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Millions at risk in East Africa – UN agencies

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Millions of displaced families across East Africa will suffer hunger as food rations dwindle due to stretched humanitarian resources as the world grapples with...

Eritrean and Tigrayan forces killed and raped refugees – Human Rights...

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Eritrean soldiers and Tigrayan militias raped, detained and killed Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia’s northern region of Tigray, an international rights watchdog said on Thursday. Human...

Amnesty International says Syrian refugees tortured on return

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Amnesty International said on Tuesday Syrian refugees who returned home were subjected to torture, detention and disappearance by security forces, urging governments to protect...

Uganda to take 2 000 Afghan refugees at US request

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Uganda said on Tuesday it had agreed to a request from the United States to take in temporarily 2 000 refugees from Afghanistan fleeing...

Calls to stop attacks on refugees in Tigray

The US is concerned about reported attacks against Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia's Tigray region, a State Department spokeswoman said calling for intimidation and attacks...

LGBT+ refugees call on UN for safe space after Kenya camp...

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LGBT+ people living in a refugee camp in northwestern Kenya urged UN officials on Friday to move them to a safer area following a...

Number of refugees fleeing Ethiopia to Sudan surpasses 20 000, UN...

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The number of people who have fled into Sudan from the conflict in northern Ethiopia has risen to at least 20 000, the UN...

Syria’s Assad says US pressure, sanctions obstructing return of refugees

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Syrian President Bashar al Assad on Wednesday blamed US sanctions and pressure on the United Nations and Syria’s neighbours for the reticence of more...

Thousands flee violence in Nigeria

Violence in north-west Nigeria forced 23 000 refugees to flee to Niger since April and raised concerns about deteriorating security, the UN refugee agency...

ISS: How Africa can reduce COVID-19’s impact on displaced persons

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Africa’s 25.2 million refugees, asylum seekers and internally displaced persons are some of the most vulnerable groups to COVID-19. They are hosted in areas...

Another migrant crisis could be brewing in Libya

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Following the migrant crisis which engulfed Southern Europe and the Mediterranean region in 2014-15, tensions between states affected and migrants have remained high. In...

Go home, Tanzanian president tells refugees

Refugees in Tanzania must go home President John Magufuli said a week after officials began mass repatriations of Burundians despite concerns they may face...

Turkish refugee resettlement plan worries allies

As Turkish troops finalise plans to attack north-east Syria, Ankara’s scheme to move millions of refugees into conquered territory is alarming Western allies as...

Turkey to resettle refugees in Syria

Turkey plans to resettle a million refugees in northern Syria and may reopen the route for migrants into Europe if it does not receive...

ISS: Humanitarian aid in Nigeria’s north-east – helping or hurting?

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Ten years of Boko Haram’s violence has turned Nigeria’s north-east into a conflict hotspot for aid organisations. These groups help alleviate the symptoms of...

Violence forces thousands to flee Nigeria

Violence in north-west Nigeria has forced around 20,000 refugees to seek safety in neighbouring Niger since April, the United Nations refugee agency said. Military, police...

Eritrean refugees flown to Niger from Libya

A group of 159 Eritrean refugees were flow from Libyan capital Tripoli to Niger for resettlement, the United Nations said. The UN refugee agency (UNHCR)...

UN boss on Africa’s treatment of refugees

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African nations are setting an example for richer countries when it comes to the treatment of refugees, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told a press...

ISS: How Uganda and UNHCR failed refugees

Uganda hosts Africa's largest refugee population and is heralded as a model of progressive refugee policies. But damning 2018 reports have revealed fraud and...

UNHCR facility in Tripoli ready to help refugees

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The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) wants thousands of refugees who escaped from detention centres during clashes between militia in Tripoli to be...

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