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Poor nations hosting most refugees worldwide, need more Western help— UN

Developing countries, not rich Western nations, are bearing the brunt of the world's refugee crisis and are hosting most of the record 70.8 million displaced people who have fled war and persecution, the United Nations said on Wednesday.

Refugee women from Iran, Afghanistan, Somalia are cooking up a storm in the Capital

In South Delhi's Khirki Extension, there is a pop- up kitchen by refugee women from Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia where they are dishing out cuisines from their respective countries.


For refugees in India, celebrating Eid is a bitter-sweet affair

When you’ve left your friends and family in another country, how do you celebrate Eid joyfully?

Donald Trump administration allows 7,000 Syrians to stay in US for another 18 months

The Trump administration has shown a deep skepticism toward the protected status program, announcing its end for immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua and Sudan since President Donald Trump took office last year.

Myanmarese refugees of Mizoram unwilling to return

Assam Rifles sources said the force had tried to repatriate the refugees after the Myanmar Army officials said they had busted AA hideouts in Chin state and took control of the area.

US program for Central American child refugees to end Thursday

President Donald Trump's administration told Congress in September it would phase out the Central American Minors (CAM) program during fiscal year 2018, which began on Oct 1.


George and Amal Clooney to help 3,000 Syrian refugees go to school in Lebanon

The Clooney Foundation for Justice said it has teamed up with Google and HP Inc to help the UN children's agency UNICEF and the Lebanese Ministry of Education open seven so-called "second shift" schools for Syrian refugee children.

US judge halts deportation of more than 1,400 Iraqi nationals

US District Judge Mark Goldsmith granted a preliminary injunction requested by lawyers from the American Civil Liberties Union, who argued the immigrants would face persecution in Iraq because they are considered ethnic and religious minorities there.

US hits 50,000 refugee cap, but some others still allowed in

As of Wednesday, 50,086 refugees have been admitted since the budget year began last October. Additional refugees will face the same screening, but will also need to prove they have a close relative living in the United States, a job awaiting them, or admission to a college or university.

Mizoram: 338 Myanmar refugees repatriated

The refugees from Ralei village had arrived in Lungpuk and Khaiky villages of southern Mizoram’s Saiha district on May 19.

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Refugees flock to Sweden seeking asylum

Some 15 percent of Sweden's population is foreign born, the highest level in the Nordic region.

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Gender politics: Teaching refugees about sex and consent

Refugees who are settling in Sweden are learning how to become members of Swedish society. For many newcomers from the Middle East, that means a shift in thinking about sex and relationships.


Turkey threatens to unleash refugees on Europe

As Syrians continue to pour out of the battered city of Aleppo aid agencies are delivering much needed supplies to those fleeing the carnage. Tens of thousands have congregated on the Syrian side of the border with Turkey in the hope they can enter the country. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wants more from the […]

New migrant tragedy claims 27 lives as Greece grapples with refugee crisis

Thousands have died trying to reach Europe. On Monday, at least 27 more migrants and refugees drowned in their attempt. Among the dead were 11 children – all killed when their boat sank off Turkey’s Aegean coast as they headed for the Greek island of Lesbos. The desperate journey to safety is not doomed for […]