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Afghan neighbours wary of new refugee crisis as violence surges

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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani meets regional leaders for talks in Uzbekistan on Thursday as deteriorating security in his country raises fears of a new...

Home affairs extends validity of asylum seekers, refugee status

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Qualifying asylum seekers and refugees have until 30 June 2021 to renew their expired visas and status online. Home Affairs Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, extended...

Refugees’ frustration drives renewed Western Sahara conflict

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Generations of young Sahrawis have grown up in Algeria’s remote desert refugee camps largely forgotten by the outside world and now see no prospect...

Sudanese refugee kills French immigration official after asylum request rejected

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A Sudanese refugee stabbed and killed an employee at a centre for asylum seekers in the southern French city of Pau on Friday after...

ISS: Refugee pressure rises as funding dwindles

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Africa has the greatest resettlement needs worldwide, but in 2020 the lowest number of refugees in nearly two decades was accommodated. Refugee resettlements in 2020...

Refugee resettlement hits 20-year low amid pandemic, US cuts – UN

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Barely 1.6% of 1.44 million people with refugee status who were prioritised for resettlement in another country of asylum last year found new homelands...

Refugee women in Africa say domestic violence rose during pandemic

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More than 70% of displaced and refugee women in Africa have seen a rise in domestic violence in their communities during the coronavirus pandemic,...

Chad, Uganda praised for integrating refugee pupils

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More countries should educate refugees in national schools to help them integrate, the United Nations said, praising Chad and Uganda as poor...

World’s first refugee camp TEDx event

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Refugees turned poets, film-makers, models and teachers sought to shatter stereotypes and inspire a global audienc by sharing stories of perseverance...

Deaths, injuries in Rwanda refugee camp

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At least five refugees were killed and 20 injured at a camp in Rwanda after a protest over a cut in food...

Uganda suspends officials suspected in relief scandal

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Uganda has suspended five officials, including a senior technocrat, following United Nations allegations of possible fraud in the management of relief aid...

Refugee aid fraud under investigation in Uganda

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Uganda is investigating allegations that officials defrauded donors by inflating refugee numbers and diverting food aid, the prime minister's office said. The East...

Migrants and refugees live under deplorable conditions in Libya – UN

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Following weeks of conflict in western Libya United Nations agencies have been working around the clock to meet the urgent needs of...

UN aims to open Libyan transit centre early next year

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The UN refugee agency plans to open a refugee transit centre in Tripoli early next year to resettle or evacuate up to...

Nigeria to prove soldiers alleged misconduct at refugee camp

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Nigeria's army is investigating alleged misconduct by soldiers providing security at a camp for people who fled an Islamist insurgency, a military...

UN seeks further $900 million for Somalia crisis response

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The United Nations is seeking a further $900 million this year for Somalia, where more than six million people need humanitarian assistance...

Uganda seeking $2 billion for South Sudan refugees

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Uganda hopes to raise $2 billion in donations at a UN refugee summit next month to fund relief operations for refugees from...

Nigerian refugee camp air strike death toll rises

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The death toll from an accidental Nigerian air strike on a refugee camp in Rann has risen to around 90 and could...

At least 76 killed in air strike on Nigerian refugee camp

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At least 76 people were killed in Tuesday's accidental Nigerian Air Force strike on a refugee camp and more than 100 were...

Nigerian air force kills 52 in refugee camp strike

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Nigeria's air force killed at least 52 people and injured 120 in an air strike on a refugee camp in the country's...

UN wants Niger to reinforce refugee camps after attack

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged Niger's government to reinforce security around refugee camps after gunmen killed 22 soldiers stationed at a camp...

Thousands flee Greek migrant camp as tensions flare

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Thousands of people fled a migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos on Monday night after fire ripped through tents and...

Kenya plans to cut Dadaab refugee camp by about half by...

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Kenya aims to reduce by almost half the population of Dadaab refugee camp which is home to about 326 000 mostly Somali...

MSF expects Somali refugee malnutrition rates to rise

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Medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said it expected no let up in the number of cases of severe malnutrition among Somali...