Water scarcity a problem in Uganda camps for South Sudan refugees

Water scarcity is a huge challenge for humanitarian workers in Arua district in northern Uganda whose job is to welcome refugees from South Sudan.

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Global displacement hits new high in 2016: UNHCR

The number of people fleeing war, violence and persecution around the world hit a new high of 65.6 million in 2016, the UN said on Monday.

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News in Brief 16 June 2017 (AM) – Geneva

At least 100,000 people trapped in ISIL-held Mosul Old City

ISIL fighters have trapped more than 100,000 people in the Old City of Mosul in Iraq for use as human shields, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said on Friday.

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News in Brief 13 June 2017 (AM) - Geneva

Ukraine’s warring parties repeatedly fail to respect ceasefire agreements

“Daily ceasefire violations” in Ukraine have led to a significant rise in the number of people killed in the four-year conflict, the UN said on Tuesday.

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News in Brief 12 June 2017 (AM)

US$65 million needed to help aid DRC refugees fleeing into Angola

The UN and partners are appealing for US$65 million in emergency aid to help refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) fleeing across the border into Angola.

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Refugee chief’s call for more shelter places

A massive increase is needed in the number of refugees given shelter in so-called third countries, the head of the UN refugee agency (UNCHR) said on Monday.

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News in Brief 8 June 2017 (PM)

UN chief welcomes arms turn-over in Colombia

Recent progress in the implementation of the peace deal in Colombia is being welcomed by the UN Secretary-General.

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News in Brief 2 June 2017 (AM) – Geneva

At least 40 migrants “die of thirst” in Sahara desert

Forty-four migrants have died in the Sahara desert after their vehicle broke down as it was heading from Niger to Libya, the UN said on Friday.

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UN and Africa: focus on CAR, Nigeria and peacekeeping

Upsurge in violence forces 80,000 people in CAR to flee: UNHCR

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