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UN urges Uganda to probe refugee trafficking, corruption

Uganda must investigate allegations of "human trafficking" and corruption in refugee camps, the UN's top official in the country told AFP on Monday.

UN refugee chief urges the world to spend more on Africa

The world must do more to help millions of refugees across sub-Saharan Africa, which hosts more than a quarter of the world's refugees, the United Nations said Tuesday.

Cameroon denies deportation of Nigerian Boko Haram refugees

Cameroon on Wednesday denied allegations by a human rights group that it had forcibly returned about 100,000 Nigerian refugees in breach of international agreements, putting them in danger from Boko Haram Islamists.

Rohingya in Bangladesh need ‘massive’ assistance – UN

Bangladesh needs "massive international assistance" to feed and shelter the 436,000 Rohingya who have fled Myanmar in recent weeks, the head of the UN refugee agency said.

Nigerian wins 2017 UN Nansen Refugees Award

A Nigerian, Mr Zannah Mustapha, the Director, Future Prowess Islamic Foundation School, has won the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) 2017 Nansen Refugees Award, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

3.5m refugee children out-of-school – UN report

No fewer than 3.5 million refugee children did not have the chance to attend school in the last academic year, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), said.

3.5 million refugee children don’t attend school – UN

More than half the world’s refugee children — some 3.5 million altogether — do not attend school, the UN refugee agency said Tuesday, urging greater and steadier funding for their education.

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