News in Brief 29 June 2017 (AM)

UNHCR warns against involuntary return of Nigerian refugees

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UN and Africa: Somalia refugees, Darfur camp fire and UNMISS peacekeepers

UNHCR Special Envoy urges more support for Somalia refugees

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Food festival in Europe showcases talented refugee chefs

Refugee chefs from countries such as Afghanistan, Eritrea and Somalia are showcasing their culinary skills in restaurants across 13 European cities this month.

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UN-backed fish farm project unites Ugandans and refugees

The number of people who have fled their homes due to conflict, persecution and instability hit a record high of 65.6 million in 2016, according to the latest data from the UN refugee agency, UNHCR.

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UNHCR Special Envoy urges more support for Somali refugees

More international support is needed for Somalia so that scores of citizens who left the country decades ago can return home.

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News in Brief 22 June 2017 (AM)

Iraqi children trapped in “endless cycle” of violence and poverty: UNICEF

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UN Gender Focus Special: Women Refugees

New UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador will advocate for young refugees

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News in Brief 21 June 2017 (AM)

Urgent appeal for civilian protection in Syria: UN chief

An urgent appeal has been made by the UN Secretary-General for combatants in Syria’s six-year civil war to do “everything in their power to protect civilians.”

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Uganda hosts “solidarity summit” amid fast-growing refugee crisis

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.

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News in Brief 20 June 2017 (PM)

At least 130 feared dead following new shipwrecks in the Mediterranean

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