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Italian Centres For Abused Women Lose State Funding As Lockdown Fuels Demand

Italian Centres For Abused Women Lose State Funding As Lockdown Fuels Demand

When Italy announced its coronavirus lockdown in early March Anna Levrero, who runs a shelter for abused women in the worst-hit region of Lombardy, knew it would bring a spike in calls. But she was already grappling with another challenge. Centres for domestic abuse sufferers in Lombardy in northern Italy have since last year been […]

EU Delegation Visits Zamzam Camp For Displaced In North Darfur

EU Delegation Visits Zamzam Camp For Displaced In North Darfur

 A high-level delegation from the European Union headed by High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission (HRVP) Josep Borrell, visited El Fasher, capital of North Darfur, and nearby Zamzam camp for the displaced yesterday. Community leader Adam Ishag told Radio Dabanga from Zamzam camp that the EU official […]

Major Companies Pledge Jobs, Education For Refugees

Major Companies Pledge Jobs, Education For Refugees

Major companies including Ikea, Lego and Vodafone pledged to do more to help refugees get access to education and employment on Monday, ahead of a global conference aimed at supporting the millions of people forced from their homelands. Together the companies pledged $250 million toward education and training in jobs and entrepreneurship to aid refugees […]

Over 90,000 Nigerian Refugees In Cameroon

Over 90,000 Nigerian Refugees In Cameroon

Officials from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and those from Adamawa and Borno states on Monday said about 90,000 Nigerian refugees in Cameroon “are safe” and will soon return. The officials brainstormed on Monday over plans to repatriate the refugees. The refugees, mostly from Borno, were displaced by the […]

U.S.$2.7 Billion Appeal Launched For South Sudanese Refugees

U.S.$2.7 Billion Appeal Launched For South Sudanese Refugees

 The U.N. refugee agency is appealing for $2.7 billion to assist more than two million refugees from South Sudan. The refugees are living in bare-bones conditions in six neighboring countries, and funds to provide for their basic needs are running short. South Sudan is Africa’s largest refugee crisis and one of its most seriously under-funded. […]

The Global Compact On Refugees Could Fail Girls and Women

The Global Compact On Refugees Could Fail Girls and Women

Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation. We must advocate harder than ever before to show that sexual and reproductive health services in emergencies are needed and long overdue “We don’t need reproductive health services here,” a government official told me at the Greece-Macedonia border […]

Millions Of Refugee Children Are Out Of School

Millions Of Refugee Children Are Out Of School

Burundi refugee children at Furaha Primary School in Nduta Refugee Camp in western Tanzania, study in a makeshift classroom under the trees. UNHCR/Georgina Goodwin Four million refugee children do not attend school, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, says in a report released today. This is an increase of half a million of out-of-school refugee children […]

Refugee Women Use Their Voices Through Digital Storytelling

Refugee Women Use Their Voices Through Digital Storytelling

Storytelling is innate to humans. For millennia, ever since cave paintings were used to record practices, storytelling in all its different forms and genres has contributed to rich cultural traditions from one generation to the next. Like people themselves, storytelling methods have changed over time. Digital storytelling is one such approach. Digital storytelling was originally used in community development, […]

Cameroon Denies It Forcibly Sent Back Nigerian Refugees

Cameroon Denies It Forcibly Sent Back Nigerian Refugees

Cameroon is denying a report by the U.N. refugee agency that it has forcibly repatriated close to 400 Nigerian refugees and asylum-seekers since January, but it says people running to areas prone to regular attacks by Boko Haram had to be moved to safer localities. Midjiyawa Bakari, governor of Cameroon’s far northern region that shares […]

Nigeria To Grant Temporary Protection To 20,485 Cameroonian Refugees

Nigeria To Grant Temporary Protection To 20,485 Cameroonian Refugees

The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) country representative, Antonio Canhandula, have said that the Federal Government would recognise 20,485 Cameroonian refugees on a ‘temporary protection basis’. The refugees are temporarily sheltered in the Southeast states of Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Benue and Taraba in the Northeast […]

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