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Increased jihadist attacks in Burkina Faso spark record-breaking displacement: UNHCR

Fri, 07/23/2021 - 20:08
Rising violent attacks by jihadist groups in Burkina Faso are forcing record-breaking numbers of people to flee both inside the country and across international borders, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, reported on Friday. 

FROM THE FIELD: A flood of humanitarian needs for Burundi lake dwellers

Sat, 07/17/2021 - 12:15
Some 52,000 people have been displaced by flooding in Burundi since March this year, following the rise of waters in Lake Tanganyika in East Africa and most need humanitarian assistance, according to the UN’s International Organization for Migration (IOM).

Libya: Positive steps needed to break ‘political stalemate’ 

Thu, 07/15/2021 - 18:22
The interdependent tracks of implementing Libya’s ceasefire agreement, political progress and economic reform, are in danger of going into reverse, UN Special Envoy Ján Kubiš warned the Security Council on Thursday.  

Deaths soar on perilous maritime migration routes to Europe

Wed, 07/14/2021 - 18:33
Deaths of migrants travelling by dangerous sea routes to Europe have soared in the first six months of the year. At least 1,146 people died attempting to reach Europe by boat from January to June, the UN migration agency, IOM said on Wednesday.

Afghanistan: 270,000 newly displaced this year, warns UNHCR

Tue, 07/13/2021 - 17:47
The worsening security situation across Afghanistan in the wake of foreign troop withdrawal and Taliban advances, has forced an estimated 270,000 from their homes since January, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) reported on Tuesday, bringing the total internally displaced to more than 3.5 million.