Libya is the main departure point for migrants fleeing poverty or war to reach Europe by boat.
Since the ethnic violence erupted in late August, thousands of Rohingya have crossed the border into Bangladesh each week, often travelling for days and even weeks.
More than 600,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh since late August, driven out by a military counter-insurgency clearance operation in Buddhist-majority Myanmar’s Rakhine State.
A senior UN official, who had toured the refugee camps in Bangladesh, on Sunday accused Myanmar’s military of conducting organised mass rape and other crimes against humanity.
Millions of people are victims of continued discrimination, exclusion and persecution, says UN refugee agency’s new report, calling for “immediate action” to secure equal nationality rights for all.
It is paramount that all stakeholders, especially global leaders, adopt a rights-based approach in seeking arrangements for safe and orderly migration to preventing exploitation.
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About 75,000 people have fled to Bangladesh after a military crackdown, with accompanying allegations of rape, torture and extrajudicial killings by security forces.
Eighty African refugees were rescued and brought to the southern Italian port of Brindisi, where they said that their boat originally carried around 140 people.
While the conflict is far from over and millions are still displaced, “this is a significant trend and a significant number,” according to the UNHCR.
The US hasn’t agreed to resettle any of its own torture victims, much less offered any other form of accountability.
There are refugees, there are migrants and then there are the millions who live in legal limbo because they defy easy categorisation. But everyone is just looking for a place to call home.
Close to 1.2 million refugees need resettling globally, but only 93,200 places in resettlement countries are expected to become available this year.
Germany recognises that the authorities may be currently incapable of carrying out requisite processing of those sent back but will soon resume deportation.
More than 875,000 refugees have fled into neighbouring Uganda since South Sudan’s civil war broke out in 2013, living in refugee camps.
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The civil war in the South Sudan began two years after it won independence from Sudan and the fighting has led to the worst refugee crisis in the country.
The Syrian war monitor that released the numbers said that government forces and their allies had killed more than 83,500 civilians since the war started.
Four people have been rescued but the survivors reported that more than a hundred were on board when the boat capsised around 50 km off Libya
The 16-month-old’s picture strongly parallels Alan Kurdi’s who washed up on a Turkish beach last year. Meanwhile, Myanmar continues to flatly deny allegations of human rights abuses against Rohingya.
Poor conditions and economic crises have contributed to refugees moving from Greece and Turkey to northern Europe, where they hope to have a better life.
Some Rohingya refugees have been missing since Tuesday after a group crossed the River Naaf that separates Myanmar and Bangladesh.
El Salvador stands at the centre of the current refugee crisis in Central America. But gang violence is not the only reason why its people are fleeing their country.
The UN and other leaders met to discuss coordinating an international response to unprecedented numbers of refugees and migrants. Two migration experts examine issues the summits left unresolved.
Trauma faced by refugees often results in mental illnesses and the fact that they are usually isolated makes them easy targets for recruitment by militant groups.
Children should not be criminalised for fleeing the horrors of war, yet the US has an ugly record of detaining unaccompanied refugee children.
The boat carrying Egyptian, Sudanese, Eritrean and Somali migrants sank in the Mediterranean Sea off Burg Rashid, a village in the Beheira.
Women entrepreneurs from refugee and host communities in Lebanon are building their own model of social stability through economically viable businesses.
Getting assistance to populations in need demands new ways of doing development that are smarter, faster and more efficient.
Syria’s Nusra Front believes that ending ties with al Qaida will ensure that they are not targeted by US and Russian troops.
The prediction of such a vast humanitarian emergency creates additional complications for the Iraqi government and its US allies.
This first such attack on the Syrian border has sparked security anxieties in the kingdom, which has suspended humanitarian aid to the area as it rethinks its refugee strategy.
Many locals fear that thousands of refugees will remain in limbo in Lesvos indefinitely, and that the world is simply looking the other way.
Agadez in the landlocked country’s arid north is a popular way station for migrants attempting to traverse the Sahara Desert and reach Libya and eventually Europe.
NATO defence ministers warned that any collapse of the country would send thousands more migrants heading to Europe at a time when the continent already faces uncontrolled migration flows.
The migrants were thought to have set off from the nearby city of Sabratha, where a surge in boat departures led to hundreds of migrant deaths last week.
Hundreds of migrants were rescued and four bodies also recovered, in the third incident in a week.
The baby was pulled from the sea last Friday by a German rescuer working for humanitarian organisation Sea-Watch after a wooden boat carrying more than 400 migrants capsized and sank off the Libyan coast.
The migrants – fleeing wars, oppression and poverty – often do not know how to swim and do not have life jackets. They pay hundreds or thousands of dollars to make the crossing from Libya to Italy, by far the most dangerous border passage for migrants in the world.
Under the Constitution, an election must now be held within four months. The king hopes it will pave the way for a prime minister emerging from a parliamentary majority rather than one handpicked by the monarch.