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.

More than 170 migrants rescued off Tunisia

2015-04-13 17:33

Tunisia's coastguard and navy have rescued 174 migrants from two boats which broke down as they headed from Libya to Italy.

Kenyan stowaway caught on tanker in Cape Town

2015-04-02 16:21

A Kenyan stowaway, who was caught while sneaking onto a tanker in Cape Town, will be detained when it docks in Durban.

Syrian, Iraqi Christians plead for help

2015-03-17 21:12

Syrian and Iraqi Christians have pleaded for international assistance.

14 million children pay price in Syria, Iraq

2015-03-12 21:05

The United Nations children's fund says 14 million children are paying the price for warfare in Syria and neighbouring Iraq.

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.


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.

Kenya warned over closing world's biggest refugee camp

2015-04-14 19:38

The United Nations has warned Kenyan authorities that closing the world's biggest refugee camp complex would have 'extreme humanitarian and practical consequences'.

Yemeni refugee influx in Horn expected

2015-04-08 16:31

Refugees from war-torn Yemen fleeing intense airstrikes are arriving in the Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti, aid agencies say, warning of a possible large influx ahead.

120 000 flee Philippines violence

2015-03-20 21:49

More than 120 000 people have fled their homes in the impoverished southern Philippines since fighting broke out between government troops and Islamic militants.

Botswana repatriates Namibian, Angolan refugees

2015-03-17 19:46

Botswana has started repatriating Namibian and Angolan refugees, a report says, adding that close to 1 000 Namibians should have returned to their home country by the end of the year.

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.

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