UN Refugee Agency

UN and Africa: focus on UN peacekeeping, post-conflict Liberia and African refugees

Terrorism, violent extremism require more nimble peacekeeping response

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“Serious increase” in civilians fleeing Mosul as new camps open

There has been a “serious increase” in the numbers of civilians fleeing the Mosul area in Iraq according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), as government forces continue their advance.

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UN secures tents, emergency shelter kits for Mosul families “on the move”

Thousands of tents have been airlifted to Iraq in anticipation of a large-scale displacement from the northern city of Mosul, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has confirmed.

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Security Council nominates António Guterres as the new UN chief

The former Prime Minister of Portugal António Guterres has been nominated as  the next United Nations Secretary-General…in what was described as an “important show of unity” by the Security Council.

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Refugee response challenged by “sheer enormity” of problem

The global response to the refugee crisis is being challenged by the “sheer enormity” of the problem, according to a senior UN humanitarian official.

Some 65 million people around the world were displaced at the end of 2015.

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Europe urged to increase relocation of refugees and migrants

“Unnecessarily slow and challenging.”

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260,000 refugees add to challenges facing South Sudan

There are around 260,000 refugees from neighbouring countries living in camps around South Sudan, adding to the “enormous political, economic and social challenges” facing the world’s youngest country.

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"Children's emergency" at core of South Sudan refugee crisis

Around 1,000 South Sudanese are fleeing across the border into Uganda each day in what the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) is describing as

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Displaced Colombians building a new future

The conclusion of peace negotiations in Colombia has been welcomed by the United Nations.

The Government and the main rebel group, FARC, signed a peace agreement in Cuba on Wednesday.

Colombians will vote on whether to accept or reject the deal in a referendum set for October.

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UN and Africa: focus on Refugee Olympians, Mali and African youth

South Sudan Olympians say “being a refugee is only a status”

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