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Ghana moves to improve the welfare of 13,000 refugees

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

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

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

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

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's...
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UN Envoy Advices Dialogue in Resolving Burundi’s Political Crisis

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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...

UNHCR donates ambulance to support Government’s response to improve healthcare of Congolese refugees

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

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

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

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

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...
Togo and Ghana receiving more Ivorian refugees as crisis spreads

Hundreds of Togolese refugees arrive in Ghana

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has said more than 500 refugees fleeing the unrest in the Republic of Togo had arrived...
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Zambia has received 3,300 Congolese refugees

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s...

International crises hit hard donor commitment to refugees in Ethiopia

Donors commitment to meeting the needs of the 852,721 refugees registered in Ethiopia as of August 31 is being hit hard by other international...
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UNHCR Begins Moving Congolese Refugees from Northern Angola

the UN Refugee Agency, and partners have begun relocating over 33,000 Congolese refugees from over-crowded reception centers in northern Angola to a newly established...

DRC struggling with refugee spills from CAR

Recent violence in southern border areas of Central African Republic is driving more people to flee, including into remote areas of northern Democratic Republic...

UNHCR commends EU support for South Sudan refugees

UNHCR’s Representative in Sudan, Noriko Yoshida, welcomed the contribution of EUR 3.1 million in humanitarian funds from the European Union (EU) for South Sudanese...

UNHCR condemns attack on staff in Central African Republic

UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic addressed the public at a press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva over the recent attack on staff...

Germany donates €16m to South Sudan refugees

The Government of the Federal Republic of Germany has announced a grant of Euro 16 million to United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)...

Forced returns of refugees must not encouraged – UNHCR

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is alarmed over a fresh incident of forced returns of refugees from Cameroon into northeast Nigeria. This follows similar...

Ghana takes measures to harness skills of her refugees

Ghana has lived up to her responsibilities as indicated in the United Nations and African Union Conventions on Refugees in ensuring that refugees are...
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Kofi Adjei commends UNHCR

Mr Kofi Adjei, Berekum Municipal Chief Executive has commended the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) for helping to improve on the economic...
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)

Zimbabwe launches US$10.9 million appeal for refugees

Zimbabwe and the United Nations High Commissioner of Refugees (UNHCR) on Wednesday launched a 10.9 million U.S. dollar inter-agency appeal to help about 11,000...

Angelina Jolie urges peacekeeping missions in Africa to defend the people

This specialist instructional course hosted by the IPSTC is funded by the UK’s Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) and delivered with the support...