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Scores Of African Migrants Drown Off Yemeni Coast

AFRICANGLOBE - At least sixty migrants from Ethiopia and Somalia along with two Yemeni crew members drowned on May 31 in the worst such tragedy off the coast of Yemen this year, the UN has said.

Ethiopian Refugees Attacked and Beaten in Egypt Over Nile Issue

AFRICANGLOBE - Ahead of World Refugee Day on Thursday, the Ethiopian refugees who have fled to Egypt are again endangered. Over the last few weeks, there has been an emergence of xenophobic attacks against Ethiopians on the streets of Cairo, motivated by Ethiopia's goal to build the "Grand Renaissance Dam".

Over 30,000 African Migrants and Migrants Arrive in Yemen So Far...

AFRICANGLOBE - In Yemen, UNHCR has recorded the arrival of over 30,000 refugees and migrants so far this year. Most are Ethiopian nationals, with the rest coming from Somalia and a very small number from other African countries. In total, and since 2006 when UNHCR began gathering data, close to half a million people (477,000) have arrived in Yemen by taking the perilous boat journey from the Horn of Africa.

Hundreds Of Africans Still Trapped In Camps Two Years After Libya...

AFRICANGLOBE - Two years after fleeing the civil war in Libya, hundreds of African refugees, most of them ex-migrant workers in Libya, are still holed up in a camp on the Tunisian side of the border. Choucha camp, 5km inside Tunisia, is run by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and at one time had nearly 20,000 residents, around half of them were west Africans who had been working in Libya when the war started and fled to Tunisia on the way home.

Mali: More People Displaced By Arab Terrorists Than Previously Thought

New data on the number of Malians who have left or been driven from their homes amid conflict and other threats show the total...

UN Boost Efforts to Tackle ‘Alarming’ Health Situation Among Sudanese Refugees...

The United Nations refugee agency and its partners are scaling up efforts to reverse the "alarming" rates of malnutrition, disease and death in two...

UNHCR Deeply Concerned By Deteriorating Situation in Mali

The UN refugee agency said Tuesday it is "deeply concerned" by the deteriorating political and security situation in Mali, where thousands of people are...

Record Number of African Refugees and Migrants Cross the Gulf of...

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at the press briefing, on 20 January 2012, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Despite growing instability and a worsening security in Yemen, a record 103,000 refugees, asylum seekers and migrants from the Horn of Africa made the perilous journey across the Gulf of Aden and the Red sea in 2011. Last year saw an almost 100 per cent increase from 2010 when 53,000 people made the same journey. The previous highest number of arrivals we have seen was in 2009 when 78,000 people made the journey. UNHCR has been gathering data on the mixed migration flow from the Horn since 2006.

Thousands More Africans Flee Arab Air Strikes in Blue Nile, Sudan

A fresh wave of air strikes in Sudan's Blue Nile State since last Wednesday has sent increasing numbers of refugees fleeing into Ethiopia, with some 1,500 pouring through the Kurmuk border crossing last Friday alone. The latest bombs reportedly fell Monday.