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More than 30,000 Togolese sought asylum in Ghana and other neighboring countries following the 2005 election results. Photo: UNHCR/D. Kamphuis

UNHCR proposes new resettlement plan for refugees in Kenyan camps

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The United Nations refugee agency said Friday it has shared with Kenya a proposed set of sustainable and rights-based measures aimed at identifying solutions...
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UNHCR urges dialogue with Kenya over planned closure of refugee camps

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"We urge the Government of Kenya to ensure that any decisions allow for suitable and sustainable solutions to be found and that those...
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UN refugee agency relocates 5,474 stranded Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia

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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Thursday said it has relocated 5,474 stranded Eritrean refugees to Mai Aini and Adi-Harush refugee...
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Eritrean refugees’ situation in Ethiopia’s Tigray still “remains very precarious”

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The situation of Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia's conflict-affected northernmost Tigray regional state "still remains very precarious" amid improving situations, a senior United Nations Refugee...
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Nearly 300 Ethiopians flee conflict for asylum in Djibouti – UNHCR

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Nearly 300 Ethiopians have asked asylum in neighbouring Djibouti due to the conflict in the east African country's northern Tigray region, the United Nations...
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Humanitarian situation in Ethiopia’s Tigray region “remains deeply concerning” – UN

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The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on Thursday said the humanitarian situation across Ethiopia's conflict-affected northernmost Tigray regional state "remains deeply concerning." "Many refugees, internally...
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More than 90 illegal migrants rescued off Libyan coast

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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Friday said that more than 90 illegal migrants have been rescued off Libyan coast. "93 persons...
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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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More than 58,000 Ethiopian refugees flee into Sudan – UN

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The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on Sunday said that more than 58,000 Ethiopian refugees fled into neighboring Sudan amid military confrontation in Ethiopia's...
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Global costs of internal displacement reaches US$20 billion a year

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The global costs of internal displacement has reached 20 billion U.S. dollars a year, compared to 13 billion dollars two years ago, the Internal...
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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...
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130 asylum seekers evacuated from Libya to Rwanda – UNHCR

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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Wednesday announced evacuating 130 asylum seekers from Libya to Rwanda. "UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has...
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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126 illegal immigrants rescued off Libyan coast: UNHCR

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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said Thursday that 126 illegal immigrants were rescued and returned to Libya. Up to "126 persons among...
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IOM, UNHCR Saddened at Deaths of Refugees and Migrants in Shipwreck off Venezuela Coast

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Geneva – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, are deeply distressed by the death or disappearance at sea...
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UNHCR lauds Kenya’s decision to resolve stateless status of communities

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The UN refugee agency on Saturday welcomed Kenya's decision to recognize and register stateless Shona and stateless persons of Rwandan descent (Banyarwanda) who qualify...
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Ghana currently hosts 13,355 refugees – UNHCR Representative

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Madam Esther Kiragu, UNHCR Representative in Ghana on Thursday explained that UNHCR’s Global Trends report indicates that over 79.5 million people worldwide are forcibly...
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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...
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Ethiopian government vows to rehabilitate displaced nationals as UNHCR says over 38,600 fled...

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The Ethiopian government has vowed to rehabilitate the recently displaced nationals into neighboring Sudan amid the ongoing fighting in the restive northern Tigray regional...
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At least one drowned, several missing in attempt to reach Greece

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At least one migrant drowned after a dinghy sank off Rhodes early on Monday, a Greek coastguard official told dpa in Athens. The coastguard was...
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Ethiopian army announces capture of strategic areas in various fronts of Tigray region

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The Ethiopian government on Wednesday announced the capture of strategic areas from Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) fighters in different directions across the restive...
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UNHCR warns of humanitarian crisis amid conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray state

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The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) has warned that a full-scale humanitarian crisis is unfolding as thousands of refugees flee each day amid ongoing...

UN refugee agency chief urges international community to remain committed to Afghanistan

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Visiting United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi on Tuesday urged international community to remain committed to Afghanistan, calling for greater...
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Nearly 300 illegal migrants rescued off Libyan coast – UNHCR

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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said Thursday that nearly 300 illegal migrants have been rescued off Libyan coast. Nearly 300 persons were...
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Mediterranean: ICS, UNHCR and IOM Call for disembarkation of 27 rescued people trapped...

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ICS, the International Chamber of Shipping, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) are calling for the immediate disembarkation...
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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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UNHCR expresses concern over COVID-19 outbreak in refugee settlement in Uganda

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UN Refugee Agency in Uganda on Saturday expressed concern after 22 aid workers and 72 refugees tested positive for COVID-19 in Kyangwali Refugee Settlement...
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IOM, UNHCR Call for Urgent Disembarkation of 400 rescued migrants and refugees in Central...

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The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, are calling for the immediate disembarkation of more than 400 rescued migrants...

UN: 300,000 people lost everything in recent Yemen flooding

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Heavy rains and flash floods left 300,000 people in Yemen without their homes, crops and livestock in the last three months, adding to the...
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Measures taken in all refugee camps in Ethiopia to curb COVID-19 spread

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The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) on Saturday disclosed that isolation facilities were set up in all refugee camps across Ethiopia to...