Germany faces refugee influx

2015-08-31 17:36

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called on other EU countries to take a greater share of the refugees fleeing to the bloc, as Germany struggles with a refugee crisis.

Migrants scuffle with Italian police

2015-08-24 21:52

Hundreds of migrants scuffled with police and briefly blocked a major road in Italy's financial capital Milan in a protest against their living conditions.

UN: Typhoid outbreak among Palestinian refugees in Syria

2015-08-19 09:36

The UN agency for Palestinian refugees says there is a typhoid outbreak among civilians from a besieged Palestinian refugee camp on the outskirts of the Syrian capital, with at least six confirmed cases.

Hungary sending police to borders

2015-08-18 17:24

Hungary will send thousands of policemen to its southern border with Serbia where it is building a security fence to stem an influx of migrants.

Horrific conditions for 100s detained in Malawi en route to SA

2015-08-04 14:53

Hundreds of illegal migrants, most of them from Ethiopia, are detained in Malawi in appalling conditions after they failed to reach South Africa, a humanitarian organisation says.

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.


Syrian migrants: When there’s no going back

2015-08-30 17:18

Syrian migrants form part of the flood of refugees pouring into Europe in their desperation to find a new lifein a foreign country, whatever the cost.

Ivory Coast shipwreck survivor tells story

2015-08-24 21:49

A Sierra Leonean footballer has escaped Ebola, kidnappers, and the capsizing of his boat that killed 800 people in April.

Germany to get 750 000 asylum seekers

2015-08-18 18:25

Germany expects up to 750 000 asylum seekers this year, a business daily cited government sources as saying, up from a previous estimate of 450 000.

Europe's refugee crisis: a blessing in disguise?

2015-08-13 07:18

Is the refugee flood a disaster or renewal for a dying continent, asks Leopold Scholtz.

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.

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