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  • UN: UNHCR partners with IKEA Foundation to raise funds for refugees
    23 november 2015 22:09:14
    New York, US (PANA) - Amid the deepening global refugee crisis, the IKEA Foundation will restart its "Brighter Lives for Refugees" campaign between 29 Nov. and 19 Dec. 19 in 40 Full text...

  • Botswana: 600 DRC refugees sent packing from Botswana
    23 november 2015 15:51:35
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana has sent 600 Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) nationals home, after denying them refugee status, local media reported here on Monday. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Overstretched camps in Tanzania put 110,000 Burundian refugees at risk
    23 november 2015 07:43:16
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Health and shelter for Burundian refugees in Tanzania are poised to get worse in already overstretched camps, if there is an increased influx of refugees across the border, international aid agencies warned on Monday.Full text...

  • UN: UN refugee agency condemns attack IDP camp in CAR
    12 november 2015 01:24:43
    New York, US (PANA) - Following the killing and revenge attack on a camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the Central African Republic (CAR) town of Batangafo, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has expressed concern about the spreading insecurity in the country and condemned the violent attack on the camp. Full text...

  • UN: UNHCR delivers aid to flood-hit refugees in Algeria's Tindouf region
    30 october 2015 18:46:44
    New York, US (PANA) - Following heavy which resulted in devastating floods rains in southwestern Algeria last week, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has airlifted emergency aid to 11,000 families living in five camps in the region. Full text...

  • Botswana: Zimbabwean refugees repatriate voluntarily from Botswana
    28 october 2015 14:44:27
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Zimbabwean refugees living in Botswana have started to apply for voluntary repatriation, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said here Wednesday.Full text...

  • UN: UN agency, EU to support return of Somali refugees
    21 october 2015 21:11:55
    New York, US (PANA) - UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres WednesdayFull text...

  • Sudan: Darfur conflict victims receive badly-needed financial assistance from emergency fund
    13 october 2015 13:41:45
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The central emergency response fund (CERF) has allocated US$ 15.1 million to Sudan to fill critical funding gaps in the country’s humanitarian response and provide urgent life-saving assistance to internally-displaced people and vulnerable host communities in north Darfur, the UN said in Khartoum on Tuesday. Full text...

  • UN: UN official urges global compact on refugee, asylum matters
    09 october 2015 13:37:09
    New York, US (PANA) - Mr. Volker Turk, Assistant UN High Commissioner for Protection at the Full text...

  • UN: UN, humanitarian community struggling to meet unprecedented needs of refugees
    06 october 2015 13:53:57
    New York, US (PANA) - UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres says the global Full text...

  • Cameroon: EU, Germany release 7.5 million euros for CAR refugees in Cameroon
    29 september 2015 21:10:00
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) – The the European Union delegation and the German embassy in Cameroon on Tuesday in Bertoua, in the Eastern region, launched a 7.5 million-euro support programme to host populations and the refugees from Central African Republic.Full text...

  • UN: UNHCR warns European leaders on response to refugee crisis
    22 september 2015 18:34:04
    New York, US (PANA) - European Union leaders are meeting in Brussels on Tuesday and Wednesday to discuss the ongoing refugee and migration crisis, in what the UN cautioned may be the last chance to create a coherent response to end the suffering and exploitation of refugees and migrants. Full text...

  • Sudan: Germany contributes EUR 1.4 million to UNHCR in Sudan
    15 september 2015 20:24:56
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The German government has donated EUR 1.4 million to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in the Sudan for its 2015 programme, a press release by the UN refugee agency said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • UN: UN agency urges Europe to develop coherent response to refugee crisis
    15 september 2015 17:48:27
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on Tuesday welcomed the steps Full text...

  • UN: Deadly epidemics, lack of food threaten Nigerian refugees in Cameroon
    14 september 2015 19:34:09
    New York, US (PANA) - Families on the run often surviving brutal attacks in Nigeria are Full text...

  • UN: FAO, MasterCard join forces to support refugees, small-scale farmers
    03 september 2015 13:42:07
    New York US (PANA) - Residents at the Kakuma refugee camp in north-western Kenya will soon be able to buy charcoal produced in an environmentally-friendly way by local farmers as part of an innovative new alliance between the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and a leader in global payments and a technology company, MasterCard, to support small farmers and poor families.Full text...

  • Tanzania: Tension in Burundi drives more refugees to Tanzania
    02 september 2015 09:13:05
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Despite the inauguration of Pierre Nkurunziza for his third term as President of Burundi last month, tension still grips the country's political landscape as more of its citizens flee to Tanzania, official sources here confirmed Wednesday. Full text...

  • Kenya: US provides additional US$6.1m for humanitarian assistance
    02 september 2015 08:52:31
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The United States has given US$6 million additional life-saving humanitarian assistance for those fleeing the conflict in Yemen and seeking refuge in Djibouti and Somalia. Full text...

  • 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...

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