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Christians Seek Refuge After Deadly Burkina Attacks

Christians Seek Refuge After Deadly Burkina Attacks

Concerned about a rise in violence against Christians in Burkina Faso, Pastor Jacques Ouedraogo changed the time of his Sunday service as a precaution. He believes this is what saved his life. Later, his church was one of two targeted by gunmen on May 12 in the town of Dablo in a series of deadly […]

Refugee Women In Angola Decline Donation Of Skimpy Outfits

Refugee Women In Angola Decline Donation Of Skimpy Outfits

 A clothes donation exercise at an Angolan camp housing Congolese refugees has degenerated into a farce after women refused to accept shorts offered by a Japanese manufacturer. The clothes had been shipped for distribution at the Lovua refugee settlement in Angola’s northeastern Lunda Norte Province. Officials from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) […]

New Donor Funding Allows WFP to Resume Full Food Rations for Refugees In Kenya

New Donor Funding Allows WFP to Resume Full Food Rations for Refugees In Kenya

With new resources received since the beginning of the year, WFP is now able to restore the full food ration for all refugees from April to July. However, the funding currently available for cash transfers – which make up 30 percent of the refugees’ food assistance – will last only until May. “We are pleased […]

We Cannot Slam The Door On Vulnerable Refugees

We Cannot Slam The Door On Vulnerable Refugees

US President Trump released a new Executive order that doubles down on his attacks on refugees and immigrants. While this new ban has been designed to avoid court challenges, it still discriminates against Muslims, slams the door on vulnerable refugees, and blocks people from lawfully traveling to the US. On Monday 6 March, US President […]

Syrian Refugees Find a Welcome And Some Familiar Fragility in Mali

Syrian Refugees Find a Welcome And Some Familiar Fragility in Mali

Fearful of the Mediterranean crossing and confused by reports of a European refugee lockdown, Syrians are seeking the precarious safety of Mali – which is itself on humanitarian life support and faces severe security challenges. “Even this is better than aerial bombardments,” says former Idlib taxi driver Abdulhamid Daher, 57. He sits behind the national […]