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Some 10,000 Libyans flee to Tunisia: UNHCR

GENEVA - Some 10,000 Libyans have fled in the last 10 days from the besieged Western Mountains region to Tunisia, the UN refugee agency said Tuesday. "UNHCR is seeing a growing number of Libyan refugees arriving in Tunisia from Libya's Western Mountains regions," said Andrej Mahecic, spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. "This past weekend, some 6,000 Libyan nationals arrived in the Dehiba area of southern Tunisia. Overall, we estimate that 10,000 Libyans have crossed

Nearly one million Ivorians uprooted by conflict: UNHCR

GENEVA - Up to one million Ivorians have now fled fighting in the main city Abidjan alone, with others uprooted across the country, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said on Friday in a sharp upwards revision of previous estimates.
"The massive displacement in Abidjan and elsewhere is being fuelled by fears of all-out war," UNHCR spokeswoman Melissa Fleming told a news briefing in Geneva. "Available estimates are that between 700,000 and one million could now be displaced," Fleming

Speeding UNHCR car injures motorcyclist

ISLAMABAD - An over speeding vehicle of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights (UNCHR) hit a motorcyclist in the limits of Industrial Area police station on Monday.
A luxury jeep, bearing registration number X-683851 and driven by a UNCHR official, Noman, hit the motorcycle in Sector I-8/2.
"After hitting the motorcyclist, the UNCHR official and his driver came out of the vehicle and started beating the injured motorcyclist," an eye witness said. However, people from

Pro-regime forces control Libyan border with Tunisia: UNHCR

GENEVA - Heavily armed pro-regime forces are now manning the Libyan side of the border with Tunisia, and fewer than 2,000 people fled across on Thursday, the UN refugees agency said on Friday. "On previous days, between 10,000 and 15,000 fled every day into Tunisia. Yesterday less than 2,000 made it across the border," said Melissa Fleming, spokeswoman of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. "UNHCR is very concerned that the security situation in Libya may be preventing people

Somali refugees protest against UNHCR

ISLAMABAD - The Somali refugees on Monday staged a protest demonstration against the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the affiliated NGOs accusing them of violating their fundamental human rights in Pakistan.
A large number of refuges, including women and children, gathered in front of the Diplomatic Enclave in the federal capital and participated in the demonstration which lasted for four hours.
They said the UNHCR and the NGOs were not providing

100,000 flee Libya to escape violence, says UNHCR

GENEVA - The UN refugee agency said Sunday that about 100,000 foreign migrants, mainly Egyptians and Tunisians, have fled Libya to neighbouring countries during the past week of turmoil.
"UNHCR emergency teams are working with Tunisian and Egyptian authorities and NGOs (non governmental organisations) to support the migrants," officer of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees said in a statement. The Red Crescent said the migrants entered at the Ras Jedir post on Saturday.