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Biden’s top diplomat Antony Blinken says with 82 million forcibly displaced people in the world, including more than 26 million refugees, countries must act now

"We mark today with news that the immense global forced displacement crisis has reached a disturbing new high, affecting more than 82 million people who are forcibly displaced, including more than 26 million refugees. These figures and the UN Refugee Agency’s theme for this year’s World Refugee Day, “Together we heal, learn, and shine,” are calls to action for all countries to ensure refugees have access to protection, life-saving care, and opportunities to learn so they can thrive in their host communities," Blinken said on World Refugee Day on Sunday.

An explosive question-and-answer session between journalists and U.S. Africa Army Commander exposes America’s vulnerability in Africa as China benefits from war on terror and Russia pushes in

The United States is doubling down on its commitment to secure Africa from present and future threats of terrorism, according to Maj. General Andrew M. Rohling, the U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa commander and the U.S. Army Europe and Africa deputy commanding general.

Nigerian activists sue Buhari government over ‘repressive directive’ to broadcasters to stop using ‘unpatriotic’ Twitter

Nigerian activists announced on Sunday that they had sued the government of President Muhammadu Buhari over its 'repressive directive' to broadcasters to stop using...

In rare in-person interview, World Health Organization expert Maria Van Kerkhove tells Today News Africa why people die from COVID-19, even as cases rise in Africa

"We know that infection of the SARS COV2 virus, the virus that causes COVID 19 is a dangerous virus, and it does kill some people that it infects. We know that the number of deaths that have been reported to WHO today is truly an underestimate," she said. "There are a number of reasons for this, first, and foremost, we know that people with underlying conditions are at increased risk for death and these include people with liver disease, kidney disease, and HIV. But there are other factors like getting early care, early clinical care."

Ebola outbreak in Guinea declared over

A total of 16 confirmed and seven probable cases were reported in Guinea’s latest outbreak in which 11 patients survived and 12 lives lost. Shortly after the infections were detected, national health authorities, with support from World Health Organization (WHO) and partners, mounted a swift response, tapping into the expertise gained in fighting recent outbreaks both in Guinea and in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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In rare in-person interview, World Health Organization expert Maria Van Kerkhove tells Today News Africa why people die from COVID-19, even as cases rise in Africa

"We know that infection of the SARS COV2 virus, the virus that causes COVID 19 is a dangerous virus, and it does kill some people that it infects. We know that the number of deaths that have been reported to WHO today is truly an underestimate," she said. "There are a number of reasons for this, first, and foremost, we know that people with underlying conditions are at increased risk for death and these include people with liver disease, kidney disease, and HIV. But there are other factors like getting early care, early clinical care."

Ebola outbreak in Guinea declared over

A total of 16 confirmed and seven probable cases were reported in Guinea’s latest outbreak in which 11 patients survived and 12 lives lost. Shortly after the infections were detected, national health authorities, with support from World Health Organization (WHO) and partners, mounted a swift response, tapping into the expertise gained in fighting recent outbreaks both in Guinea and in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

U.S. asks international community to act as refugees from Ethiopia’s Tigray region and elsewhere face ‘immeasurable suffering’

“The international community cannot be idle in the face of immeasurable suffering," U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield said in remarks on June 15, referring to refugees in Ethiopia and elsewhere, ahead of the World Refugee Day on Sunday, June 20. "We urge donor countries to continue to fund humanitarian crisis responses around the world, and we call on other countries to increase opportunities for refugee resettlement and local integration.”

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Biden’s top diplomat Antony Blinken says with 82 million forcibly displaced people in the world, including more than 26 million refugees, countries must act now

"We mark today with news that the immense global forced displacement crisis has reached a disturbing new high, affecting more than 82 million people who are forcibly displaced, including more than 26 million refugees. These figures and the UN Refugee Agency’s theme for this year’s World Refugee Day, “Together we heal, learn, and shine,” are calls to action for all countries to ensure refugees have access to protection, life-saving care, and opportunities to learn so they can thrive in their host communities," Blinken said on World Refugee Day on Sunday.

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"We mark today with news that the immense global forced displacement crisis has reached a disturbing new high, affecting more than 82 million people who are forcibly displaced, including more than 26 million refugees. These figures and the UN Refugee Agency’s theme for this year’s World Refugee Day, “Together we heal, learn, and shine,” are calls to action for all countries to ensure refugees have access to protection, life-saving care, and opportunities to learn so they can thrive in their host communities," Blinken said on World Refugee Day on Sunday.

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Biden’s top diplomat Antony Blinken says with 82 million forcibly displaced people in the world, including more than 26 million refugees, countries must act now

"We mark today with news that the immense global forced displacement crisis has reached a disturbing new high, affecting more than 82 million people who are forcibly displaced, including more than 26 million refugees. These figures and the UN Refugee Agency’s theme for this year’s World Refugee Day, “Together we heal, learn, and shine,” are calls to action for all countries to ensure refugees have access to protection, life-saving care, and opportunities to learn so they can thrive in their host communities," Blinken said on World Refugee Day on Sunday.

An explosive question-and-answer session between journalists and U.S. Africa Army Commander exposes America’s vulnerability in Africa as China benefits from war on terror and Russia pushes in

The United States is doubling down on its commitment to secure Africa from present and future threats of terrorism, according to Maj. General Andrew M. Rohling, the U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa commander and the U.S. Army Europe and Africa deputy commanding general.

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"Protecting refugees is part of our DNA. Our nation was founded by those fleeing religious persecution. When we take action to help refugees around the world, we honor our past and live up to our highest values. We show our greatest strength as a nation," President Biden said in a statement. "That’s why I revised the United States’ annual refugee admissions cap to 62,500 for this fiscal year, and plan to raise it to 125,000 next year."

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Biden’s top diplomat Antony Blinken says with 82 million forcibly displaced people in the world, including more than 26 million refugees, countries must act now

"We mark today with news that the immense global forced displacement crisis has reached a disturbing new high, affecting more than 82 million people who are forcibly displaced, including more than 26 million refugees. These figures and the UN Refugee Agency’s theme for this year’s World Refugee Day, “Together we heal, learn, and shine,” are calls to action for all countries to ensure refugees have access to protection, life-saving care, and opportunities to learn so they can thrive in their host communities," Blinken said on World Refugee Day on Sunday.

An explosive question-and-answer session between journalists and U.S. Africa Army Commander exposes America’s vulnerability in Africa as China benefits from war on terror and Russia pushes in

The United States is doubling down on its commitment to secure Africa from present and future threats of terrorism, according to Maj. General Andrew M. Rohling, the U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa commander and the U.S. Army Europe and Africa deputy commanding general.

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