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US Supreme Court slated for ruling to allow Trump administration to bar migrants

13 September 2019, 9:31 PM

The United Nations Refugee Agency has criticised a decision by the Supreme Court of the United States allowing the administration of President Donald Trump to bar migrants, mainly from Central America, from seeking asylum in the country. 

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Violence in north-west Nigeria forces around 20 000 refugees to flee

28 May 2019, 3:15 PM

Violence in north-west Nigeria has forced around 20,000 refugees to flee to neighbouring Niger since April, the United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday.

325 detained migrants evacuated as war reaches Tripoli

25 April 2019, 12:44 PM

The United Nations refugee agency evacuated 325 African refugees on Wednesday from Qasr BenGashir detention centre in southern Tripoli because of deteriorating security and escalating violence.

UNHCR urges Italy to allow migrants trapped on boat to land

23 August 2018, 8:25 AM

The United Nations refugee agency called Wednesday on the Italian government to allow 177 migrants trapped on a coastguard vessel near the Sicilian port of Catania to disembark “for humanitarian and medical reasons”.

UNHCR launches new campaign to address refugee crisis in Africa

30 November 2017, 12:42 PM

The United Nations Refugee Agency has launched a major new campaign that calls on Africans to take action to solve the continent’s worsening refugee crisis.

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