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Obo (Central African Republic) (AFP) Refugees seeking safety from the atrocities of South Sudan’s unending conflict cross the border only to find themselves in one of Africa’s most war-torn and poorest countries. Neighbouring Central African Republic (CAR) has been ravaged by armed groups vying to control the vast landlocked nation, trapped in poverty where more than half the population survives on humanitarian aid. In the southeastern town of Obo, some 2,000 South Sudanese have fled to a refugee camp set up by the United Nations in 2016. But it hasRead More

Posted On February 10, 2018By In None

Tanzania withdraws from UN refugee programme

Tanzanian President John Magufuli has announced his country will pull out of the UN's "comprehensive refugee response framework", which provides lasting solutions for refugees, including integration into host communities.Read More

Posted On February 6, 2018By In None

Paris opens a door to exiled artists

It was when Kubra Khademi stopped the traffic in Kabul, and men began to throw stones at her and bay for her blood, that she knew she was going to have to leave the country.Read More

Posted On February 6, 2018By In None

Paris opens a door to exiled artists

It was when Kubra Khademi stopped the traffic in Kabul, and men began to throw stones at her and bay for her blood, that she knew she was going to have to leave the country.Read More
Paris (AFP) It was when Kubra Khademi stopped the traffic in Kabul, and men began to throw stones at her and bay for her blood, that she knew she was going to have to leave the country. The young performance artist had walked alone into one of the Afghan capital’s busiest intersections wearing tin armour over her breasts and backside to highlight the harassment women face in the streets. Even as she made her escape in a taxi, one of the mob touched her behind. “I had to hide outRead More
The UN refugee agency is to evacuate thousands of vulnerable refugees from Libya next year, its country representative said on Tuesday.Read More
Tripoli (AFP) The UN refugee agency is to evacuate thousands of vulnerable refugees from Libya next year, its country representative said on Tuesday. “In 2018, we will try to send between 5,000 and 10,000 of the most vulnerable refugees to third countries,” Roberto Mignone said. “We can’t give an exact number as it will depend on how many refugees can be taken in by European countries, Canada or others,” the UNHCR representative said. Libya has long been a transit hub for migrants seeking a better life in Europe, but peopleRead More
Geneva (AFP) The United Nations said Tuesday that it had received pledges amounting to $857 million (726 million euros) to fund operations aimed to help an estimated 67 million displaced and stateless people worldwide next year. It was the highest amount ever promised to the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) at its annual pledging conference. But it was still only about 11 percent of the total funding of the more than $7.5 billion it needs for 2018, the agency said in a statement. That money provides aid that can often beRead More
Boujdour Camp (Algeria) (AFP) Selembouha Dadi can only imagine the homeland she dreams of but has never seen, agonisingly out of reach beyond the Algerian refugee camp where she has spent her whole life. “They tell me it was beautiful,” the 25-year-old told AFP. The territory that Dadi yearns for is Western Sahara, a sprawling swathe of desert on Africa’s Atlantic coast that has been disputed by Morocco and independence fighters from the Polisario Front for decades. Her father Moulay abandoned everything and fled 42 years ago when Moroccan troopsRead More
Thousands of South Sudanese refugees have been left homeless in Khartoum after Sudanese police demolished their shelters over the past few months, the UN refugee agency said Thursday.Read More