Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 06:50
Senior security and immigration officials have expressed confidence that this summer will not see a repeat of past year massive crossings by unaccompanied Central American children: a result which officials attribute to a successful campaign in Central America to persuade would-be migrants that even if they reach the US, they will have little prospect of remaining.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 07:26
The United States will provide an extra $45 million for the United Nations to help an overwhelmed Kenya cope with 600,000 refugees fleeing civil unrest, terrorism and violence in Somalia and South Sudan.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 07:07
Eritrea is the world's most censored country according to a new list released by the Committee to Protect Journalists. Thousands of Eritreans flee to Europe to escape torture and arbitrary arrests.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 07:39
Hundreds of Eritrean asylum seekers are landing on the shores of Italy. Eritreans are second only to Syrians in the number of boat arrivals, though the country is a fraction of Syria’s size and there’s no live civil war there.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 06:59
Palestinian fighters clashed with Islamic State militants in a heavily contested Palestinian refugee camp in the Syrian capital on Monday as a United Nations official described the situation in the embattled camp as “beyond inhumane.”
Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 06:41
Since Europe closed its borders in 2006, thousands of Eritreans try to flee their repressive country to Israel by crossing the Sinai desert. But there, many are kidnapped by Bedouins and taken to one of the hidden camps where their families are then extorted for ransom.
Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 07:21
Lebanon has not set up formal camps for its 1.5 million Syrian refugees, a policy some say could be mutually beneficial.
Friday, February 27, 2015 - 06:52
Kurdish forces have prevented displaced Arabs from returning to disputed areas of Iraq that Kurdish leaders want to incorporate in their autonomous region over Baghdad’s objections, a report said Thursday.
Friday, January 16, 2015 - 07:13
In areas where the radical, Islamist movement called Boko Haram operates, there has been little or no planting or harvesting of food, in some cases for up to three years.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 08:02
The UN refugee agency has urged the international community to help alleviate the "desperate living conditions" of 620,000 Syrian refugees living in camps in Jordan.