Five runners who fled South Sudan have been given the chance to compete in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games as refugees.
On Thursday, they boarded a plane in Kenya, bound for the Brazilian city that’s hosting the world’s biggest sporting event that opens next week.
It has been three months since a 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked Ecuador, killing more than 660 people.
The disaster left more than 80,000 people homeless, including refugees fleeing violence in neighbouring Colombia.
Governments which continue to violate children’s rights in conflict situations will continue to be scrutinized, despite their objections, according to a senior UN official.
The fact that thousands of people have fled violence in the Central African Republic should be seen as a “wake-up call” to the global community about rising tensions there, the UN Refugee Agency (