UNHCR

Refugee scholarships restoring “educational hope” in South Sudan

A scholarship programme administered by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) is restoring hope among young people displaced by the conflict in South Sudan.

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News in Brief 20 January 2017 (PM)

UN appeals for more funds to assist South Sudan displaced

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in South Sudan has requested additional funds to cover the new needs of people displaced as a result of the violence in the country.

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News in Brief 20 January 2017 (AM) – Geneva

45,000 people “have fled the Gambia” amid election uncertainty

At least 45,000 people have fled the Gambia amid uncertainty about who is to lead the country after former President Yahya Jammeh’s refusal to step down.

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News in Brief 19 January 2017 (AM)

New strategy launched to respond to refugee and migrant crisis in Europe

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UN and Africa: focus on Mali, vaccination campaign in Nigeria and refugees in South Sudan

Suicide bombing in Mali “direct attack on the peace process”

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News in Brief 18 January 2016 (AM)

Nigeria bombing of IDP camp “catastrophic”

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News in Brief 13 January 2017(AM)

Courage of Haiti earthquake survivors praised by UN

The courage “determination and dedication” of those who survived the devastating earthquake which hit Haiti seven years ago, has been praised by the UN.

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UNHCR: refugees face police violence, push-backs in Balkans

Concern is growing for asylum-seekers facing freezing conditions in the Balkans amid reports that they are still facing police violence and expulsion from European Union Member States.

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UN and Africa: focus on DRC agreement, tobacco and refugees

Peacekeeping chief urges swift implementation of DRC agreement

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Lack of funds compromising refugee response in Uganda

Thousands of refugees, who are entering Uganda on a daily basis from three neighbouring countries, are not getting the support they need due to a lack of funding according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

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