The German ambassador to Beirut has rejected reports suggesting that the international community, the UN and certain foreign countries are preventing the return of Syrian refugees in Lebanon to their homes.
Two African migrants died of thirst and 80 were saved after they were stranded in the Niger desert while trying to reach Europe, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Tuesday, in the second Sahara rescue drama in less than a month.
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Myanmar government says it will "scrutinize" the identity of refugees in northern Kachin State to ensure insurgents do not receive humanitarian aid after weeks of fighting between the army and an ethnic armed group in the war-torn region.
A group of international advisers has warned that the coming monsoon season could result in “enormous deaths” among persecuted Rohingya refugees from Myanmar living in overcrowded refugee camps in neighboring Bangladesh.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) says it is worried about the fate of 56 Rohingya refugees sailing on a Malaysia-bound boat in stormy waters off Thailand, as indications suggest that overcrowded refugee camps in Bangladesh may prompt more Rohingya Muslims to embark on similar journeys across the Andaman Sea.
The United Nations has launched an appeal for nearly one billion dollar to meet the urgent needs of Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh, stressing the importance of establishing conditions for securing the safe return of those displaced.
The government in Bangladesh is rapidly pushing a controversial plan to relocate some 100,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar to an isolated and flood-prone island in the Bay of Bengal, where they may be stranded forever.