xenophobia

News in Brief 20 September 2019

  • Migrant shooting in Libya, ‘irrefutable’ proof it’s not safe, say agencies
  • Refugee safety a priority amid rising xenophobic attacks in South Africa
  • In Yemen, record 12.4 million food-insecure people receive food assistance
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UNHCR calls for action against xenophobic attacks in South Africa

Authorities in South Africa are being urged by the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, to act in the wake of recent violence against foreigners in the country, some of which has been deadly.

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UN chief condemns triple suicide bombings in Nigeria

A series of suicide bombings in northern Nigeria on Tuesday has been condemned by the UN Secretary-General.

At least 30 people were killed in the three attacks which occurred at a market and refugee camp in Borno State.

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UN and Africa: focus on South Africa, DR Congo and South Sudan

State-sponsored xenophobia “unacceptable”: South African Minister says

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Australian indigenous “disproportionally represented” in justice system

Indigenous people in Australia are “disproportionally represented” in the country’s criminal justice system according to a United Nations rights expert.

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Brexit shows need for politicians to stamp out racism says expert

Politicians have a responsibility in the wake of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union not to play on people’s fears over migration, causing racist and xenophobic sentiment and hate crimes.

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New campaign in Hungary “fuelling xenophobia”

Hungary is being urged to refrain from “policies and practices that promote intolerance”.

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Ban condemns deadly xenophobic violence in South Africa

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the wave of xenophobic violence in South Africa that has resulted in the deaths of at least seven people in the past few weeks.

South Africa countering xenophobia with help of UN refugee agency

The United Nations refugee agency is supporting efforts to combat xenophobia in South Africa, where tens of thousands fled their homes last year after a wave of attacks on foreigners.