"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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Twelve countries report decrease in child refugee detentions

The number of refugee children in detention centres in 12 countries fell by 14 per cent over the past two years, according to a report launched by the UN R

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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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In crisis, Venezuela is “cracking down” on its media

Venezuela is “cracking down” on media workers during a time of economic and political crisis and failing to meet its obligations under international human rights law.

That’s according to David Kaye, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression.

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#TeamRefugees symbol of hope for millions of displaced people

When the top athletes from more than 200 countries stride into the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, this Friday evening, there’s no doubt that one team in particular will be applauded by people of all nationalities.

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UN and Africa Special: South Sudan

This week's special programme focus on the political, humanitarian and health crisis facing South Sudan.

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