ARTICLES RELATING TO REFUGEES

Mozambicans overwhelming Malawi's health system - official

2016-05-17 11:53

Health officials in Malawi's border district of Mwanza have expressed concern over the growing amount of Mozambicans seeking healthcare at public facilities in the area, a report says.

KZN farmer approaches court to evict refugees

2016-05-12 12:01

In a desperate attempt to get his life back in order, a KwaZulu-Natal farmer has approached the courts to evict 14 refugees who refuse to leave his farm.

Mozambique applauds Malawi for hosting of refugees

2016-04-26 11:59

The Mozambican government has applauded Malawi over its willingness to host refugees fleeing violence in their home country, a report says.

Malawi raises concerns over influx of Mozambican refugees

2016-03-10 12:26

Malawian government officials have expressed concern over an increase of Mozambican refugees entering the country, putting further strain on an already fragile economy.

Refugee crisis brewing on South Africa's doorstep

2016-02-29 08:30

Malawi, which once battled to shelter more than a million Mozambican refugees fleeing that country's brutal civil war, has gradually found itself in the same quagmire once again.

Mozambique denies citizens are seeking refuge in Malawi

2016-02-22 14:19

Mozambican authorities have disputed reports of Malawian refugees fleeing their country due to political clashes, saying that foreign citizens are merely migrants, a report says.

Control borders but don't shut them, says Dutch minister

2016-02-14 20:03

Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders says Europe must control its borders but not close them.

At least 44 migrants dead as boats sink

2016-01-22 18:13

At least 44 people including 20 children have died after their boats sank on their way from Turkey to Greece.

Syrians say world has forgotten them

2016-01-09 07:20

Around 400 000 people are cut off from food and medical supplies in Syria, prompting many to question who will help them as winter sets in.

Body of Syrian child, 4, found in Bosphorus

2015-12-31 06:12

Turkish authorities have found the body of a four-year-old Syrian child who went missing two weeks ago in the Bosphorus Strait off Istanbul.

 

Dadaab refugee camp: Don't endorse inhumane Western policies, MSF tells Kenya

2016-05-17 11:44

International humanitarian aid organisation, MSF, has criticised the Kenyan government over its decision to shut down Dadaab, the world's largest refugee camp, saying thousands of asylum seekers will be left stranded.

UN warns of 'devastating consequences' if Kenya expels refugees

2016-05-09 23:20

Kenya's decision to stop hosting refugees could have 'devastating consequences' for hundreds of thousands of people.

120 Malawians deported from SA, 900 still in detention

2016-04-18 11:50

At least 120 Malawians have been deported from South Africa after being detained at the Lindela Immigration Removal Centre in Krugersdorp.

Slovenia to ban transit of migrants from midnight

2016-03-08 22:55

Slovenia will refuse to allow the transit of migrants across its territory from midnight (23:00 GMT), apart from 'humanitarian' exceptions.

Germany wants North African states to take back more migrants

2016-02-28 17:02

Germany wants North African countries to speed up repatriations of rejected asylum seekers, its interior minister said ahead of a visit from Sunday to the region.

Refugee home in eastern Germany burns

2016-02-21 15:41

Police say a fire has damaged a former hotel that was being converted into a refugee home in eastern Germany.

EU says Turkey must keep border open to Syrians

2016-02-06 15:45

Top EU officials have reminded Turkey of its international obligations to keep its borders open to refugees as thousands flee a new government offensive in Syria.

Red doors make asylum seekers in UK targets

2016-01-20 22:33

Britain's interior ministry says it will probe asylum-seeker housing in northeast England over complaints that the properties' red doors identify them as targets for abuse.

Canada misses year-end Syrian refugee target

2016-01-01 22:28

The Canadian government says it has welcomed more than 6 000 Syrian refugees by the end of 2015, falling short of its pledge to take in 10 000.

Refugees in German town spared fireworks trauma

2015-12-30 15:16

A German town has issued directives in several languages banning the sale of firecrackers because it may awaken memories of fleeing from war zones.

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