refugees

News in Brief 15 May 2020

  • Bangladesh: First case of COVID-19 infection confirmed in Rohingya camp
  • UNICEF alert on vaccination and protection gaps in DR Congo linked to pandemic
  • Libya refugees and migrants ‘desperate’ amid food price spike: UNHCR
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News in Brief 12 May 2020

  • Tropics, northern hemisphere facing hotter temperatures
  • COVID-19 pushes millions more in Middle East, North Africa into food crisis
  • Nigeria violence forces 23,000 refugees into Niger in a month
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News in Brief 1 May 2020

  • Vaccine bottlenecks from COVID lockdown leave children’s lives at stake
  • Refugee agency helpline overwhelmed as COVID-19 impacts hit
  • IOM helps migrants caught up in truck tragedy, return home
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Protect civilians in the Sahel and Lake Chad regions, urges UN refugee agency

An upsurge in military action against armed groups in West Africa’s vast Sahel and Lake Chad regions has prompted the United Nations refugee agency to call on all warring parties to protect people caught up in the violence.

News in Brief 20 March 2020

  • UN aid teams work round the clock to ensure humanitarian support to millions  
  • UN aid teams race to assess emergency needs, ensure supplies continue  
  • Airlift flies relief to Sudanese refugees in Chad  
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COVID-19: Agencies temporarily suspend refugee resettlement travel

A “vital lifeline” for vulnerable families forced to flee their homelands has fallen victim to the COVID-19 pandemic as two UN agencies announced on Tuesday that they are temporarily suspending resettlement travel for refugees. 

News in Brief 10 March 2020

  • Flagship UN study shows accelerating climate change 
  • Nicaragua: after two years of crisis, more than 100,000 have fled 
  • Burundi heads to elections as rights concerns persist 
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DR Congo: Agencies appeal for funding for refugee support and Ebola response

Urgent resources are needed to support countries in southern Africa and the Great Lakes region which are hosting more than 900,000 refugees and asylum seekers from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, and partners said in a $621 million appeal launched on Friday. 

News in Brief 17 February 2020

  • Pakistan’s solidarity and compassion for refugees is remarkable, says UN chief  
  • Yemen’s opposing sides agree to ‘large-scale’ prisoner exchange 
  • Cameroon violence continues with killing of 22 villagers 
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West Darfur tensions could see 30,000 flee across Sudanese border to Chad: UN refugee agency

The number of people fleeing to Chad to escape ongoing tensions in Sudan’s West Darfur state, could reach 30,000 in the coming weeks, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Tuesday.