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UN urges Europe to bolster Mediterranean plan as migrant toll hits 800

Geneva - UN refugee agency chief Antonio Guterres on Thursday urged European governments to step up efforts to rescue and host migrants who cross the Mediterranean, as this year's death toll reached 800.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Christians are under siege in the Middle East

Mosul - As the world turns their attention to the continued tragedy of more war and death in Gaza, Christians in the Middle East are fleeing like Palestinians from Israeli bombs.
In the Media by Ben Morris - 1 comment

Next stop Russia for those fleeing rebel-held Donetsk

Donetsk - When young mother Natasha woke up to find her quiet suburb suddenly on the frontline of fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Moscow rebels -- she knew it was time to pack up her three kids and get out.
In the Media by Stephane Orjollet (AFP)

Palestinian Syrians denied refuge in Lebanon

Beirut - As Palestinian-Syrian refugees try to escaped their warn torn country, they try to find refuge in a safer land. A new report by Amnesty International shows Lebanon is barring the refugees from entering the country.
In the Media by Ben Morris

UN says 110,000 have fled to Russia from Ukraine

Donetsk - Some 110,000 people have fled to Russia from Ukraine while more than 54,000 have been displaced inside the conflict-torn country, the UN said Friday.
In the Media by Jonathan Fowler (AFP)

More than 50 million driven from homes by war, crisis

Geneva - The number of people driven from their homes by conflict and crisis has topped 50 million for the first time since World War II, with Syrians hardest hit, the UN refugee agency said Friday.The UNHCR said there were 51.
In the Media by Jonathan Fowler (AFP)

As families flee, Donetsk rebels offer shelter, food and prayers

Donetsk - Her eyes red, Valentina Chebanova sat opposite her seven-year-old granddaughter as a group of women and children waited to be bussed to Russia by rebels in Ukraine's southeastern city of Donetsk."I lived all my life here...
In the Media by Anna Malpas (AFP)

Op-Ed: The 'Syrian snowball effect'

We talk quite a bit about the tragic plight of refugees but rarely about the impact they have on the rest of the world. In this article we will go over how the Syrian refugee problem naturally builds up and how it will have an impact on us all.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 4 comments

Number of Syria refugees registered in Lebanon over 1mn

Beirut - The number of Syrians registered as refugees in Lebanon after fleeing war in their country has surpassed one million, the UN refugee agency said on Thursday.
In the Media by AFP

With no place to go, refugee family stranded at Paris airport

Fed up with the strife in her native Eritrea, Simreth Wolbgeber took her family of eight and fled to France. Now she finds herself trapped by the EU's byzantine rules regarding refugees, forcing her family to live at the airport for more than a week.
In the Media by Martin Laine - 2 comments

Amnesty condemns 'shameful' Cyprus treatment of migrants

Nicosia - Amnesty International on Tuesday condemned what it termed the "shameful" treatment of migrants and asylum-seekers in Cyprus, saying they were being detained in prison-like conditions for extended periods awaiting deportation.Refugees from the conflict ...
In the Media by AFP

Influx of asylum-seekers strains German shelters

Berlin - Germany has attracted more political asylum seekers than any other EU nation, but now the massive influx is straining the system, with crowded Berlin shelters sounding the alarm.Arrivals, mainly from eastern Europe, jumped by almost two-thirds in 2013 ...
In the Media by Yannick Pasquet (AFP)

Influx of asylum-seekers strains German shelters

Berlin - Germany has attracted more political asylum seekers than any other EU nation, but now the massive influx is straining the system, with crowded Berlin shelters sounding the alarm.Arrivals, mainly from eastern Europe, jumped by almost two-thirds in 2013 ...
In the Media by Yannick Pasquet (AFP)

Tatars flee Crimea for western Ukraine

Lviv - In the city of Lviv, across Ukraine from the crisis gripping Crimea, a group of Tatars fleeing the troubled peninsula disembarks on a train platform looking for security away from Russian forces."I'm scared for my children as long as Russian soldiers a...
In the Media by Vassyl Troukhan (AFP)

Angelina Jolie visits with displaced Syrian refugee children

This past weekend, actress and United Nations Special Envoy Angelina Jolie made a surprise visit to Lebanon to meet with displaced Syrian refugees.
In the Media by Syra Sharif

UN urges nations to take in 100,000 Syrian refugees

Eaux-vives - The UN refugee agency on Friday urged countries outside the Middle East to open their doors to 100,000 Syrians who need to find a haven outside their conflict-hit region.The call from the United Nations high commissioner for refugees follows an earlier...
In the Media by AFP

'Massive' refugee influx in Italy: Official

Rome - The number of refugees landing in Italy rose tenfold in January, the country's deputy interior minister said on Tuesday, complaining of an "incessant and massive influx of migrants".
In the Media by AFP

Refugees in Hong Kong continue to struggle Special

Long-awaited welfare changes to affect thousands of refugees, have come into effect this weekend in Hong Kong. But not everyone is satisfied with them.
Digital Journal Report by Jody-Lan Castle

Ex-Kagame escort tortured, threatened; US urges fair trial Special

A Rwandan refugee who was illegally returned to Rwanda to face trial on rebellion charges has pleaded guilty after being severely beaten in detention, his wife and a rights activist have confirmed.
Digital Journal Report by Judi Rever

Amnesty International: Syrian refugees 'denied entry into Jordan'

Amnesty International is urging global support to help Jordan and other countries welcoming people fleeing the civil war in Syria end border restrictions, so that these people may find peaceful, safe homes.
In the Media by Layne Weiss

32 migrants from Morocco rescued at sea by Spain

Thirty-two African migrants were rescued by Spanish coastguards on Monday when they tried to cross the Straits of Gibraltar in flimsy boats.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

Lost Boy of the Sudan grows up Special

Atlanta - He came to work for us in 2003. My daughter told me he was a Lost Boy. "Oh, wow," I said. And my mind started rewinding and playing what I’ve heard about the war in the Sudan over the years.
Digital Journal Report by Jacki Viles - 1 comment

Syrian refugees soon to become the world's biggest problem

The number of refugees from the Syrian conflict, which topped 1 million last week, could triple by the end of the year if it continues at the current rate, the UN's refugee chief said on Sunday.
In the Media by Eko Armunanto

A million Syrians are now refugees

According to the United Nations the number of Syrians who have fled their home country as a result of the war there has reached a million.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

Three years after quake, Haitians continue to suffer in camps

Three years after Haiti was hit by a disastrous earthquake, over 358,000 people continue to live in makeshift camps spread around Port-au-Prince, where they remain exposed to crime and diseases, such as the cholera outbreak affecting the country.
In the Media by Raluca Besliu - 11 comments

One million Syrians face food crisis

On Tuesday, the World Food Programme (WFP) announced that it would not be able to provide assistance to over one million Syrians who are going hungry.
In the Media by Raluca Besliu - 7 comments

Op-Ed: Syrian refugees brace for bitter winter

After surviving the ongoing civil war in Syria, refugees living in camps at the Syrian-Turkish border are bracing themselves for a killer winter.
In the Media by Raluca Besliu - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Kenya wants to return Somali refugees to their home country

Kenya has tightened its decision to control the growing number of Somali refugees living on its territory, by calling for their return to their home country.
In the Media by Raluca Besliu

UNHCR announces opening of Tripoli refugee registration center

Geneva - UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, announced today that it has opened a registration center in Tripoli, Lebanon in order to register the nearly 700 Syrians that flee into Lebanon each day, trying to escape the growing violence in Syria.
In the Media by Greta McClain

Op-Ed: Doctors in Canada protesting refugee health care cuts

All across Canada today, doctors and nurses are banding together to protest health care cuts the Conservative government have proposed for refugees. The cuts are set to go through at the end of June.
In the Media by Sherene Chen-See - 41 comments
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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.
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Syrian boys walk to their tent at a refugee camp in Atmeh  Syria.
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Syrian boys walk to their tent at a refugee camp in Atmeh, Syria.
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A Bangladeshi man waits at the immigration centre in Sallum  Egypt  near the border with Libya  as h...
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A Bangladeshi man waits at the immigration centre in Sallum, Egypt, near the border with Libya, as his passport is checked by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and Bangladeshi embassy officials. He is among the thousands stranded in this border town after fleeing the ongoing crisis in Libya.
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Shoe distribution for Syrian refugees in Kilis border camp  November 2012
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Shoe distribution for Syrian refugees in Kilis border camp, November 2012
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Somali refugees sharing a meal in an Ethiopian tent
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Somali refugees sharing a meal in an Ethiopian tent
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George Clooney discusses  about the situation in Sudan with President Barack Obama at the White Hous...
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George Clooney discusses about the situation in Sudan with President Barack Obama at the White House in October 2010.
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Internally displaced people in North Kivu.
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Internally displaced people in North Kivu.
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Syrian refugees shout slogans against Assad at Boynuyogun refugee camp in Hatay province on the Turk...
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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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African refugees in Hong Kong.
African refugees in Hong Kong.
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Refugees from Libya on the Libyan border
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Refugees from Libya on the Libyan border
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Refugee in Italy
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Refugee in Italy
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Zaatari is a refugee camp in Jordan  to host Syrians fleeing the violence in the ongoing Syrian civi...
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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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Villagers fleeing their homes in Sake  in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)’s North Kivu ...
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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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Iraqi Chaldean Christians fleeing to neighboring Jordan.
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Iraqi Chaldean Christians fleeing to neighboring Jordan.
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Internally displaced people  fleeing to safety from the civil war in Syria.
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Internally displaced people, fleeing to safety from the civil war in Syria.
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Congolese refugees in the Nakivale refugee settlement in southwest Uganda.
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Congolese refugees in the Nakivale refugee settlement in southwest Uganda.
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The Grand Prince Hotel Akasaka  Tokyo  Japan
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The Grand Prince Hotel Akasaka, Tokyo, Japan
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Refugees at a bus station in Abidjan  capital of Ivory Coast.
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Refugees at a bus station in Abidjan, capital of Ivory Coast.
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Two Syrian boys collect food for their family from a WFP food distribution centre in the Zaatari ref...
WFP / Reem Nada
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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A refugee camp outside the airport in Bangui  C.A.R. where over 189 000 people have fled  seeking pr...
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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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