German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, on Friday in Berlin, called for the resumption of state-organised sea rescue operations for refugees in the Mediterranean. Merkel made the call at the formal good-bye event for Germany’s former defence minister and European Commission president-elect Ursula von der Leyen. “Surely it would be good if we had
Africa Center for Strategic Studies With Africa's population expected to double by 2050, the rapid increase in the number of forcibly displaced Africans of the past decade will continue to expand unless key drivers are reversed. Click for printable PDF version There are 27 million people in Africa who have been forcibly displaced
Jude Johnson The officials 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
•Refugees mainly from Nigeria, Sudan, Eritrea Ahmed Elumami The United Nations refugee agency evacuated 325 African refugees on Wednesday from Qasr Ben Gashir detention centre in southern Tripoli because of deteriorating security and escalating violence. The refugees - mainly Eritrean, Sudanese and Nigerian - were taken to a detention centre in
Godsgift Onyedinefu The United Nations said it is launching a three-year Humanitarian Response Strategy together with the Nigeria Regional Refugee Response Plan to assist millions of victims of Boko Haram attacks in northeastern Nigeria and hundreds of thousands of refugees who fled to neighbouring countries. The UN revealed that 6.2 million people
More than 40 people have been killed and dozens wounded in Central African Republic (CAR), in an attack on a Catholic mission sheltering 20,000 refugees, according to a regional legislator. The violence in the town of Alindao, some 300km east of the capital, Bangui, began on Thursday when Christian militiamen known as "Anti-balaka"
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
Godsgift Onyedinefu The National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons, the coordinating agency for Migration Management and other related issues in Nigeria successfully received and profiled 120 nigerian returnees from Lybia. The returnees who expressed satisfaction with the exercise also expressed their gratitude to the government and the IOM for