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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.

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.

UN seeks to resettle 1,300 refugees stranded in Libya

UN seeks to resettle 1,300 refugees stranded in Libya

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) urged potential host countries on Monday to take in 1,300 vulnerable refugees currently in Libya, part of an international effort to tackle the migration crisis ...

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.

Asylum seekers deported by Germany return to Kabul

Asylum seekers deported by Germany return to Kabul

A flight carrying a group of failed asylum seekers deported from Germany touched down in Kabul early Thursday, the International Organisation for Migration confirmed.

PNG police order protesting asylum seekers out of Australian-run camp

PNG police order protesting asylum seekers out of Australian-run camp

About fifty asylum seekers departed an Australian-run detention camp in Papua New Guinea on Thursday after police moved into the complex, confiscating food ...

PNG police start removing refugees from Australia camp

PNG police start removing refugees from Australia camp

Papua New Guinea police raided a shuttered Australian detention camp on Thursday, removing dozens of refugees in an effort to end a stand-off that has drawn global attention to Canberra's tough asylum-seeker policies.

Greek island on strike in protest against becoming migrant 'prison'

Greek island on strike in protest against becoming migrant 'prison'

Residents on the Greek island of Lesbos went on strike on Monday to protest against European policies they say have turned it into a "prison" for migrants and refugees.

Human trafficking 'rife' in Rohingya camps: aid agencies

Human trafficking 'rife' in Rohingya camps: aid agencies

Widowed and alone 21-year-old Umme Kulthum had hoped for a fresh start in Bangladesh, but was forced into prostitution instead, falling victim to what aid groups and officials say is a growing trafficking scourge targeting refugees.

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 ...

Protesters scale Sydney Opera House in support of refugees

Protesters scale Sydney Opera House in support of refugees

Around 600 refugees and asylum seekers have been living without food, water or electricity for more than a week inside the Manus refugee detention facility, which was shut down by Australia last week.