UN: 500 feared dead in Mediterranean shipwreck

2016-04-20 17:58

The UN refugee agency says it fears around 500 migrants from Africa have drowned in the Mediterranean after witnesses said their overcrowded boat sank.

Burundi warns against investigations at ICC

2016-03-30 17:00

Burundi's attorney general has called on families of victims of alleged extrajudicial executions to provide evidence for investigations, warning them not to submit it to the International Criminal Court.

Sudan threatens to shut South Sudan border

2016-03-17 22:23

Sudan has threatened to shut its border with South Sudan just weeks after reopening crossings, accusing Juba of backing insurgents battling Khartoum.

World has failed refugees: Special UN envoy Jolie

2016-03-15 19:50

Angelina Jolie, the Hollywood actress and special envoy for the UN's refugee agency, says the international community must address the root causes of the global refugee crisis.

Greece: Stranded migrants take risky route north

2016-03-14 17:04

Hundreds of migrants and refugees have walked out of an overcrowded camp on the Greek-Macedonian border, determined to use a dangerous crossing to head north.

UN: Warring parties use Syrians as 'cannon fodder'

2016-02-11 22:02

The various actors in the Syrian conflict are showing less and less regard for civilian lives, UN human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein says.

Danish anti-immigrant party sees further curbs

2016-01-27 20:41

Denmark will probably tighten its asylum policies further, the country's influential anti-immigration party has said, a day after lawmakers passed a controversial bill allowing authorities to seize valuables from refugees.

UN accuses South Sudan of forcibly displacing civilians

2016-01-21 22:44

Forced displacement of civilians is emerging as a strategy South Sudanese forces are putting to use to weaken rebels.

UNHCR wants mass resettlement of Syrians

2016-01-19 05:28

The new chief of the UN refugee agency says the world should find a fairer formula for sharing the burden of Syria's crisis.

Migrants cross the million mark

2015-12-22 14:41

More than one million migrants and refugees reached Europe in 2015, including over 970 000 who made the dangerous journey across the Mediterranean Sea, the UN refugee agency says.


Anger erupts as 1 700 still missing in Ecuador quake

2016-04-19 23:49

The death toll from Ecuador's earthquake is feared to rise sharply as authorities have warned that 1 700 people are still missing and anger gripped families of victims trapped in the rubble.

UNHCR reduces aid in Greece

2016-03-22 22:34

International aid organisations are reducing services on Greek islands because migrant reception centres have been turned into detention sites as part of the EU-Turkey migration deal, they say.

Thousand migrants rescued off Libya

2016-03-16 17:09

Nearly 2 000 migrants and two corpses have been recovered from people smugglers' boats off Libya this week.

Migrants defy rain, rivers and Europe's border closures

2016-03-14 22:56

Defying Europe's border closures, more than 2 000 migrants and refugees stranded in Greece have braved torrential rain and waded across a river to walk to neighbouring Macedonia.

Refugee misery reaches peak at Idomeni - UN

2016-03-13 22:45

The human misery being endured by refugees has reached a deplorable peak at the overcrowded Idomeni camp on the Greek border with Macedonia, a UN refugee agency spokesperson says.

Burundi militias 'hunting' refugees in Tanzania

2016-02-05 20:54

Burundian refugees say their government is sending militias to Tanzanian camps to kidnap and kill opposition supporters.

Thousands flee renewed fighting in Mozambique

2016-01-26 22:42

Some refugees fleeing renewed fighting in Mozambique have accused government troops of killings, sexual assaults and razing villages suspected of harboring opposition fighters

Charities warn of 'desperate' plight of refugees in snow

2016-01-19 19:58

Leading children's charities have warned that young refugees crossing through the Balkans are at serious risk from the bitterly cold weather and lacking adequate shelter in the snowy conditions.

Female refugees face sexual exploitation

2015-12-28 12:12

Children and women face the risk of sexual exploitation as they attempt to reach safety in Europe, but many are scared to ask for help.

Jordan deporting Sudanese asylum seekers

2015-12-18 22:33

Jordan has begun deporting hundreds of Sudanese asylum seekers, despite warnings by the UN refugee agency that they could face danger and persecution in their troubled homeland.

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