Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Ethiopian Migrants Return Home from Yemen with IOM Support in Wake of Tragic Boat Sinking

More than 32,000 migrants, predominantly from Ethiopia, remain stranded across Yemen in dire, often deadly, circumstances

One hundred and sixty Ethiopian migrants have returned home safely from Yemen today with the assistance of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), just one day after a perilous journey across the Gulf of Aden claimed the lives of dozens of people, including at least 16 children. More than 32,000 migrants,…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

UN experts deplore rights violations against Burundi refugees

Refugees have confirmed being taken by Tanzanian police, subjected to enforced disappearance and torture before being refouled or coerced into signing for 'voluntary return'

UN human rights experts* today called on the governments of Tanzania and Burundi to respect the rights of refugees and asylum seekers who have fled Burundi, deploring reports of enforced disappearances, torture, forced returns and repression. Arbitrary arrests and enforced disappearances have allegedly been carried out by the Tanzanian police…

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West Darfur clashes force nearly 2,000 refugees into Chad

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva

Recent intercommunal clashes in El Geneina, in Sudan’s West Darfur State, have forced 1,860 refugees to cross into neighbouring Chad in the past week. The refugees, mostly women, children and the elderly, have fled homes in villages near the border, in the aftermath of deadly clashes that started on 3…

Source: Médecins sans frontières (MSF) |

Nigeria: Vaccinations needed to curb measles epidemic in Borno state

The vaccination plan is still under discussion at state and federal levels with the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization

Hundreds of children are falling ill with measles in Zabarmari, a small town in Nigeria's conflict-affected Borno state, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) warned today. A vaccination campaign is needed to curb the epidemic in Zabarmari and the state capital Maiduguri. "We are engaged in discussions with…

Source: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) |

USAID Airlifts Shelter Supplies to help Ethiopians affected by the Conflict in Tigray

The ongoing conflict has forced an estimated one million people to flee their homes - many of whom are now sleeping outside or in crowded shelters

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is airlifting 1,500 rolls of heavy-duty plastic sheeting— to contribute to emergency shelter efforts for more than 82,500 people affected by the ongoing conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. This airlift will transport durable sheeting from USAID’s warehouse in Dubai to Ethiopia. The ongoing…

Source: Médecins sans frontières (MSF) |

Libya: One dead and two injured in shooting in Tripoli detention centre

Tensions had been rising in the severely overcrowded Al-Mabani Collection and Return Centre on the night of the incident

One person was killed and two were injured in the early hours of 8 April after a shooting took place in a detention centre where refugees and migrants are held, in Tripoli, Libya. Two teenagers aged 17 and 18 with gunshot wounds were transferred for urgent medical care by a team from Médecins…

Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) |

UNHCR scales up response as thousands flee attacks in northern Mozambique

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, continues to work around the clock to assist thousands of people reaching safety in northern Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province. A recent attack by insurgents on the coastal town of Palma has forced out at least 11,000 people, with thousands more reported to be trapped inside…

Source: Save the Children |

Save the Children and partners return 58 abducted children and women to their families

The children and women were abducted from across the country, including Akobo, Walgak, Pierri, Lankien, Pibor and Maiwut

58 children and women previously abducted from their families during inter-communal violence were returned to their families, as part of a Save the Children-led partnership with UNMISS and other agencies. The children and women were abducted from across the country, including Akobo, Walgak, Pierri, Lankien, Pibor and Maiwut.  The children…

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From decades of unrest to renewed hope for peace: Sudan’s path to recovery

Civil wars, deadly floods, and the Covid-19 pandemic may have helped crash and stall Sudan’s economy, but a new era of change is helping the country move forward

While the world grappled with the devastating effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, war-torn Sudan had yet another catastrophe to contend with: a devastating flood that swept across the country in July 2020. One of the worst in over three decades, the torrential downpours triggered landslides that claimed more than 100…

Source: United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) |

UN Highlights Need for Perseverance and Collaboration on Mine Action Day

In 2019, there were 1,140 civilian casualties due to Improvised Explosive Devices (IED); in 2020 that number dropped to 454

Marking the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, the United Nations in Somalia highlighted this year’s theme of ‘Perseverance, Partnership, Progress’ in working to eliminate the threat of explosive hazards to Somalis. “While the country is improving in preventing explosive hazards, we must continue to work together…