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UN urges end to detention of asylum seekers in Libya

UN agencies have denounced the dangers faced by migrants and asylum seekers in Libya, calling for an end to their detention.

UN: Over 30,000 Cameroonian refugees arrive Nigeria

The number of Cameroonians fleeing violence and seeking refuge in Nigeria has crossed the 30,000-mark, the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has said.
President Donald Trump speaks during his meeting to discuss potential damage from Hurricane Michael, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais-Associated Press)

US, UN disagree over fate of Caravan migrants

The United States and United Nations have disagreed over the fate of over 7,000 Central-American refugees now on the march through Mexico towards the southern border of the United States.

Boko Haram: IDPs commend UNHCR’s livelihood support programme

Some displaced persons in Bama town of Borno have commended the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), over the implementation of livelihood support programme in support of persons displaced by the ‘Boko Haram’ insurgency in the Northeast.

UNHCR: Human traffickers posing as UN staff in Libya

The UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has called on Libyan authorities to take action against criminals targeting desperate refugees and migrants.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 31, 2018 Former Zimbabwean Finance Minister and MDC Alliance member Tendai Biti (C) greets supporters outside the MDC Alliance's headquarters in Harare. Senior Zimbabwean opposition figure Tendai Biti was arrested as he tried to flee to neighbouring Zambia to seek asylum, his lawyer said on August 8, 2018. Biti allegedly faces charges for inciting violence over the disputed result of last week's elections. / AFP PHOTO / MARCO LONGARI

US condemns Zambia’s repatriation of Zimbabwe’s asylum-seeker

The U.S. has said it was deeply concerned that Zambia chose to hand over former Minister of Finance, Tendai Biti, to the Zimbabwean authorities and in the face of a reported Zambian court order blocking his expulsion from Zambia.

UNHCR alarms as Mediterranean Sea deaths pass 1,500 mark

No fewer than 1,500 refugees and migrants have lost their lives attempting to cross the Mediterranean in the first seven months of 2018, the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) said.

UN announces return of 53 Sudanese refugees from Chad

The United Nations has announced the return of 53 Sudanese refugees after they spent more than 14 years in refugee camps in eastern Chad.

UNHCR urges Cameroon to respect human rights

The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has appealed to the Government of Cameroon to respect human rights of all citizens for the sake of peace.

UN: Influx of Cameroonians into Nigeria stretching scant resources

More and more Anglophone Cameroonians are fleeing a violent crackdown in their country and seeking asylum in Nigeria, the Office of the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), said on Wednesday.

Senate summons defence minister over Cameroonian soldiers’ invasion in Cross River

The Senate has summoned the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, to explain the alleged invasion of communities in Cross River State by Cameroonian military forces.

100,000 IDPs get ID cards in Borno

Some 100,000 Nigerians made homeless by Boko Haram received formal identification papers on Wednesday, to help boost security and restore normality in the country’s restive northeast.

ECOWAS member states urged to increase efforts to combat migration challenges

ECOWAS has urged member states to support the Nigerien Government in its efforts to address the challenges of irregular migration in the sub-region.

AU challenges African leaders to tackle refugee crisis

The African Union Commission has asserted that Africa must urgently confront structural root causes of instability in various parts of the continent to address the refugee crisis confronting many member states.

Federal govt provides succour to Cameroonian refugees in Nigeria

The National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons on Sunday in Ikom distributed food and materials worth millions of Naira to Cameroonian refugees residing in Ikom Local Government Area of Cross River.

UNHCR trains 30 journalists on humanitarian reporting

The UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) on Monday commenced a two-day training on humanitarian reporting for 30 journalists in Maiduguri.

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.

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