UN Refugee Agency

News in Brief 29 September 2017 (PM)

Flash appeal to help hurricane-affected Dominica

Humanitarians are appealing for US$31 million to support the Caribbean island of Dominica, hit hard by Hurricane Maria, the United Nations has announced.

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News in brief 29 August 2017 (AM) - Geneva

Myanmar urged to open borders for all fleeing Rakhine violence

Access to communities in need of help in Myanmar’s Rakhine state remains “severely restricted” amid what the UN has called a “dramatic worsening” of the security situation there.

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UN Daily News Programme 17 August 2017

Listen to a bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, with Dianne Penn and Jocelyne Sambira.

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South Sudan refugees in Uganda pass one million mark: UNHCR

The number of people from South Sudan seeking refuge in Uganda has reached one million, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has warned.

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One million undocumented Afghans to get right to stay in Pakistan

Pakistan’s plan to register up to one million undocumented Afghans living in the country is set to bring “much needed relief” for many refugees unable to return home amid ongoing insecurity, the UN said on Friday.

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News in Brief 29 June 2017 (AM)

UNHCR warns against involuntary return of Nigerian refugees

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UNHCR Special Envoy urges more support for Somali refugees

More international support is needed for Somalia so that scores of citizens who left the country decades ago can return home.

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Uganda hosts “solidarity summit” amid fast-growing refugee crisis

Uganda is hosting a “solidarity summit” with the support of the United Nations amid a fast-growing refugee crisis in the country.

A mass exodus from South Sudan has roughly doubled the refugee population in the East African nation to over 1.2 million.

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News in Brief 20 June 2017 (PM)

At least 130 feared dead following new shipwrecks in the Mediterranean

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News in Brief 31 May 2017 (AM)

The UN Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has condemned Wednesday’s “indiscriminate suicide attack” in the capital, Kabul, which has left dozens dead and more than 300 injured.

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