Pacific man's bid to be first climate refugee rejected

2015-07-21 07:56

A Pacific islander who launched a landmark bid to become the world’s first climate change refugee faces deportation from New Zealand after a court rejected his appeal.

Refugees arrested after refusing to leave camp

2015-07-03 17:05

About 140 displaced foreign nationals have been arrested after refusing to leave the Chatsworth refugee grounds in Durban.

More than 3 million Iraqis displaced

2015-06-23 21:02

The UN says the number of people displaced by ISIS fighting and violence in Iraq is now more than 3 million.

Refugees stream into Turkey from Syria

2015-06-10 18:36

More than 2 000 refugees crossed from Syria into Turkey fleeing clashes pitting Kurdish fighters against ISIS.

US readies air patrols in search for Rohingya migrants

2015-05-22 14:19

The US is readying air patrols to help search for stranded migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh.

Foreign refugees stuck in Chatsworth camp

2015-05-10 06:00

More than a month after fleeing their homes during xenophobic attacks, 700 Congolese and Burundian refugees are still stuck in a refugee camp in Chatsworth, Durban and are unable to return to their old neighbourhoods.

US gives $45m for Kenya refugees

2015-05-04 20:53

US is giving Kenya $45m amid a regional crisis that now includes refugees fleeing Yemen for Somalia.

Liberia's Ivorian refugees finally going home as Ebola ends

2015-04-23 10:46

Deep in Liberia's forested hinterland, thousands of refugees who fled conflict in Ivory Coast have been waiting in limbo, impatient to rebuild their shattered lives back home but unable to leave.

UN urges $30m for Palestinian refugees in Syria camp

2015-04-21 17:10

The UN Security Council is calling for $30m in emergency aid to help Palestinian refugees in the embattled Yarmouk camp in the Syrian capital.

Terrified Burundi refugees flee as tense polls approach

2015-04-16 13:12

As elections in Burundi approach, thousands of people are fleeing into neighbouring Rwanda, fearing violence from the hands of the ruling party’s young wing, the Imbonerakure.


Crying refugee girl puts Merkel on the spot

2015-07-16 15:53

There was an awkward moment for Merkel as the German chancellor's asylum comments brought a refugee girl to tears.

127 000 Burundians flee amid unrest, says UN

2015-06-26 17:00

Nearly 127 000 Burundians have registered as refugees in neighbouring countries as many more have likely fled under the radar from the troubled central African nation, the UN says.

Refugee food rations cut in Kenyan camps

2015-06-11 16:02

The WFP plans to cut food rations for half a million mainly Somali and South Sudanese refugees living in camps in northern Kenya because of a shortfall in donor funding.

Cholera hits 3 000 Burundi refugees

2015-05-22 16:44

Three thousand cases of cholera have been reported in a worsening epidemic in Tanzania among Burundian refugees.

Burundi refugees flee attacks by ruling party's 'watchmen'

2015-05-12 07:04

Tens of thousands of exhausted and terrified Burundi refugees are fleeing political violence and targeted attacks by the ruling party's youth wing militia.

Nigerians escaping Boko Haram deported

2015-05-06 20:57

Niger has deported Nigerians, including refugees escaping Boko Haram in spite of severe heat.

Somali PM sees risk to his country in Yemen strife

2015-04-23 16:30

Somalia’s PM has warned that the conflict in Yemen poses dangers across the Gulf of Aden where an influx of refugees is stretching scarce resources and al-Qaeda militants are eager for support.

Kenya wants donors to pay for Somali refugee eviction plan

2015-04-22 20:12

Kenya has appealed to donors after its plan to shut down the world’s largest refugee camp and send Somalis back home ran into funding problems, reports say.

Australia's Nauru refugees to be sent to Cambodia

2015-04-16 16:08

Refugees rejected by Australia will soon fly from the Pacific atoll of Nauru to be resettled in Cambodia, the Australian government has said.

At least 6 000 Burundi refugees flee into Rwanda

2015-04-15 16:55

At least 6 000 Burundian refugees have fled into Rwanda over the past month, Rwandan officials say, fearing violence in the build up to Burundi’s presidential election.

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