The United Nations says at least 84 people, two-thirds of them young children, have lost their lives since December while fleeing the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group's last enclave in the eastern Syrian province of Dayr al-Zawr to Hol refugee camp in the neighboring province of Hasakah.
The last remaining refugee children detained by Australia on the remote Pacific island of Nauru are being moved to other countries, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Sunday, following criticism of Canberra's harsh treatment of asylum-seekers.
Rohingya refugees who return to Myanmar from Bangladesh following a repatriation agreement will initially live in temporary shelters or camps, Dhaka said Saturday, a day after the UN raised concern for their safety when they go back.
Dozens of refugees have left a shuttered Australian camp in Papua New Guinea (PNG) but hundreds more are refusing to move, detainees said Sunday, as New Zealand’s leader repeated an offer to resettle some of them.
The 606 men refusing to leave an Australian immigration camp in Papua New Guinea were without power and many of their toilets on Wednesday as reports emerged saying one of them had resorted to harming himself while others needed urgent medical treatment.
Hundreds of asylum seekers were refusing to leave an Australian detention camp in Papua New Guinea that authorities closed Tuesday, citing fears for their safety, despite food, water and electricity being cut off.
Refugee advocates warned of an "extremely tense" situation at a Papua New Guinea asylum seeker camp Monday ahead of its closure, as Port Moresby demanded clarity from Australia on its plans for what happens next.
The death toll from an accidental Nigerian airstrike on a refugee camp in the town of Rann has risen to around 90 people, and could be as high as 170, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said in a statement on Friday.