October 5, 2020

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U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi warns the coronavirus pandemic poses unparalleled challenges and threats to refugee protection at a time when conflicts are flaring up in many parts of the world. The high commissioner was speaking at the opening of the agency’s annual executive committee meeting in Geneva. The conference is opening in the midst of a pandemic

More than 100 jihadist prisoners have reportedly been released in Mali in an apparent exchange for a politician and a French aid worker. Agence France-Presse reported that the release of Malian opposition leader Soumaila Cisse and French charity worker Sophie Petronin were negotiated over the weekend. Cisse, 70, who has been runner-up in three presidential elections, was campaigning in the