Category Archives: Legal Rights

UNHCR seeks support for refugees and hosts in Ethiopia

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic to whom quoted text may be attributed at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency and partners are

Heavy rains contribute to desert locust crisis in East Africa

Unusual weather and climate conditions, including widespread and heavy rains since October 2019, have contributed to a serious and widespread Desert locust outbreak, which threatening rural food security across East Africa.

The Food and Agricultural Organization describes it as the …

Massive border-spanning campaign needed to combat locust upsurge in East Africa

Desert Locust swarms in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia – already unprecedented in their size and destructive potential – could swell exponentially and spill over into more countries in East Africa if efforts to deal with the voracious pest are not

UNHCR Bi-weekly Operational Update: 1-15 January 2020

More South Sudanese refugees sign up for relocation after information campaign: Following a joint awareness campaign by UNHCR, ARRA and partners, some of the South Sudanese new arrivals in Gambella’s Pamdong Reception Centre, who previously resisted a plan to relocate

Moroccan Rights Group Warns Over Free Speech After Arrests

RABAT, MOROCCO – Leading Moroccan human rights activists warned Thursday of an assault on freedom of expression in the country following the arrest over recent months of 15 journalists, bloggers, rappers and social media users.

Supporters of the detainees organized …

Cameroon Anglophone Villagers Attack Separatist Camps Over Abuse

BABUNGO, CAMEROON – Several communities in Cameroon’s English-speaking regions have within a week attacked at least five camps belonging to separatist fighters, whom they accuse of destroying civilian homes, looting and killing innocent people. The angry civilians say