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UN and Africa: focus on African migrants, Darfur and Ghana

African migrants reportedly forcibly recruited into Yemen war

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African migrants reportedly forcibly recruited into Yemen war

Migrants from Africa are reportedly being forcibly recruited to fight for militias in Yemen; that’s according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

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As refugee and migrant flood into Europe continues, UN and partners seek $550 million for 2016

With no let-up in the flood of people pouring into Europe as they flee conflict in the Middle East and elsewhere, the United Nations refugee agency and its partners are appealing to donors for $550 million to support the ongoing humanitarian response for 2016.

INTERVIEW: resolving conflicts key to stemming global displacement, says new UN refugee chief

Multiple conflicts have resulted in the massive displacement of men, women and children around the world in record numbers. Last year alone, more than one million refugees and migrants crossed the Mediterranean to Europe. And yet, the arrivals in Europe represent only a fraction of the world’s current 60 million refugees and displaced people – the highest level since the end of the Second World War.

"Outpouring of generosity” helps Canada reach refugee milestone

An “outpouring of generosity” in Canada was a crucial factor in the country managing to welcome 10,000 Syrian refugees in less than two months.

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New High Commissioner confronts changing refugee crisis

A New Year…and a new chief at the helm of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

Filippo Grandi on Thursday held his first press conference as UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

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Refugee movements from South Sudan a “disturbing trend”

Thousands of refugees have arrived in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) after fleeing South Sudan, in what the UN has described as a “disturbing trend”.

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UN and Africa: focus on South Sudan, refugees in Kenya and UNAMID

Refugee movements from South Sudan a “disturbing trend”

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Rain exacerbates cholera outbreak at refugee complex in Kenya

A culmination of issues, including excess rains, has exacerbated a cholera outbreak at the world’s largest site for displaced people, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has said.

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Outgoing UNHCR head reflects on European refugee crisis

The new head of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), Filippo Grandi, has started work at the agency's headquarters in Geneva.

He succeeds António Guterres, whose more than 10 years in office ended last week.

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