Violence against Rohingyas is “exceptional": UN refugee chief

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees has said that the violence experienced by refugees who’ve fled from Myanmar to Bangladesh is among the worst he has encountered – and that their plight is a “recipe” for a health “disaster”.

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News in Brief 26 September 2017 (AM)

“Control room” in Bangladesh will monitor Rohingya health needs: WHO

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News in Brief 22 September 2017 (PM)

Arab States and UNHCR sign agreement to address refugee crisis

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Nigerian teacher wins UNHCR Refugee Award

A teacher and school-funder who helped the release of some of the Chibok girls from Boko Haram extremists in Nigeria, has been declared the winner of this year’s Nansen Refugee Award, sponsored by the UN Refugee Ag

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UN and Africa: focus on aid in the Lake Chad region, Burundi and education in Nigeria

New UN relief chief relays voices of displaced to world leaders

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News in Brief 19 September 2017 (PM)

DRC urged to protect refugees following deadly shooting

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are being urged to ensure better protection for refugees and asylum-seekers following a deadly shooting incident in the eastern part of the country.

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News in Brief 15 September 2017 - Geneva (AM)

UN chief condemns “yet another” DPRK missile test

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“We know and we see you”: poetry champion returns home to Darfur

Emtithal (Emi) Mahmoud writes poetry to draw attention to the war-torn Darfur region of Sudan, as well as the global refugee crisis.

The Sudanese poet, who currently lives in the United States, recently visited El Fasher, Darfur.

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News in Brief 12 September 2017 - Geneva (AM)

Myanmar refugee exodus reaches "unprecedented" levels

More than 370,000 refugees have now arrived in Bangladesh after fleeing violence in neighbouring Myanmar in recent days, the UN said on Tuesday.

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UNHCR to help thousands of displaced in war-torn DRC

Efforts are under way to help thousands of victims of conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) where “nine out of ten villages” have been burned to the ground in some regions, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said on Friday.

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