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News in Brief 28 October 2022

  • Millions under threat of flooding across west, central Africa: UNHCR
  • Russia urged to repeal - not expand - restrictive LGBTI laws
  • Haiti: 96,000 displaced by gang violence, reports IOM
Some 53,000 Nigerians displaced by conflict are living in the Minawao refugee camp in north-east Cameroon. (February 2019)
UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

UN highlights need to solve growing burden of forcibly displaced Africans

With 24.2 million Africans forced from their homes in 2017  ̶  4.6 million more than the previous year  ̶  the UN is hosting a three-day event at UN headquarters, focusing on finding durable solutions to the problem, which is a growing burden on the continent’s economy, environment and communities which host those displaced. 

UNAMID/Albert González Farran

Darfur could “become hell” if UN leaves, camp residents warn

Residents of camps for the internally displaced in the Sudanese region of Darfur have been voicing their concerns to the top UN official there.

Joint Special Representative for the UN Hybrid Mission in Darfur, Martin Uhomoibhi, toured several camps in the region where rebels have been fighting Sudanese government troops for thirteen years.

UN Photo/Amanda Voisard

ISIL poised to “prolong its reign of terror” in Iraq

The terrorist organisation, ISIL, has the money and military capabilities to “prolong its reign of terror” in Iraq.

That warning, from the top UN official in Iraq during a briefing to the Security Council on the current situation in the country.

ISIL controls large portions of territory in the northern and western parts of the country.

Although Iraqi security forces have reclaimed some of those areas, millions of Iraqis remain internally displaced, while many others have fled the country.