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.
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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The number of people from South Sudan seeking refuge in Uganda has reached one million, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has warned.
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.
UNHCR warns against involuntary return of Nigerian refugees
More international support is needed for Somalia so that scores of citizens who left the country decades ago can return home.
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.
At least 130 feared dead following new shipwrecks in the Mediterranean
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.