UN airlifts DRC refugees out of C Africa

2015-08-03 20:30

The UN has begun repatriating more than 600 people who had fled to the now violence-torn Central African Republic from the Democratic Republic of Congo six years ago.

Migrants stranded in Athens without water, food

2015-07-17 05:53

Shading himself from the scorching sun in a busy Athens square is a Syrian refugee named Haisam, one of 800 to 1 000 who has ended up in the Greek capital, stranded in a recession-hit city not equipped to receive him.

Burundi militia keeps up terror

2015-07-09 19:53

Burundi's pro-government militia is keeping up a terror campaign that has sent waves of refugees fleeing across borders and claimed the lives of demonstrators and rights activists.

Assad troops and rebels targeting civilians

2015-06-23 23:45

Syrian government forces have dropped barrel bombs on Aleppo nearly daily this year, amounting to the war crime of targeting civilians, and insurgent shelling has caused mass casualties the UN says.

Three civilians shot dead in Mali

2015-06-04 21:19

Three civilians have been killed over two days in Mali's conflict-hit northern desert.

Migrant boat still being held off Myanmar

2015-06-01 22:35

More than 700 migrants found packed aboard an overcrowded boat in the Andaman Sea are still being held offshore by Myanmar's navy more than three days after the converted fishing vessel was intercepted.

Thousands need aid in northern Mali: UN

2015-05-30 09:00

A spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees says the volatile security situation in Mali is hindering access to allow humanitarian workers to help inhabitants.

Pygmies killed in DRC violence

2015-05-13 19:55

Dozens of Pygmies in Democratic Republic of Congo's southeast have been killed by Bantu militiamen in the past week.

UN refugee chief worried about Burundi

2015-05-06 20:57

The United Nations refugee chief is extremely worried at the political crisis in Burundi, where over 35 000 refugees have fled ahead of elections.

UN frees 21 herders enslaved by militia in CAR

2015-04-19 21:08

UN peacekeepers have freed 21 nomadic Muslim herders, most of them women and children, enslaved by militia groups in the Central African Republic.


Migrant boat sinks off Libya: 40 feared dead

2015-07-24 05:29

Up to 40 migrants who were seeking to reach Europe are feared dead after their rubber dinghy capsized off the coast of Libya.

UN warns against excluding refugees from CAR poll

2015-07-14 19:58

The UN is alarmed that authorities in the Central African Republic planned to block refugees from voting in October polls.

UNHCR wants end to forced marriage

2015-07-02 22:25

The UNHCR has adopted a resolution calling for an end to child, early and forced marriage, and recognising child marriage as a violation of human rights.

UN marks World Refugee Day in Damascus

2015-06-20 22:18

The UN's refugee agency marked World Refugee Day in Damascus, calling on the global community not to ignore the plight of millions of people displaced by war.

Rights groups condemn civilian killings in Mali

2015-06-02 22:19

Rights campaigners have denounced pro-government forces' killing of six civilians in northern Mali, including an aid worker.

Climate of fear engulfs Burundi

2015-06-01 20:14

A climate of fear engulfs Burundi as journalists and opposition are attacked ahead of the polls.

Fearful, desperate refugees flee Burundi

2015-05-18 16:14

They are coming in their thousands, a steady stream of men, women and children bearing what few possessions they can carry as they flee their native Burundi and the pro-government militias they fear are bent on death and destruction.

UN CAR sex whistleblower reinstated

2015-05-06 23:30

A UN tribunal has ordered the reinstatement of Swedish official Anders Kompass who was suspended for leaking a report to France about child abuse by French soldiers.

Over 5 000 Burundians flee to Rwanda in 2 days

2015-04-28 15:27

More than 5 000 Burundians have fled Rwanda following mounting tensions in the east African country, bringing the total number of arrivals in April to nearly 21 000, the UN says.

Burundi police fire tear gas at protesters

2015-04-17 22:16

Police in Burundi have fired tear gas and water cannon to disperse protesters calling for the president not to run for a third term.

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