The United Nations urged Sudan and South Sudan’s governments to cooperate to determine the fate of 700,000 southerners living in Sudan who remain undocumented.
Lucia John Awang has no illusions about returning soon to her home in South Sudan.
The United Nations refugee agency hasn’t done enough to meet the needs of Somalis that have fled famine because of the region’s worst drought in 60 years, its chief, Antonio Guterres, said.
Syria’s two-year civil war has made 5 million people into refugees or aid recipients and left virtually no safe areas for civilians, the United Nations said.
The United Nations is unable to deal with the number of refugees fleeing to Ethiopia from Somalia because of conflict and drought, the High Commissioner for Refugees said.
Kenya’s government rejected accusations by Somalia that its forces breached their peacekeeping mandate and said the troops will remain there until the Horn of Africa country stabilizes.
The U.S. is leaving France to battle militant Islamists in Mali, providing “limited” military support even as officials warn that al-Qaeda advances there endanger American interests.
As many as 1 million people have fled violence in Ivory Coast’s commercial capital, Abidjan, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said, as France’s ambassador to the UN warned the West African nation was “very close to civil war.”
The United Nations demanded that armed Syrian rebels immediately release 21 UN Filipino peacekeepers who were seized near a post in the Golan Heights.
"This is a worrying departure from international norms."
- Antonio Guterres on Sep 27, 2014