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Refugee numbers down, fatalities up – UNHCR

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The number of refugees and migrants reaching Europe is diminishing, but the fatality rate has risen dramatically, a new report from the...

As Nigeria elections loom, refugees ordered back to unsafe region

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Nigerian government officials have ordered thousands of displaced people to return to an unsafe area as pressure mounts to show progress in...

ISS: Role of refugees in South Sudan’s peace process

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Today, 9 July, marks the seventh anniversary of South Sudan's independence, more than four years of which have been marred by conflict....

ISS: Still no end in sight for Africa’s refugee crisis

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By the end of May 2018, close to 2.6 million South Sudanese had fled the country. The total number of refugees is...

Evacuation of refugees from Libya to Niger underway again

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The UN refugee agency has resumed evacuation of migrants from Libya with a flight of 132 mostly Eritrean refugees and asylum seekers...

ISS: Cameroon’s forced returns put Nigerian refugees at risk

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Cameroon has forcibly returned 385 refugees to Nigeria this year, most of them in the past month, a United Nations Refugee Agency...

Congolese refuges arrested

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Rwandan police arrested 23 Congolese refugees after officials were pelted with stones, authorities said after two days of clashes in which a...

At least 47 drown fleeing clashes in northwestern Congo

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At least 47 people drowned when their boat capsized as they fled clashes between soldiers in northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo and...

ISS: Refugees are Boko Haram’s latest soft target

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Boko Haram has since 2009 proven a highly adaptable foe, routinely changing tactics to suit shifting circumstances. The terror group increasingly focuses...

Algeria repatriates 27 000 migrants

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Algeria repatriated 27,000 sub-Saharan African migrants since 2015 and will continue to send them back to their home countries despite criticism from...

ISS: Mutual benefits of Ethiopia’s refugee policy

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Ethiopia is the second largest refugee-hosting country in Africa. It is also fast becoming the most progressive on the continent in responding...

UN criticises Angola for refugees returning to DR Congo violence

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The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) is concerned about rekindled tension in the violent Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo and...

Congolese refugees claim Rwandan soldiers shot at them

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Congolese refugees in Rwanda said soldiers shot at them and wounded at least two people as refugees tried leave their camp in...

DR Congo violence sees escalation in refugees to Uganda

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Over 22,000 people fled DR Congo to Uganda last week following a surge of ethnic violence in the north-east, raising the total...

EU leaders disagree over refugees

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Two years after the Mediterranean migrant crisis split the European Union, a tentative effort to patch up differences over refugees underlines continuing...

South Sudan refugees risk death for food

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Oliver Wani found sanctuary from South Sudan's civil war in a Ugandan refugee camp. But when food ran out, he returned home...

DRC troops accused of killing civilians – UN

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Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) government forces have been killing civilians in an insurgency-hit region, prompting another influx of refugees to northern...

Burundi refugees die in clashes With DRC security forces

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At least 30 Burundian refugees were killed in clashes with Congolese security forces over plans to send some home, a Reuters witness...

South Sudanese refugees to Uganda top the million mark

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The number of South Sudanese refugees in Uganda hit a million on Thursday, the United Nations said, as hundreds of desperate families...

South Sudanese refugees in Uganda near the million mark

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Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, spiritual leader of the world's Anglicans, prayed with South Sudanese refugees in northern Uganda, home to a...

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