Gulf Times - Refugee-crisis
UN launches $2.7 bn appeal for Africa's biggest refugee crisis

UN launches $2.7 bn appeal for Africa's biggest refugee crisis

The United Nations appealed for $2.7 billion to help South Sudanese refugees on Tuesday, saying a funding shortfall for Africa's biggest refugee crisis had left many short of food, water and medicine.

Anti-immigration party set for election gains as Sweden votes

Anti-immigration party set for election gains as Sweden votes

Far-right parties have made spectacular gains throughout Europe in recent years after a refugee crisis sparked by civil war in Syria and continuing conflicts in Afghanistan and parts of Africa.

Swiss president pledges more than $12mn for Rohingya refugees

Swiss president pledges more than $12mn for Rohingya refugees

Swiss President Alain Berset, on a four-day official visit to Bangladesh, made the announcement on Monday after a meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in Dhaka.

6,700 Rohingya 'killed in first month of Myanmar violence'

6,700 Rohingya 'killed in first month of Myanmar violence'

The figure is the highest estimated death toll yet of violence that erupted on August 25 and triggered a massive refugee crisis, with more than 620,000 Rohingya fleeing Myanmar for Bangladesh over a three-month period.

Bangladesh warns Myanmar over border amid refugee crisis

Bangladesh warns Myanmar over border amid refugee crisis

Bangladesh has accused Myanmar of repeatedly violating its air space and warned that any more "provocative acts" could have "unwarranted consequences", raising the risk of a deterioration in relations already strained by the Rohingya refugee crisis

US-Russian ceasefire takes effect in southwest Syria

US-Russian ceasefire takes effect in southwest Syria

A US-Russian brokered ceasefire deal for southwestern Syria took effect at noon on Sunday, the latest international attempt at peacemaking in the six-year war.

Doha Forum: Plenary session sheds light on refugee crisis

Doha Forum: Plenary session sheds light on refugee crisis

The first plenary session of the 17th Doha Forum, has discussed a number of issues affecting the international arena, the most important of which is the refugee crisis.

Merkel admits mistakes in handling of refugee crisis

Merkel admits mistakes in handling of refugee crisis

German Chancellor Angela Merkel admitted on Monday that mistakes had been made in the refugee crisis but ruled out any major change in course despite ...

Spotlight on Syria as world leaders gather at UN

Spotlight on Syria as world leaders gather at UN

The spotlight will be on Syria when world leaders gather at the United Nations next week as the United States and Russia try to shore up a fragile truce deal and President Barack Obama pushes for a boost in global refugee aid.

G7 leaders seek common ground on economy, migration challenges

G7 leaders seek common ground on economy, migration challenges

G7 leaders began their annual summit Thursday with discussions on how best to reboot global economic growth, while the European Union appealed for support in tackling migration and the continent's refugee crisis.

Turkey jails Syrian traffickers over Aylan death

Turkey jails Syrian traffickers over Aylan death

A Turkish court on Friday sentenced two Syrian people smugglers to more than four years in prison over the drowning of Aylan Kurdi, the toddler who became a symbol of Europe's refugee crisis.

Refugee crisis 'a near existential' threat to Europe: Kerry

Refugee crisis 'a near existential' threat to Europe: Kerry

The mass influx of refugees and other migrants into Europe spells a ‘near existential threat’ to the continent, US Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday.