS captures up to 3,000 people fleeing violence in Iraq, UN says
CNN / Posted 22 days ago
and the US-led airstrikes. There are more than 4 million internally displaced persons in Iraq, according to data from the UN refugee agency, which said the fall of Ramadi in May 2015 "resulted in significant levels of new displacement, mostly in... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
3 000 fleeing Iraqis seized by ISISBaghdad - Fighters from ISIS have reportedly captured up to 3 000 fleeing villa
3 000 fleeing Iraqis seized by ISIS
News 24 South Africa / Posted 22 days ago
Baghdad - Fighters from ISIS have reportedly captured up to 3 000 fleeing villagers in northern Iraq, according to the UN refugee agency. In its daily report on events in Iraq, UNHCR said on Friday that 12 of the captives had been executed by... Read more
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WDIO Duluth
UN Cites Reports of Up To 3,000 Iraqis Captured by Islamic StateBERLIN (AP) - The UN refugee agency says it has received reports that the Islam
UN Cites Reports of Up To 3,000 Iraqis Captured by Islamic State
WDIO Duluth / Posted 22 days ago
BERLIN (AP) - The UN refugee agency says it has received reports that the Islamic State group may have captured up to 3,000 Iraqis who were fleeing violence and that 12 of them may have been killed. In a report published Thursday, the U.N. High... Read more
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The Daily Jeffersonian
UN cites reports of up to 3,000 Iraqis captured by IS Published: August 5, 2016 9:00 AM BERLIN (AP) -- The UN refugee agency says i
UN cites reports of up to 3,000 Iraqis captured by IS
The Daily Jeffersonian / Posted 22 days ago
Published: August 5, 2016 9:00 AM BERLIN (AP) -- The UN refugee agency says it has received reports that the Islamic State group may have captured up to 3,000 Iraqis who were fleeing violence and... Read more
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ABC News
Meet The Refugee Team To March In Olympics Opening Ceremonythat they have a chance and a hope in life. Through education, but also in runn
Meet The Refugee Team To March In Olympics Opening Ceremony
ABC News / Posted 22 days ago
that they have a chance and a hope in life. Through education, but also in running, you can change the world,” he told the UN refugee agency. Paulo Lokoro used to take care of his family's cattle in South Sudan until the war forced him to flee... Read more
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Daily Mail
Islamic State captures up to 3,000 fleeing Iraqis -UNHCRcaptured almost 3,000 people who were fleeing from a village in Iraq before exe
Islamic State captures up to 3,000 fleeing Iraqis -UNHCR
Daily Mail / Posted 22 days ago
captured almost 3,000 people who were fleeing from a village in Iraq before executing 12 of them. A report by the UN refugee agency said the refugees were trying to leave villages in the Hawiga District of Kirkuk when the extremists... Read more
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