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UN Agency Says Cameroon Home to Half a Million Refugees

Marking World Refugee Day, June 20, the United Nations Refugee Agency, the UNHCR, is calling on host communities to show more sympathy and love for those fleeing crises in their home country and who are now threatened by COVID-19. The UNHCR says Camero…

Violators to Come Under Scrutiny at UN Human Rights Council

Countries accused of abusing their peoples’ human rights will come under the lens of the U.N. Human Rights Council over the next three weeks. Dozens of thematic issues and country reports on topics including the COVID-19 pandemic will be addressed d…

Tigray Families Displaced by War, Economic and Social Crisis

Hundreds of displaced families trampled down the stairs carrying stained mattresses, logs and kindling for cooking and sacks of clothing and food. The families, more than 5,000 people in all, had fled battles in the northern Tigray region to Shire, a…