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News in Brief 27 June 2017 (AM) – Geneva

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At least 50 migrants suspected dead in Niger desert Fifty-two migrants are lost, suspected dead in a desert in central Niger, after they were reportedly abandoned by people smugglers, the UN said on…

27 Jun 2017 / Listen /

UN-backed fish farm project unites Ugandans and refugees

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The number of people who have fled their homes due to conflict, persecution and instability hit a record high…

24 Jun 2017 / Listen /

UNHCR Special Envoy urges more support for Somali refugees

Somali refugees queue at a reception centre in Kenya. UNHCR is concerned about fresh violence in Somalia. © UNHCR/B.Bannon

More international support is needed for Somalia so that scores of citizens who left the country decades ago can…

23 Jun 2017 / Listen /

News in Brief 23 June 2017 (PM)

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More than US$350 million pledged for Uganda refugee efforts The Uganda Solidarity Summit on Refugees has concluded with more…

23 Jun 2017 / Listen /
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