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06 Jul 2018 description
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Thousands of Sudanese fled Libya for Niger, seeking safety. Not all were welcome

Eric Reidy

26 Jun 2018 description
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The EU has started resettling refugees from Libya, but only 174 have made it to Europe in seven months

11 May 2018 description
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Eric Reidy

Niger has deported at least 132 Sudanese refugees and asylum seekers back to Libya, drawing criticism that it is flouting international law by sending them back to dangerous and inhumane conditions from which they recently escaped.

11 Apr 2018 description
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One in 10 people need assistance, while wrangling with rebels over access continues

With the lifting of US sanctions last October, aid organisations hoped the Sudanese government would ease restrictions on aid operations and allow access to parts of the country long kept off limits.

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01 Feb 2018 description
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Just two months from now, the Israeli government says it will begin indefinitely imprisoning asylum seekers who refuse deportation. IRIN Middle East Editor Annie Slemrod explores what this means for the tens of thousands of people now facing an uncertain future.

After escaping torture in Sudan, after walking 11 hours through the Egyptian desert, and after handing almost all his money to men with guns who blocked his way, Adam slipped through an opening in a border fence and laid down on the sand.

31 Jan 2018 description
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Without addressing the root causes of migration, only corrupt government officials and traffickers are benefiting from criminalising migrants

Key Points

  • The EU has allocated over $200 million to help Sudan stem migration since 2015 - Asylum seekers allege Sudanese officials are complicit in abuse, extortion

  • Traffickers said to hold people for weeks, beat and torture them for money

  • Arrivals in Italy from Horn of Africa fell to a fraction in 2017, but new routes are opening up

16 Jan 2018 description
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The rise in man-made, protracted emergencies means millions are at risk of starving around the globe this year

It’s a difficult new year for the humanitarian system and those reliant on it: a near-record number of people are in need and yet a yawning funding gap will limit what assistance can be provided.

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23 Nov 2017 description
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Migration crises in Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa reconfigured global politics.

18 Aug 2017 description
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More than a million South Sudanese refugees have now crossed the border into Uganda in what is the world’s fastest-growing refugee crisis. Analysts say the chances of forging peace are becoming slimmer and so the war and the flow of desperate people is set to continue, further straining an already struggling aid operation.

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02 Aug 2017 description
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In May of this year, Darfuri rebels based in Libya barrelled across the border in some 160 vehicles, breaking through Sudanese defence lines and giving the lie to the widely touted notion that conflict in Sudan’s vast western region was finally over.

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05 Jul 2017 description
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Loren B. Landau

Caroline Kihato


South Africa’s National Assembly recently passed a bill to set up a new border management agency. The Border Management Authority will fall under Home Affairs, a government department long distinguished by its lack of respect for immigrant and refugee rights. But there are other, deeper causes for concern.

09 Jun 2017 description
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A new UN-led reform policy aims to bridge the gap between humanitarian and development actors. Heard this tune before? Perhaps. But the so-called New Way of Working (NWOW) has, according to its champions, the potential to radically improve how emergency relief programmes are designed and delivered.

27 Apr 2017 description
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Samuel Okiror

Uganda and the United States have ended a six-year hunt for elusive warlord Joseph Kony and his notorious Lord’s Resistance Army.

But calling off the mission, focused on Central African Republic, has left the commander of Ugandan forces in the country frustrated and advocacy groups concerned that the failure to “kill or capture” Kony could see the insurgency rebound.

17 Mar 2017 description
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By Obi Anyadike, Editor-at-Large and Africa Editor

Farmers, traders and consumers across East and Southern Africa are feeling the impact of consecutive seasons of drought that have scorched harvests and ruined livelihoods.

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04 Feb 2017 description
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27 Jul 2016 description
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The Sudanese government’s war of attrition in South Kordofan

Tom Rhodes

The people of the Nuba Mountains in South Kordofan State are accustomed to hardship. Receiving little outside aid, they have managed to farm and survive despite the challenges of a protracted civil war with the Sudanese government. But that could be about to change.

30 Jun 2016 description
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New “incentives” pile pressure on third countries

By Kristy Siegfried

This week’s European Council meeting was dominated by reactions to Britain’s referendum result, but on Tuesday EU leaders took a decision that has far-reaching consequences for people forced or wishing to migrate from more than a dozen countries in Africa and Asia.

21 Jun 2016 description
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Sudan's forgotten front

Documist for IRIN

World Refugee Week highlights the big conflicts around the world that force millions of people from their homes. But in the southeastern corner of Sudan a little-known struggle has succeeded in depopulating an entire region.

09 Jun 2016 description
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How the needs of more than 300,000 Darfuris are neglected by the aid system

By Mahamat Adamou
IRIN Contributor

GOZ BEIDA, 9 June 2016

The Darfur conflict fell out of the headlines years ago, but more than 300,000 Sudanese are still living as refugees in neighbouring Chad, a country with its own problems of poverty, climate change, and insecurity. As humanitarian aid has dried up, how are they surviving in this harsh, arid setting?

30 May 2016 description
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By Nanjala Nyabola and Obi Anyadike

KHARTOUM, 26 May 2016

Sudan is a lynchpin in the flow of migrants out of Africa. It is also a serial human rights abuser. For a European Union keen to throttle that flow, it’s an unfortunate combination.

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