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Qatar reaffirms its support for refugees

Qatar reaffirms its support for refugees

At the high-level Global Refugee Forum (GRF), which took place in Geneva, on December 17 and 18, Qatar reiterated its support for refugees

UN targets electrifying all of world's refugee camps

UN targets electrifying all of world's refugee camps

The UN set itself a daunting challenge this week aimed at improving the lives of displaced people, reining in climate change and even preventing conflict: to bring electric power to all refugee camps by 2030.

UN refugees chief urges Greece to improve "miserable" camp conditions

UN refugees chief urges Greece to improve "miserable" camp conditions

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees urged the Greek government on Wednesday to improve living conditions in migrant camps and said Europe must do more to protect unaccompanied children.

Greek police clash with migrants, block access to border route

Greek police clash with migrants, block access to border route

Greek police clashed on Saturday with groups of migrants and refugees camped in a field close to the country's northern border hoping to cross to neighbouring countries and travel onward to northern Europe, witnesses said.

Driver hijacks, sets ablaze school bus in Italy, children flee unharmed

Driver hijacks, sets ablaze school bus in Italy, children flee unharmed

A bus full of schoolchildren was hijacked and set on fire by its own driver on Wednesday in an apparent protest against migrant drownings in the Mediterranean, Italian authorities said.

'Qatar offering $100mn aid this year to help Syrians'

'Qatar offering $100mn aid this year to help Syrians'

Qatar announced this year a contribution of $100mn to alleviate the suffering of the Syrian people.

Australia to send 57 refugees deemed a threat to island detention site for treatment

Australia to send 57 refugees deemed a threat to island detention site for treatment

Fifty-seven male asylum seekers deemed to be a security risk will be sent to a remote Pacific island detention centre for medical treatment instead of Australia, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday.

Thirty Rohingya refugees rescued from traffickers in Bangladesh

Thirty Rohingya refugees rescued from traffickers in Bangladesh

Thirty Rohingya refugees were rescued from being trafficked to Malaysia in two separate incidents on Thursday night and Friday morning in the city of Cox's Bazar, officials said on Friday.

QC implements relief projects for Syrian refugees in Lebanon

QC implements relief projects for Syrian refugees in Lebanon

Qatar Charity (QC), with support from benefactors in Qatar, has started the implementation of seven new emergency relief projects to provide the winter needs for more than 226,000 refugees in Lebanon ...

Employers woo refugees amid Austria labour shortage

Employers woo refugees amid Austria labour shortage

Austria's right-wing government might defend tough anti-immigration policies but employers were out to attract refugees at a special jobs fair last week as the country faced pressing labour shortages.

QC implements seven relief projects for Syrian refugees in Lebanon

QC implements seven relief projects for Syrian refugees in Lebanon

Qatar Charity (QC), with support from benefactors in Qatar, has started the implementation of seven new emergency relief projects to provide the winter needs for more than 226,000 refugees in Lebanon in order to help them cope with the cold and snowstorms.

Saudi asylum case prods Thais towards reform of tough refugee policy

Saudi asylum case prods Thais towards reform of tough refugee policy

On a television set in a grim, overcrowded Bangkok detention centre refugees closely followed Saudi woman Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun's quest for resettlement, as the 18-year-old asylum-seeker's case spurred hopes of a major policy turn from Thailand -- a country that does not recognise refugees.