UNHCR

Building Peace This Christmas, Starting In The Playground

The numbers are so large that my mind is numbed. Today, there are as many refugees and internally displaced people around the world as the entire …

Refugees

Three charts on: what's going on at Manus Island

Tensions at the Manus Island Regional Processing Centre remain high after the centre was officially closed on October 31 this year and handed back to …

Refugees

UN secretary-general António Guterres on Trump and North Korea

The ninth secretary-general of the United Nations sits in a room on the 38th floor of the UN tower in New York, and waves his hand at a collection of …

North Korea

Angelina Jolie Says 3 Myths Fuel Sexual Violence

Angelina Jolie believes there are three myths as to why sexual violence — which the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network defines as a "non-legal …

Canadian News

How This Black-Owned Coffee Company Is Educating Sudanese Refugees One Cup at a Time

Infighting. Ethnic cleansing. Civil war. Famine.<p>More than 1.6 million men, women and children have been driven from South Sudan, making it the …

African-American News

UNHCR Greece Cash Assistance (October 2017)

<b>Overview</b>In October, 33,595 eligible refugees and asylum seekers (15,153 households) received cash assistance in Greece, in 93 locations.<br>UNHCR …

Refugees

UN allowing Assad government to take lead in rebuilding Aleppo

The United Nations is rebuilding the devastated city of east Aleppo under the direction of the dictatorial Assad regime that destroyed it, according to U.N. planning documents examined by Fox News.<p>The plans, coordinated by the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and …

Syria

Rohingya refugees in Kuala Lumpur find no reprieve

KUALA LUMPUR: Unlike in 2015, when thousands risked their lives across the Andaman sea on board rickety boats to reach Malaysia, Rohingya refugees …

Refugees

This Mega-Exhibition in Dubai Pushes the Boundaries of Innovation

The Global Grad Show at Dubai Design Week showcases submissions from 92 design schools that aim to change the world for the better<p>It’s common for design schools to put their students' thesis projects on display. Brendan McGetrick, a London-based curator, had the idea to gather the best projects …

United Nations

Inclusion in action: Meet the three winners of the Global Pluralism Awards

A Colombian lawyer, a Kenyan mediator and an Australian advocate for migrants are being honoured for championing social justice. Here's what you need to know about them<p>The Global Pluralism Award honours three people around the world for their efforts to build an inclusive society in their …

Refugees

Jordan opens world's largest solar park for refugee camp - Region - World

Jordan on Monday inaugurated the largest solar park to operate in a refugee facility, aiming to improve the lives of tens of thousands of Syrian …

Refugees

World's largest solar plant in a refugee camp opens in Jordan

The world’s largest solar plant found in a refugee camp has begun operations at the Za’atari Refugee Camp in north Jordan, near the Syrian border. …

Refugees

Two Dozen African Girls Dead at Sea

Earlier this month, the bodies of 26 teenagers were found floating in the Mediterranean Sea. The corpses were sent to Salerno, Italy, where autopsies are being conducted to determine the details of their deaths. The girls were probably victims of sex trafficking, originally picked up in southern …

Opinion

The World’s Largest Solar-Powered Refugee Camp Just Booted Up

On Monday, nearly 80,000 Syrian refugees gained access to a critical source of power, allowing them to turn on fans and lights, recharge phones, …

Environment

First Group of Refugees Evacuated From Libya to Niger by UN

<b>Tunis:</b> A group of 25 refugees have been evacuated from Libya to Niger to have resettlement claims processed, in the first operation of its kind from …

Migration

Refugees warned of forcibly eviction from Manus Island camp in Papua New Guinea

Australia held asylum seekers trying to reach the country by boat at the centre, which was shut down in October and is now without food, power or …

Refugees

60,000 Afghan children born in Pakistan every year

ISLAMABAD, Nov 13 (APP):Approximately, 60,000 children are born to Afghan refugees every year in Pakistan, said a report of United Nations High …

United Nations

As refugee crisis grows, women turn to artisanal skills for a chance to rebuild their lives

Initiatives like the Pin Project and Turquoise Mountain are giving displaced women across the world an opportunity to learn while restoring dignity and confidence, Sydney Loney writes<p>When Ahmad, Muna and their four small children arrived at the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan after fleeing Homs, …

Refugees

Kenya's stateless communities seek official recognition

Kenya's stateless communities seek official recognition<p>File photo shows registration of residents' national identity cards in Msambweni Kwale county, …

Africa

How to avoid a violent end to the Manus Island stand-off

Back in October 2005, Australia confronted a looming humanitarian emergency not too different from the one the United Nations High Commissioner for …

Refugees

FAA Veterans: Ken Alexander

FAA's Ken Alexander, Chief Scientific and Technical Advisor for Satellite Navigation Systems, shares his story:<p><b>When, where and what branch of</b> …

Veterans

North Korean man begs China not to deport wife and young son

<b>A North Korean man has pleaded with the Chinese president Xi Jinping not to forcibly repatriate his wife and young son, saying they face imprisonment or death if sent home.</b><p>The woman and her four-year-old son are understood to have been among a group of 10 North Koreans detained in China last week …

Korean Peninsula

Rohingya refugees suffer unspeakable acts of cruelty at the hands of Myanmar's military

In the refugee camps of Bangladesh, a small handful of psychologists are attempting the near impossible — trying to counsel hundreds of thousands of …

United Nations

The Red Cross' Reaction To Twitter's New 280 Character Limit Is Going Viral

"That's still not enough to talk about all the places where civilians are caught in conflict."<p>There have been many humorous reactions to Twitter's …

United Nations

More than 8,000 Syrian refugees come to UK under plans to resettle 20,000 by 2020

More than 8,000 refugees have arrived in the UK under the Government’s Syrian resettlement scheme, which has had a “truly transformative” impact on …

Refugees

Amnesty wants secure path to Europe for migrants in Libya

Ahead of a meeting of the Central Mediterranean Contact Group (CMCG) in Bern on Monday, Amnesty Switzerland has called to make it easier for migrants …

Refugees

Egypt currently hosts refugees from 59 countries: Social solidarity minister - Politics - Egypt

Egypt's Minister of Social Solidarity Ghada Wali said on Tuesday that Egypt currently hosts refugees from 59 countries without restrictions or …

Egypt

26 Young Women From Nigeria Found Dead in Mediterranean Sea

ROME — The bodies of 26 young Nigerian women and girls were retrieved from the Mediterranean Sea over the weekend and taken to Italy, where officials said on Tuesday they were investigating how the women died.<p>“It is a tragedy for mankind,” said Salvatore Malfi, the prefect in the port city of …

Refugees

Things Are So Bad For Unaccompanied Kids Seeking US Asylum That The UN Might Step In To Help

A UNHCR official says this isn’t in response to Trump administration policies but is part of the refugee agency's overall mission to ensure unaccompanied children know their rights.<p>The United Nations is considering providing help to unaccompanied minors crossing the US border in the face of new …

Immigration

Teenage girls found dead in Mediterranean sea

The bodies of 26 teenage women and girls have been found in the Mediterranean, Italian police said.<p>Aged between 14 and 18-years old, they are thought …

Refugees