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UN calls for release of blogger, lawyer and journalist

The UN human rights office called on Egypt to free a prominent blogger, lawyer and journalist allegedly mistreated in custody. They are among several...

Desperate African refugees pay to get into Libyan jails – UNHCR

]African refugees in Libya are so desperate some bribe their way into detention centres in the hope of being resettled out of the war-torn,...

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...

Nigerian militia group releases over 800 children – UN

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A militia fighting the Islamist militant group Boko Haram in north-east Nigeria released 833 children from its own ranks, some as young...

Violence and displacement in Ebola-hit DRC threatens humanitarian response

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Increasing violence in Ebola-affected areas of north-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) threatens the safety of tens of thousands of people...

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...

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...

DR Congo Ebola outbreak spreads to no-go zone surrounded by rebels

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Rebel violence in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is escalating inside the Ebola-hit North Kivu province, putting millions at risk,...

Conditions of detained migrants in Libya worsening – UNHCR

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The UN refugee agency said it was gravely concerned about deterioration in conditions for migrants in Libyan detention centres tha led to...

Almost three million more displaced year on year – UNHCR chief

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The number of people forced to flee their homes last year rose by nearly three million to 68.5 million, Filippo Grandi, head...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...