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Kenya orders closure of two refugee camps, gives ultimatum to UN agency
World

Kenya orders closure of two refugee camps, gives ultimatum to UN agency

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenya on Wednesday ordered the closure of two sprawling camps that host hundreds of thousands of refugees…
Lebanon to test for coronavirus at refugee camp after first case found
Middle East

Lebanon to test for coronavirus at refugee camp after first case found

BEIRUT (Reuters) — A team from Lebanon’s Rafik Hariri University Hospital will test for the new coronavirus at a refugee…
As first COVID-19 case detected, Yemen braces for fresh humanitarian disaster
Middle East

As first COVID-19 case detected, Yemen braces for fresh humanitarian disaster

After the first case of COVID-19 was detected in Yemen, authorities and humanitarian aid organizations fear that the war-torn country…
Egypt’s Mohamed Salah to become first ambassador for UN Instant Network Schools program
Egypt

Egypt’s Mohamed Salah to become first ambassador for UN Instant Network Schools program

The United Nations has announced their selection of Egyptian football star and Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah to become the first…
Egypt hosts over 250,000 registered refugees, 5 million other escapees: official
Egypt

Egypt hosts over 250,000 registered refugees, 5 million other escapees: official

Egypt hosts more than 250,000 refugees registered with the UNHCR from 59 countries, alongside five million other foreigners escaping conflict,…
TB, armed guards, lack of food at UN migrant center in Libya
Middle East

TB, armed guards, lack of food at UN migrant center in Libya

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — The United Nations center in Libya was opened as an “alternative to detention,” a last, safe…
UN tries to cut numbers at EU-funded migrant center in Libya
Middle East

UN tries to cut numbers at EU-funded migrant center in Libya

CAIRO (AP) — The UN refugee agency plans to cut the number of migrants staying at an overcrowded transit center…
OHCHR adopts 372 recommendations on Egypt’s human rights condition
Egypt

OHCHR adopts 372 recommendations on Egypt’s human rights condition

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Friday adopted 372 recommendations on Egypt’s human rights condition,…
Turkey must ‘take responsibility’ for migrants, says Greece
Middle East

Turkey must ‘take responsibility’ for migrants, says Greece

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Friday called on Turkey to “take responsibility” for a renewed wave of migrants to…
Venezuela should release jailed opponents: UN rights chief
World

Venezuela should release jailed opponents: UN rights chief

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet called on Venezuela to release jailed dissidents Friday and said the crisis-wracked…
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