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Qatar Charity donates $2mn  for Yemen’s displaced families

Qatar Charity donates $2mn for Yemen’s displaced families

The UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, has received a critical and timely donation of $2mn from Qatar Charity (QC) to support vulnerable families that are internally displaced in Yemen, it was announced Friday.

Qatar Airways, UN join hands to deliver humanitarian assistance across the world

Qatar Airways, UN join hands to deliver humanitarian assistance across the world

Qatar Airways has announced a two-year partnership with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, to deliver on its purpose of providing humanitarian relief and assistance to the displaced globally.

Qatar, UNHCR join hands to open clinics for Syrian refugees

Qatar, UNHCR join hands to open clinics for Syrian refugees

Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, have signed an agreement worth $3mn to operate five clinics to support primary health needs in support of the Syrian refugees in Jordan.

Angelina Jolie hints at move into politics

Angelina Jolie hints at move into politics

Angelina Jolie hinted on Friday she could one day enter politics, as she urged global leaders to do more to help refugees and women in conflict.

South Sudan doctor wins UN refugee prize

South Sudan doctor wins UN refugee prize

A South Sudanese doctor who runs an overcrowded hospital with a dimly-lit surgical theatre and no regular supply of general anaesthetics on Tuesday won the UN refugee agency's prestigious Nansen award.

Israel releases 207 African migrants from prison

Israel releases 207 African migrants from prison

Israel's Supreme Court on April 10 gave the government until Sunday to finalise a deal it said it was working on to deport some of the migrants to another country.

Rohingya stranded at sea rescued by Indonesian fishermen

Rohingya stranded at sea rescued by Indonesian fishermen

News of the rescue comes several days after the arrival in Malaysia of another boat carrying dozens of members of the persecuted minority from Myanmar.

Netanyahu scraps African migrant relocation deal with UN

Netanyahu scraps African migrant relocation deal with UN

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday he was cancelling an agreement with the UN refugee agency to relocate thousands of African migrants, bowing to right-wing pressure to scrap the deal.

UN urges Bangladesh to move Rohingya refugees stranded at border

UN urges Bangladesh to move Rohingya refugees stranded at border

The UN refugee agency urged Bangladesh on Tuesday to speed up vetting of up to 15,000 Rohingya refugees "stranded" near the border after crossing into the country from Myanmar and move them further inland to safer and better conditions.

Exodus of Rohingya to Bangladesh tops quarter of a million - UNHCR

Exodus of Rohingya to Bangladesh tops quarter of a million - UNHCR

An unprecedented surge of 270,000 Rohingya has sought refuge in Bangladesh over the past two weeks, the UN refugee agency said on Friday, as it announced a dramatic jump in the total as new pockets of people fleeing violence in Myanmar are found.

Rohingya exodus continues after 73,000 cross into Bangladesh

Rohingya exodus continues after 73,000 cross into Bangladesh

The deaths of nearly 400 people in attacks and counter attacks between suspected Rohingya insurgents and Myanmar security forces on August 25 forced the Muslims to cross in their thousands to Bangladesh for safety.

At least 133 bodies recovered from Egypt migrant shipwreck

At least 133 bodies recovered from Egypt migrant shipwreck

The death toll from a migrant boat disaster off Egypt's coast climbed to 133 on Friday as rescuers recovered more bodies from the Mediterranean.