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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...

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Communicate don’t abrogate!

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The senior officer cadre of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) communications component, officially the Directorate: Corporate Communication (DCC), employed a barely plausible excuse...