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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...

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Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille’s R37 million Beit Bridge fence upgrade as part of government efforts to prevent the spread of...