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GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations said on Tuesday that it had received less than a quarter of the $550 million sought for quake victims in Pakistan and that the lack of money could soon hamper efforts to save lives in remote areas.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Nearly 200 million international migrants fuel their home countries' economy by $240 billion a year and spend more than $2 trillion in their host nation, but suffer exploitation and abuse, a U.N.-backed report says.
GENEVA (Reuters) - The international community has woken up to the tragedy of the millions who are refugees in their own country and begun to act, the head of the United Nations' refugee agency said on Tuesday.
The Thai government has blamed a decades-old separatist group for the flight of 131 Thai Muslims last week from the country's insurgency-racked south to neighboring Malaysia.
The U.N. refugee agency said Monday its officers will interview 131 Thai Muslims detained in Malaysia last week after they entered the country illegally to flee violence in southern Thailand.
BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of people left homeless in Indonesia by last December's tsunami will be moved to semi-permanent or permanent houses in two years, the United Nations said on Saturday.