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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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South Sudan Olympians say “being a refugee is only a status”

Five runners who fled South Sudan have been given the chance to compete in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games as refugees.

On Thursday, they boarded a plane in Kenya, bound for the Brazilian city that’s hosting the world’s biggest sporting event that opens next week.

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Colombian refugees look to rebuild after Ecuador quake

It has been three months since a 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked Ecuador, killing more than 660 people.

The disaster left more than 80,000 people homeless, including refugees fleeing violence in neighbouring Colombia.

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“Voice of the voiceless” will carry on criticizing war violations of children

Governments which continue to violate children’s rights in conflict situations will continue to be scrutinized, despite their objections, according to a senior UN official.

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CAR violence, a “wake-up call” to global community

The fact that thousands of people have fled violence in the Central African Republic should be seen as a “wake-up call” to the global community about rising tensions there, the UN Refugee Agency (

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