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Rights groups protest against Kenya’s plan to close Dadaab camp

A quarter of a million Somali refugees face violence back home if Kenya continues with plans to shut the vast Dadaab camp, rights groups warned Thursday.
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Angelina Jolie hints at move into politics

Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie has hinted that she is considering a move into politics in the future.
Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference after an Emergency Committee meeting on the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, August 14, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

WHO condemns repeated attacks on key Libyan hospital

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has strongly condemned an armed attack on Al Jala Hospital in Libya’s second-largest city of Benghazi, which took place on Tuesday.

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 condemns xenophobic attack on foreigners in South Africa

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on Tuesday condemned the recent aggression against foreigners, including refugees, by South Africans during a deadly rally and looting on Aug. 29.
Venezuelan migrants wait for their turn to get a resident visa or temporary stay permits at an Interpol facility in Lima on August 29, 2018. Peru allowed the entry of hundreds of Venezuelan citizens as cooperation agreements between Colombia and Peru are drawn to filter migrants with criminal records, and health authorities at the Ecuador-Peru border evaluate how to deal with vast numbers of migrants not bearing health records. / AFP PHOTO / CRIS BOURONCLE

Venezuela claims ‘thousands’ of migrants want to come home

Thousands of Venezuelans are clamoring to return home to recession, hyperinflation and a collapsing economy, President Nicolas Maduro's government claimed on Wednesday as Brazil sends troops to the border with its crisis-ridden neighbor.

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.

UNHCR, NCFRMI register 21,291 Cameroonian refugees in Nigeria

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants, and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI) have so far registered 21,291 Cameroonian refugees in Nigeria.

Italy seizes migrant rescue ship

Italian authorities impounded a migrant rescue boat operated by a Spanish non-governmental organisation on suspicion it was aiding illegal immigration, the NGO said Monday.

Women’s Day: UNHCR restates commitment against sexual harassment

Mr Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, has affirmed the commitment of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) to redouble its fight against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment against women.

Over 300,000 displaced Nigerians taking refuge in Cameroon, Chad, Niger – Zainab Ahmad

The Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmad, on Monday, says no fewer than 300, 000 Nigerians displaced by Boko Haram insurgency are taking refuge in Cameroon, Chad and Niger republics.

UNHCR seeks US$157 million aid for over 208,000 displaced by Boko Haram

UNHCR – the UN Refugee Agency – together with humanitarian partners, today launched an inter-agency funding appeal for US$157 million to help over a quarter of a million people affected by the Boko Haram insurgency in the Lake Chad Basin region.

Cameroon returnees: Adamawa IDP camp records 300 deliveries

No fewer than 300 successful births have been recorded in Fufore Internally Displaced Persons camp hosting Nigerians evacuated from Republic of Cameroon in the past two years.

$1 billion needed to address Nigeria’s humanitarian crisis in 2018 – UN

At least $1bn will be needed in 2018 to reconstruct the devastation in North-East Nigeria and meet the needs of about 6.1 million people in dire need of humanitarian response in the region.

United Nations to hold special session on Rohingya crisis

The UN Human Rights Council would gather for extraordinary meetings next Tuesday in Geneva to discuss the situation of the Rohingya in Myanmar.

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Lagos Chamber urges President Buhari to sign CAM bill

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