ARTICLES RELATING TO REFUGEES

Zuma repeats mistaken refugee claim

2016-09-20 10:20

President Jacob Zuma has repeated the erroneous claim that South Africa is the biggest recipient of asylum seekers.

Kenya refugee return scheme flouts international law - HRW

2016-09-15 22:45

As Kenya prepares to close the world's largest refugee camp, a rights watchdog said the repatriation of Somalis from Dadaab camp is based on fear and misinformation and violates international standards.

Repatriating refugees is Kenya’s only answer. But it needs help

2016-09-15 11:43

Maintaining a large refugee population when the east African country of Kenya is struggling with its own challenges is a big ask, writes Cristiano D’Orsi.

Government's refugee plan is overkill

2016-09-11 06:04

A new green paper on asylum seekers is not going to help but instead will waste resources academics argued this week.

'Dying goes on' – refugee father, year after iconic photo of dead son

2016-09-02 15:19

The father of the 3-year-old boy, whose lifeless body photographed on a Turkish beach drew the world's attention to the plight of refugees, has said little has changed in the year since.

Uganda offers safety and prospects to S Sudan's refugees

2016-08-30 10:20

Kneeling on the floor of a large, dimly-lit communal tent Filippo Grandi, the UN's most senior official for refugees, listens intently as Richard Lagu describes his difficult living conditions. Read more...

Child refugees in Germany receive therapy to fight trauma

2016-08-17 17:35

A German institute in Saarbruecken has been providing intensive, short-term practical therapy sessions for young asylum seekers.

Namibia set to resume repatriation of refugees from Botswana

2016-08-15 12:33

The Botswanan and Namibian governments have announced plans to resume the repatriation of hundreds of Namibian refugees being kept at the Dukwe refugee camp in Botswana, a report says.

US will welcome target of 10 000 Syria refugees: Kerry

2016-07-14 07:03

The United States will welcome 10 000 Syrian refugees this fiscal year as promised by President Barack Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry announced.

At least 300 Mozambican refugees in Malawi refuse to move camps

2016-07-12 13:23

More than 300 Mozambican refugees in Malawi have refused to be relocated from Kayisi to another refugee camp in Mwaza district, a report says.

 

Paris police dismantle camp housing 1 500 migrants

2016-09-16 16:54

Police in Paris have begun evacuating a tent camp where some 1 500 migrants were living in unsanitary conditions.

Kenya's authorities threaten Somali refugees, says rights group

2016-09-15 15:00

Human Rights Watch says a repatriation programme for hundreds of thousands of Somali refugees in Kenya doesn’t meet international standards for voluntary return because it is marked by fear and intimidation.

UN allocates $10m emergency funding for Chad refugees

2016-09-15 10:15

The United Nations approved $10m in emergency funding for Chad-based relief operations to help about 210 000 refugees and returnees from the neighbouring Central African Republic.

Sharp rise in number of Mozambicans taking refuge in Zimbabwe

2016-09-06 08:01

At least 2 600 people have fled unrest in Mozambique and are now living in makeshift camps in Chipinge district of south-eastern Zimbabwe where food is running short, a report says.

As refugee children die, Nigeria probes theft of food aid

2016-08-30 23:08

Children who escaped Boko Haram’s Islamic insurgency now are dying of starvation in refugee camps in northeastern Nigeria’s largest city as government investigates the theft of food aid by officials.

Merkel dismisses link between Islamic extremism, refugees

2016-08-18 19:22

Chancellor Angela Merkel has dismissed suggestions that the influx of refugees over the past year brought Islamic extremism to Germany

Nearly 1 million refugees from South Sudan face dire conditions: UN

2016-08-15 16:41

Nearly a million refugees fleeing the brutal conflict in South Sudan, most of them women and children, are suffering dire conditions in camps across the region, the UN says.

Global migrant deaths this year top 4 000: IOM

2016-08-02 21:43

Global migrant deaths have topped 4 000 in the first seven months of this year, a 26 % increase in the fatality rate compared with the same period of 2015, the International Organization for Migration said on Tuesday.

Old soldiers, old divisions are central in new Mozambique conflict

2016-07-13 21:13

At least 10 000 people have fled Mozambique and sought refuge in Malawi, testifying to attacks perpetrated mostly by government soldiers, writes Justin Pearce.

SAHRC calls on govt to deal with backlog of refugee applications

2016-06-20 18:04

As the world observes World Refugee Day, the South African Human Rights Commission has called on the government to deal with the backlog of refugee applications.

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