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Nigeria: Armed conflict continues to uproot thousands, driving up humanitarian need

Too many years of violence and very little attention from the rest of the world

  Since November, more than 80,000 Nigerians have been forcibly displaced due to ongoing violence in the north-east, adding to two million people already displaced by violence, or forced across the country’s borders as refugees, the UN humanitarian coordination office (OCHA) said on Tuesday. Source: Nigeria: Armed conflict continues to uproot thousands, driving up humanitarian […]

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Ebola here and there

There is a lot of information about the few infected with Ebola in the US and Europe, but not so much about the real core of the problem which is the huge outbreak in Africa and the lack of resources to fight against it and avoid the spread of the virus. with 10,000 new cases per week expected by december Africa needs money and resources as soon as possible to avoid the spread of the virus.

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Almost 21 million in forced labour and modern slavery

Almost 21 million people live in forced labour, trafficking and modern slavery that generates in the private economy US$ 150 billion in illegal profits per year, about three times more than previously estimated, according to a new report from the International Labour Organization (ILO). Asia-Pacific is the region where there are more illegal profits from these activities ($ 51.8 billion) followed by the developed economies and the EU ($ 46.9 billion).

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Saudis expel 100,000 illegal Ethiopians - Africa - Al Jazeera English

Saudis expel 100,000 illegal Ethiopians. Ethiopia foreign ministry announces up to 50,000 more citizens to return after crackdown on illegal immigrants – Al Jazeera.

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Bodies of migrants found in Niger desert - Africa - Al Jazeera English

Bodies of migrants found in Niger desert. At least 87 migrants, mostly women and children, died of thirst a few kilometres from Algeria, their final destination – Al Jazeera.

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The slow EU and Lampedusa

EU leaders decided to reinforce search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean to detect vessels and boats with migrants and prevent deaths and tragedies like the recent one in Lampedusa. But a reform on migration and asylum matters will have to wait until June 2014.

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Egypt, again

At least 53 people were killed during demonstrations of the supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood in the 40th anniversary of Egypt’s war with Israel in Cairo and across the country on Sunday, a health ministry official said.

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The Lampedusa tragedy with 194 African migrants confirmed dead and at least 150 more missing feared dead, many trapped in the wreckage of the stricken boat 47 meters below the surface is overwhelming.

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Students massacred in Nigeria attack - Africa - Al Jazeera English

Students massacred in Nigeria attack. At least 50 killed as they slept in an assault blamed on Boko Haram – Al Jazeera.

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UN honors Congolese nun working with displaced people as "humanitarian heroine"

The UN refugee agency on Tuesday announced this year’s Nansen Refugee Award is being presented to Sister Angélique Namaika, who works in a remote north-east region of Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) with survivors of displacement and abuse by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA).

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