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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...
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

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

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...

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...

South Africa urges UNHCR to set up integrated, shared registration process for refugees

"This is necessary, not only to grant the fundamental right to an identity particularly for children in refugee situations, but also to address the...

April 17 major Zambian media outlets

-- The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees appealed to former Rwandan refugees in Zambia to heed government's call for them to obtain their...

March 21 world news summary at 1530 GMT

KAMPALA -- Thousands of South Sudanese refugees, mainly children, have fled to Uganda following intense fighting back home, the UN refugee agency has said. ...
Refugees rest at a railway station in Salzburg, Austria, on Sept. 14. 2015. German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere on Sunday announced that Germany temporarily reinstates border control amid the ongoing refugee crisis. According to German newspaper "Passauer Neue Presse", the German government also stopped the trains to and from Austria. (Xinhua/Qian Yi)

Greek Art Exhibition Shows Refugee Play in Aegean Sea

by Alexia Vlachou The plight of refugees crossing and sometimes losing their lives in the Aegean Sea became inspiration for the renowned Greek painter...
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UNHCR Embraces NATO anti migrant-trafficking undertaking

"We want to see what will be the standard operating procedure for people rescued at sea, where they will be disembarked, whether there will...

UNHCR to end operations in Botswana

UNHCR is realigning its program in Botswana and will be phasing down its operations as of the end of June 2016, said Tina Ghelli,...

Displaced person entries to Greece increases drastically

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Tuesday warned the number of refugees and migrants arriving in Greece is...
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Nigeria frowns at deportation of 12,000 of its citizens by Cameroonian authorities

Nigeria on Tuesday expressed dissatisfaction with recent deportation of more more than 12,000 Nigerians by Cameroonian authorities, saying the repatriation has subjected the returnees...

Namibian refugees in Botswana still in dilemma

Refugees who arrived from Botswana on Sunday in Namibia on a "come and see" visit to verify their safety ahead of the cessation of...

Namibian refugees expected on come and see visit

Namibian authorities and their Botswana counterparts have devised another strategy to entice more Namibian refugees in Botswana to come back home ahead of the...

Some Namibian refugees in Botswana hesitate returning home

When Namibian refugee Felix Kakula came to Dukwi Refugee Camp, situated some 180km northwest of Botswana's second largest city, he was of the belief...

Namibia commits to dignified repatriation of refugees from Botswana

Namibia government is committed to undertaking a dignified repatriation process of her refugees from Botswana, the Namibian Minister of Home Affairs and Immigration Pendukeni...

Uganda, UNHCR start repatriation of Kenyan refugees

The Ugandan government and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Tuesday started the voluntary repatriation of Kenyan refugees who fled into...

It is our moral duty to assist refugees ? Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie Pitt, special envoy of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, on Friday highlighted the need to help the Syrian refugees and...
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Xenophobia attacks in South Africa raises red flags

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has voiced deep concern over the continued outbreaks of xenophobia that have been occurring around the...

Namibian refugees in Botswana refuse to return, claiming it’s not safe

More than 900 Namibian refugees who fled to Botswana in 1999 after the Caprivi strip disturbances are resisting a joint effort by the two...
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Namibian refugees in Botswana petition over repatriation

Namibian refugees residing at Dukwi Refugee Camp in northern Botswana have this week handed a petition to United Nations refugee agency and Botswana government...

UNHCR boss in Chad to appeal for more refugee aid

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres on Wednesday arrived in N'Djamena for a 2 day visit during which he will appeal...