Uruguay receives 6 prisoners as refugees from Guantanamo prison

Uruguay received on early Sunday, as refugees, four Syrians, one Palestinian and one Tunisian, released by the US from tge Guantanamo prison after more than ten months of negotiations between the governments of Barack Obama and José Mujica. “The government confirms the...

1.2 million Iraqis have been displaced by internal conflict

The United Nations determined that 1.2 million Iraqis have left their homes because of the conflict in that country. Valerie Amos, Deputy Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs said in a statement feeling “extremely concerned about the fate of those displaced” due...

Uruguay will host 40 children refugees from Syria

Uruguay expects to receive in September the first 40 Syrian refugees , from a total of 120 who would arrive to the South American country due to the proposal of President Jose Mujica to host Syrian refugee children. To address the issue, the National Director of Human Rights,...

70% of refugees in Ecuador do not know the asylum process, according to survey

Of the 170 thousand people who have sought refuge in Ecuador since 2003, 70% claim to have had one or more difficulties to access to the process, according to a survey by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The lack of information about the procedure and...

UNHCR: Fighting in Iraq have left nearly half a million displaced people

Fighting between the army and rebels have left so far this year nearly half a million displaced civilians in Iraq, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). According to Adrian Edwards, UNHCR spokesman, “the number of displaced could be higher”,...