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At Least 140 Migrants Die After Boat Sinks

At Least 140 Migrants Die After Boat Sinks

The official death toll has been revised after a vessel sank off the Senegalese coast last week. It is the deadliest shipwreck recorded in 2020 so far. More than 140 people died last week when a vessel with roughly 200 migrants on board sank off the coast of Senegal, the International Office for Migration (IOM) […]

Refugee Women In Africa Say Domestic Violence Rose During Pandemic

Refugee Women In Africa Say Domestic Violence Rose During Pandemic

More than 70% of displaced and refugee women in Africa have seen a rise in domestic violence in their communities during the coronavirus pandemic, a survey published on Thursday found. More than half the 850 women interviewed in 15 African nations also reported a rise in sexual violence and almost one in three had observed […]

Far From Home, Refugees Build Digital Heritage With Virtual Reality

Far From Home, Refugees Build Digital Heritage With Virtual Reality

Growing up, Naseem Badar heard stories from her parents, uncles and aunts of how they fled for their lives from their village in northern India amidst bloody riots during the Partition and made their way to the newly created country of Pakistan. The Partition in 1947, following India’s independence from British rule, triggered one of […]

8 Dead After Refugees, Host Community Fight At Rhino Camp

8 Dead After Refugees, Host Community Fight At Rhino Camp

Police authorities in Arua district, Uganda, say a Friday fight between South Sudanese refugees at the Rhino Refugee Settlement Camp and their host community left at least eight people killed. Speaking to The EastAfrican by phone from Uganda on Saturday, Titus Jogo, the officer in charge of the refugee desk in Obangi district, which borders […]

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 […]

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