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By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Dec 17th, 2013
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The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) have revealed that plans are underway to resettle over 3,000 refugees in Ethiopia under the UNHCR’s resettlement program, according to a report by Sudan Tribune. Over the past 2 years, Ethiopian officials say the number of refugees entering the ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 23rd, 2013
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By Petros Tesfagiorgis First I express my condolence to the families of those who perished at sea only two kilometres away from the Island of Lampedusa, Italy This is a chilling and harrowing tragedy which touched the conscience of the international community. Pope Francis was the first to express hi...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Apr 7th, 2013
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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) office in Ethiopia has rejected a media report claiming arrangements have been made to repatriate some 33,000 Sudanese refugees from camps in Ethiopia. The government affiliated Sudanese Media Centre this week also reported Sudan’s Refugee Com...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Mar 15th, 2013
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By Tesfa-Alem Tekle Addis Ababa — The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) says it is preparing to relocate thousands of South Sudanese refugees stranded at Ethiopian border villages. UNHCR’s spokesperson in Ethiopia, Kisut Gebreegziabher, told Sudan Tribune on Thursday that th...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jan 15th, 2013
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This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at the press briefing, on 15 January 2013, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. A record 107,500 African refugees and migrants made the dangerous journey from the Horn of Africa to Yemen ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Analysis
Nov 22nd, 2012
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(IRIN) – Refugee crises appear to come and go. In 2011, all eyes were on the Dadaab refugee complex in northern Kenya as it received hundreds of thousands of Somalis fleeing famine and conflict. This year, attention has shifted to the refugee exodus from Syria, even though the majority of Somal...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Nov 20th, 2012
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The number of Somalia refugees sheltered at Ethiopia’s Dollo Ado refugee camp has hit a record high of 170,000 making it the world’s second largest refugee complex, according to the UN refugee agency (UNHCR). The number of new arrivals to Dollo Ado have seen a decline, however, the newest camp locate...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Oct 28th, 2012
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press release Jerusalem — The Israeli military has since June 2012 prevented dozens of asylum seekers, most of them Eritreans, from crossing Israel’s newly constructed fence on its border with Egypt, Human Rights Watch, the Hotline for Migrant Workers, and Physicians for Human Rights – Is...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 24th, 2012
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Open letter to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israel ministry of the interior Eli Yishai; Regarding the serious concerns involving the status, detentions and living conditions of the Ethiopian refugees now living in Israel. Prime Minister’s Office 3 Kaplan St. P.O.B. 187 Kiryat B...
By IndepthAfrica
In DR Congo
Oct 2nd, 2012
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More than 25,000 Congolese refugees have returned to their homes in the northern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) under a voluntary repatriation programme that was launched in May by the United Nations refugee agency. “The 25,000 mark was passed last Friday – the current total of those helped b...