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By IAfrica
In Article
Aug 27th, 2014
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26 August 2014 – The past few days have been the deadliest this year for people making irregular crossings on the Mediterranean from North Africa to Europe, with the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) reporting that at least 300 people have died in successive boat tragedies. “In all, we now believ...
By IAfrica
In Special Reports
Aug 26th, 2014
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Human Wrongs Watch August 2014, (UNHCR ) – Sarah was born and raised in Hagadera refugee camp. Now 21, she’s become a wife and mother without ever setting foot outside the camp. Hagadera refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya, is just 100 kilometers from the Somali border. For Sarah, it might as well be a mil...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 21st, 2014
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Dozens of Eritrean refugees are scattered across the Al-Safeyah area of Sana’a, a densely populated neighborhood estimated to have the largest number of African refugees in the city. Women sit in groups on threadbare carpets, blankets, or mats in streets corners. They are surrounded by playing childr...
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...