Posts Tagged ‘displaced’

COLOMBO, 30 March 2011

Thousands of older returnees to Sri Lanka’s conflict-affected north feel marginalized and need medical care, experts say. (more…)


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Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Date: 29 Oct 2010

UNHCR is alarmed by a fast deteriorating humanitarian situation at the northern part of the Kenya-Somali border. This week we have seen hundreds of Somalis continuing to flee clashes between Al-Shabaab and Ahlu Sunna Wal Jamaa, a militia group allied to the transitional Somali Government, in the Somali border town of Beled Hawo.


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Fierce clashes in the Somali town of Beled Hawo on the Kenyan border have driven some 60,000 Somalis out of their homes over the past week. At least ten people have been killed in the clashes between Al-Shabaab and Ahlu Sunna Wal Jamaa, a militia group allied to the transitional Somali government.


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Source: Agence France-Presse (AFP)

Date: 29 Sep 2010

By Nasrat Shoaib (AFP)

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Hundreds of families have been displaced by fierce clashes in southern Afghanistan as NATO-led forces fight to eradicate the Taliban from the militants’ heartland, officials said Wednesday.


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In Egneri, which is only a few meters from what is now a heavily militarized Georgian-Ossetian border it seems the war that raged in the area a year ago has never stopped. The few remaining residents of the village seldom leave their houses that were heavily damaged during the five-day Russo-Georgian war last August that left hundreds of people in Georgia and its breakaway region of South Ossetia dead and many more wounded and displaced. The Georgians in the Georgian village close to South Ossetia now live in limbo looking for answers for what happened to them and their nation.

Egneri is situated only a few kilometers from Tkhinvali, the capital of South Ossetia, a tiny Russian-backed separatist region that broke free from Tbilisi’s rule in the wake of the Soviet Union’s demise. Tbilisi has unsuccessfully tried to regain control of the region and its latest attempt on August 8, 2008 to recover South Ossetia at the point of the bayonet drew a fierce military response from Russia. (more…)

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COLOMBO, Aug 14, 2009 (Xinhua via COMTEX) — Sri Lankan police in the northern town of Vavuniya plan to prevent the internally displaced people from leaving government welfare camps, local media reported Friday.

Senior police officials in the region said that around 40 of the displaced people had been arrested for attempted escape. (more…)

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BAIDOA, 12 August 2009 (IRIN) – Isack Abdinor Satar, 80, remembers a green and lush Baidoa, in south-western Somalia, with waterfalls in areas that are now the town’s suburbs.

Over the years, population pressure, drought and changing weather patterns have caused most of these waterfalls and springs to dry up, totally changing the town’s vegetation cover and ushering in perennial water shortages.

“In my youth, water was really available any time, anywhere in town,” Satar said. “Water flowed in different directions from various sources but all these have now dried up. I think drought has seriously affected all water sources in Bay region.” (more…)

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