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UN launches $29 bn emergency funding appeal

UN launches $29 bn emergency funding appeal

The UN launched a humanitarian appeal for nearly $29 billion on Wednesday as climate change and increasingly protracted conflicts put tens of millions of people in urgent need of aid.

South African asylum-seekers held on trespassing charges

South African asylum-seekers held on trespassing charges

South African police detained more than 180 foreign nationals for storming the UN refugee agency in Pretoria, where they had been staging a sit-in protest, police said Saturday.

Trump lowers cap for refugee admissions into US

Trump lowers cap for refugee admissions into US

US President Donald Trump has dramatically cut the number of refugees allowed into the United States to 18,000 in the current fiscal year.

Greece wants to return 10,000 migrants to Turkey after deadly camp fire

Greece wants to return 10,000 migrants to Turkey after deadly camp fire

Greece said Monday it wanted to start sending back thousands of migrants to Turkey, a day after a deadly fire sparked riots at an overcrowded camp on the island of Lesbos.

Former human rights lawyer wins Nauru presidency

Former human rights lawyer wins Nauru presidency

A former human rights lawyer was elected Nauru's new president Tuesday, following calls for widespread reform in the tiny Pacific nation which Australia uses as a detention centre for asylum seekers.

Papua New Guinea says will not renew Australia refugee contract

Papua New Guinea says will not renew Australia refugee contract

Papua New Guinea will not renew a contract with an Australian company providing security at Pacific refugee camps, a senior minister told AFP, in another setback for the deeply controversial policy.

UNICEF calls for unified European approach to protect refugee and migrant children

UNICEF calls for unified European approach to protect refugee and migrant children

UNICEF is urging European governments to agree on a region-wide approach to better protect refugee and migrant children who continue to face grave dangers and violations of their basic rights ...

Stranded Syrian refugee leaves airport for Canada

Stranded Syrian refugee leaves airport for Canada

A Syrian refugee who spent several months in limbo in a budget terminal at a Malaysian airport has been granted permanent residency by Canada and is en route to Vancouver, his lawyer said Tuesday.

Over 40 killed in attack on refugee base in Central African Republic

Over 40 killed in attack on refugee base in Central African Republic

More than 40 people were killed and dozens wounded in Central African Republic in an attack on a Catholic mission sheltering 20,000 refugees, a regional lawmaker said.

South Korea denies refugee status to Yemeni asylum seekers

South Korea denies refugee status to Yemeni asylum seekers

South Korea has denied refugee status but granted temporary stay permits to hundreds of Yemeni asylum seekers who arrived on the southern island of Jeju this year ...

Cholera outbreak kills 40 Congolese refugees in Uganda

Cholera outbreak kills 40 Congolese refugees in Uganda

More than 40 people who fled fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo have died from cholera at a refugee camp in Uganda, the Red Cross said Thursday.

German far-right 'terrorists' jailed for refugee attacks

German far-right 'terrorists' jailed for refugee attacks

Eight members of a German far-right group were jailed Wednesday on terrorism and attempted murder charges for a series of explosives attacks targeting refugees and anti-fascist activists.