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24 Jan 2017 description
Several thousand people have returned to the Gambia since ex-president Yahya Jammeh ceded power, although more than 50,000 remain in Senegal and Guinea-Bissau.
13 Jan 2017 description
New findings by the UNHCR suggest that several thousand people have crossed to Senegal to seek shelter, mainly in the Ziguinchor, Sédhiou, Kaolack and Kolda areas.
23 Dec 2016 description
In total, RMRP partners will provide assistance to 342,000 refugees and migrants, prioritising the most vulnerable new arrivals as well as those already in Europe.
20 Sep 2016 description
Despite the number of crossings being 42% lower than in the same period last year (520,000), the number of people reported dead or missing is only 15% lower than the total for 2015 (3,771).
31 May 2016 description
Some 2,510 lives have been lost so far compared to 1,855 in the same period in 2015 and 57 in the first five months of 2014. The North Africa-Italy route is the most dangerous, with 2,119 deaths.
01 Oct 2015 description
UNHCR is planning for up to 700,000 people seeking safety and international protection in Europe in 2015 and requesting funds that can be allocated as flexibly as possible in light of the fast-evolving situation.
29 Jun 2012 description
This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today’s Palais des Nations press briefing in Geneva. This weekend, two of the most protracted refugee situations in Africa will finally come to an end. On June 30, cessation clauses will enter into force for refugees from Liberia and...