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Congo-Kinshasa: Alarm Bells Ring As the World Hits the Snooze Button

Congo-Kinshasa: Alarm Bells Ring As the World Hits the Snooze Button

The Democratic Republic of the Congo tops several lists that would make any nation proud. It is the largest sub-Saharan African nation. It is regularly listed as one of the richest countries in the world in terms of natural resources. But there is one list we, at NRC, wish the Congo was not a part […]

We Were Actually Raped and Forced to Deny It By Soldiers – IDP Victims

We Were Actually Raped and Forced to Deny It By Soldiers – IDP Victims

The Internally Displaced Persons in Borno have said that the statements made by the Amnesty International on rape, abuse and violation of women’s right in camps were true. This was contained in statement issued via tweeter on Monday by a group called Knifar, a movement of displaced women from northeast Nigeria, who campaign for justice. […]

Algeria Deportations Raise Fear of Xenophobia

Algeria Deportations Raise Fear of Xenophobia

THE international community is wary of a possible outbreak of xenophobia against sub-Saharan Africans after a mass expulsion of these nationals from Algeria. Thousands, according to the United Nations (UN), have been expelled following raids carried out on construction sites in the capital Algiers and neighbourhoods known to be populated by the migrants. Scores migrants […]

Thousands Central African Republic Displaced By War Seek Refuge in DR Congo

Thousands Central African Republic Displaced By War Seek Refuge in DR Congo

The U.N. refugee agency reports an uptick in fighting in south-eastern Central African Republic has driven more than 7.000 people to abandon their homes and seek refuge in a remote area in DR Congo over the past week. The U.N. refugee agency describes the refugees as desperate, weary and in urgent need of assistance. UNHCR […]

More than $350 million pledged for refugees in Uganda

More than $350 million pledged for refugees in Uganda

A ‘Solidarity Summit’ for refugees hosted by Uganda has raised some $358 million in pledges, the United Nations announced today. UN Secretary-General António Guterres told reporters in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, that it was a “good starting point” although the international conference was looking to raise $2 billion. Hosted by President Yoweri Museveni and the […]

No Wall for Ethiopia, Rather an Open Door – Even for Its Enemy

No Wall for Ethiopia, Rather an Open Door – Even for Its Enemy

It’s one thing to read about the exodus of souls flowing out of Eritrea, it’s quite another to look into the tired eyes, surrounded by dust and grime, of a 14-year-old Eritrean girl who’s just arrived on the Ethiopian side of the shared border. She is carrying a scruffy plastic bag. Inside are a few […]

Angola urgently needs funds as Congolese refugee influx overwhelms services, warns UN agency

Angola urgently needs funds as Congolese refugee influx overwhelms services, warns UN agency

As refugees fleeing violence and communal tensions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo continue to arrive in neighbouring Angola, the United Nations refugee agency has appealed for more resources to cope with the influx and to provide those coming with the support they urgently need. According to the Office of the UN High Commissioner […]

United Nations Resettles Albino Refugees Due to Threats in Malawi

United Nations Resettles Albino Refugees Due to Threats in Malawi

Since June of last year, the U.N. refugee agency in Malawi has been resettling albino refugees to North America, amid continued threats to people living with albinism in the southern African country. The agency says albino refugees in Malawi are reporting harassment, such as one refugee, now resettled to Canada, who said people kept trying […]

UN urges aid for civilians swept up in Central African Republic’s ‘new spiral of escalating violence’

UN urges aid for civilians swept up in Central African Republic’s ‘new spiral of escalating violence’

Warning that violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) is quickly escalating, the top United Nations aid official in the country today urged the international community to assist the tens of thousands of newly displaced civilians. Speaking to representatives of UN Member States in Geneva, Najat Rochdi, the Humanitarian Coordinator and UN Resident Coordinator in […]

UN ramps up cooperation to help hundreds of thousands of desperate refugees and migrants

UN ramps up cooperation to help hundreds of thousands of desperate refugees and migrants

Two United Nations agencies today pledged to join forces and “go the extra mile” by expanding operations in Libya and enhancing their support to migrants, refugees, asylum seekers and Libyans affected by the ongoing conflict. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, joined William Lacy Swing, the Director General of the International Organization for […]

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