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Rooftop refugees plead for water in flooded Peru city

Added: 22.03.2017 22:12 | 0 views | 0 comments


Huarmey (Perú) (AFP) - Stranded on their rooftops by flooding and mudslides, residents of Huarmey, Peru ironically need the one thing they see everywhere they look: water. Last Wednesday, the rain that has been pummeling Peru for a week sent a series of mudslides barreling down the hillsides of the Andes mountains and into the city.

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Tillerson pledges safe areas for refugees, more pressure on Islamic State

Added: 22.03.2017 21:11 | 4 views | 0 comments

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday the United States would set up "interim zones of stability" to help refugees return home in the next phase of the fight against Islamic State and al Qaeda in Syria and Iraq. The top U.S. diplomat did not make clear where these zones were to be set up.

U.S. pulls out of human rights panel on Trump executive orders

Added: 22.03.2017 21:06 | 3 views | 0 comments


The United States pulled out of a regional hearing held on Tuesday to discuss the possible effects on human rights from executive orders signed by U.S. President Donald Trump targeting immigrants and refugees, organizers said. The hearing by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), created by the 35-nation Organization of American States (OAS) to protect human rights in the Americas, follows concerns over the impact of three executive orders signed by Trump, including plans to build a wall on the border with Mexico.

U.S. to set up zones for refugees in fight against Islamic State: Tillerson

Added: 22.03.2017 20:01 | 3 views | 0 comments


The United States will increase pressure on Islamic State and al Qaeda and work to set up "interim zones of stability" to help refugees return home in the next phase of the battle to defeat the groups, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday. Addressing top officials from an international coalition of 68 nations battling Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, Tillerson did not elaborate on where the United States planned to set up these safety zones. "The United States will increase our pressure on ISIS and al Qaeda and will work to establish interim zones of stability, through ceasefires, to allow refugees to return home," he told the meeting at the State Department.

Cameroon expelled 2,600 Nigerians fleeing Boko Haram: UN

Added: 22.03.2017 18:22 | 3 views | 0 comments


More than 2,600 Nigerians who fled into northern Cameroon to escape Boko Haram jihadists have been forced to go home since the start of the year, the UN said Tuesday. Thousands of Nigerians have been displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency, which has seen deadly attacks since 2009 in pursuit of a caliphate in northern Nigeria. Some 85,000 have sought refuge in Cameroon but the UN refugee agency said many had been sent back, with officials citing security reasons.

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US wants refugee zones in fight against IS

Added: 22.03.2017 16:12 | 13 views | 0 comments

The United States will increase pressure on Islamic State and al-Qaeda and work to set up "interim zones of stability" to help refugees return home in the next phase of the battle to defeat the groups, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says.

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Cameroon expelled 2,600 Nigerians fleeing Boko Haram: UN

Added: 22.03.2017 15:37 | 3 views | 0 comments


More than 2,600 Nigerians who fled into northern Cameroon to escape Boko Haram jihadists have been forced to go home since the start of the year, the UN said Tuesday. Thousands of Nigerians have been displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency, which has seen deadly attacks since 2009 in pursuit of a caliphate in northern Nigeria. Some 85,000 have sought refuge in Cameroon but the UN refugee agency said many had been sent back, with officials citing security reasons.

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Water filter from wood offers portable, eco-friendly purification in emergencies

Added: 22.03.2017 14:15 | 6 views | 0 comments

What can the forests of Scandinavia possibly offer to migrants in faraway refugee camps? Clean water may be one thing, suggests a new report.

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A Somali in America

Added: 22.03.2017 13:10 | 3 views | 0 comments

The story of Ali, a young Somali refugee in the US, who's now re-assessing his new life under the Trump presidency.

From: www.aljazeera.com

Deadly air raid hits refugee shelter near Raqqa: SOHR

Added: 22.03.2017 11:35 | 3 views | 0 comments

Activists say a suspected US-led coalition air raid struck a school sheltering displaced people near ISIL-held Raqqa.

From: www.aljazeera.com

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