News Highlights: More forces deployed in Sudan, Israel starts deportations amidst protest, Libyan officials connected to trafficking

In this week’s news highlights: central reserve forces deployed to Kassala; child soldiers released in South Sudan; refugee funds scandal in the government of Uganda; Libyan officials connected to smugglers and human traffickers; Qaddafi’s frozen funds are flowing to unknown destinations; Libyan people blocked by armed forces inTawergha; Israel starts deporting asylum seekers amidst global protest; Netanyahu accuses Soros of support for the asylum seekers; and France to increase budget for education in development aid.

New UNHCR report shows displaced people on the rise in 2016 – again

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On the 19th of June the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) released its annual report on “Global Trends on forced displacement” for 2016. The report collects the yearly data on the different categories of people affected by forced displacement: refugees, returned refugees, asylum seekers, Internal Displaced People (IDPs), returned IDPs, stateless people and other persons of concern to UNHCR.