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.

2015 global refugee count to top 60 million

2015-12-18 17:14

The number of refugees and internally displaced people worldwide will likely reach a new record far beyond 60 million this year, the UN Refugee Agency says.

Mediterranean migrant arrivals near 900 000

2015-12-01 17:44

The number of migrants who have arrived on Europe's southern shores this year is climbing towards 900 000 and includes growing numbers of children, international organisations say.

EU-Africa summit on migration opens

2015-11-11 15:56

Amid a worsening refugee crisis, European Union leaders are due to open a two-day summit with African partners aimed at finding ways of stemming migration flows into the bloc.

UNHCR questions EU refugee strategy

2015-10-12 16:27

The UNHCR chief has questioned the European Union's strategy of building more camps in Turkey to stem the flow of refugees into Europe.

Reception bottlenecks leave migrants stranded in Greece, Serbia

2015-10-03 07:29

Overwhelmed reception facilities on Greek islands and in southern Serbia run counter to EU relocation plans and force thousands to sleep in the open, authorities and aid organisations say.


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.

UN data shows high education among Syrian refugees

2015-12-09 19:57

The vast majority of Syrian refugees arriving in Greece may be highly educated, including a significant number of students, according to new UN data.

UN: Refusing refugees after Paris attacks not the way to go

2015-11-17 14:31

The United Nations hit back at calls to turn back refugees from Syria to prevent extremists like those who carried out the Paris attacks from entering as purported asylum-seekers.

EU calls in Burundi for rights talks

2015-10-26 18:01

The EU has called in Burundi for 'consultations' on rights violations in the impoverished central African country.

Europe-bound migrants arrested in Libya

2015-10-08 19:37

Libyan authorities said almost 300 migrants, a third of them from Senegal, have been arrested as they prepared to board boats for the crossing to Europe.

CAR leader rushes home, pleads for calm

2015-09-29 19:00

The Central African Republic's president has appealed for calm as she rushes home after the United Nations reported 36 people dead and almost 30 000 displaced in three days.

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