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Record 68.5 million people displaced worldwide: UN

3 months, 26 days ago
GENEVA: A record 68.5 million people have been displaced from their homes due to war, violence and persecution, notably in places like Myanmar and Syria, the UN said on Tuesday. By the end of 2017, the number was nearly three million…

40,000 displaced Yemenis stranded without aid in Aden: UN

8 months, 15 days ago
ADEN, YEMEN: The UN expressed concern on Wednesday for more than 40,000 displaced Yemenis who had sought refuge in second city Aden, only to find themselves caught in deadly fighting between troops and separatist militia. The UN refugee…

Boko Haram kill 11 in Nigeria displaced civilians camp

1 year, 1 month ago
ABUJA: Boko Haram militants killed 11 people on Friday in a raid on a camp for civilians displaced by the group's violent insurgency, military and vigilante sources told AFP. The Boko Haram fighters penetrated the camp in Banki on…

More than 800,000 people still displaced from Mosul: UN

1 year, 3 months ago
GENEVA: More than a million people were displaced from Mosul by the battle in the Iraqi city against the Islamic State group, but nearly 200,000 have returned home, the UN said Friday.  Out of nearly 1.05 million people who fled the…

Record 65.6 million people displaced worldwide: UN

1 year, 3 months ago
GENEVA: Devastating conflicts, violence and persecution in places like Syria and South Sudan had left a record 65.6 million people uprooted from their homes by the end of 2016, the UN said Monday. That number marks a jump of just 300,000…

Conflict displaces record number of Afghans in 2016, says UN

1 year, 10 months ago
KABUL: The number of people displaced by conflict in Afghanistan this year has surpassed half a million people, the United Nations reported on Wednesday, the highest number since it began tracking such statistics in 2008. More than…