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Over 230,000 Rwandans inoculated against COVID-19

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More than 230,000 Rwandans have been inoculated against COVID-19 in the ongoing nationwide vaccination rollout, starting from last week, the presidential office said Thursday. The...
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EU expresses concern over plight of refugees, civilians in restive northern Ethiopia region

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The European Union (EU) on Monday expressed concern over the plight of refugees and civilians in Ethiopia's restive Tigray regional state. A...
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UNHCR urges South Sudan to improve security to facilitate return of refugees

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United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi has called on South Sudan to improve security, rule of law and good governance to...
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UNHCR says over 357,000 South Sudanese refugees return home in 3 years

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Some 357,450 South Sudanese refugees have returned home from regional countries since November 2017, the UN refugee agency said on Thursday. According to UNHCR and...
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UNICEF welcomes reopening of Libyan schools

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The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Monday welcomed the reopening of schools in Libya. UNICEF welcomes the Ministry of Education's announcement to reopen schools...
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UNHCR discloses critical funding shortfall to meet COVID-19 response of refugees in Ethiopia

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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Monday disclosed it only received 9.8 million U.S. dollars out of 34.9 million U.S. dollars...
More than 30,000 Togolese sought asylum in Ghana and other neighboring countries following the 2005 election results. Photo: UNHCR/D. Kamphuis

Refugees flow from Central Africa Republic to Cameroon amidst tensions

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Hundreds of Central African Republic (CAR) refugees have been flooding into neighboring Cameroon amid tensions in their home country, according to the United Nations...
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Cameroon tightens border security ahead of CAR presidential, legislative elections

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Cameroon on Monday began tightening security along its border with Central African Republic (CAR), sending security forces to control migrants heading for the country...
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AU chairperson says Horn of Africa in “very particular situation,” faces “tough challenges”

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Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, said the Horn of Africa finds itself in "a very particular situation," as the...
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Nigerian governor seeks return of 200,000 refugees from neighboring countries

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A governor of Nigeria's restive northeastern state of Borno said on Friday he was seeking cooperation to return home about 200,000 Nigerian refugees...
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Nearly 46,000 Ethiopians flee into Sudan amid fighting in N. Ethiopia: UNHCR

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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the UN Refugee Agency, on Tuesday revealed that close to 46,000 Ethiopian nationals fled to neighboring...

Rockets fired into Ethiopian region next to Tigray as refugees flee

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Rockets have been fired towards Ethiopia's Amhara province, next to the conflict hotspot of Tigray, local officials said on Friday. It is the second time...
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Nigeria to create database for displaced persons

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The Nigerian government has approved the establishment of a database for internally displaced persons (IDPs) across the country, an official has said. ...
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COVID-19 a particular threat to education of refugee children: UNHCR report

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While children in every country have struggled with the impact of COVID-19 on their education, the refugee children have been particularly disadvantaged, the UN...
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Uganda suspends operations of 208 aid agencies over violation of regulations

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Uganda has suspended operations of 208 humanitarian agencies over violations of rules governing refugees in the East African country, a top government official said...
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Burundian refugees start returning home from Rwanda

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Burundian refugees who fled to Rwanda due to security fears began returning to their homeland on Thursday in a voluntary repatriation process. ...
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Lebanese president urges IOM to assist in return of Syrian refugees to homeland

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Lebanese President Michel Aoun urged on Monday Carmela Godeau, regional director for the Middle East and North Africa at the International Organization for Migration...
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Jordan, WFP sign US$700 million agreement to support vulnerable Jordanians, refugees

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Jordan signed an agreement on Sunday with the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) worth 700 million U.S. dollars to provide support to vulnerable...
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UNHCR faces funding shortfall to meet COVID-19 related needs of refugees in Ethiopia

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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Thursday said it's facing a critical funding gap to meet the COVID-19 related needs of...
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South Sudan marks nine years of independence

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South Sudan, the youngest nation in the world, marked nine years of independence on Thursday, without an official public event. The country's independence in 2011...
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Rwanda says committed to protection of refugees on World Refugee Day

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The Rwandan government is committed to its international obligation to receive and protect refugees, the Ministry of Emergency Management said Saturday in a message...
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UNHCR faces funding shortfall to deal with refugees in Ethiopia

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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Friday said its facing a critical funding gap to meet the needs of refugees in...
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Cameroon affirms health care support for refugees amid COVID-19

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The Cameroonian government has been working to ensure that the lives of refugees are not subject to any direct effects of the COVID-19 outbreak,...
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Give refugees temporary leave to remain during Covid-19 crisis

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Rt. Hon. Boris Johnson Prime Minister 10 Downing Street London SW1A 2AA   Dear Prime Minister, I hope that your recovery continues apace and that you will soon be...
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UNHCR denies stops support for refugees in Lebanon

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The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) denied that it stopped its support for refugees in Lebanon, a local media outlet reported Sunday. ...
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Tanzania warns refugees to stop moving outside camps to avoid COVID-19 threat

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Tanzania's Kigoma regional authorities on Wednesday warned refugees sheltered in camps in the region to stop moving outside their camp sites as a protective...
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COVID-19 crisis: The Rights and Health of Refugees Must be Protected

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In the face of the COVID-19 crisis, we are all vulnerable. The virus has shown that it does not discriminate - but many refugees,...
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell hold a joint news conference after a college meeting of the EU executive to discuss Iran crisis, in Brussels, Belgium January 8, 2020. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Turkey and EU should cooperate on refugees – Josep Borrell

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The EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell stressed that Turkey and the EU should work to address common challenges over regional conflict, semi-official Anadolu...
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Turkey’s refugee move exposes EU’s common policy failure

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Turkey's sudden decision to open the gates to Europe for refugees exposes Ankara's frustration over the lack of support and the failure of a...
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Elderly South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia rank food security as top priorities

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Thousands of elderly refugees from South Sudan hosted in neighboring Ethiopia consider access to nutritious food, basic sanitation and safety as their urgent priorities,...