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Refugees in Algeria yearn for homeland in Western Sahara

A - Selembouha Dadi can only imagine the homeland she dreams of but has never seen, agonisingly out of reach beyond the Algerian refugee camp where she has spent her whole life."They tell me it was beautiful," the 25-year-old told AFP.

Suu Kyi makes first visit to crisis-hit Rakhine

Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi visited conflict-wracked northern Rakhine for the first time Thursday, under mounting pressure to halt an army crackdown that has forced hundreds of thousands of Rohingya to flee their homes.

Tillerson to visit crisis-hit Myanmar

Washington - Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will go to Myanmar next week, the State Department said, becoming the most senior US official to visit since the start of the Rohingya crisis.

World powers are failing to end conflicts: UN refugee chief

New York - The UN refugee chief told world powers on Thursday they were failing to come up with solutions to a myriad of conflicts causing mass exoduses of people, from Syria to Myanmar.

Cholera risk a 'ticking bomb' for Rohingya refugees: Red Cross

Geneva - The threat of cholera is like a "ticking bomb" for the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have flooded into Bangladesh in recent weeks, the Red Cross chief warned.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi makes first visit to crisis-hit northern Rakhine

Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrived on her first visit to conflict-battered northern Rakhine State on Thursday, an official said, an unannounced trip to an area that has seen most of its Rohingya Muslim population forced out by an army campaign.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi makes first visit to crisis-hit northern Rakhine

Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrived on her first visit to conflict-battered northern Rakhine State on Thursday, an official said, an unannounced trip to an area that has seen most of its Rohingya Muslim population forced out by an army campaign.

Draft UN resolution pressures Myanmar over Rohingya crisis

New York - The UN Security Council is weighing a draft resolution that would pressure Myanmar to address the violence that has driven hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to flee, according to the text obtained by AFP on Wednesday.

Ai Weiwei on art, exile and refugee film 'Human Flow'

Los Angeles - In the most tender moments of "Human Flow," Ai Weiwei's epic documentary on the worldwide migrant crisis, he is seen hugging, cooking with and cutting the hair of refugees.

Refugees take northern French town to cricket glory

Lille - On a rugby field overlooked by a towering cathedral, a group of young refugees has introduced a small northern French town to the beautiful game of... cricket.

More than two million new refugees this year: UN

Geneva - Conflicts, violence and persecution in Myanmar, South Sudan, Syria and elsewhere have forced more than two million people to flee as refugees this year, the UN refugee chief said Monday.At the end of 2016, a record 65.

HRW accuses Jordan of 'summarily deporting' Syrian refugees

Amman - Human Rights Watch on Monday accused Jordan of "summarily deporting" Syrian refugees despite possible risks of harm to them in their war-torn country.

Bangladesh's PM at UN urges 'safe zones' for Myanmar's Rohingya

New York - Bangladesh's prime minister on Thursday proposed creating UN-supervised safe zones inside Myanmar to protect Rohingya Muslims who are fleeing a military crackdown to seek refuge in her country.

UN refugee chief tells US its funding 'vital'

New York - UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi met US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Sunday and warned that American funding is "vital" to his mission to help victims of the world's wars.

Rohingya militants say they have 'no links' with global terror

Rohingya militants, whose raids in western Myanmar provoked an army crackdown that spurred a humanitarian crisis, denied any links to global terror groups on Thursday, days after Al-Qaeda urged Muslims to rally to their cause.

Bangladesh minister speaks of 'genocide' in Myanmar's Rakhine

Dhaka - Bangladesh's foreign minister said Sunday that genocide was being waged in Myanmar's violence-racked Rakhine state, triggering an exodus of nearly 300,000 Muslim Rohingya to his country."The international community is saying it is a genocide.

Hungary denounces 'violence' of EU migrant plan

Budapest - Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Thursday launched a fresh attack on an EU plan to share thousands of migrants around the bloc, saying that forcing his country to partake in the scheme bordered on "violence".

Syria refugees in Turkey make rare trip home for Eid

Idlib - Syrian refugee Mohamed Hajj Steifi hasn't been home for a year, but this week he made the trip across the Turkish border to celebrate the Islamic festival of Eid al-Adha.

Italy to issue new guidelines after refugee evictions

Rome - Italy is set to issue new guidelines on refugee evictions after the UN criticised the ousting of hundreds of people from a Rome building last week, local media reported Saturday.

Architects, refugees team up on tiny houses in Berlin

Berlin - 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 decided to take action.

Trump appeals weakened travel ban ruling

Washington - The US Justice Department has asked the Supreme Court to block a federal judge's ruling that exempted grandparents of people living in the United States from President Donald Trump's travel ban.

Federal judge weakens Trump travel ban

Washington - A US federal judge weakened the terms of the Trump administration's controversial travel ban on visitors from six majority-Muslim countries, dealing another legal setback to the government.

Sting donates Swedish music prize money to refugees

Stockholm - British rock star Sting said on Monday he has donated the prize money from a prestigious Swedish music award to a non-profit project which helps young refugees in Sweden integrate through music.

Nigerian camps under strain from returning refugees

Lagos - An upsurge in Boko Haram attacks and returnees from Cameroon are stretching camps for those made homeless by the conflict to breaking point, as the UN warned against forcing people back to northeast Nigeria.

Trump travel ban to take partial effect

Washington - US President Donald Trump's order to block arrivals from six mainly Muslim countries takes partial effect Thursday after he won a Supreme Court victory over rights groups.

UN refugee cash card scheme boosts Lebanese grocers

Birut - In three years, Lebanese grocer Ali Khiami hired six staff, invested in property and funded his children's university education. Business is booming -- thanks to Syrian refugees using UN debit cards.

UN chief calls for aid to Afghanistan as conflict spirals

Kabul - Sitting cross-legged with war-displaced women in a mud-brick settlement on Kabul's outskirts, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called for increased humanitarian assistance and a political solution to end the conflict.

UN chief calls for aid to Afghanistan as conflict spirals

Kabul - Sitting cross-legged with war-displaced women in a mud-brick settlement on Kabul's outskirts, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called for increased humanitarian assistance and a political solution to end the conflict.

UN chief calls for aid to Afghanistan as conflict spirals

Kabul - Sitting cross-legged with war-displaced women in a mud-brick settlement on Kabul's outskirts, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called for increased humanitarian assistance and a political solution to end the conflict.

UN urges Morocco and Algeria to help stranded Syrians

Rabat - The UN refugee agency on Tuesday urged Morocco and Algeria to provide safe passage for dozens of Syrian refugees trapped in no-man's land between the two countries.
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Displaced people in the CAR capital Bangui find refuge in the unfinished church at St. Paul Parish after fleeing clashes, December 21, 2013.
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Burundian refugee children at Mahama
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Shoe distribution for Syrian refugees in Kilis border camp, November 2012
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Congolese refugees in the Nakivale refugee settlement in southwest Uganda.
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Refugees from Libya on the Libyan border
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Pro-immigration protest in Berlin, Germany. 2015
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Somali refugees sharing a meal in an Ethiopian tent
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Refugees leaving Tabanovce camp, crossing from Macedonia to Serbia.
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Rally to for the Government Support Refugee Claimants.
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People on the run earlier this year in Central African Republic. UNHCR / D. Mbaiorem
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Internally displaced people, fleeing to safety from the civil war in Syria.
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Iraqi Chaldean Christians fleeing to neighboring Jordan.
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Feb. 9, 2012. A Syrian woman
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