PHOTOS: Stories of Somali refugees living in Dadaab camp

2016-10-21 06:00

As the closure of the world's largest refugee camp, Dadaab, draws ever near, Doctors Without Borders has called upon the Kenyan Government as well as the UNHCR to urgently consider alternative arrangements.

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.

Boko Haram refugees in Niger find safety, but lack aid

2016-09-28 16:43

As Nigerian forces have progressed against Boko Haram, the cornered terror group has been carrying out more attacks in neighbouring countries. In Niger's Diffa region on the border of Nigeria, more than 280 000 people have been displaced.

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.


Dadaab crisis: Refugees' fears are real, says MSF

2016-10-16 19:00

As the closure of the world's largest refugee camp, Dadaab, draws ever near, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has called upon the Kenyan Government as well as the UNHCR to urgently consider alternative arrangements.

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.

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.

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