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Return of refugees in DR Congo fraught with challenges, reports UN agency

08 September 2017 – Despite improvements in the security situation in conflict-affected parts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the return to peace continues to be fragile and the return of the displaced populations remains fraught with challenges, the United Nations refugee agency said.


‘Robust action’ required to assist growing number of refugees on Greek islands – UN

08 September 2017 – The United Nations refugee agency today urged “robust action” to improve conditions on Greece’s eastern Aegean islands, where the number of new refugee arrivals increased last month.


UN aid workers urge safe passage for civilians fleeing northern Iraq ahead of battle

22 August 2017 – Warning of harassment, revenge attacks and abuse of civilians displaced from the northern Iraqi city of Tal Afar, United Nations refugee and migration agencies today called for people trying to flee the city ahead of military operations to have safe passage.


UN humanitarian team activated in Nepal in wake of severe floods and landslides

15 August 2017 – The Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) has been activated in Nepal to support response efforts in the aftermath of severe floods that have hit the nation, the office of the United Nations Resident Coordinator in the country has said.


After four years of conflict, uncertainty lingers for displaced Ukrainians – UN refugee agency

11 August 2017 – As the conflict in Ukraine enters its fourth year, nearly 1.6 million internally displaced people are struggling to find safety, adequate housing and access to employment, according to the United Nations refugee agency.


Protecting indigenous peoples' rights 'is protecting everyone's rights' – UN

09 August 2017 – Ten years after the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, progress in several countries has been made in formally recognizing indigenous peoples, but overwhelmingly they continue to face discrimination, marginalization and major challenges in enjoying their basic rights.