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Obama draws pledges from 50 countries to take in 360,000 refugees

New York - US President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged countries to "welcome the stranger in our midst" at a summit that drew pledges from 50 countries to take in 360,000 refugees.

Warnings of xenophobia at UN refugee summit

New York - UN member-states adopted a plan on Monday to tackle the biggest refugee crisis since World War II amid dire warnings about rising xenophobia in Europe and the collapse of countries bordering war-shattered Syria.

Boko Haram atrocities haunt Cameroon's displaced

Koza - "Boko Haram butchered nine people in front of me. That day I decided to leave my village," says Rachel Daviguidam, still devastated by the carnage she witnessed in September 2015.

Global displaced made poor countries' burden: World Bank

Washington - The overwhelming majority of the world's displaced people, a burgeoning population fed by longterm conflicts, are hosted by developing countries, according to a report released Thursday by the World Bank.

Malala urges world leaders to act for refugee children

New York - Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai on Monday urged world leaders gathered for the first-ever UN summit on refugees to not waste time with a "pageantry of sympathy" and act to guarantee schooling for refugee children.

Syrian refugee saw the stars and stripes - and 'felt safe'

San Diego - On a warm afternoon in June, Ammar Kawkab and his family joined the trickle of Syrian refugees arriving in the United States to escape the devastating war in their country.

Jordan rejects calls to restore access to stranded Syrians

Amman - Jordan's King Abdullah II has rejected calls to restore access to a border area where tens of thousands of Syrians are stranded, local media reported on Monday.

Governments reject UN plan to resettle refugees

New York - UN member states have rejected a UN proposal to resettle 10 percent of the world's refugees annually as part of a new global effort to tackle the worst refugee crisis since World War II.

UK lawmakers criticise EU response to migrant crisis

London - The European Union's response to the surge in migrant arrivals has been "lamentable", a committee of British lawmakers said Wednesday, slamming the bloc as unprepared to deal with the crisis.Some 1.

Refugees suffer 'death sentence' of indifference: Catholic youth

Srodmiescie - Refugees are subject to a "death sentence" of indifference in countries where they seek shelter, young Catholics said Friday at a faith gathering in Poland which has drawn hundreds of thousands of pilgrims from across the globe.

Pope urges Poles to 'welcome those fleeing war, hunger'

Srodmiescie - Pope Francis urged Poland on Wednesday to welcome people fleeing conflict and hardship, chastising a right-wing government that has refused to share the burden during Europe's worst refugee crisis since World War II.

Up to 300,000 Syrians 'could get Turkish citizenship'

Istanbul - Up to 300,000 Syrian refugees living in Turkey could be given citizenship under a plan to keep wealthy and educated Syrians in the country, a Turkish newspaper reported on Saturday.

Turkish citizenship for refugees: A political ploy?

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has delighted Syrian refugees by offering them the prospect of citizenship -- a move analysts say is based on careful political calculations.Turkey has taken in 2.

Odd jobs in Istanbul for young Syrians who dreamed big

Istanbul - Receptionist, waiter, hairdresser, pastry-seller: these are the jobs of the ambitious young Syrians who abandoned their dreams in Damascus to start from scratch in Istanbul.

Fears for stranded Syrian refugees as Jordan blocks access

Amman - Concern is growing for tens of thousands of refugees on the Syrian-Jordanian border after Amman blocked access to a makeshift refugee camp following last week's deadly jihadist attack at the frontier.

World needs to act together on refugees: Tusk

Nihon - The world needs to act together on the refugee crisis gripping Europe, and not leave the continent to battle the problem alone, European Council President Donald Tusk said Thursday.

Refugees forced to walk 4km on foot to Serbia from Tabanovce Special

The ambulance rushed the five-month-old baby to the nearest hospital in Skopje. It takes about one hour by car from Tabanovce, a refugee transit center located at the Macedonian-Serbian border to Skopje, the capital of Macedonia.

Turkey showpiece Syrian refugee camp hit by child sex assault case

Istanbul - A Turkish man has gone on trial in southern Turkey charged with sexually assaulting at least eight Syrian children at the refugee camp where he was working, reports and official sources said on Thursday.

UN wants to resettle 10 percent of the world's refugees

New York - A new UN plan to tackle the worst refugee crisis since World War II would aim to resettle at least 10 percent of refugees annually, piling pressure on countries to open up their doors to those fleeing wars and disasters.

Kenya to stop hosting Somali refugees: govt

Nairobi - Refugees from Somalia will no longer be accepted in Kenya, the government said Friday, citing security fears.

Over 60,000 Syrians 'stranded at Jordan border'

Amman - Around 64,000 Syrians are stranded at the border with Jordan after intensified violence around Aleppo, Jordanian border guards said on Thursday.

Hunger and fear of Boko Haram stalk Lake Chad refugees

Massaguet - Sitting on a mat in the shade cradling a six-month baby, Falmata Marara touches her mouth, her stomach, and then her mouth and stomach again. The message couldn't be clearer, she's hungry.

Pope in new blast at West's indifference to refugees

Vatican City - Pope Francis on Tuesday blasted the indifference of Western society to the plight of refugees in another powerful intervention in the migrant crisis engulfing Europe.

Refugees in the United States — The asylum seekers Special

The world has always had refugees, people fleeing their home countries because of wars or persecution. We are witnessing this today in Europe and we are witnessing this in Central America, as fear for their lives drive people to seek asylum in the U.S.

France's Hollande visits Syrian refugee children in Lebanon

Birut - French President Francois Hollande met with Syrian refugee children in eastern Lebanon on Sunday before he was to head to Egypt as part of a four-day regional tour.

Undocumented Syrians in Lebanon pushed into the shadows

Raouche - Many Syrian refugees in Lebanon say their lives have ground to a halt since new measures made it almost impossible for them to obtain or renew their residence permits.

Pope wants to bring back refugees from Lesbos visit: Official

Kallon - Pope Francis wants to take back to the Vatican a number of refugees after his landmark visit Saturday to the island of Lesbos, an official of Greece's state refugee coordination agency said.

North Korean defector criticises China in rare Beijing talk

Bejing - A North Korean defector made a rare public appearance in China on Saturday, criticising Beijing's repatriation of asylum seekers despite alleged warnings from South Korea not to speak out.

Backlash after Australia official's 'alleged' Nazi comment

Sydney - Australia's immigration minister Wednesday faced calls to apologise after his department chief used "allegedly" to describe experiences in Nazi Germany during a defence of the government's hardline asylum-seeker policies.

UN food agency meets funding target for Syrian refugees

Rome - The UN food agency said Monday an "unprecedented response" to its fundraising campaign meant it could fully reinstate its food assistance to Syrian refugees.
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A sprawl of tents has cropped up at Zam Zam Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Camp  in El Fasher  N...
A sprawl of tents has cropped up at Zam Zam Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Camp, in El Fasher, North Darfur, as tens of thousands have sought protection there following fresh clashes between the Government of Sudan and rebel forces.
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Refugees at a bus station in Abidjan  capital of Ivory Coast.
Refugees at a bus station in Abidjan, capital of Ivory Coast.
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Women and children among Syrian refugees striking at the platform of Budapest Keleti railway station...
Women and children among Syrian refugees striking at the platform of Budapest Keleti railway station 4 September 2015
Mstyslav Chernov
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The Grand Prince Hotel Akasaka, Tokyo, Japan
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a typical citizenship ceremony after you ve jumped all the Canadian government hurdles; but don t th...
a typical citizenship ceremony after you've jumped all the Canadian government hurdles; but don't think you can bring your mother any time soon.
Refugees leaving Tabanovce camp  crossing from Macedonia to Serbia.
Refugees leaving Tabanovce camp, crossing from Macedonia to Serbia.
Iraqi Chaldean Christians fleeing to neighboring Jordan.
Iraqi Chaldean Christians fleeing to neighboring Jordan.
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Somali refugees sharing a meal in an Ethiopian tent
Somali refugees sharing a meal in an Ethiopian tent
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Syrian boys walk to their tent at a refugee camp in Atmeh  Syria.
Syrian boys walk to their tent at a refugee camp in Atmeh, Syria.
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Refugees from southeastern Ukraine wait after arriving at a refugee camp in the Russian border city ...
Refugees from southeastern Ukraine wait after arriving at a refugee camp in the Russian border city of Donetsk near Rostov on Don, on August 6, 2014
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Feb. 9  2012. A Syrian woman
Feb. 9, 2012. A Syrian woman
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REFUGE: Yazidi refugees who escaped from Islamic State militants get help from the International Res...
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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Refugees leaving Tabanovce camp  crossing from Macedonia to Serbia.
Refugees leaving Tabanovce camp, crossing from Macedonia to Serbia.
Two Syrian boys collect food for their family from a WFP food distribution centre in the Zaatari ref...
Two Syrian boys collect food for their family from a WFP food distribution centre in the Zaatari refugee camp, Jordan. On July 4, 2013, the camp population was estimated at 144,000 refugees
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People on the run earlier this year in Central African Republic.
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People on the run earlier this year in Central African Republic. UNHCR / D. Mbaiorem
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Villagers fleeing their homes in Sake  in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)’s North Kivu ...
Villagers fleeing their homes in Sake, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)’s North Kivu province, after fighting erupted between FARDC Government forces and rebel groups
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Refugee in Italy
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Refugees from Libya on the Libyan border
Refugees from Libya on the Libyan border
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Rally to for the Government Support Refugee Claimants.

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