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Go Home, Zimbabwe Tells Rwandan Refugees

Go Home, Zimbabwe Tells Rwandan Refugees

Zimbabwe will repatriate hundreds of Rwandan nationals staying in the southern African country as refugees in compliance with the Cessation Clause which has certified Rwanda as safe for them to return. The Zimbabwean Minister for Public Service, Labour and Social Services, Prisca Mupfumira, said the Rwandans should go back and participate in the rebuilding of […]

Refugees Free UN Staff Held Hostage in DR Congo Camp

Refugees Free UN Staff Held Hostage in DR Congo Camp

The United Nations says 16 staff members held hostage at a UN camp in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have been released unharmed. The UN peacekeeping department said in a statement late on Tuesday that “the camp is quiet and under full control” of its peacekeepers. Unarmed South Sudanese refugees took the […]

3,500 South Sudan Refugees Relocated

3,500 South Sudan Refugees Relocated

At least 3,500 South Sudan refugees who had camped at Ngomoromo border in Lokung Sub-county in Lamwo District have been moved to settlement camps in order to access basic supplies by government and donors. The refugees had pitched camp at Ngomoromo border point after fleeing South Sudan following renewed fighting between the SPLA and militias […]

Office of the Prime Minister to Relocate 3,000 South Sudanese Refugees in Uganda

Office of the Prime Minister to Relocate 3,000 South Sudanese Refugees in Uganda

A total of 3,500 South Sudan refugees have pitched camp at the Uganda-South Sudan border post of Ngomoromo in Lamwo District as the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) finalises plans to relocate them in the three different settlement centres. Last month, the district local government offered land for the establishment of refugee settlement camps […]

Leaders Agree on Regional Solution to Somali Refugee Crisis

Leaders Agree on Regional Solution to Somali Refugee Crisis

President of Federal republic of Somalia H.E Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo and IGAD heads of states attended a special IGAD Summit on finding Durable Solutions for Somali Refugees. The IGAD special summit was aimed at strengthening the protection of refugees, to respond effectively to the drought situation, mobilize resources and coordinate international efforts. President Farmajo shared […]

Stop Forced Return of Nigerian Refugees, UN Tells Cameroon

Stop Forced Return of Nigerian Refugees, UN Tells Cameroon

The Cameroon authorities are said to be forcing thousands of Nigerian refugees out of their homes, against their will, to return to the country. The action came, despite a recent an agreement between Nigeria and Cameroon to prevent forced return. According to a report issued by United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR yesterday, Cameroonian soldiers have […]

Face to Face With the Eritrean Exodus Into Ethiopia

Face to Face With the Eritrean Exodus Into Ethiopia

Under the early morning sun in the most northern region of Ethiopia a motley group of Eritrean men, women and children arrive dusty and tired at the end of a journey – and at the start of another. After crossing the border under cover of darkness (leaving Eritrea without authorisation is a crime punishable by […]

Helicopter Gunfire Kills Dozens of Fleeing Somalis

Helicopter Gunfire Kills Dozens of Fleeing Somalis

More than 30 Somalis have died after gunfire from a helicopter struck their boat off Hodeida’s coast in Yemen. It is not clear who was behind the attack. At least 33 migrants died and dozens of others were wounded after gunfire from a helicopter hit their boat on Friday, an official told AFP news agency. […]

South Sudan Now World’s Fastest Growing Refugee Crisis – UN Refugee

South Sudan Now World’s Fastest Growing Refugee Crisis – UN Refugee

The number of South Sudanese fleeing their homes is “alarming,” the United Nations refugee agency today said, announcing that 1.6 million people have either been displaced or fled to neighbouring countries in the past eight months ago. “A famine produced by the vicious combination of fighting and drought is now driving the world’s fastest growing […]

We Have to Shut Dadaab for Security, Kenyatta Tells UN

We Have to Shut Dadaab for Security, Kenyatta Tells UN

President Uhuru Kenyatta says the Dadaab refugee complex will have to be closed for the good of the region, in spite of incessant campaigns by rights groups to have the plan abandoned. At a joint press conference with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, President Kenyatta argued the camp as it is today no longer serves its […]

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