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700,000 South Sudanese hit by worst floods in decades, says UN

Stéphane Dujarric

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 said it was alarmed by the humanitarian impact of the worst flooding in decades in South Sudan, as it affected more than 700,000 people across the country. UN Spokesperson, Stéphane Dujarric Stéphane Dujarric, spokesman for the UN Secretary-General, disclosed this at a news conference at the  UN headquarters in New ...

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UNDP to invest N320m on youths, IDPs in Benue

Mohamed Yahya

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 said it was investing additional N320 million to support Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and equip youths in Benue State. Mohamed Yahya, Resident Representative, UNDP Nigeria The Resident Representative in Nigeria, Mr Mohamed Yahya, said this when he paid a courtesy call on Gov. Samuel Ortom at the Benue People’s ...

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UN says number of displaced people surpassed 80m during pandemic

Filippo Grandi

The global number of refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) climbed above 80 million at the middle of this year, according to an estimate by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR). Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees The increase came, in spite of UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres’ call to silence arms around the world while the world fights the COVID-19 ...

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