NEWS:UN agency urges Governments to recognize people fleeing war-plagued countries as refugees

NEWS:UN agency urges Governments to recognize people fleeing war-plagued countries as refugees

  Faced with record displacement due to conflict, the United Nations has moved to reinforce the global refugee protection regime by issuing new guidelines on dealing with people fleeing their country because of war, who are not recognised as refugees by some States. “These guidelines are crucial because most conflicts today target groups of civilians because of their real or perceived ethnic, religious, social or political affiliation. There is no question that those fleeing the…

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UNHCR urges dialogue to end herder, farmer clashes in Nigeria

UNHCR urges dialogue to end herder, farmer clashes in Nigeria

GENEVA, May 6 (UNHCR) – UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is calling for urgent action to end growing tension and clashes between nomadic livestock herders and arable farmers that have left several hundred people dead and tens of thousands displaced this year in fertile regions of Nigeria. The latest clashes were reported last week, when Fulani nomads attacked villages in Ukpabi Nimbo district in south-east Nigeria’s Enugu state, leaving homes destroyed, more than 100 people…

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