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Boko Haram: 1.9 million Nigerians still in IDP camps ― UN agency

Panic as nomads, cattle throng Nasarawa

THE United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has disclosed that over 1.9 million Nigerians are still in various Internally Displaced Persons camps in Nigeria as a result of Boko Haram insurgencies in North East part of Nigeria. UNHCR Representative in Nigeria, Mr Antonio Canliadula, made this known on Friday in Abuja at a joint […]
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UN urges end to detention of asylum seekers in Libya

UN urges end to detention of asylum seekers in Libya

NAN UN agencies have denounced the dangers faced by migrants and asylum seekers in Libya, calling for an end to their detention. The UN agencies also advised those intercepting or rescuing migrants and asylum seekers at sea against returning them to a country where they face “squalid conditions”. The Chief of Mission of the UN […]
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Over 30,000 Cameroonian refugees arrive Nigeria – UN

Over 30,000 Cameroonian refugees arrive Nigeria – UN

NAN The number of Cameroonians fleeing violence and seeking refuge in Nigeria has crossed the 30,000-mark, the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has said. Mr Babar Baloch, a spokesperson for UNHCR, highlighted that the needs on the ground to cater for the refugees in Nigeria were outpacing donor efforts. Baloch said reports indicated that […]
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UNHCR trains immigration officers to register IDPs, refugees

One minute silence for Saro-Wiwa divides Reps

The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has trained Nigerian immigration officers to register Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and returning refugees for their national ID cards. About 30, 000 cards have already been printed for the registration exercise in camps and host communities in Borno State. The issuance of cards was contained in a […] …

Allow migrants trapped on boat to land, UNHCR urges Italy

Allow migrants trapped on boat to land, UNHCR urges Italy

The United Nations refugee agency on Wednesday called  on the Italian government to allow 177 migrants trapped on a coastguard vessel near the Sicilian port of Catania to disembark “for humanitarian and medical reasons”, adding that there were 34 children on board. The Diciotti vessel rescued the migrants six days ago but Italy’s far-right Interior […] …

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