Ethiopia becomes the largest refugee host in Africa

The Star (Addis Ababa) – Ethiopia has overtaken Kenya to become the largest refugee-hosting country in Africa, the UN refugee agency announced on Tuesday. Speaking during a press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards Read more ›

Khartoum postpones UN Refugee Program

The Sudanese government has announced the suspension of a United Nations program aimed at providing training and other forms of assistance to thousands of refugees and local residents in eastern Sudan. The Sudanese Media Center issued a statement announcing that the Read more ›

South Sudanese Citizens flee to Ethiopia

After over a month of fighting in South Sudan, thousands of civilians are believed to have migrated to Ethiopia, mainly through Gambella and Benishangul-Gumuz regions. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has reported that over 25,000 asylum seekers from South Read more ›

Uganda Opens New Camps to House South Sudanese Refugees

The Ugandan Red Cross Society (URCS) says almost 25,000 South Sudanese refugees have arrived in neighboring Uganda since violence erupted last month in the young nation,  forcing Uganda to open new refugee camps. It is estimated that around 2,500 South Read more ›

Ethiopia Commemorates Victims of Lampedusa Disaster

The government of Ethiopia has honored the victims of the boat tragedy, which occurred close to the Italian Lampedusa island in October. Last week, the Ethiopian House of People’s Representatives decided the national flag would fly half-mast in commemoration of Read more ›