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Libya: UNHCR evacuates 325 detained migrants as war reaches Tripoli

•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

UN seeks nearly $1bn for 6.2M displaced Nigerians

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

CAR: Dozens killed in attack on refugee shelter

  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"

Over 30,000 Cameroonian refugees arrive Nigeria – UN

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

120 Nigerians return from Lybia

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