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By Tajuddin
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Nov 18th, 2014
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Addis Ababa ( DIPLOMAT.SO) – The UN refugee agency has begun relocating nearly 15,000 South Sudanese refugees who had been stranded for a few months at a way station in western Ethiopia after the refugee camp where they were due to live was flooded. A first group of 125 refugees left Matar Way ...
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Nov 15th, 2014
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Geneva, Switzerland ( DIPLOMAT.SO) – The number of asylum-seekers in Europe from Eritrea during the first 10 months of 2014 has tripled compared with last year, with large numbers of refugees from the country also fleeing to neighbouring Ethiopia and Sudan, the United Nations Refugee Agency (UN...
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Oct 28th, 2014
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Brussels ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The EU will launch a patrol mission in the Mediterranean on the first day of November amid warnings the number of boat migrant deaths could rise with Italy mulling pulling the plug on its own rescue mission. To complicate matters further, Britain said yester...
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Oct 27th, 2014
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Nairobi ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Refugees in Kenya can apply and be granted citizenship, if a proposed law is passed and adopted. The law being drafted by the Department of Refugee Affairs will replace the Refugee Act of 2006, which the government said has failed to address refugee issues ad...
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Oct 17th, 2014
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Sanaa ( AFP + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Scores have drowned in the Red Sea in recent weeks trying to cross to Yemen making this year’s death toll the highest in years, the UN’s refugee agency said Friday. “There’s been a sharp increase this year in the number of migrants and asylum...
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Sep 16th, 2014
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Geneva (DIPLOMAT.SO)- The UN refugee agency reported on Tuesday that forced evictions, drought, conflict and lack of livelihoods have prompted more than 130,000 Somalis to flee their homes so far this year, and displacement within Somalia and across its borders shows no signs of easing. “The va...
By Tajuddin
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Sep 9th, 2014
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Tel Aviv (DIPLOMAT.SO)- Israeli authorities have unlawfully coerced almost 7,000 Eritrean and Sudanese nationals into returning to their home countries where they risk serious abuse, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Some returning Sudanese have faced torture, arbitrary detention, a...
By Tajuddin
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Aug 28th, 2014
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Dadaab,Kenya (Agencies + DIPLOMAT): UNHCR has donated two new project vehicles to Mandera County government. The donation which also included sleeping mats and blankets took place at Mandera County offices on Monday where the County Governor, Ali Roba received them. Among leaders also present were Ma...
By Tajuddin
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Aug 20th, 2014
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Addis Ababa ( DIPLOMAT)- the Prime Minister of Federal Government of Somalia visited Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to deliberate the refugee state of affairs and launching the Global Initiative on Somali Refugees (GISR). Among the host were; Special Representative of the Secretary General, and representative...
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Aug 10th, 2014
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Tunis (DIPLOMAT) – Tunisian coastguards on Saturday intercepted 90 African migrants whose makeshift boat heading from Libya for the Italian island of Lampedusa broke down off Zarzis, the Red Crescent said. “At 0500 GMT the Tunisian coastguard rescued 90 African illegal migrants from a makeshift...