UNHCR Regional Operational Update – West and Central Africa Operational Update (April – June 2022)

HighlightsThousands of Ivorians were able to return home and access durable solutions with UNHCR’s support, as refugee status for Ivorians officially ended on 30 June.UNHCR is working to mitigate the effects of worsening food insecurity on people force… read more


World’s first malaria vaccine to benefit millions of children: UNICEF

UNITED NATIONS— British pharmaceutical company GSK has been awarded a contract to produce the world’s first malaria vaccine so that millions more children will be protected against the killer disease, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) announced.The landm… read more


Blinken Arrives in DRC; Regional Stability Tops Agenda

NAIROBI — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday to raise concerns that tensions with neighboring Rwanda could spread instability in the region. Political analysts say the United States is also con… read more


U2’s Bono Gives ‘Freedom’ Concert in Kyiv Metro

Irish rock group U2’s frontman Bono and his bandmate The Edge performed a 40-minute concert in a metro station in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv on Sunday and praised Ukrainians fighting for their freedom from Russia.”Your president leads the world in t… read more


Togolese army mistakenly kills seven teenagers in air raid

LOME— The Togolese Army has confirmed mistakenly killing seven teenagers it mistook for terrorists.All the victims were aged between 14 and 18.The incident took place last Saturday evening with media reports in the northern region stating that they wer… read more


‘It’s up to us!’ says NBA basketball star Wenyen Gabriel on visit to South Sudan homeland

The former refugee and Los Angeles Lakers’ power forward returned to his home country for the first time with a message of hope for those displaced by floods and conflict.When flooding forced 28-year-old Daniel to flee his submerged village in South Su… read more