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Refugee, migrant arrivals to Greece spike in 2019

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Greece witnessed 74,482 refugee and migrant arrivals in 2019, significantly higher than the figure of 50,508 registered in 2018, according to a weekly report...

Mauritania: At least 58 people confirmed dead after boat capsizes

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At least 58 people are confirmed dead after a vessel carrying migrants sank as it approached the coast of Mauritania today. Eighty-three others swam to...
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South African parliament condemns refugee violence in Cape Town, Pretoria

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South Africa's Parliament on Monday condemned "in the strongest terms" the acts of violence by refugees in Cape Town and Pretoria. "The...

IOM launches Global Photo Exhibition on Migration and Entrepreneurship

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With an estimated 272 million international migrants in the world today, migration has the potential to significantly improve the wellbeing and socioeconomic conditions of...

C.A.R : More than 20,000 People displaced by floods in Bangui

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Heavy, unseasonable rains in Bangui, Central African Republic for the past three weeks continue to cause significant material damage, displacing at least 20,500 people...

60,000 young refugees and migrants in Italy cry for support – UN Agencies

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The estimated 60,000 young refugees and migrants who arrived in Italy as unaccompanied children between 2014 and 2018, and who have since turned 18,...
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UNHCR urges resolution to refugee protests in South Africa

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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Thursday called for a speedy resolution to prolonged protests by refugees in South Africa. ...
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South African government calls for peaceful dialogue with disgruntled foreign nationals

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The South African government on Wednesday called for peaceful dialogue with disgruntled foreign nationals seeking protection from possible xenophobic attacks. The government...
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Kenyan performing artists to headline a walk to highlight plight of refugees

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Kenyan performing artists will on Saturday participate in a walk to raise awareness on the plight of displaced persons from strife-torn neighboring countries, organizers...
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Angola, DRC, UNHCR hold emergency meeting over Congolese refugees

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Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHRC) held an emergency meeting in Luanda on Thursday over...
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Angola calls for good sense from UN refugee agency

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The Angolan government has called for good sense from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) concerning the repatriation of refugees from the Democratic...

Mantapala settlement: US Ambassador moves to improve well-being of the refugees.

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The United States Ambassador to Zambia, His Excellency Mr. Daniel Foote, has visited Mantapala settlement in Nchelenge district, Luapula province, to understand the experiences,...
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Ghana moves to improve the welfare of 13,000 refugees

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Currently there are 13,000 refugees and asylum seekers from some African countries living in the Ghana. However, to improve their welfare, Ghana Refugee Board is...
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UNHCR dashes Zambia Police Service brand new Land Cruiser vehicle

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The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has donated a Land Cruiser vehicle to the Office of the Commissioner for Refugees in the Ministry of Home...
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U.K Government to support refugees in Tanzania with US$6 million

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Britain has contributed 6,385,696 U.S. dollars to the UN refugee agency in Tanzania to support more than 300,000 refugees and asylum-seekers hosted in the...
In this photo taken Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013 and released by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), civilians fleeing violence seek refuge at the UNMISS compound in Bor, capital of Jonglei state, in South Sudan. Less than three years after its creation, the world's newest country is beginning to fracture along ethnic lines in violence that has killed hundreds of people and what could come next, some warn, is ethnic cleansing. (AP Photo/UNMISS, Hailemichael Gebrekrstos)

South Sudan inks deal with UN to boost displaced people protection

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South Sudan has signed a memorandum of understanding with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to set up a legal framework for...

Critical needs for Syrian civilians in Rukban, solutions urgently needed

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This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's...
Hundreds of Burundians lined up for the vote in which they are merely asked to decide yes or no. AFP/STR

UN Envoy Advices Dialogue in Resolving Burundi’s Political Crisis

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The UN envoy for Burundi said Tuesday that dialogue remains the only viable option for resolving the political crisis in Burundi and for holding...

Libya: More than 6,205 migrants & refugees are still in detention.

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Life-saving evacuation of vulnerable refugees and asylum-seekers from Libya has reached 3175 persons, having evacuated 2491 persons to Niger, 415 to Italy, and 269...
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Africa, Motivation to Global Efforts Against Forced Displacement

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The world has drawn constant inspiration from Africa's leadership and vision towards finding lasting solutions to forced displacement, the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres,...
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Uganda: UNHCR to Check Deforestation by Planting 20 Million Trees

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The UN refugee agency in Uganda on Wednesday said it plans to plant 20 million trees this year to plug the deforestation by refugees...
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Tanzania Pledges to Repair Ties With UNHCR

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Tanzania on Sunday vowed to continue strengthening its relationship with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) as it grants asylum to refugees...
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DRC Refugees Fleeing Their Homes Due to Clashes – UN

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People are fleeing deadly clashes that erupted at the end of last December between two communities in Yumbi, Mai-Ndombe Province of Democratic Republic of...
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UN seeks US$2.7 billion to help South Sudanese refugees

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The United Nations refugee agency on Tuesday appealed for a total of 2.7 billion U.S. dollars to provide life-saving humanitarian needs for South Sudanese...
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UNHCR donates ambulance to support Government’s response to improve healthcare of Congolese refugees

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The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, has donated an ambulance to the Ministry of Health through the Office of the Commissioner for Refugees in the...
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Congo refugees in Rwanda register for repatriation

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At least 30 percent of Congo refugees in Kiziba Refugee Camp in in Karongi district in western Rwanda have registered to repatriate to their...
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UNHCR Finds Practical Solution to Africa’s Refugee Crisis

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The UN refugee agency said on Monday that it will launch a major new campaign that calls on Africans to take action to solve...
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UNHCR To Mark IBelong Campaign To End Statelessness

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The United Nations High Commission for Refugee (UNHCR) will this week mark the third anniversary of the ‘#IBelong’ Campaign to End Statelessness. A statement issued...

Refugees Advised To Refrain From Local Politics

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Refugees in Ghana have been urged to desist from interfering in local politics as this could create problems for them. Mr Ambrose Dery, Minister of...
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Hundreds of Togolese refugees arrive in Ghana

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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has said more than 500 refugees fleeing the unrest in the Republic of Togo had arrived...