Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 12:09
This figure has risen by 2.5m from the 6.8m total the UN gave in September.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 09:04
In the face of evidence, the UK and US continue to deny systematic human rights abuses are occurring in the Lower Omo as thousands are displaced for an irrigation scheme.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 09:01
The United Nations says some 10,000 refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo have crossed into Uganda since Sunday, fleeing renewed fighting between the army and the M23 rebels.
Monday, November 4, 2013 - 09:33
Niger has rounded up close to 150 migrants crossing the Sahara to Algeria in the past two days, in a crackdown on illegal migration after 92 people died of thirst trying to make the same desert journey.
Monday, November 4, 2013 - 07:31
Government makes move after 92 migrants died of thirst making perilous journey across Sahara desert.
Friday, November 1, 2013 - 07:32
Cameroonian gendarme Gaitan Atouba was stunned when the Nigerian military opened fire on more than 100 Nigerian refugees under his protection, killing 15 and seriously wounding seven in the northeast Nigerian border town of Banki earlier this month.
Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 12:21
Libya’s coastguard has rescued 84 illegal immigrants from Africa in the sea off Tripoli, Lana news agency quoted a maritime official as saying on Thursday.
Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 12:16
Hundreds of people fleeing the civil war in Syria are being turned back at the border with Jordan and neighbouring countries, says Amnesty International.
Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 09:31
Cameroon is grappling with the influx of over a hundred thousand refugees from neighbouring Central African Republic (CAR) and Nigeria, whose presence is causing tensions with the local population.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 06:47
In an op-ed for Foreign Policy, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry calls for humanitarian aid to the Syrian people.