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UN urges Australia to evacuate offshore refugees over health crisis

UN urges Australia to evacuate offshore refugees over health crisis

The United Nations has asked Australia to urgently evacuate detainees from the Pacific islands of Nauru and Papua New Guinea, saying it bears responsibility for their deteriorating health conditions.

Silatech launches campaign to support young refugees

Silatech launches campaign to support young refugees

Silatech, a leading social organisation based in Qatar, has launched a humanitarian campaign which involves a `competition' to support the needs and requirements of young refugees and internally displaced persons in conflict zones with special focus on countries like Syria.

US announces $185mn aid boost to Myanmar's Rohingya

US announces $185mn aid boost to Myanmar's Rohingya

The United States announced a 185-million-dollar boost in aid to Rohingya refugees late Monday.

Qatar's support of Palestinian people's rights lauded

Qatar's support of Palestinian people's rights lauded

The editorials highlighted Qatar's warning of the deterioration of humanitarian conditions in Gaza and the continued Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people.

Hundreds of Syrian refugees return home from Lebanon

Hundreds of Syrian refugees return home from Lebanon

In Lebanon's eastern border town of Arsal, men, women and children of all ages piled into cars, minivans and tractors.

Israel warns Syrians away from frontier as Assad closes in

Israel warns Syrians away from frontier as Assad closes in

Dozens of Syrians approached the Israeli frontier on the Golan Heights on Tuesday in an apparent attempt to seek help or sanctuary from a Russian-backed Syrian army offensive, before turning back after a warning from Israeli forces.

Myanmar arrests dozens of returning Rohingya: UN

Myanmar arrests dozens of returning Rohingya: UN

Myanmar has detained dozens of Rohingya refugees who have tried to return home, the UN human rights chief said Wednesday, questioning the sincerity of the government's purported repatriation programme.

Hezbollah to work with Syrian state on refugee returns

Hezbollah to work with Syrian state on refugee returns

Hezbollah will work with the Syrian state and Lebanon's General Security agency to help return Syrian refugees who want to go back home, its leader said on Friday, a project that critics see as premature in the absence of a peace deal.

Syrians flee to makeshift camps as bombing escalates in south

Syrians flee to makeshift camps as bombing escalates in south

Their belongings piled nearby, elderly displaced Syrians struggled against the wind as they fastened a white tarpaulin on the metal frame of their makeshift new home in the country's south.

Syria must be more secure before refugees return, says Merkel

Syria must be more secure before refugees return, says Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday on a visit to Lebanon that conditions in Syria are not yet right for refugees to return, an issue which has led to a dispute between Lebanon's foreign minister and the UN refugee agency.

More than 1,000 migrants rescued from Mediterranean over weekend

More than 1,000 migrants rescued from Mediterranean over weekend

More than 1,000 people were rescued from the Mediterranean over the weekend, with migrants attempting to cross into Europe, often on unseaworthy boats, according to rescuers.

Fears for Rohingya as first rains flood Bangladesh camps

Fears for Rohingya as first rains flood Bangladesh camps

A brief but heavy downpour turned roads into quagmires in the world's largest refugee camp, hindering relief efforts and hinting at the danger ahead for the Rohingya refugees.