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400,000 'trapped' in west Mosul's Old City: UN

Geneva - About 600,000 people remain in the areas of west Mosul held by the Islamic State group, including 400,000 who are "trapped" in the Old City under siege-like conditions, the UN said Thursday."They are desperate for food.

Avoiding risky sea journey, Syrian refugees head to Italy 'pronto'

Birut - Just before midnight in a sleepy district of Beirut, dozens of Syrian refugees huddle in small groups around bulging suitcases, clutching their pinging cellphones and one-way tickets to Italy."Torino! Pronto! Cappuccino!

Germany to use speech software to determine origins of refugees

Germany plans on using speech analysis software to help determine refugees' countries of origin. The software will be tested within the next two weeks.

More than 40 refugees dead in attack on boat off Yemen

Aden - More than 40 people including women and children have been shot dead aboard a boat carrying Somali refugees in the Red Sea off war-torn Yemen, officials said on Friday.It was not immediately clear who was behind the attack.

More than 40 refugees dead in attack on boat off Yemen

Aden - More than 40 people including women and children have been shot dead aboard a boat carrying Somali refugees in the Red Sea off war-torn Yemen, officials said on Friday.It was not immediately clear who was behind the attack.

More than 40 refugees dead in attack on boat off Yemen

Aden - More than 40 people including women and children have been shot dead aboard a boat carrying Somali refugees in the Red Sea off war-torn Yemen, officials said on Friday.It was not immediately clear who was behind the attack.

Terror trial opens for Germans accused of refugee attacks

Dresden - Eight members of a German far-right group went on trial Tuesday over terrorism charges, accused of a series of attacks against refugees and political opponents.

Chatbot providing refugees with free legal aid

'DoNotPay' is a chatbot that serves as a robot lawyer. The bot is providing free legal aid to refugees seeking asylum Canada and the United States. It's also providing asylum support to refugees in the UK.

East German far-right group faces terrorism charges

Dresden - Eight members of a German far-right group will face trial for terrorism on Tuesday, accused of attacks against refugees and political opponents in 2015.

Archbishop calls for Poland to accept hundreds of Syrian refugees

Varsovia - The archbishop of Warsaw has called for Poland to accept hundreds of Syrian refugees in need of urgent medical care, in a move that risks embarrassing the right-wing government.

Some 45,000 displaced by battles around Yemen's Mokha: UN

Dibai - Fighting around Yemen's port of Mokha has forced some 45,000 people from their homes, a UN official said Wednesday, with many facing continued uncertainty and the threat of further displacement.

Aid worries rise for South Sudan refugees inside Sudan

As hundreds of South Sudanese fleeing famine and civil war enter Sudan each day, aid workers warn of a lack of vital relief supplies, especially for malnourished children.

Aid worries rise for South Sudan refugees inside Sudan

As hundreds of South Sudanese fleeing famine and civil war enter Sudan each day, aid workers warn of a lack of vital relief supplies, especially for malnourished children.

Aid worries rise for South Sudan refugees inside Sudan

As hundreds of South Sudanese fleeing famine and civil war enter Sudan each day, aid workers warn of a lack of vital relief supplies, especially for malnourished children.

Starbucks brand takes dramatic hit after refugee announcement

The perception of the Starbucks brand dropped dramatically after the company announced it would hire thousands of refugees. While no direct evidence their hiring policy is a direct cause of the drop, it shows a boycott by conservatives may be working.

'Anybody could be a refugee': Ai Weiwei films global crisis

Berlin - Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei has a message for US President Donald Trump, Europe's populist right and those who would shut their national borders to migrants and refugees."A refugee could be anybody.

Syrian refugees shrug off peace talks but dream of home

Amman - Almost six years into a war that has devastated their country, Syrian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon say they expect nothing of peace talks this month but still dream of going home.

World's biggest refugee camp in Kenya to stay open

Nairobi - Kenya's High Court on Thursday blocked the government's decision to close the Dadaab refugee camp -- the world's largest -- and force Somali refugees to return home.

Repatriation and displacement overwhelms war-torn Afghanistan

Jalalabad - Marooned in a tent billowing in the winter wind, Gul Pari's family is among thousands of war-displaced Afghans crammed into settlements alongside a flood of returning refugees, in a double-pronged humanitarian crisis engulfing the country.

Repatriation and displacement overwhelms war-torn Afghanistan

Jalalabad - Marooned in a tent billowing in the winter wind, Gul Pari's family is among thousands of war-displaced Afghans crammed into settlements alongside a flood of returning refugees, in a double-pronged humanitarian crisis engulfing the country.

Repatriation and displacement overwhelms war-torn Afghanistan

Jalalabad - Marooned in a tent billowing in the winter wind, Gul Pari's family is among thousands of war-displaced Afghans crammed into settlements alongside a flood of returning refugees, in a double-pronged humanitarian crisis engulfing the country.

Harsh conditions for Syrians fleeing IS-held Deir Ezzor

Kamishli - Syrians fleeing the Islamic State group in the eastern city of Deir Ezzor are taking dangerous smuggling routes through mined territory to reach safety, but harsh conditions await near the Iraqi border.

Harsh conditions for Syrians fleeing IS-held Deir Ezzor

Kamishli - Syrians fleeing the Islamic State group in the eastern city of Deir Ezzor are taking dangerous smuggling routes through mined territory to reach safety, but harsh conditions await near the Iraqi border.

Harsh conditions for Syrians fleeing IS-held Deir Ezzor

Kamishli - Syrians fleeing the Islamic State group in the eastern city of Deir Ezzor are taking dangerous smuggling routes through mined territory to reach safety, but harsh conditions await near the Iraqi border.

Bangladesh pushes on with Rohingya island plan

Dhaka - Bangladesh authorities are to push ahead with a controversial plan to relocate tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees who arrived from Myanmar to a remote island, according to a government website.

Trump agrees to refugee intake from Australia: Turnbull

Sydney - President Donald Trump will honour a deal struck under his predecessor to accept refugees from remote Pacific camps, Australia's prime minister said Monday amid immigration chaos in the United States.

Op-Ed: Trump's refugee ban is ugly, deadly history repeating itself

It's cliché to say, even during these dire days, that those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. But in a nation steeped in historical ignorance and enduring racism, it's all too easy to slip back into darkness, as current events prove.

Canada will accept refugees banned from entering U.S.: Trudeau

Ottawa - The prime minister announced Canada will accept refugees refused entry into the United States after Friday's executive order was signed by the president. The Canadian government also announced dual citizens in Canada will not be affected by the order.

In Lebanon camps, Syria refugees slam Trump bar

Berr Elyas - Shivering in their makeshift homes in camps in eastern Lebanon, Syrian refugees ask what they have done to deserve being barred from the United States.

France, Germany 'concerned' about Trump decisions: French FM

Paris - France and Germany are "concerned" over a number of decisions by US President Donald Trump, particularly his move to restrict refugee arrivals, French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said Saturday.
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A refugee camp outside the airport in Bangui, C.A.R. where over 189,000 people have fled, seeking protection from the violence.
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Rally to for the Government Support Refugee Claimants. Jim Gurnett.
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People on the run earlier this year in Central African Republic. UNHCR / D. Mbaiorem
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A refugee woman with her grandchildren in Gaza, Jabalia Refugee Camp
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Internally displaced people, fleeing to safety from the civil war in Syria.
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Internally displaced people in North Kivu.
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Refugees from Libya on the Libyan border
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Syrian refugees shout slogans against Assad at Boynuyogun refugee camp in Hatay province on the Turkish-Syrian border
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Burundian refugee children at Mahama
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Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris
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REFUGE: Yazidi refugees who escaped from Islamic State militants get help from the International Rescue Committee at the Newroz camp in northeastern Syria in August.
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Zaatari is a refugee camp in Jordan, to host Syrians fleeing the violence in the ongoing Syrian civil war that erupted in 2011. On July 4, 2013, the camp population was estimated at 144,000 refugees
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African refugees in Hong Kong.
African refugees in Hong Kong.