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Puppet Little Amal arrives in UK after journey across Europe

October 20, 2021 5:07 pm

The 11.5-foot (3.5-meter) puppet named Little Amal — a name meaning “hope” in Arabic — was greeted by actor Jude Law on the Folkestone seafront.

Indians open to helping victims of war but oppose influx of refugees, reveals Ipsos survey

June 22, 2019 5:15 pm

About 70 per cent of Indians feel that the mass influx of refugees is mostly for economic reasons and most of them are poverty stricken and want to avail the welfare schemes in India.

Greek minister urges migrants to leave border, return to camps

April 05, 2019 3:12 pm

Tens of thousands of refugees and migrants, mainly from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, are stuck in Greece from when Balkan countries shut their borders in 2016. That route was the main passage way to northern Europe.

Here is why this photo of a 2-year-old crying is going viral

June 19, 2018 5:14 pm

Photographer John Moore's viral photo shows a 2-year-old girl crying as her mother stood beside her. The young Honduran girl's mother was being frisked and body-searched (after which she was detained) when he took this picture.

At least 46 migrants dead after boat sinks off Tunisian coast

June 03, 2018 11:55 pm

Human traffickers increasingly use Tunisia as a launch pad for migrants heading to Europe as Libya's coast guard, aided by armed groups, has tightened controls.

More than two million new refugees this year, says UN High Commissioner for Refugees

October 02, 2017 5:41 pm

Calling for more international cooperation and support to address the crisis, Grandi pointed to the dire needs of the more than half a million Rohingya Muslims who crossed into Bangladesh from Myanmar since August 25.

Donald Trump plans to slash US refugee admissions

September 27, 2017 8:02 am

The US welcomed 84,995 in fiscal year 2016, and former President Barack Obama had wanted to raise that number to 110,000 in 2017.

Watching refugee crises through the eyes of children

September 15, 2017 10:08 pm

Three-quarters of all children fleeing to Europe are victims of exploitation and human trafficking, says UNICEF. But it’s not enough to offer better protection to these vulnerable people. Instead, the focus must be on eliminating the reasons that push them to flee in the first place, says Alexander Freund.

Armed group stopping migrant boats leaving Libya

August 22, 2017 12:01 pm

Another shift in recent weeks has been a clampdown on smuggling of Bangladeshi and North African migrants through Tripoli's Mitiga airport, after a militia that controlled the trade was forced out by a GNA-aligned armed group at the start of July.

Fact check: World's refugee and displacement crisis hits record high

June 19, 2017 11:35 am

A record 65.6 million people were forcibly displaced at the end of 2016