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  • 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...

  • UN: WFP appeal raises US$45 million to meet refugee food needs in Kenya
    30 december 2014 19:21:33
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN World Food Programme (WFP) Tuesday said that a strong Full text...

  • Niger: Niamey works out emergency relief plan for Nigerian refugees
    23 december 2014 17:02:39
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) – Prime Minister Brigi Rafini of Niger Tuesday presented the Council of Ministers here an emergency plan for relief assistance to thousands of Nigerian refugees and other displaced people, currently facing a severe food shortage, in the eastern region of Diffa. Full text...

  • Tunisia: African refugees face difficult situation in Tunisia
    17 december 2014 18:43:06
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – Refugees from different parts of Africa face a very difficult situation in Tunisia, an official of the Tunisian Forum for Economic and Social Rights, Masoud Ramadani, said at news conference here Wednesday.Full text...

  • Niger: Niger appeals for international support to Nigerian refugees on its territory
    12 december 2014 17:12:22
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - The Nigerien government has launched an urgent appeal to the international community for support to thousands of Nigerian refugees fleeing the violence of Islamic sect Boko Haram. Full text...

  • UN: UN refugee agency appeals for US$6.23 billion for 2015
    10 december 2014 05:49:25
    New York, US (PANA) - Faced with multiple large-scale emergencies in Africa and the Middle East, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, has warned donors at the agency’s annual pledging conference that the world’s humanitarian financing system was "close to bankruptcy". Full text...

  • Tunisia: Niger refugees in Algeria to be repatriated in several phases - Minister
    27 november 2014 21:37:40
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – Niger refugees in Algeria will be repatriated from next week to their country in several phases, the Algerian Senior minister, minister of Interior and Local authorities, Tayeb Belaïz, said on Thursday.Full text...

  • UN: UN relief official urges support for South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia
    26 november 2014 08:24:56
    New York, US (PANA) - After a four-day mission to Ethiopia, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Kyung-wha Kang has called for continued international attention to the plight of South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia. Full text...

  • Sudan: More Eritreans arrive Europe seeking asylum
    20 november 2014 15:14:11
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has said that 37,000 Eritreans asylum seekers arrived in Europe, via Sudan and Ethiopia, this year, indicating that the figure is three times more than the number of arrivals the same time last year. Full text...

  • Tanzania:UNHCR relocating 15,000 stranded South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia
    18 november 2014 16:46:24
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - UNHCR has started relocating by boat some 15,000 South Sudanese refugees from the Matar way station in western Ethiopia with the movement of the first group of 125 refugees on Monday.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: UNHCR evacuates stranded South Sudanese refugees to Ethiopia
    18 november 2014 15:37:50
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said it was relocating 15,000 stranded South Sudanese refugees to Eastern Ethiopia following the flooding of their camps. Full text...

  • Kenya: UNHCR raises red flag on escalating Eritrean asylum seekers in Europe
    17 november 2014 11:58:08
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The UN refugee agency has said the number of asylum-seekers in Europe from Eritrea over the first 10 months of this year has risen three-fold, compared to the same period in 2013. Full text...

  • Kenya: WFP cuts food rations to refugees in Kenya
    14 november 2014 12:32:39
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Around half a million refugees, mainly from Somalia and South Sudan, living in northern Kenya, will receive reduced rations from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) as a result of insufficient funding.Full text...

  • UN: 'Over 51m people displaced by conflict, persecution in 2013'
    06 november 2014 08:05:36
    New York, US (PANA) - UN refugee agency UNHCR said the number of people forced to flee their homes because of conflict and persecution rose to more than 51 million at the end of 2013.Full text...

  • UN: UN agency expresses concern over refugee camp safety in Kenya
    05 november 2014 05:17:33
    New York, US (PANA) - Following a spate of deadly violence at the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, has voiced concern about the security situation in the camp, urging a return to calm for all the communities sheltered there.Full text...

  • UN: UN agency accelerates efforts on Nigerian refugee transfer
    31 october 2014 21:44:11
    New York, US (PANA) - Despite mounting insecurity in border areas between Cameroon and Nigeria, where thousands of Nigerian refugees have sought refuge in the past weeks after fleeing from insurgent attacks, the UN refugee agency on Friday said it was stepping up efforts to continue to expedite their transfer. Full text...

  • Kenya: UN hails Sudan for welcoming South Sudanese refugees
    24 october 2014 10:21:22
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The UN Secretary-General's Humanitarian Envoy, Abdullah al Matouq, and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), António Guterres, have hailed Sudan for warmly welcoming South Sudanese refugees, the UNHCR said in a press statement Friday.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Ethiopia receives EU funding to tackle South Sudanese refugee influx
    23 october 2014 13:51:09
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The European Union (EU) has increased funding to Ethiopia to enable it effectively deal with the influx of refugees from war-scarred South Sudan, a top-ranking official said Thursday. Full text...

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