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Nigerian city under pressure as displacement soars due to Boko Haram

The north-east Nigerian city of Maiduguri has more than doubled in size due to displacement caused by the extremist Boko Haram group.

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Calls for an end to conflict in CAR as the country prepares to welcome the Pope

As the Central African Republic prepares for the visit of Pope Francis to Bangui this weekend, the United Nations Refugee Agency, UNHCR, is urging the country’s warring groups to be inspired by the visit to rebuild the nati

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Change of tactics for Boko Haram following military push

The outlawed group Boko Haram, which has been terrorizing populations in Nigeria has changed its tactics following recent military successes by the Nigerian authorities; that’s according to the UN’s most senior representative in the West African country.

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Syria refugees in Lebanon caught in debt cycle

Nearly 90 per cent of the over one million Syrian refugees in Lebanon are caught in a vicious debt cycle, according to the UN.

The almost five-year-long civil war in Syria has driven millions of people to find refuge in neighbouring countries like Lebanon.

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Terrorists can’t stop us, says UN humanitarian chief in Mali

The terrorists targeting civilians and aid workers in Mali won’t stop the humanitarian effort there.

That’s according to the UN humanitarian coordinator in the north-west African country, Mbaranga Gasarabwe.

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Rising tensions follow restrictions on refugees at Balkan borders

Tensions are rising amongst migrants and refugees at the main entry point into the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia from Greece, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

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Climate change threatens children’s survival and development: UNICEF

Although children are least responsible for climate change, they are the ones who will live with its consequences, the UN children’s fund (UNICEF) warns.

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Protecting Iraq’s minorities “part of our humanity” says genocide expert

Protecting Iraq’s “mosaic” of minorities is “part of our humanity”.

That’s according to Adama Dieng, the UN Special Adviser for the Prevention of Genocide, who has just returned from visiting those parts of Iraq where minorities are most at risk from violence, and even extinction.

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European restrictions leave refugees more vulnerable

A range of restrictions put in place by governments against movements of refugees and migrants from Greece through the Western Balkans and further northwards will put already vulnerable people at risk according to the United Nations.

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Final phase of measles vaccination campaign underway in Sudan

The last phase of a measles vaccination campaign is underway in Sudan following a deadly outbreak of the virus nearly a year ago.

More than 3,400 children have been infected with measles in Sudan since December 2014. More than 70 of those children have died.

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