Friday, September 16, 2016 - 07:40
On September 19 and 20, world leaders will convene at the UN General Assembly for the first-ever Summit for Refugees and Migration. Although focusing primarily on the refugee crisis in Syria, the Summit provides an opportunity to reflect on a humanitarian crisis that persists much closer to our borders in southern Mexico.
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 06:28
In the nation with more internal refugees than any other, you won’t find the uprooted and the dispossessed huddled in tent camps or fleeing in long caravans. Colombia’s war doesn’t look like that, at least not anymore. The United Nations counts about 7 million “internally displaced people” here, more than in Syria, Iraq or any other war zone.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Up to 1 million people could be forced to flee their homes in Iraq soon as fighting intensifies in a government offensive to retake Mosul from Islamic State militants, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Friday.
Friday, July 1, 2016 - 06:49
Pakistan has extended by six months a deadline for Afghan refugees to register with the government, a refugee official said on Wednesday, a day before the deadline was set to expire. The number of Afghans voluntarily returning home has plunged this year as violence worsens in Afghanistan, where the government and its U.S. allies are fighting a stubborn Taliban insurgency.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 06:37
For decades, Afghans fleeing conflict have found a tenuous haven in next-door Pakistan, which has allowed millions to settle there but periodically threatened to send them back. Now, amid new tensions with Washington over drone strikes and fighter jet subsidies, Pakistan says it plans to deport at least 1.5 million refugees within the next two weeks.
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 06:10
President Uhuru Kenyatta will on Wednesday take his campaign to have the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) upgraded to a UN Mission to the European Union Headquarters in Brussels where he will meet United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 06:38
The Kenyan government has ordered the world's largest refugee complex closed by November. The UN refugee agency has called for more time to avert "transferring the problem" to war-torn Somalia.
Friday, May 20, 2016 - 06:29
NATO agreed on Thursday to broaden its operations in the Mediterranean to help the European Union stop criminals trafficking refugees from North Africa but will not act until the fate of rescued migrants is cleared up.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 06:29
Former National Assembly deputy speaker Farah Maalim has accused the State of blackmailing the international community for more funding in the latest threat to repatriate thousands of refugees from Kenya.
Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 06:26
The Kenyan government has announced that it plans to expel hundreds of thousands of refugees, a move that aid agencies say would violate international law and endanger many people.