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UN urges Myanmar to speed Rohingya returns, grant citizenship

UN urges Myanmar to speed Rohingya returns, grant citizenship

United Nations aid agencies called on Myanmar on Wednesday to improve conditions in Rakhine state for the safe return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh and provide a clear pathway to citizenship for those eligible.

Italian boat accused of breaking law by taking migrants to Libya

Italian boat accused of breaking law by taking migrants to Libya

Migrant rescue charities operating in the Mediterranean said Tuesday that an Italian boat may have violated international law by taking more than 100 migrants it had saved back to Libya.

UN calls for safe passage for 140,000 trapped in southwest Syria

UN calls for safe passage for 140,000 trapped in southwest Syria

The United Nations refugee agency appealed to all sides in Syria on Friday to provide safe passage for 140,000 civilians displaced by fighting in the southwest so that they can receive aid and shelter.

QC, UNHCR sign pact to support Syrian refugees

QC, UNHCR sign pact to support Syrian refugees

Qatar Charity (QC) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) have signed an agreement to support vulnerable Syrian refugee families living in Jordan and Lebanon with cash assistance.

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.