12 dead in attacks on DR Congo refugee camps
At least 12 civilians have been killed in renewed violence targeting refugee camps in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, local officials said on Thursday. Three separate attacks in troubled Ituri province overnight Wednesday also left three people wounded and four missing, Abel Alingi, an administrator in Djugu territory, told AFP.
40,000 more flee Cameroon conflict to Nigeria — UN
The United Nations on Monday said nearly 40,000 more people had been forced to flee to Nigeria by worsening humanitarian situation in north-west and south-west regions of Cameroon. Briefing UN correspondents in New York on Monday, a spokesman of the organisation, Mr Farhan Haq, said 530,000 others had been internally displaced. No fewer than 1.3 million people are…
Cameroon, Nigeria discuss return of 4,000 refugees
Cameroon officials on Wednesday said it has concluded arrangements with neighbouring Nigeria for the return of 4,000 Nigerian refugees to their country by April 29. According to the region’s governor Midjiyawa Bakari, the refugees from Minawao camp, the only official refugee camp in Cameroon’s far North region, voluntarily opted to return home. “We have agreed…
Thousands protest Australia's refugee detention policy
Thousands of people marched across major Australian cities Saturday calling for an end to Canberra's offshore detention of asylum-seekers.
Refugee issue complicates Merkel's bid to form government
Merkel met for private talks with her Bavarian CSU allies led by Horst Seehofer, who blames her open-door policy that has brought over one million asylum seekers since 2015 for the rise of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party.
Refugee council raises the alarm over children malnutrition in northeast, others
The Secretary-General of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), Mr. Jan Egeland has disclosed that about 800,000 children are severely malnourished in Africa.In a statement yesterday, Egeland said the children under the age of five were mainly in Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon and Chad.
'Anybody could be a refugee': Ai Weiwei films global crisis
"A refugee could be anybody. It could be you or me," he said, pointing at past wars and an increasingly uncertain world order. "The so-called refugee crisis is a human crisis."
Islamist suspicion hardens in German train axe attack
Authorities said Tuesday they strongly suspected an Islamist motive in an axe and knife attack carried out on a German train by a 17-year-old Afghan refugee that seriously wounded four members of a family from Hong Kong.
Mayor to create refugee camp in Paris
The mayor of Paris said Tuesday she wanted to create a refugee camp in the French capital to replace makeshift camps that are swiftly closed down for health reasons.
Considerable drop' in Mediterranean migrant deaths
The number of migrants dying while trying to cross the Mediterranean has fallen sharply, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Tuesday, voicing hope the lethal trend seen since 2013 may be turning.