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UN calls for urgent action to eliminate gender-based violence against women, girls

The UN on Monday called for urgent action to end Sexual and Gender-based Violence against women and girls.

UN: 35,000 refugees will soon run out of food in Malawi

More than 35,000 refugees and asylum seekers in Malawi will run out of food in less than two months, the UN warned on Friday.

UNHCR, NIS to enroll 100,000 IDPs in national ID card

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees said it had adopted modalities for the enrollment of 100,000 displaced persons by the Boko Haram insurgency in the National Identity Card.

Six Sudanese die in clash over food at refugee camp

Six refugees from Sudan’s strife-scarred Darfur region were killed and 10 others wounded in a brawl at the Bredjing camp in eastern Chad, a relief worker said Friday.

Ending statelessness: Member States have made significant progress – ECOWAS

Member states of the Economic Community of West African States Commission have made significant progress to end statelessness since the launch of the global campaign in November 2014.

UNHCR: Four million refugee children are not in school, number rising

Four million refugee children in the world do not attend school and the total has increased dramatically, the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, said in a report released Wednesday.

US seeks collaboration with Nigeria on North-East crisis

The United States of America says it is ready to assist the Nigerian government in addressing the conflicts in the North-East, the refugees crises and the massive displacement of citizens.
After travelling by bus from southern Equador towards Peru, a young Venezuelan national arrives at the border town of Huaquillas on August 24, 2018. Ecuador opened a "humanitarian corridor" to allow masses of migrants escaping Venezuela's free-falling economy to stream towards the Peruvian border Friday, hours before Lima puts new restrictions on entry into effect. / AFP PHOTO / CRIS BOURONCLE

Recession: Thousands of Venezuelans move to Peru

Peru on Saturday closed its borders to Venezuelan migrants without a passport, as thousands holding only identification cards reached the border in a last minute crush, some beating the deadline with special assistance from Ecuador.
[FILE] An attendant charged to handle the access to the Ebola security zone disinfects hands of a Doctors Without Borders (Medecins sans frontiere - MSF) team member outside the Wangata Reference Hospital in Mbandaka, northwest of DR Congo on May 20, 2018.Three new Ebola cases have been confirmed in the Democratic Republic of Congo's sprawling northwest taking the number of suspected infections to 43, the health minister said in a statement seen on May 19, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / JUNIOR KANNAH

UN: Ebola outbreak spreads in DR Congo

Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has spread to eastern ‘no-go’ zone surrounded by rebels, UN agencies have warned.
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Antonio Guterres: Kofi Annan was a guiding force for good

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has opened the floodgates of tribute for one of his predecessors, Kofi Annan who died today in Geneva.

UN tasks Nigeria on stigmatisation of ‘Boko Haram wives, children’

The UN has urged the Nigerian authorities to give more attention to protecting the girls and children, who were victims of sexual violence and abuse by the Boko Haram terrorists.

UNHCR: 68.5m people displaced globally

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi, said the number of people forced to flee their homes in 2017 rose to 68.5 million, warning that the world’s displacement hotspots “are becoming hotter”.

UN focus female victims of Boko Haram abuse

The UN has focused the plight of the girls’ victims of sexual violence and abuse by Boko Haram terrorists at it celebrates International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflicts.

Ethiopia receives fresh 29,211 refugees

Ethiopia received 29,211 refugees in the first five months of 2018 ending May 31, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said on Thursday.

UN resumes airlifts of migrants from Libya to Niger

The United Nations' refugee agency says it has airlifted 132 vulnerable migrants from Libya to Niger, the first group to be flown out after a two-month halt in such evacuations.

Donald Trump can have Nobel Peace Prize – South Korean leader

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Monday played down the prospect of winning the Nobel Peace Prize for his historic summit with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un, saying Donald Trump can have it instead.

Stop sending Nigerian refugees back to Boko Haram violence – UN tells Cameroon

The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged the Cameroonian authority not to send Nigerian refugees back to the Boko Haram violence they fled from.

United Nations remembers 140 fallen staff members

The UN has held a memorial service to remember 140 personnel who lost their lives in the line of duty between July 1, 2016 and Dec. 31, 2017.

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