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.

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.


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.

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

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