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14 Jul 2010 description

Twice monthly news bulletin from the Jesuit Refugee Service International Office

SOME ITEMS IN THIS ISSUE

REFUGEE NEWS BRIEFINGS

1. Sudan: education sector not ready for emergencies

2. Burundi: unrest continues in the capital

3. South Africa: Bishops Conference calls for renewed vigour in the face of xenophobia

4. South Africa: World Cup shines a spotlight on refugees and migrants

5. Australia: asylum focus should be on protection, not punishment

6. Italy: human rights organisations call for end the policy of forced returns

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20 Jan 2010 description

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1. Sudan: violence puts stability at risk

On 9 January, the UN peacekeeping force in Sudan, UNMIS, voiced concern over the recent escalation of violence in Southern Sudan. In the last two weeks, more than 150 people have been killed, and many more injured and displaced by inter-ethnic violence throughout the autonomous region.