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.
The parliament of Bosnia's autonomous Serb Republic had on Tuesday voted in favour of the regional government reversing its previous acceptance of a report establishing that up to 8,000 Muslim Bosniaks were killed in and around Srebrenica in the weeks following the Bosnian Serbs' capture of the former UN-protected enclave in July 1995.
The United States has the biggest resettlement programme in the world, with 110,000 approved places in the final year under former President Barack Obama. But numbers have fallen sharply under Trump, who lowered the cap this year to 45,000.
Obama's administration agreed to accept refugees mostly from Iran, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka in a deal some saw as repayment for Australia agreeing to accept Honduran and Salvadoran refugees under a US-led resettlement program from a Costa Rica camp.
The UN refugee agency says crowded and appalling condition for migrants have been fuelling tensions and violence on the Greek border with the former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia. The High Commissioner for Refugees has warned that “Europe is on the cusp of a largely self-induced humanitarian crisis.” Sentiments unsurprisingly shared by those stuck on the […]