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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 […]

Trapped On The Island – These Places Are No Place For People

Trapped On The Island – These Places Are No Place For People

Spring warms our hearts and our bodies. Moria, the refugee camp on Lesvos where I lived when I arrived in Europe, however, is cold and prison-like. The tents did not provide cover from the harsh winter wind or the freezing rain.  Lesvos is a beautiful Greek island, but the camp is hell. I invite all […]

Influx Of Refugees From Cameroon: Senate summons Defence Minister, Ali

Influx Of Refugees From Cameroon: Senate summons Defence Minister, Ali

THE Senate yesterday summoned the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan Ali, to appear before it and explain the reason behind the invasion by large numbers of refugees from the Republic of Cameroon to some border communities in Cross River State and its attendant security fallout The Senate also called on the Nigerian military authorities to […]

Audit Exposes UN Food Agency Poor Data-Handling

Audit Exposes UN Food Agency Poor Data-Handling

Vulnerable people in the world’s troublespots could be at risk because of sloppy handling of sensitive data by a UN agency, according to an internal audit. In response, the World Food Programme told IRIN it was “working to get ahead of the curve” on data-handling, would address weaknesses, and spend more on systems. The internal […]

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