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.

MOAS migrant rescue mission to shift to South-East Asia

2015-09-23 22:11

The Malta-based Migrant Offshore Aid Station, which has saved more than 11 500 migrants from the Mediterranean since 2014, will in coming weeks set sail to the Bay of Bengal.

Migrant boat sinks off Libya: 40 feared dead

2015-07-24 05:29

Up to 40 migrants who were seeking to reach Europe are feared dead after their rubber dinghy capsized off the coast of Libya.

UN warns against excluding refugees from CAR poll

2015-07-14 19:58

The UN is alarmed that authorities in the Central African Republic planned to block refugees from voting in October polls.

UNHCR wants end to forced marriage

2015-07-02 22:25

The UNHCR has adopted a resolution calling for an end to child, early and forced marriage, and recognising child marriage as a violation of human rights.

UN marks World Refugee Day in Damascus

2015-06-20 22:18

The UN's refugee agency marked World Refugee Day in Damascus, calling on the global community not to ignore the plight of millions of people displaced by war.

Rights groups condemn civilian killings in Mali

2015-06-02 22:19

Rights campaigners have denounced pro-government forces' killing of six civilians in northern Mali, including an aid worker.


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.

Germany beefs up asylum rules

2015-09-29 18:00

Germany has toughened rules for asylum seekers from the Balkans as Europe struggles to cope with a record surge in migrants.

UN airlifts DRC refugees out of C Africa

2015-08-03 20:30

The UN has begun repatriating more than 600 people who had fled to the now violence-torn Central African Republic from the Democratic Republic of Congo six years ago.

Migrants stranded in Athens without water, food

2015-07-17 05:53

Shading himself from the scorching sun in a busy Athens square is a Syrian refugee named Haisam, one of 800 to 1 000 who has ended up in the Greek capital, stranded in a recession-hit city not equipped to receive him.

Burundi militia keeps up terror

2015-07-09 19:53

Burundi's pro-government militia is keeping up a terror campaign that has sent waves of refugees fleeing across borders and claimed the lives of demonstrators and rights activists.

Assad troops and rebels targeting civilians

2015-06-23 23:45

Syrian government forces have dropped barrel bombs on Aleppo nearly daily this year, amounting to the war crime of targeting civilians, and insurgent shelling has caused mass casualties the UN says.

Three civilians shot dead in Mali

2015-06-04 21:19

Three civilians have been killed over two days in Mali's conflict-hit northern desert.

Migrant boat still being held off Myanmar

2015-06-01 22:35

More than 700 migrants found packed aboard an overcrowded boat in the Andaman Sea are still being held offshore by Myanmar's navy more than three days after the converted fishing vessel was intercepted.

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