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Sudan’s uprooted millions pay price for year-long war

Cairo, Egypt/Port Sudan, Sudan Reuters After fleeing from the war in Sudan to Egypt, Mohamed Ismail says his ambitions are limited to putting food in the mouths of his five children from a meagre monthly salary of about $100 earned at a paper factory in Giza. One seven-year-old son sleeps in his arms because of […]

Fall of Myanmar town to rebels sends people fleeing into Thailand

Mae Sot, Thailand Reuters Hundreds of refugees crossed over the river frontier between Myanmar and Thailand on Friday following the fall of a strategic border town to rebels fighting Myanmar’s military junta. Some said they feared airstrikes by the Myanmar military after the rebel capture of Myawaddy, a town of around 200,000 people lying across […]

India begins deporting first group of Myanmar refugees who fled 2021 coup

Guwahati, India Reuters India on Friday began deporting the first group of Myanmar refugees who sought shelter there after a military coup in 2021 and plans to send back more in the coming days, weeks after saying it would end a visa-free border policy with Myanmar. Thousands of civilians and hundreds of troops from Myanmar […]

Updated: Haiti PM lands in Puerto Rico as gangs displace thousands at home

Updated: 11:15am (AEDT) Port-au-Prince, Haiti Reuters Haiti’s Prime Minister Ariel Henry landed in Puerto Rico on Tuesday, as questions as to why he had not returned to his country swirled amid escalating gang violence that has threatened to topple his government and left thousands homeless. Puerto Rico’s governor’s office confirmed Henry had landed in capital […]

Haiti gang wars block aid routes for most vulnerable, UN agency says

Port-au-Prince, Haiti Reuters A recent spike of violence in Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, is preventing the World Food Programme from reaching hundreds of thousands of people in urgent need of supplies, as conflicts between armed gangs worsen an escalating humanitarian crisis. The United Nations’ food agency on Thursday said the latest violence, which broke out in […]

Congolese city Goma under threat as thousands flee rebel advance

Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo Reuters A rocket landed near a university in the Congolese city of Goma on Wednesday as thousands of civilians fled a fresh advance by M23 rebels that threatens to isolate the city of around two million people. There were no casualties from the strike, which blasted a crater into open […]

Living among the dead: Gaza families seek shelter in cemetery

Rafah, Gaza Reuters Displaced again and again by Israel’s military offensive on Gaza, Mahmoud Amer and his family have now pitched their tent close to gravestones in a cemetery in Rafah, the last place of relative safety in the ruined strip of land. The family are among dozens camping in the cemetery, a sandy expanse […]

Death toll from Israeli strikes in Gaza passes 25,000, Gaza health officials say

Doha, Qatar/Gaza Reuters The toll of Palestinians killed in Israeli strikes on the Gaza Strip since war broke out between Israel and Hamas in October has passed 25,000, Gaza health officials said, while Israeli attacks and street battles raged across the Hamas-run enclave on Sunday. Israeli forces and Hamas fighters clashed in several places, from […]