Recent News Headlines : Refugee

2,000 MIGRANTS DROWNED BY WORLD REFUGEE DAY


More than 2,000 migrants have died attempting treacherous boat crossings to Europe so far this year, following three more shipwrecks announced on World Refugee Day... READ MORE

21st June, 2017 140

WORLD REFUGEE DAY RALLY HELD IN FRONT OF WHITE HOUSE


Its really terrifying to think of how our President treats refugees and people fleeing from violence, Orozco said... READ MORE

21st June, 2017 4

65M PEOPLE WERE FORCIBLY DISPLACED FROM THEIR HOMES LAST YEAR


World Refugee Day 65M people were forcibly displaced from their homes last year... READ MORE

20th June, 2017 1065

FACTS AND QUOTES ABOUT FORCIBLY DISPLACED PEOPLE


World Refugee Day 2017 Facts And Quotes About Forcibly Displaced People... READ MORE

20th June, 2017 154

5 STORIES FROM FOREIGN CORRESPONDENTS WHO COVERED THE REFUGEE CRISIS


World Refugee Day 2017 5 stories from foreign correspondents who covered the refugee crisis... READ MORE

20th June, 2017 2755

WORLD REFUGEE CRISIS GROWING, FASTEST IN SOUTH SUDAN


The two countries and the UN Refugee Agency UNHCR signed two separate tripartite agreements in May on the voluntary return of the refugees to their countries... READ MORE

20th June, 2017 14

SOUTH SUDAN HAS WORLD'S FASTEST GROWING NUMBER OF DISPLACED


I was hoping South Sudan wouldn't need UNHCR anymore, said Grandi... READ MORE

19th June, 2017 0

RECORD 65 MILLION PEOPLE DISPLACED IN 2016: UN


The record number includes 22.5 million refugees, 40.3 million internally displaced people and 2.8 million asylum seekers... READ MORE

19th June, 2017 1585

ABANDONED AND ABUSED: THE FORGOTTEN SYRIAN REFUGEE CHILDREN ON A GREEK DETENTION ISLAND


Alex Green, of Help Refugees, agreed that, even as the need deepens, the world appeared to be turning its back on the Chios refugees... READ MORE

19th June, 2017 16144

US 'GIVES TIMELINE' ON REFUGEE SWAP TO MANUS ISLAND DETAINEES


The refugees include men from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Myanmar. A spokeswoman for Australia's Minister for Immigration Peter Dutton declined to comment... READ MORE

16th June, 2017 165

FEARS OF STATELESS KIDS AND 'EXTRAORDINARY' POWERS FOR DUTTON PROMPT NEW CITIZENSHIP CONCERNS


According to the government, more than 30,000 illegal maritime arrivals came to Australia by boat in the years leading up to 2013, and many remain in the community... READ MORE

15th June, 2017 484

FAST-TRACKING SKILLED IMMIGRANTS ONLY A START, TECH INDUSTRY INSIDERS SAY


The federal government has launched its new immigration policy aimed at fast-tracking low-risk, highly skilled workers into vacant jobs here in Canada... READ MORE

13th June, 2017 251

'I STOOD ON THOSE LESBOS BEACHES IN FLOODS OF TEARS'


In October 2015, photographer Giles Duley was commissioned by the UNHCR to document the refugee crisis... READ MORE

4th June, 2017 8867

ROHINGYA CAMPS IN BANGLADESH DESTROYED BY CYCLONE MORA


Bangladesh's border region, home to around 12,000 Rohingya refugees that fled Myanmar, faced the brunt of the storm... READ MORE

31st May, 2017 8127

BODY OF WOMAN, 57, FOUND NEAR MANITOBA BORDER BELIEVED TO BE ASYLUM SEEKER, U.S. POLICE SAY


Kittson County Sheriff's Office and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension are investigating the death... READ MORE

31st May, 2017 4486

MEET THE PEOPLE WHO VOLUNTEER TO ENTER WAR ZONES


I think it's good, if you didn't have any fear you're probably in the wrong job, Dr Fotheringham said... READ MORE

29th May, 2017 93

WHO WELCOMES THE MOST REFUGEES? MOST MISTAKENLY THINK IT'S THE WEST, SURVEY SAYS


Earlier this year, U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order capping the total number of refugees allowed in the United States to 50,000 this year... READ MORE

26th May, 2017 655

NO REFUGEE-TERRORISM LINK: ASIO BOSS


Pauline Hanson has been told by Australia's most senior intelligence official there is no link between refugees and terrorism... READ MORE

26th May, 2017 69

LINDT SIEGE TRAGEDY COULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED, IRAN'S AMBASSADOR SAYS


Iran's ambassador to Australia has told SBS World News that Tehran warned Australia about Man Haron Monis' criminal charges years before the Sydney siege... READ MORE

24th May, 2017 851

DR CONGO HAS WORLD'S HIGHEST POPULATION FLEEING CONFLICT


A new report says the Democratic Republic of Congo DRC had the highest number of people displaced by conflict in the world in 2016... READ MORE

22nd May, 2017 27

ANGER MOUNTS OVER GOVERNMENT'S ASYLUM SEEKER CUT-OFF


Refugee lawyers and advocates have condemned the federal government's latest asylum seeker policy... READ MORE

22nd May, 2017 2376

GERMANY APPROVES DEPORTATION OF ASYLUM SEEKERS LAW


The legislation also restricts freedom of movement for all failed asylum seekers... READ MORE

19th May, 2017 1553

PNG TO SHUT PARTS OF MANUS ISLAND DETENTION CENTRE


PNG to shut parts of Manus Island detention centre refugees... READ MORE

15th May, 2017 7

MARITIME ARRIVALS TO BE CUT OFF FROM WELFARE IN BUDGET IMMIGRATION MEASURE


They're having to stay with friends, people they know, or in many cases, generous Australians, Mr O'Connor said... READ MORE

11th May, 2017 5549

250 REFUGEES FEARED DEAD AFTER SHIPWRECKS IN MEDITERRANEAN


Up to 250 migrants are feared drowned after two refugee boats sunk in the Mediterranean Sea, the United Nations has said... READ MORE

10th May, 2017 3668

NEARLY 250 REFUGEES DEAD OR MISSING AFTER SHIPWRECKS OFF LIBYAN COAST


Authorities raise alarm at increased risks of Mediterranean voyages, as people smugglers crowd refugees on to vessels meant for far fewer people... READ MORE

10th May, 2017 1195

POLICE EVICT REFUGEES FROM MAKESHIFT PARIS CAMP


French authorities are determined to demonstrate that Calais is now a migrant-free zone, which has led to an increasingly hostile environment for refugees... READ MORE

9th May, 2017 681

UN UP TO 245 MISSING AFTER 2 MEDITERRANEAN SHIPWRECKS


The IOM said 41,196 migrants have arrived in Italy this year, up from around 31,000 in the same period last year... READ MORE

9th May, 2017 2

NEARLY 200 ASYLUM SEEKERS FEARED DEAD OFF LIBYA COAST


Italy and Libya have moved to boost cooperation in recent months in an attempt to curb the issue... READ MORE

8th May, 2017 303

ONE IN 16 REFUGEES TO BE PAID FOR BY PRIVATE SPONSORS


It is the Turnbull Government's responsibility to meet the costs of Australia's humanitarian program... READ MORE

5th May, 2017 679

Trending News Headlines : Refugee

TRUMP SIGNS ORDER TEMPORARILY HALTING ADMISSION OF REFUGEES, PROMISES PRIORITY FOR CHRISTIANS


In the fiscal year that ended in October, the United States admitted 12,500 Syrian refugees... READ MORE

28th January, 2017 49782

POPE DENOUNCES DONALD TRUMP SAYING 'BUILD BRIDGES' NOT WALLS


The pope didn't refer to President Donald Trump in his comments... READ MORE

8th February, 2017 32418

AFRICAN REFUGEE DROWNS IN VENICE AS TOURISTS FILM ON PHONES WHILE LAUGHING AND MAKING RACIST REMARKS


An investigation has been opened after an African refugee drowned in Venice's Grand Canal as onlookers watched from nearby boats and filmed him with their phones... READ MORE

30th January, 2017 26929

TRUMP'S REFUGEE BAN IS A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH FOR SOME, INCLUDING A 1-YEAR-OLD WITH CANCER


The Trump administration said it stopped accepting refugees temporarily to study ways to ensure that the new arrivals don't pose a threat to the United States... READ MORE

31st January, 2017 26522

GERMAN ARMY OFFICER DISGUISED HIMSELF AS REFUGEE TO CARRY OUT TERRORIST ATTACK INVESTIGATORS SAY


A 24-year-old student suspected of being an accomplice was also detained following several raids in Germany, France and Austria... READ MORE

27th April, 2017 20721

3 IMPORTANT FACTS ABOUT HOW THE U.S. RESETTLES SYRIAN REFUGEES


During the height of the Vietnam War, the United States took in many more refugees, around 200,000 a year... READ MORE

28th January, 2017 20465

DONALD TRUMP'S 'MUSLIM BAN' EXECUTIVE ORDER KICKS IN, PASSENGERS REFUSED ENTRY TO US


Refugees who were in the air on the way to the United States when the order was signed were stopped and detained at airports... READ MORE

28th January, 2017 19840

'OUR PRESIDENT IS TRYING TO DIVIDE US'


Today, she is one of 7,193 Somali refugees resettled in Arizona since 1992... READ MORE

28th January, 2017 19658

CALAIS MAYOR BANS DISTRIBUTION OF FOOD TO MIGRANTS


Food distribution volunteers said they had been forced to do so in secret because of a heightened police presence... READ MORE

3rd March, 2017 16949

REFUGEES ARE NOW TRYING TO FLEE AMERICA


Ahmed and Hossain were two of 25 people who crossed into the small border town of Emerson this weekend... READ MORE

16th February, 2017 15819

WHAT DO EUROPEANS THINK OF MUSLIM IMMIGRATION? MAJORITY AGREE WITH TRUMP


Fifty-five percent of 10,000 people surveyed in 10 European countries support the idea that all further migration from mainly Muslim countries should be stopped... READ MORE

9th February, 2017 15162

MUSLIM AMERICAN ACTIVIST VOWS TO HELP JEWISH CEMETERY WHERE HUNDREDS OF HEADSTONES WERE VANDALISED


A 26 year-old bodyboarder was attacked by a shark while bodyboarding in a dangerous water area on February 21, 2017 off Saint-Andre... READ MORE

28th February, 2017 14510

WAR-TORN SYRIA HOW YOU CANHELP


Places to donate ActionAid USA ActionAid USA has been working with Syrian refugees since 2013, according to the nonprofit... READ MORE

6th April, 2017 14122

ARMY ATTACK PROMPTS MASS EXODUS FROM SOUTH SUDAN


Michael Makuei, South Sudan government spokesman, confirmed its forces had attacked Pajok... READ MORE

7th April, 2017 13992

CHILD REFUGEES IN EUROPE 'FORCED TO SELL BODIES' TO PAY SMUGGLERS


Governments urged to end 'most heinous human rights violation' as report finds widespread sexual exploitation of migrant children in Greece... READ MORE

18th April, 2017 13042

TRUMP TRIES TO EXPLAIN REMARK ABOUT SWEDEN AMID RIDICULE


Addressing a rally on Saturday, he had said, look at what's happening last night in Sweden, as he listed parts of Europe hit by terrorist attacks... READ MORE

20th February, 2017 12928

525 REFUGEES DIE AT SEA IN FIRST FEW WEEKS OF 2017


It is clear that from Libya we are seeing a mixed flow of refugees and migrants escaping extreme poverty... READ MORE

15th March, 2017 11922

NEARLY 10 ATTACKS A DAY ON MIGRANTS IN 2016


Germany is struggling with a backlog of asylum applications and there are fears about security following a series of terrorist attacks across Europe... READ MORE

26th February, 2017 11059

REFUGEES CROSSING INTO CANADA FROM US ON FOOT DESPITE FREEZING TEMPERATURES


More than 7,000 refugee applicants entered Canada by land in 2016, up 63 percent from the previous year, according to the Canada Border Services Agency... READ MORE

8th February, 2017 9643

A SEVERELY INJURED IRAQI TODDLER HAS BEEN IN THE U.S. FOR THREE MONTHS -- WITHOUT HIS PARENTS


His family's visas, previously revoked, were approved this week, said Sally Becker, the head of a Britain-based nonprofit that has been helping Dilbireen and his family... READ MORE

12th February, 2017 9470

MUSLIM WOMAN ATTACKED AT JFK AIRPORT, WHILE FBI PROBES BOMB THREAT AGAINST DENVER REFUGEE CENTRE


Meanwhile, the FBI is investigating bomb threats against a Denver community centre catering to Muslim refugees... READ MORE

28th January, 2017 9197

HOW MANY ASYLUM SEEKERS SNEAK INTO CANADA? NO ONE KNOWS FOR SURE


Under the Safe Third Country Agreement, Canada generally does not accept refugee claimants coming in via the U.S., but there are exceptions... READ MORE

18th March, 2017 8015

THOUSANDS GATHER ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO PROTEST AGAINST ISLAMOPHOBIA


Global protests against Trump's travel ban2 10 In Toronto, police closed University Avenue from Dundas Street West to Queen Street West for the demonstration... READ MORE

5th February, 2017 7379

ARCHBISHOP AND TORY MPS CRITICISE CLOSURE OF CHILD REFUGEE SCHEME


Pressure grows on PM and home secretary over closure of scheme to bring child refugees to UK after only 350 arrivals... READ MORE

10th February, 2017 7118

TRUMP BLASTED AUSTRALIAN PRIME MINISTER DURING 'WORST CALL BY FAR'


President Trump reportedly blasted the Australian Prime Minister during a phone call between the leaders of the two longtime allies... READ MORE

2nd February, 2017 4971

GREECE CHARGES CLERIC WITH CHILD REFUGEES' SEXUAL ABUSE


When questioned, the children said they suffered repeated and persistent sexual abuse by the man, a police spokeswoman told Al Jazeera on Wednesday... READ MORE

23rd February, 2017 4665

CANADA TOWN FEELS BURDEN OF REFUGEES CROSSING US BORDER


The municipality of Emerson-Franklin is preparing for more people crossing illegally at the Canada-US border... READ MORE

10th February, 2017 4593

TRUMP IN 'WORST CALL' WITH TURNBULL


A phone call between US President Donald Trump and Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull has called into question a refugee resettlement deal... READ MORE

2nd February, 2017 4444

TRUMP'S 1ST WEEK RESHAPES U.S. RELATIONSHIP WITH CANADA


'Pressure to bend' on torture Trump's pen isn't the only source of concern in Canada... READ MORE

30th January, 2017 4142

EXCLUSIVE: TEEN REFUGEE ATTEMPTS SUICIDE ON NAURU AFTER TRUMP EXECUTIVE ORDER


There is widespread distress on the island following the signing of US President Donald Trump's executive order barring the entry of refugees from several countries... READ MORE

29th January, 2017 3971


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