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UNHCR faces funding shortfall to meet needs of refugees, IDPs in Ethiopia

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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Monday said it only received about 19 percent of the 323.1 million U.S. dollars it...

450 refugees rescued in Italy, including 180 children – UNHCR

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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) announced Tuesday that 450 refugees were rescued and sent to Italy. These refugees, including some 180 children,...
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Some 95 illegal migrants returned to Tripoli after rescue – UNHCR

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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said that some 95 illegal migrants rescued off the Libyan coast were returned to Tripoli on...
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Refugees protesting about stay in South Africa face two options

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Hundreds of refugees and asylum seekers who spent more than a year protesting about their stay in South Africa have now been given two...
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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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“Several thousand” flee into Sudan amid conflict in Ethiopia – UN

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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the UN Refugee Agency, on Tuesday said "several thousand" Ethiopians have sought safety in Sudan's Blue...

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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Over 60,500 Ethiopians flee into Sudan

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More than 60,500 Ethiopian refugees have crossed into Sudan following the recent conflict in Ethiopia's northernmost Tigray regional state, the United Nations High Commissioner...
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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 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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Ethiopian government says humanitarian assistance underway as planned in conflict-hit Tigray region

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The Ethiopian government on Monday said that humanitarian assistance is being provided as planned in Ethiopia's conflict-hit northern Tigray regional state. The remark was made...
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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...

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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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 says “large number” of TPLF fighters surrender as part of 72-hour...

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The Ethiopian government on Tuesday stressed that "large number" of Tigray Special Forces and the militia are surrendering as part of 72-hour ultimatum which...
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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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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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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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International community pledges aid to blasts-stricken Lebanon

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The international community has pledged immediate humanitarian relief worth over 252 million euros (297.08 million U.S. dollars) to Lebanon, whose capital Beirut was rocked...
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UN urges probe into shooting of migrants at Libyan disembarkation point

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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has called for investigation into the shooting that killed three migrants at a disembarkation point in...
Rescued illegal immigrants are seen in Tajura, eastern Tripoli, Libya, Feb. 18, 2020. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Tuesday that Libyan Coast Guard rescued more than 300 illegal immigrants off the Libyan coast on Monday. More than 1,500 illegal immigrants have been rescued off the Libyan coast so far in 2020, said the IOM. (Photo by Hamza Turkia/Xinhua)

72 illegal immigrants rescued off Libyan coast

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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Saturday said that 72 illegal immigrants have been rescued by the Libyan coast guard off...
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Ethnic clashes among South Sudan refugees in Uganda leave 3 dead, 6 injured

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United Nations refugee agency on Sunday said three South Sudan refugees in Uganda were killed, six injured and hundreds displaced after tribal clashes erupted...
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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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Over 3,000 DR Congo refugees cross into Uganda: UN

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Over 3,000 refugees fleeing ethnic clashes in neighboring eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have crossed into Uganda after a three-day temporary reopening of...
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Distressed rescue ship with 180 refugees given OK to dock in Italy

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A migrant rescue boat carrying 180 would-be asylum seekers has got permission to land in Italy after being denied entry to ports in Malta...
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Tecno partners with UNHCR to fund schooling for African refugee children

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Chinese smartphone manufacturer Tecno on Friday announced a new partnership with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to fund quality primary education...
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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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Aid agencies strive to help South Sudanese refugees affected by COVID-19 in Uganda

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Hundreds of South Sudanese refugees seeking protection in Uganda's northwestern district of Adjumani said border closure due to the ongoing fight against COVID-19 pandemic...
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More than 3,000 migrants rescued off Libyan coast so far in 2020 – UNHCR

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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Friday said that more than 3,000 migrants and refugees have been rescued off the Libyan...
Migrants are rescued by the Libyan Coast Guard in Tripoli, Libya, Nov. 29, 2019. The Libyan Coast Guard on Friday rescued more than 200 migrants off the country's western coast, the International Organization for Migration in Libya (IOM Libya) said. Libya has become a preferred departure point for migrants hoping to cross the Mediterranean Sea into Europe due to the insecurity and chaos in the North African country following the 2011 uprising that toppled former leader Muammar Gaddafi. (Photo by Hamza Turkia/Xinhua)

128 refugees evacuated from Libya to Niger

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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Friday said it evacuated 128 refugees from Libya to Niger. "In the 1st evacuation of the...