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June 26, 2023

Reuters: AU Plans Landmark Convention on Internal Refugees. African countries are set to adopt a ground-breaking convention providing rights to millions of people forced to flee their homes because of conflict. Africa has some 12 million internally displaced people (IDPs) who are uprooted within their own country. Unlike refugees -- people who have fled to another country -- IDPs benefit from little or no protection. The convention, the brainchild of the African Union, will for the first time provide them with similar rights to refugees, according to a draft seen by Reuters. IDP Action, a London-based campaign group, said the situation in Sudan's Darfur region, where some 2.7 million are displaced, highlighted the urgent need for the convention. It said displaced Darfuris were often attacked by government and rebels, with women raped and children recruited to fight.

AFP: SAfrica's Mbeki Says Arabs Must Have Stake in Darfur Peace. Former South African president Thabo Mbeki said on Thursday that no lasting peace could be secured in Darfur without the involvement of the Arab tribes that have been the mainstay of the region's feared pro-Khartoum militias. "The negotiations have got to involve everybody who is relevant to the creation of peace in Darfur," said Mbeki, who heads an African Union panel of former heads of state that is due to report back to the bloc's Peace and Security Council later this summer. "Certainly the Arab tribes are one of the constituencies that has to be involved," added Mbeki, who was widely criticised for his role in southern African efforts to reconcile the Zimbabwean government and opposition. Mbeki said there had been no progress on scheduled peace talks between the Khartoum government and the most active Darfur rebel group, the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM).

VOA: US Helps UNHCR Resettle War Victims From Chad. The United States has begun accepting the first group of 1,800 refugees it plans to resettle annually from communities and overburdened refugee camps in Chad. The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), which is coordinating the selection process and the transfer, says that most of the victims Chad has been housing are blameless civilians, who have been caught up and displaced by heavy fighting in Sudan's Darfur, the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and the Central African Republic (CAR). A group of 11 left Chad's capital N'djamena by air on Sunday for relocation in four moderate-size American cities - Lexington, Kentucky; San Antonio, Texas; Des Moines, Iowa; and Salt Lake City, Utah.

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