Scrambling to tackle COVID-19 in camps across the Middle East, the UN agency supporting Palestinian refugees said it only has enough cash to operate until the end of May because of American funding cuts. In 2018 President Donald Trump’s administration halted annual payments of $360m to the United Nations Relief[…]
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is due to hold talks with senior European Union officials in Brussels over a refugee crisis unfolding at the Turkish-Greek border, as Germany said the bloc was considering taking in 1,500 child refugees. Tens of thousands of asylum-seekers have been trying to break through the[…]
Up to 250,000 Syrian refugees could return to their devastated homeland in 2019, but persistent questions around documentation, forced military conscription and property ownership among the returnees must still be resolved, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Tuesday. About 5.6 million Syrian refugees remain in neighbouring countries, namely Turkey,[…]
A senior Australian minister vowed on Thursday to press on with a plan to bring white South African farmers to Australia, hitting out at criticism from “crazy lefties” who he said were “dead to me”. Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton sparked uproar last week by singling out the farmers’ need[…]
Protesters, angered by Australia’s refugee policy, have disrupted parliament for a second day by abseiling down the building and erecting a banner that read “close the bloody camps now”. In the early hours of Thursday the group also poured red dye – representing blood – into a fountain in front[…]
Migrants and refugees have begun arriving at official meeting points set by French authorities as part of the full evacuation of the so-called Jungle camp in Calais. Men and women carrying suitcases and bundles of possessions gathered early on Monday in front of a warehouse which is serving as the[…]
At least 42 people, including 17 children, drowned when their boats capsized off two Greek islands near the Turkish coast on Friday, coastguards said, marking one of the deadliest days for migrants risking the perilous route to Europe from Turkey. According to survivors’ testimonies, dozens were on board a wooden[…]
Amnesty International has urged Denmark’s parliament to reject proposed changes to the country’s laws on refugees that it says would “have a devastating impact on vulnerable people” and may violate international human rights laws. In a statement on Thursday, the UK-based rights group said the reforms would see the Danish[…]
European Council President Donald Tusk has issued a stark warning that the European Union had “no more than two months” to tackle the refugee crisis engulfing the 28-nation bloc or else face the collapse of its passport-free Schengen zone. Tusk was speaking to the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday[…]
The number of people forcibly displaced worldwide is likely to have “far surpassed” a record 60 million this year, mainly driven by the Syrian war and other protracted conflicts, the United Nations said on Friday. The estimated figure includes 20.2 million refugees fleeing wars and persecution, the most since 1992,[…]
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