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HRW calls for arrests in South Africa after attacks on foreigners

Human Rights Watch (HRW) urged South African authorities Monday to prosecute the perpetrators of deadly xenophobic violence that displaced some 300 Malawi migrants three weeks ago but has yielded no arrests.

UNHCR, ECOWAS move to tackle West Africa’s migration crisis

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees and the Economic Commission of West Africa States (ECOWAS) have called for urgent need to tackle migration crisis affecting the sub-region and protection of persons of concern.

Hundreds of Syrians return home from Lebanon

Hundreds of Syrian refugees returned home on Monday from several areas in Lebanon including Tripoli, Saida, Nabatieh, Bekaa and Akkar, the National News Agency (NNA) reported.

South Sudan refugees fleeing to DR Congo

Thousands of people fleeing violence in South Sudan have crossed the border into northeast Democratic Republic of Congo, the UN said on Wednesday.
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UN solicits $50 million to tackle new displacements in Nigeria

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says it urgently requires 50 million dollars from the 840 million dollar humanitarian response appeal to tackle new cases of displacement.
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UN humanitarian office to tackle new displacements in Nigeria

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says it urgently requires 50 million dollars from the 840 million dollar humanitarian response appeal to tackle new cases of displacement.

UN urges Cameroon not to evict 100,000 Nigerian refugees

The UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has appealed to Cameroonian authorities not to evict over 100,000 of Nigerian refugees in that country.
Rahaf Alqunun, left, says she's fleeing abuse by her family and wants asylum in Australia [Thai immigration police via AP]

Saudi teen Rahaf Alqunun due to arrive in Canada for asylum

An 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled her family saying she feared for her life, was due to arrive in Canada on Saturday, after being granted asylum in the North American country.
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Saudi teen Rahaf Alqunun who fled ‘abusive’ family given UN refugee status

A Saudi teenager who fled from her "abusive" family has been declared a legitimate refugee by the United Nations, the Australian government has said.
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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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