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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 […]

UN says war-torn Sudan must not be forgotten, calls for aid funding

Geneva, Switzerland Reuters The United Nations on Wednesday urged countries not to forget the civilians caught up in the war in Sudan, appealing for $US4.1 billion to meet their humanitarian needs and support those who have fled to neighbouring countries.  A ten-month war in Sudan between its armed forces and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces […]

Rohingya death toll at sea in 2023 worst for almost a decade – UN

Dhaka, Bangladesh Reuters At least 569 Rohingya were reported to have died or gone missing while trying to flee Myanmar or Bangladesh in 2023, the highest toll since 2014, the UN refugee agency said on Tuesday, calling for urgent action to protect the ethnic minority group. The deaths or disappearances occurred during attempted crossings of […]

“Don’t forget Ukraine”, UN urges in aid funding appeal

Geneva, Switzerland Reuters The United Nations appealed for $US4.2 billion from donors on Monday to support war-ravaged communities in Ukraine and Ukrainian refugees in 2024, as war rages nearly two years on from Russia’s invasion. “Please do not forget Ukraine while there are many other places in the world that grab our attention,” UN aid […]

Fortress Europe – Where will the migration flashpoints be in 2024?

Migrants, intercepted off the coast in the Mediterranean Sea, wait to disembark from a rescue boat at the port of Malaga, southern Spain, on 3rd January, 2019

Brussels, Belgium/London, UKThomson Reuters Foundation  As governments across Europe pursue policies aimed at deterring growing migration from Asian, African and Middle Eastern countries, rights campaigners say some measures could shut out or even criminalise refugees. With polls pointing to a swing to the far-right in June’s European parliament elections, and migration dominating debate ahead of Britain’s 2024 general election, […]

More than $US2.2 billion promised for global refugee crisis at UN forum

Swiss State Secretary for Migration Christine Schraner Burgener addresses the assembly on the opening day of the Global Refugee Forum, in Geneva, Switzerland, on 13th December, 2023

Geneva, SwitzerlandReuters Countries and businesses at a major UN forum pledged more than $US2.2 billion towards a global displacement crisis and promised jobs for tens of thousands of refugees in an outcome the United Nations chief said would help “stem the tide of misery”. Thousands of people from aid agencies, businesses and civil society as […]