Danish Refugee Council

By IndepthAfrica
In Analysis
Dec 21st, 2012
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More people from the Horn of Africa region, especially Ethiopia and Somalia, are crossing international borders as irregular migrants – lacking official documentation or approval – drawn by the promise of a better life in the Arabian Peninsula. “A growing number of Ethiopians opt to under...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 19th, 2012
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Desperately seeking a future Year on year the numbers of men women and children leaving Ethiopia in search of work and freedom from repression in one of the Gulf States and beyond is increasing. Lured by the often hollow prospect of earning enough money to support their family, United Nations High Co...
By IndepthAfrica
In Eritrea
Nov 5th, 2012
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Yemen’s proximity to the eastern coast of Africa has led to the influx of refugees from embattled African countries‭.‬ A new report released by the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) found that approximately 51,000 Ethiopian refugees entered Yemen since the end of July. Yemen has continued to see an influx...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jan 25th, 2012
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MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — U.S. Navy SEALs parachuted into Somalia under cover of darkness early Wednesday and crept up to an outdoor camp where an American woman and Danish man were being held hostage. Soon, nine kidnappers were dead and both hostages were freed. President Barack Obama authorized the...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jan 25th, 2012
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A Danish humanitarian organization says a military operation has freed two of its aid workers – an American woman and a Danish man – who were kidnapped by gunmen three months ago in central Somalia. The Danish Refugee Council said early Wednesday that Jessica Buchanan and Poul Hagen Thisted were resc...
By benim
In East Africa
Nov 28th, 2011
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Mogadishu – The Somali militant group al-Shabaab on Monday banned 16 aid groups – including a half dozen UN agencies – from central and southern Somalia, a rejection of assistance that falls in line with the group’s sceptical view of the outside world. The banning of the aid g...