SABC News - Refugees


 In 2015 Merkel told Germans they should be proud of the warm welcome they gave hundreds of refugees.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel seeks a 4th term

Friday 22 September 2017 17:23

Incumbent German Chancellor Angela Merkel is hoping for a fourth term at the helm of Europe's strongest economy and EU motor.


Police and soldiers opened fire as the refugees protested over the plan in the town of Kamanyola in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday, the activists told Reuters.
At least 30 Burundian refugees die in clashes with Congolese forces

Saturday 16 September 2017 19:40

At least 30 Burundian refugees have been killed in clashes with Congolese security forces over plans to send some of them home, a Reuters witness and local activists said on Saturday.


Australia, US refugee swap again in doubt

Sunday 16 July 2017 06:40

US officials interviewing refugees held in an Australian-run offshore detention centre left the facility abruptly, throwing further doubt over a plan to re-settle many of the detainees in America.


UN alarmed by forced return of refugees from Cameroon into Nigeria

Friday 30 June 2017 07:23

UN refugee agency is alarmed by a fresh incident of forced returns of refugees from Cameroon into northeast Nigeria.


Trump claims victory as court partially reinstates travel ban flies

Tuesday 27 June 2017 07:02

Supreme Court partially reinstated Donald Trump's controversial travel ban targeting citizens from six predominantly Muslim countries.


United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres says Uganda has the largest host of refugees in Africa.
UN, Uganda summit raise $358M

Friday 23 June 2017 21:36

A joint United Nations and Ugandan government donor summit called to raise $8Billion to ease a growing refugee crisis in the country raised $358M on Friday.


Zimbabwe in need of funds to deal with refugee crisis

Wednesday 21 June 2017 20:30

The Zimbabwe government and development partners are appealing for over 10,9 million US dollars to help in combating the refugee situation in Zimbabwe.


 Antonio Guterres rejects criticism that he is not standing up for the principles of the UN.
UN urges richer countries to do more to help refugees

Wednesday 21 June 2017 06:45

The United Nations Secretary General has warned the United States that if it continues to disengage in various aspects of international relations, that space would be occupied by others.


Uganda needs billions for refugee crisis

Wednesday 21 June 2017 05:18

Uganda is seeking at least $8 billion for the next four years to support refugees hosted in the East African nation.


Boko Haram militants have displaced more than 2 million people in north eastern Nigeria since 2009 and over 20,000 people have been killed in that time.
Nigeria to probe soldiers' alleged misconduct at refugee camp

Tuesday 6 June 2017 17:13

Nigeria's army is investigating alleged misconduct by soldiers providing security at a camp for people who fled an Islamist insurgency, says a military spokesman.


Refugees who fled the Iraqi city of Mosul queue for heating fuel at the UN-run al-Hol refugee camp in Syria's Hasakeh province, on January 29, 2017.
IS attack kills 32 at Syria refugee camp

Tuesday 2 May 2017 15:21

At least 32 people were killed on Tuesday in an Islamic State group attack near a refugee camp on the Syrian side of the border with Iraq, a monitor said.


Nearly 9,000 migrants rescued in Mediterranean over weekend - IOM

Tuesday 18 April 2017 14:49

Nearly 9,000 mainly African migrants were rescued in the Mediterranean this past long weekend, after setting out from Libya on unseaworthy boats.


East African regional group agrees to a trust fund to reform Somalia

Sunday 26 March 2017 06:58

East African regional grouping, the Intergovernmental Authority and Development, has agreed to create a trust fund for the reconstruction of Somalia.


According to the United Nations, more than two million Somalis have been displaced during the country civil conflict .
IGAD leaders tackle the Somali refugee’s crisis

Saturday 25 March 2017 16:37

 Leaders from the East African regional bloc IGAD will on Saturday hold a special summit on Somali refugees in Nairobi.


Cameroon forcing thousands of refugees to return to Nigeria

Tuesday 21 March 2017 16:27

Cameroon is forcing thousands of Nigerian refugees uprooted by the jihadist group Boko Haram to go home against their will, despite a recent agreement between the countries to prevent forced returns.


Home Affairs determined to protect SA’s refugees from possible abuse

Tuesday 7 March 2017 20:57

The Department of Home Affairs told the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein, that it is determined to protect the country's refugee and immigration system from possible abuse.


The Second World War Exhibition depicts the unrecognised role of non-Whites in that War.
Researcher denounces treatment of black refugees in Europe

Wednesday 1 March 2017 18:43

German researcher at Recherche International, Karl Rossel says he's ashamed of the way some European countries are currently treating Black refugees fleeing for better life to Europe.


Members of the Red Crescent remove the dead bodies of unidentified people after being found buried in Ganfouda district in Benghazi.
Bodies of 27 migrants recovered in west Libya

Friday 24 February 2017 15:53

The bodies of 27 migrants have been recovered in Western Libya, 13 of whom died of suffocation in a shipping container.


Young refugees "traded like cattle" by smugglers

Wednesday 22 February 2017 20:49

Young refugees who came to Britain alone as children and were "traded like cattle" by smugglers have urged the government to ensure safe, legal routes to the UK.


Millions of African refugees face hunger

Tuesday 21 February 2017 09:05

Across Africa, some two million refugees are facing critical shortages in food assistance, the United Nations warns.


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