Greek island calls strike against EU refugee policy

2017-11-17 21:42

Authorities on Greece's island of Lesbos have called a strike and are urging residents to take part in anti-government protests to press for a change in EU refugee policy.

Rohingya children refugees face 'hell on earth' - Unicef

2017-10-20 10:56

Unicef has said the children who make up most of the nearly 600 000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in Myanmar are seeing a 'hell on earth' in overcrowded, muddy and squalid refugee camps in neighbouring Bangladesh.

Five dead, dozens missing as Rohingya boat sinks in Bangladesh

2017-10-16 10:05

At least five people have been killed and dozens left missing after a boat packed with Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar's Rakhine state for Bangladesh sank in a river that separates the two nations, a border guard official has said.

US slashes number of refugees it is ready to resettle

2017-09-28 14:44

The US will reduce the number of refugees it is prepared to welcome for resettlement to only 45 000 over the next year - just over half the figure for 2016, officials say.

Rohingya refugee influx over, says Bangladesh

2017-09-23 15:11

The influx of Rohingya refugees into Bangladesh has ground to a virtual halt, officials have said.

German police stop truck with 51 migrants

2017-09-16 16:38

Germany's federal police say they have stopped a truck near the German-Polish border with 51 people squeezed inside, among them 17 children.

US court deals blow to Trump travel ban

2017-09-08 11:59

A federal court in California has dealt a new blow to the Trump administration's travel ban, ruling that some refugees must be allowed into the country.

Trudeau warns 'no short-cutting' in Canada asylum process

2017-08-24 12:19

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has warned there is no advantage for asylum seekers who evade border checkpoints to cross into the country from the US.

Delays, hesitation mark Syrians' return from Lebanon

2017-08-02 05:49

A committee of Syrian refugees in Lebanon's eastern border region says tens of thousands of them will remain where they are despite plans for them to return to Syria.

Immigrant pupils fear expulsion

2017-07-14 14:37

Immigrant pupils in the city fear expulsion after they were asked to submit either a South African identity document, a valid passport or study permit to their schools.


UN begins evacuating refugees from Libya to Niger

2017-11-12 15:10

A group of vulnerable refugees from several African countries, who had been stuck in war-ravaged Libya, have been evacuated to Niger, the UN says.

ANC condemns violence against Myanmar's Rohingya

2017-10-16 15:48

The ANC has added its voice to the growing international condemnation of the violence directed against the Rohingya by Myanmar's military.

14 000 Rohingya children without parents

2017-10-15 21:13

Nearly 14 000 children who have lost one or both parents are among the more than half a million Rohingya refugees who crossed in Bangladesh to escape violence in Myanmar.

'I would be dead': Britain's Rohingyas speak out

2017-09-28 11:18

For members of Europe's biggest Rohingya community in Bradford, England, the news from Myanmar brings a mix of anger, fear and haunting memories of dramatic escapes from their homeland.

Dozens killed after DRC soldiers open fire on Burundi refugees

The Democratic Republic of Congo government has opened an inquiry, after soldiers fired on Burundian refugees in the eastern South Kivu province, killing dozens. Watch for more.

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At least 300 Burundian refugees willingly return home from Tanzania

2017-09-08 12:06

The UN refugee agency has started repatriating hundreds of Burundian refugees back home from neighbouring Tanzania.

Thousands of refugees arrive in Bangladesh from Myanmar

2017-09-04 15:46

Thousands of mostly Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh since violence erupted in neighbouring Myanmar.

Architects, refugees team up on tiny houses in Berlin

2017-08-08 05:20

Troubled to see a long queue of asylum seekers shivering for hours on a winter's day outside Berlin's notoriously chaotic registration centre, Van Bo Le-Mentzel has decided to take action.

France to conduct asylum seeker checks in Libya: Macron

2017-07-27 16:19

France will set up a processing centre this summer in Libya for asylum seekers trying to reach Europe across the Mediterranean, President Emmanuel Macron says.

Somali refugees regret returning home from Kenya

2017-06-27 12:31

As a teenager, Aden Hussein chose to become a refugee to get an education. Now he is bitterly disappointed that he has not been able to finish high-school since his return to Baidoa in southwestern Somalia.

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