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  • Sudan: Japan makes huge financial contribution for refugees' projects in Sudan
    27 august 2015 15:01:40
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Japan has contributed US$ 7.5 million towards UNHCR’s programme in Sudan in 2015, of which over US$ 1.4 million will be earmarked for interventions in refugee camps in eastern Sudan, the UN body revealed in a press release here Thursday, following a field visit by the Japanese ambassador in Sudan, Mr. Hideki Ito, to a refugee camp in eastern Sudan. Full text...

  • UN: UN agency commends Cameroon, Chad, Niger for harbouring Nigerian refugees
    15 august 2015 15:12:03
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has expressed concern about the escalating violence in and around Nigeria and its impact on the situation of Nigerian refugees in surrounding host countries, including a shrinking humanitarian space in which they can seek asylum. Full text...

  • Mauritania: EU gives US$ 438,000 to Malian refugees in Mauritania
    11 august 2015 14:59:00
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – The European Union (EU) has given the World Food Programme (WFP) 400,000 euros (about US$ 438,800) with which the European Commission on Civil Protection (ECHO) will provide humanitarian aid, including food assistance, to 50,000 Malian refugees accommodated in the Mbera camp in eastern Mauritania, the EU delegation in Nouakchott said on Tuesday.Full text...

  • UN: Somali refugees helped to return home from Kenya
    05 august 2015 17:37:01
    New York, US (PANA) - One hundred Somali refugees living in Kenya have been voluntarily Full text...

  • DR Congo: UNHCR airlifts Congolese refugees in CAR back home
    05 august 2015 14:55:24
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - The UN Refugee Agency on Wednesday launched an airlift operation to repatriate more than 600 refugees back home to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) six years after they fled to Central African Republic (CAR) to escape attacks by the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA).Full text...

  • UN: 'Violence in Nigeria drives refugees deeper into neighbouring Cameroon'
    21 july 2015 22:19:01
    New York, US (PANA) - Weeks after elections in Nigeria, violence and attacks continue to drive population movements within and outside the country, the UN High Commissioner of Refugees (UNHCR) warned on Tuesday, reporting a "steady flow" of Nigerian refugees now seeking safety some 100 km inside the Cameroon border. Full text...

  • Nigeria: UNHCR explains growing number of refugees, migrants from Africa
    01 july 2015 14:54:01
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The large majority of the 137,000 people who crossed the Mediterranean Sea into Europe during the first six months of 2015 were fleeing from war, conflict or persecution, making the Mediterranean crisis primarily a refugee crisis, a UNHCR report, released Wednesday has said. Full text...

  • UN: UNHCR says thousands more flee Burundi to neighbouring countries
    30 june 2015 18:51:16
    New York US (PANA) - Some 10,000 refugees fled Burundi over the weekend before Full text...

  • Zambia: Zambia relocates Burundi refugees to Meheba Refugee Settlement
    30 june 2015 12:55:08
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - The Office of the Commissioner for Refugees in the Zambian Ministry of Home Affairs, working with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), on Tuesday relocated 150 newly arrived Burundi Refugees from the capital, Lusaka, to the Meheba Refugee Settlement in Solwezi, north-western Zambia. Full text...

  • UN: UN agency welcomes EU measures on refugee arrivals, urges more action
    27 june 2015 06:43:01
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has welcomed a decision by European Union (EU) leaders to assist up to 60,000 refugees in need of international protection, but warns that much more will have to be done to address the root causes of a steadily increasing global refugee crisis. Full text...

  • Sudan: Sudan expresses concern over South Sudanese refugee influx
    23 june 2015 21:08:06
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The United Nations agency for refugees (UNHCR) has expressed "extreme concern" about the influx of South Sudanese refugees into Sudan, especially in the White Nile State. Full text...

  • UN: UN marks World Refugee Day, urges govts, societies to help refugees
    20 june 2015 18:14:31
    New York, US (PANA) - With one in every 122 human beings a refugee, internally displaced or seeking asylum, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday called urgently on Full text...

  • UN: 'Global conflicts render 60m refugees, displaced persons'
    19 june 2015 08:32:40
    New York, US (PANA) - The international community is experiencing a dramatic shift in the Full text...

  • Zambia: Over 300 Burundi refugees seek asylum in Zambia following unrest
    18 june 2015 15:50:16
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Over 300 Burundians forced to flee their homes following the recent political instability in their country are seeking asylum in Zambia, the Ministry of Home Affairs has disclosed.Full text...

  • UN: UN agency says hundreds of refugees arrive daily in Greek islands
    16 june 2015 17:40:14
    New York, US (PANA) - More than 55,000 refugees have arrived in the Greek islands so far this year, with hundreds arriving every day in inflatable dinghies and wooden boats, putting a tremendous strain on the communities that receive them and worsening conditions for the new arrivals, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Tuesday.Full text...

  • UN: UN says thousands more South Sudanese refugees flood Sudan
    15 june 2015 20:05:46
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) reported on Monday that some 14,000 South Sudanese, mainly women and children, have fled into Sudan over the weekend, describing the situation as "an emergency within an emergency". Full text...

  • UN: Millions of refugees in Kenya camps face new rations cut, says WFP
    11 june 2015 16:34:46
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN World Food Programme (WFP) on Thursday said refugees Full text...

  • UN: UNHCR aims to assist newly displaced persons in northern Mali
    29 may 2015 19:00:06
    New York, US (PANA) - Across northern Mali, a flare-up in clashes between armed groups Full text...

  • UN: UN agencies launch emergency response for Burundi refugees
    14 may 2015 20:25:11
    New York, US (PANA) - UN relief agencies on Thursday agreed to develop a regional response plan to deal with the exodus of refugees fleeing Burundi to neighbouring countries, as the situation in the crisis-gripped East African nation continues to deteriorate weeks after election-related political tensions and violence erupted.Full text...

  • UN: UNHCR chief visits Kenya, Somalia to discuss future of Dadaab refugee camp
    14 may 2015 19:32:47
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in collaboration with the governments of Kenya and Somalia will organize an International Conference of Solidarity to raise funds for increasing areas inside Somalia for receiving returnees, the UN refugee agency said Thursday.Full text...

  • Rwanda: Rwanda warns of dwindling water supplies in Burundian refugee camps
    12 may 2015 20:43:07
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Various camps hosting Burundian refugees in southern and eastern Rwanda are fast running out of water, a senior official from the Rwandan Ministry of Refugees and Disaster Management warned on Tuesday in Kigali.Full text...

  • UN: UNHCR says 50,000 Burundians have fled to neighbouring countries
    08 may 2015 17:29:51
    New York US (PANA) - More than 50,000 Burundians have fled to neighbouring countries Full text...

  • Rwanda: Burundians continue to flee to Rwanda
    06 may 2015 20:22:45
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - About 200 Burundian crossed into southwestern Rwanda late on Wednesday, as Burundians they continue to flee the violence in the country related to the forthcoming elections. Full text...

  • Tanzania: EAC foreign minister visit Burundi
    04 may 2015 15:51:23
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Tanzania’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Bernard Membe, will on Wednesday lead his counterparts from member countries of the East African Community (EAC) on a fact-finding mission to Burundi in the wake of pre-election violence in the country, his ministry said here Monday. Full text...

  • UN: South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia top 200,000 – UN
    01 may 2015 17:16:29
    New York, US (PANA) - The number of South Sudanese refugees who have fled to Ethiopia Full text...

  • Rwanda: Number of Burundian refugees in Rwanda hits 20,500 - Official
    28 april 2015 22:14:13
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - New waves of civilians fleeing Burundi to Rwanda over recent weeks for fear of possible violence related to the forthcoming elections, have reached 20,500, the Rwandan Ministry of Refugees and Disaster Management said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Rwanda relocates Burundian refugees
    22 april 2015 20:11:59
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - A first batch of 403 Burundian refugees who arrived in Rwanda in fear of possible violence related to the forthcoming elections, have been transferred to another camp located far from their common border, according to an official statement issued to PANA on Wednesday in Kigali.Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenya begins push for relocation of Somali refugees
    21 april 2015 18:16:46
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya has embarked on plans to fast-track the closure of the world’s largest refugee camp in Dadaab, which authorities here say has provided an operating base for Somali militants. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Fresh batch of Burundian refugees arrives in Rwanda
    16 april 2015 19:56:56
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - A dozen buses carrying 900 Burundians who have fled their country in fear of possible violence related to the forthcoming elections have arrived in southeastern Rwanda's Busegera district, the state-run Radio Rwanda reported Thursday.Full text...

  • Rwanda: Rwanda faces massive influx of Burundian refugees
    15 april 2015 11:41:56
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - At least 4,900 people have fled Burundi to seek refuge in neighbouring Rwanda, fearing violence ahead of June's presidential elections in Burundi, the Rwandan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Management of Disasters said.Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenya orders UNHCR to shut down Somali refugee camp
    11 april 2015 18:50:03
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The Kenyan government has issued a three-month ultimatum to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to relocate Somali and Ethiopian refugees at the refugee camps in Dadaab, North Eastern Kenya, following the killing of 147 University campus students. Full text...

  • Tanzania: UNHCR reports some 900 refugee arrivals in Horn of Africa from Yemen
    10 april 2015 15:18:01
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - With the escalation in Yemen’s conflict, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is seeing a rise in people fleeing by boat across the Gulf of Aden to countries in the Horn of Africa – historically a route travelled by refugees and migrants headed in the opposite direction, a spokesperson for the UN refugee agency said Friday at a press briefing in Geneva.Full text...

  • UN: UN agency launches appeal for Nigeria's refugees affected by Boko Haram attacks
    09 april 2015 19:49:55
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has issued an urgent funding appeal Full text...

  • Rwanda: Burundians flee to Rwanda ahead of election campaign
    01 april 2015 21:40:11
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - At least 381 Burundian refugees fleeing insecurity in their home country have arrived in several parts of southern Rwanda, a senior government official said on Wednesday in Kigali. Full text...

  • UN: UN refugee agency says 66,000 Nigerian refugees in Cameroon
    01 april 2015 16:59:55
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Wednesday said the latest movements of refugees across Nigeria’s borders following Boko Haram's attacks are expected to bring the total of Nigerian refugees in Cameroon to nearly 66,000. Full text...

  • Côte d'Ivoire: IMO launches second phase of MIDA-Women Programme in Somalia
    31 march 2015 21:42:29
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – The International Organization for Migration (IOM), with funding from the Italian Development Cooperation has launched the “MIDA Women Somalia II” project.Full text...

  • UN: UNHCR chief meets with Nigerian refugees in northern Cameroon
    24 march 2015 18:59:16
    New York, US (PANA) - UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Antonio Guterres Full text...

  • Zambia: Japan offers US$1.5 million for refugee, local integration programmes in Zambia
    24 march 2015 17:14:21
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - Japan has announced a contribution of US$1.5 million to support the Zambian government and the UN Refugee Agency’s 2015 refugee and local integration programmes in Zambia. Full text...

  • UN: UN agency says Nigerian refugee crisis continues
    03 march 2015 21:19:56
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) on Tuesday reported that the exodus of Nigerians fleeing violence in the country’s north-eastern region continues, with an influx of 16,000 refugees into neighbouring Cameroon.Full text...

  • Sudan: Denmark continues provision of humanitarian aid to refugees
    02 march 2015 17:58:37
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The Government of Denmark has contributed DKK15 million (US$2.3 million) to the Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) for 2015. Full text...

  • Congo: Japan donates US$1.7m for DRC, CAR refugees
    25 february 2015 12:06:41
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - Japan has donated US$1.7 million to the Congolese authorities and the officials of the World Food Programme (WFP) for the 33,500 refugees from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Central African Republic (CAR) residing in the country (Congo), a government statement said here Wednesday.Full text...

  • UN: 'Violence in northern Nigeria sparks major new exodus into Niger border region'
    11 february 2015 07:39:47
    New York, US (PANA) - The spread of violent attacks across the border from northern Nigeria into Niger is causing widespread displacement and hampering efforts to provide humanitarian assistance in the area, a spokesperson for the UN World Food Programme (WFP) said.Full text...

  • UN: WFP appeals for funds to support Nigerian refugees fleeing to Cameroon
    31 january 2015 09:18:12
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is appealing for more funds to help address the recent exodus of refugees into Cameroon from Nigeria, saying that a risk in attacks on both sides of that border has made it increasingly risky for humanitarian agencies to operate there. Full text...

  • Tanzania: UNHCR says more Sudanese refugees arriving in South Sudan
    30 january 2015 13:21:38
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Fighting in the war-torn Nuba Mountains in Sudan has led to an increase in the number of Sudanese refugees fleeing to South Sudan in the last month, a UN refugees agency spokesperson said Friday during a press briefing at Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, quoting a report from the agency's teams on the ground.Full text...

  • UN: 150,000 refugees in Uganda face 50 per cent food ration cut
    27 january 2015 21:59:34
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN World Food Programme (WFP) says around 150,000 refugees in Uganda will receive reduced food rations starting on Tuesday because of insufficient funding. Full text...

  • UN: UNHCR seeks US331m to assist more CAR refugees (Correcting headline)
    25 january 2015 10:49:47
    New York, US (PANA) - UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and its partners have launched a regional refugee response plan to assist more than 460,000 fleeing Central Africans. Full text...

  • UN: WFP delivers food to thousands of refugees on Nigeria-Chad border
    24 january 2015 06:04:58
    New York, US PANA) - The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has begun distributing food Full text...

  • Tanzania: UNHCR, partners renew appeal for support as more flee violence in CAR
    23 january 2015 13:07:01
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The UN refugee agency and 18 partners are presenting the Regional Refugee Response Plan to assist more than 460,000 refugees from the Central African Republic (CAR) who have fled to neighbouring countries, a spokesperson for the agency said Friday as a press briefing in Geneva, Switzerland. Full text...

  • Tanzania: UNHCR raises concern over refugees returning to Nigeria from Niger
    16 january 2015 15:09:50
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The UN refugee agency Friday said it was very concerned about the fate of hundreds of refugees who returned to Nigeria from Niger on 14 January during a joint operation organized by the Government of the north eastern Borno State in Nigeria and the authorities in Niger. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Chad seeks assistance for thousands of Nigerian refugees
    09 january 2015 13:51:17
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Some 7,300 Nigerian refugees have arrived in western Chad in the past 10 days, fleeing attacks by Boko Haram insurgents on Baga town and surrounding villages in northeast Nigeria, according to the UN refugee agency. Full text...

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