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Kenya’s Dadaab struggles with new influx of Somalis fleeing drought
Drought and conflict in Somalia have pushed more people to seek safety in Kenya’s Dadaab refugee camp, where residents were already suffering after five failed rainy seasons.
UNHCR increasingly concerned about safety of refugees caught up in Sudan conflict
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is increasingly concerned about the safety and wellbeing of refugees who have been caught up in the conflict in Sudan, alongside other civilians, as humanitarian access remains limited, and reports of human rights abuses rise.
Claims backlog strands growing numbers of asylum-seekers in southern Mexico
As Mexico increasingly becomes a destination for asylum-seekers, needs are growing among those waiting for their claims to be processed in the south of the country.