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Sheikha Moza calls for educating refugee children

Sheikha Moza calls for educating refugee children

Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser participated on Wednesday in a high-level panel discussion organised by the foundation in co-operation with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

Five refugees killed, 20 injured in Rwanda camp food protest

Five refugees killed, 20 injured in Rwanda camp food protest

Around 3,000 refugees had camped outside United Nations offices at the camp since Tuesday. On Thursday police tried to disperse them using teargas.

85,000 displaced in 10 weeks of raging violence in Yemen: UN

85,000 displaced in 10 weeks of raging violence in Yemen: UN

The UN said Friday that surging violence across Yemen had pushed some 85,000 people from their homes in the past 10 weeks, with hundreds continuing to flee each day.

Pakistan extends Afghan refugees' stay for only 60 days

Pakistan extends Afghan refugees' stay for only 60 days

Pakistan's government has extended the stay of Afghan refugees in the country for 60 days, a shorter-than-recommended time that revives fears Islamabad is preparing a forced return ...

Angelina Jolie calls for more aid for Syrian refugees

Angelina Jolie calls for more aid for Syrian refugees

During a visit to Zaatari camp in Jordan, Jolie said the UNHCR's "response for the Syria crisis" is only 7% funded this year.

Bangladesh to coordinate with UN over Rohingya return

Bangladesh to coordinate with UN over Rohingya return

Bangladesh Foreign Minister A H Mahmood Ali insisted that the operation to return some 750,000 refugees who fled unrest and a military crackdown in Myanmar would involve the UN's refugee agency.

Qatar contributed $26mn to UN refugee agency in 2017

Qatar contributed $26mn to UN refugee agency in 2017

The figures were revealed in a summary of contributions to UNHCR for 2017 placing Qatar as UNHCR’s 19th top donor.

UN urges Israel to scrap African migrant relocation plan

UN urges Israel to scrap African migrant relocation plan

The United Nations on Tuesday called on Israel to scrap a new programme forcing thousands of African migrants out of the country, condemning it as incoherent and unsafe.

Syrian refugees in Lebanon drop below one million: UN

Syrian refugees in Lebanon drop below one million: UN

The number of registered Syrian refugees in Lebanon has dropped to below one million for the first time since 2014, the United Nations told AFP on Tuesday.

Aid groups vow to boycott new Myanmar camps for Rohingya returnees

Aid groups vow to boycott new Myanmar camps for Rohingya returnees

Global aid groups on Saturday warned Myanmar they would boycott any new camps for Rohingya returnees to Rakhine state, saying refugees must be allowed to settle in their original homes.

Australia should accept New Zealand offer to resettle refugees: UNHCR

Australia should accept New Zealand offer to resettle refugees: UNHCR

The UN refugee agency on Tuesday urged Australia to accept New Zealand's offer to resettle 150 refugees from an abandoned Australian-run detention centre in Papua New Guinea ...

Qatar pledges $15mn to support Rohingya refugees

Qatar pledges $15mn to support Rohingya refugees

Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) said the pledge came during Geneva donors' conference, hosted by the European Union and Kuwait.