United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

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 East Africa
Jun 28th, 2014
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Nearly 1,000 illegal African immigrants in Israel on Friday staged a march towards the southern border with Egypt to protest against living conditions in their internment camp, public radio reported. Israeli soldiers stopped the demonstrators, most from Eritrea and Sudan, nearly 300 metres (yards) fr...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jun 18th, 2014
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By Arthur Simuchoba This year Zambia took the liberty of observing World Refugee Day (June 20th), a week earlier than normal. There is, however, a sense that, even if unintentional, this was appropriate given that the country was among the earliest in Africa to begin taking in refugees and is current...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Apr 15th, 2014
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Twenty Eight Ethiopian nationals were yesterday charged in a Makadara court with being in Kenya illegally. Munira Bashir, Hamdi Abdihakim, Tafakar Ndambike, Isaack Kabare and 24 others were charged with being found at Eastleigh in Nairobi with no identification documents. The court heard that the acc...
By IAfrica
In Eritrea
Apr 14th, 2014
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Eritreans in Djibouti: Photo Meskerem  — The Djiboutian government has handed 267 Eritreans, seized during a three-day border conflict in 2008, over to the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), presidential adviser Najib Ali Tahir said on Monday, according to Anadolu Agency. “Some of them are military deserters...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 12th, 2014
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Eritrean refugees face human trafficking, exploitation, and hostility throughout North Africa and the Sahel. By Dan Connell Hundreds of thousands of Eritreans have fled a repressive dictatorship since 2001. Their small northeast African country, which has a population 4-5 million and was once touted ...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Apr 8th, 2014
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Nairobi – The United Nations refugee agency UNHCR on Monday expressed concern over a wave of arrests of Somali refugees during the weekend in Nairobi. More than 1 000 Somalis are being held by Kenyan police in a soccer stadium, reports said. The refugees were arrested in a week-long sweep throu...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 16th, 2014
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By Allyn Fisher-Ilan (Reuters) – A compound of one-storey buildings deep in the southern Israeli desert is now home to some 400 African migrants who face the prospect of being held in custody indefinitely. The detainees in what the authorities call an “open” detention centre are all...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 12th, 2014
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Traffickers have kidnapped, tortured, and killed refugees, most from Eritrea, in eastern Sudan and Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, according to dozens of interviewees said Human Rights Watch. Egypt and Sudan have failed to adequately identify and prosecute the traffickers and any security officials who may ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Oct 18th, 2013
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We the undersigned are writing to express our grave concern of the unfortunate incident that took place on October 5 and 6, at the Mai Aini and Adi Harush refugee camps respectively. We learned that camp attendants whom we assume are directly connected with the government security apparatus has opene...