ARTICLES RELATING TO REFUGEES

Refugees in Niger live under shadow of Boko Haram

2015-02-20 10:36

Refugees in Niger are living under the shadow of Boko Haram after the the Islamist group launched five bloody attacks in Diffa border territory.

348 000 migrants by sea - UNHCR

2014-12-10 20:45

A global total of 348 000 migrants have embarked upon dangerous sea journeys to escape conflicts or economic hardship so far this year.

Terrified DRC refugees prefer hunger to home

2014-11-27 10:04

Thousands of DRC refugees prefer to live in abject poverty in refugee camps rather than risk being raped, killed or robbed by Hutu rebels back home.

UN halves food aid to Kenya

2014-11-14 16:04

Food rations vital for half a million refugees in Kenya will be slashed in half due to an aid shortfall, the United Nations says in an appeal to donors.

Merkel calls for aid to Syrian refugees

2014-10-28 13:44

The German government is hosting an international conference in Berlin, where donor nations and envoys from Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey are to confer on how to help Syrian refugees.

Australia asylum cases challenged in court

2014-10-14 16:10

Australia is facing two court challenges to its controversial asylum-seeker policies, with both seen as test cases.

Ethiopia refugee camp flooded - DWB

2014-09-06 07:43

Doctors Without Borders says a camp in Ethiopia hosting 40 000 refugees from South Sudan is flooded from heavy rains and that it must be abandoned.

Botswana set to kick out Zim refugees – report

2014-07-10 09:29

The Botswana government is reportedly set to repatriate Zimbabweans who sought refuge in the neighbouring country at the height of Zimbabwe’s political crisis in 2008.

White House - most child refugees to be sent home

2014-07-07 23:12

The White House says most unaccompanied minors flooding into the United States from Central America will not be allowed to stay.

Australia returns asylum seekers to Sri Lanka

2014-07-07 16:55

Australia has returned asylum seekers to Sri Lanka in an at-sea transfer, raising rights abuse fears and refoulement.

 

Australian refugee camp protest over, but not tensions

2015-01-20 09:16

A protest involving hundreds of asylum seekers at an Australian immigration detention centre in Papua New Guinea has ended without serious violence, authorities in both countries say.

Rich nations to take 100 000 Syrian refugees

2014-12-10 05:00

Western governments have heeded a call to take in more Syrian refugees from neighbouring countries the UN refugee agency says.

UNHCR probes allegations of fraud in processing refugees

2014-11-21 22:11

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees says it is investigating allegations of fraud in the processing of asylum seekers in Malaysia.

Syria's neighbours risk 'host-country fatigue'

2014-10-28 15:57

Jordan and other countries neighbouring Syria are approaching "host-country fatigue" because of huge demand from refugees for housing, schools, jobs and health care, an official says.

Tanzania gives Burundi refugees citizenship

2014-10-14 18:10

Tanzania will grant citizenship to about 200 000 refugees from neighbouring Burundi.

Australia to reintroduce temporary visas for refugees

2014-09-25 17:34

Australia is set to reintroduce a controversial temporary visa system to deal with a huge backlog of asylum seekers, its immigration minister says.

More than 1 million Ukrainians displaced

2014-09-02 21:45

More than one million people have been uprooted by the conflict in Ukraine, including 260 000 within the country where further mass displacement is feared.

Sri Lanka migrants angry with Australia

2014-07-08 15:37

Sri Lankan migrants aboard a boat that was controversially turned back mid-sea by Australia claim they were abused and given little food and water.

Sri Lanka to charge returning asylum-seekers

2014-07-07 21:23

Sri Lankan authorities plan to charge a group of asylum-seekers with attempting to leave the country illegally after they were returned by Australia.

Food rations for African refugees slashed

2014-07-01 17:39

Nearly 800 000 refugees in Africa have had their food rations slashed by up to 60%, threatening to push many to the brink of starvation.

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