The world’s ‘most persecuted minority’ has been facing a human rights and health crisis due to an acute shortage of resources to meet an increasing demand for humanitarian assistance such as food , shelter, clean water and sanitation.
A report by Amnesty International details how European governments are actively supporting a sophisticated system of abuse and exploitation of refugees and migrants.
The Lebanese government has disallowed Syrians from registering as refugees since May 2015.
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The warning comes amid UNHCR’s $4.4 billion appeal to support Syrian refugee aid programmes in surrounding countries of Turkey, Lebanon, Iraq, Jordan and Egypt.
Rohingya refugees continue to flee Myanmar for Bangladesh even though both countries set up a timetable last month to allow their return home.
Reports this month of white Libyan slave traders selling black African migrants at markets in Libya have drawn worldwide horror and condemnation.
UN troops on the ground have kept many countries in conflict from falling into total disarray. Yet, Africa seeks strategies to secure peace and stability on its own terms.
The move is part of efforts to provide protection for refugees and other vulnerable migrants who travel to Libya, often intending to attempt the dangerous sea crossing to Italy.
About 450,000 children, or 55% of the refugee population, live in teeming settlements near the border with Myanmar, after fleeing the destruction of villages and alleged murder, looting and rape by security forces and Buddhist mobs.
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.
At least three million people worldwide are stateless, most of them minorities, a status that deprives them of an identity, rights, and often jobs, the United Nations refugee agency has said.
With the Rohingya refugee influx, India faces a litmus test on its commitment to international law in its domestic refugee policy implementation.
Despite a generally abysmal human rights record, North Korea has shown improvement in one specific area: disability rights.
The top UN human rights official has called Myanmar’s operations against the Rohingya as “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing”.
Though the government has recognised UNHCR status for decades, they are now arresting people who have been designated as asylum seekers.
The treatment of Buddhist-majority Myanmar’s roughly 1.1 million Muslim Rohingya is the biggest challenge facing leader Aung San Suu Kyi, accused by Western critics of not speaking out for the minority that has long complained of persecution.
While online media distributors have been effectively blocked from their platforms, print and broadcast journalists’ investigative capacities have also suffered greatly.
Australia agreed to settle nearly 2,000 refugees held offshore in exchange for UNHCR facilitating a swap deal with the US.
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.
According to the United Nations Refugee Agency, nearly 66 million people were forcibly displaced from their homes last year as a result of persecution, violence and human rights violations.
Top UN peacekeeping official in the country David Shearer claimed that the splintering of the erstwhile bipolar conflict has escalated and spread the scope of violence in the country.
The spectre of violence, ethnic cleansing and starvation hangs upon the young war-torn nation, as repeated efforts to broker peace have failed.
Over 17.5 million people have been displaced from Iraq, Yemen and Syria.
Close to 1.2 million refugees need resettling globally, but only 93,200 places in resettlement countries are expected to become available this year.
About 800 people fell prey to food poisoning at a camp near the Iraqi city of Mosul after breaking their Ramadan fast together with a communal iftar meal.
Seven men were found dead during Saturday’s rescues, but survivors brought to Trapani in Sicily indicated a further 13 had been lost at sea.
The International Organisation for Migration sounded the alarm after its staff in Niger and Libya documented shocking testimonies of trafficking victims from several African nations, including Nigeria, Ghana and the Gambia.
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.
Hundreds of Iraqis fled the heavy fighting in the Mosul-Baghdad area and headed to areas which had been reclaimed from the ISIS.
Two years after its birth as an independent state, South Sudan plunged into conflict as rivalry between President Salva Kiir and his then-vice president, Riek Machar, exploded into violence.
After a series of attacks in Pakistan left more than 130 people dead in February, Islamabad shut down its border crossings with Afghanistan.
Although the Rohingya community in Delhi worries about their families abroad, their day-to-day survival preoccupies them.
Sooka spoke to The Wire about Sri Lanka’s transitional justice process, the sequencing of judicial mechanisms for the same and the role other countries can play.
Some 1.5 million refugees have fled fighting and famine in South Sudan to neighbouring countries, half of them to Uganda, and thousands more are leaving daily, the UN refugee agency said on Thursday.
Afghan refugees, some who have spent decades in Pakistan, have been forced to return to their home country, which continues to struggle with recovering from its history of wars and violence.
The government last week said the situation in northern Rakhine had stabilised and that it had ended a four-month security crackdown on Rohingya Muslims.
Canada, Australia and the US were the top providers of asylum to Rohingya Muslims who came to Bangladesh from Myanmar before Dhaka stopped the programme around 2012.
A growing number of Rohingya girls are becoming victims of human traffickers, who sell them to Rohingya men as child brides in neighbouring Malaysia.
Human Rights Watch has described the treatment of Afghans in Pakistan as “a toxic combination of deportation threats and police abuses”