The UNHCR warns that the number of refugees around the world has reached 25.9 million while the number of internally displaced people is at 41.3 million people. Many of these refugees are located in developing countries, with Turkey hosting the largest number at 3.7 million.
The United Nations has released its latest report on gender equality. Among the countries in the Middle East and North Africa, Tunisia ranked among the highest while Syria, Iraq and Yemen ranked the lowest. Across the Middle East, the issue of citizenship law was noted as a problem in many countries.
Interior minister of Government of National Accord says it is reviewing closure of shelters, release of illegal migrants to ensure their safety, security amid outrage over plight of those still trapped in Libya.
A Sudanese woman who was dubbed online as “Kandaka,” or Nubian queen, has become a symbol of the protests in Sudan. Ala Saleh, the woman in the video, says 'Sudanese women have always participated in revolutions in this country'
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.