UNHCR: 2016 now deadliest year in Mediterranean

2016-10-26 18:05

The UN refugee agency says the death toll for migrants in the Mediterranean has reached at least 3 800 this year so far, making 2016 the deadliest year on record.

Trump would be 'dangerous' if elected: UN rights chief

2016-10-12 20:46

The UN's rights chief warned that Donald Trump's statements pointed to a "dangerous" figure emerging on the world stage if he won the US presidency.

200 000 Afghan refugees return home

2016-10-05 05:22

More than 200 000 Afghan refugees have been repatriated from Pakistan this year, nearly half of them in September alone.

162 bodies retrieved after migrant boat capsizes off Egypt

2016-09-23 19:37

The bodies of 162 people had been pulled from the waters off the Egyptian coast, two days after a boat carrying hundreds of migrants capsized in the Mediterranean while attempting to head to Europe.

Record 65 million people displaced worldwide - UN

2016-06-20 07:35

The number of people displaced worldwide has hit a new record, with 65.3 million people - or one in every 113 people on the planet - forced from their homes, the UN says.

Nigeria agrees to Cameroon's return of 80 000 refugees

2016-06-13 05:17

Nigeria says it has agreed to Cameroon's voluntary return of 80 000 Nigerian refugees who have fled the Boko Haram Islamic insurgency.

50 000 flee Boko Haram attacks in Niger

2016-06-07 16:38

About 50 000 people have fled a town in Niger's troubled southeast after deadly attacks by Boko Haram insurgents.

Up to 700 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean this week: UNHCR

2016-05-29 13:15

Up to 700 migrants are feared to have drowned in deadly shipwrecks off the coast of Libya this week, the UN's refugee agency says, saying the situation is "chaotic".

Refugees are removed from Greek camp

2016-05-25 05:22

After refusing to move for months, refugees camped out at the Greek border have been bused to shelters in a police operation.

Dadaab refugee camp: Don't endorse inhumane Western policies, MSF tells Kenya

2016-05-17 11:44

International humanitarian aid organisation, MSF, has criticised the Kenyan government over its decision to shut down Dadaab, the world's largest refugee camp, saying thousands of asylum seekers will be left stranded.


National Geographic 'Afghan girl' arrested

2016-10-26 16:34

An Afghan woman immortalised on a celebrated National Geographic magazine cover as a green-eyed 12-year-old girl has been arrested for living in Pakistan on fraudulent identity papers.

Refugees stranded in Somalia after Kenya eviction

2016-10-05 15:14

The UNHCR has spent much of 2016 trucking and flying thousands of Somalis back into their country as part of a "voluntary repatriation" agreement between that organisation, the Kenyan government, and the fledgling federal government of Somalia.

Egypt recovers sunken migrant boat, more bodies

2016-09-27 17:07

Egypt has recovered at least eleven more bodies from last week's migrant shipwreck off Egypt's Mediterranean coast, raising the death toll to 179 people, an official says.

Do more for S Sudan refugees, top UN official says

2016-08-30 17:05

The international community must respond to the refugee crisis caused by fighting in South Sudan in the same way it responded to the crisis in Europe, the UN refugee chief has said.

Kenya camp closure must be humane - UN refugee chief

2016-06-13 20:30

Kenya's planned closure of Dadaab, the world's largest refugee camp, later this year must not result in people being forcibly returned to war-torn Somalia, the UN's refugee chief has warned.

Migrant deaths in Mediterranean top 10 000 since 2014

2016-06-08 06:05

More than 10 000 people have died attempting the perilous journey across the Mediterranean to Europe since 2014, the UN says.

UNHCR urges Sudan to stop deporting Eritreans

2016-06-02 22:07

The UN refugee agency has urged Sudan, a key transit route for migrants bound for Europe, to stop "forcibly" deporting hundreds of Eritreans.

PICS: The dramatic moment a refugee boat carrying hundreds capsizes off Libya coast

2016-05-26 10:12

Images released by the Italian navy have captured the moment a heavily overcrowded boat overturned in a shipwreck off Libya which left at least five people dead.

UNHCR needs $15m for Mozambican refugees

2016-05-19 21:02

The UNHCR is seeking $14.9m humanitarian assistance to support Mozambican refugees currently living in Malawi.

UN warns of 'devastating consequences' if Kenya expels refugees

2016-05-09 23:20

Kenya's decision to stop hosting refugees could have 'devastating consequences' for hundreds of thousands of people.

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