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UN Refugee Agency Urges Israel to Halt Forced Relocation Of African Asylum Seekers

UN Refugee Agency Urges Israel to Halt Forced Relocation Of African Asylum Seekers

The United Nations refugee agency on Tuesday appealed to the Israeli Government to not forcibly send Eritrean and Sudanese refugees or asylum seekers to sub-Saharan Africa. This appeal came after some 80 cases were identified in which people relocated by Israel risked their lives by taking dangerous onward journeys to Europe. “Feeling they had no […]

Jordan’s Azraq Becomes World’s First Clean Energy Refugee Camp

Jordan’s Azraq Becomes World’s First Clean Energy Refugee Camp

Thousands of Syrian families will light up their homes, charge their phones and chill their food by solar power tonight, as Jordan’s Azraq camp becomes the first refugee camp in the world to be powered by renewable energy. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has switched on Azraq’s new two-megawatt solar photovoltaic plant on. It will […]

VIDEO: Urgent need to tackle malnutrition

VIDEO: Urgent need to tackle malnutrition

Aisha is worried about her daughter, Fatima, who is suffering from extreme hunger. They are among the 1.8 million people in northern Nigeria displaced by the Boko Haram conflict.   &nbs

Frequently Asked Questions On Climate Change And Disaster Displacement

Frequently Asked Questions On Climate Change And Disaster Displacement

As activities get underway in Marrakech at COP22, the 22nd Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, here are answers to some frequently asked questions about climate change and displacement. 1. How many people are already displaced by climate change? Displacement linked to climate change is not a future hypothetical […]

Fear And Shortages As Boko Haram Displaced Return To Ruins

Fear And Shortages As Boko Haram Displaced Return To Ruins

After Nigerian forces liberated this once thriving city from Boko Haram militants, displaced resident Saeed returned home to gutted buildings and burned out cars. He is clear about what the city needs: “We need everything.” The 38-year-old is among thousands of people, both returnees and those displaced from nearby villages, facing immense challenges in Gwoza, […]

“Time To Restart Your Lives”, UN Tells Ivorian War Refugees In West Africa

“Time To Restart Your Lives”, UN Tells Ivorian War Refugees In West Africa

The fate of 40,000 Ivorian refugees living in limbo across West Africa, who fled civil war five years ago, should be resolved this year, the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Tuesday. While some 250,000 former refugees have returned to Ivory Coast since the five-month conflict ended in 2011, many of those who remain in […]