The UN warns that nearly 48,000 people are in Libya, while thousands of others have been evacuated to neighbouring Niger. So far, 6,606 refugees have received a promise of permanent relocation in a third country.
The new figure brings the total number of people currently living in internal displacement due to violence to 41.3 million On top of those forced from their homes by violence, 17.2 million people were internally displaced by natural disasters last year
Foreign migrants living in Lebanon have launched “Msh Gharib” (Not Foreign), a radio program which seeks to break stereotypes of migrants in the country. The migrants usually face much discrimination in the country due to their skin colour.
As Ethiopia is working on completing a massive upstream dam, Egypt fears the Renaissance Dam will cut into its share of the river. Sudan is taking Ethiopia's side in the negotiations with Egypt over the status of the Nile River.
Visitor numbers to Jordan dropped after the Arab Spring uprisings convulsed the Middle East in 2011 and Daesh later rampaged across neighboring Syria and Iraq. Now Jordan is trying to reverse that setback in its tourism industry.