Killings, kidnappings and looting force 11,500 Nigerians to flee to Niger

3 Dec 2021

Bandit attacks drive Nigerian villagers to flee to Niger

Killings, kidnapping and looting have driven 11,500 Nigerians to seek safety in Niger's Tahoua region in November.

3 Dec 2021

Refugees fight fires to preserve Mauritania's environment

Malian refugees and local Mauritanians are fighting wildfires as part of wider efforts to stem the impacts of climate change on an increasingly fragile environment.

30 Nov 2021

Dwindling rains in northern Cameroon spark conflict and displacement

The worst intercommunal fighting ever seen in Cameroon's Far North Region was triggered by attempts to adapt to climate change.

10 Nov 2021

Libya: First evacuation flight to Niger in over a year brings 172 asylum-seekers to safety

5 Nov 2021

Warming climate threatens livelihoods of Malian refugees and Mauritanians

Lake Mahmouda, a vital source of water and food for refugees and local communities in Mauritania, is under threat as an increasingly hostile climate causes it to shrink.

30 Oct 2021

Burkina Faso's local heroes honoured for giving shelter to the displaced

Amid the world's fastest-growing displacement crisis, two community mobilizers helping people fleeing violence have been named UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award regional winners for Africa.

29 Sep 2021

Climate change fuels clashes in Cameroon that force thousands to flee

Dwindling water supplies are at the root of fighting between herders and fishermen that have driven thousands to flee both within Cameroon and into Chad.

9 Sep 2021

UNHCR warns of critical protection gaps for people on the move in the Sahel and East Africa

30 Jul 2021