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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.

'World's deadliest sea crossing' claimed six lives a day in 2018: UN refugee agency

According to a new report from the Office of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), an estimated 2,275 individuals drowned or went missing in the Mediterranean in 2018.

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UNHCR seeks clarification from India over repatriation of Rohingya to Myanmar

There are an estimated 18,000 Rohingya refugees and asylum-seekers registered with UNHCR in India, living across different locations.

UN rights chief condemns Bosnian Serb revoking of Srebrenica report

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.

UNHCR head asks Asia-Pacific leaders to show ‘solidarity' with Rohingyas

Since late August 2017, widespread and systematic violence against Myanmar's mainly Muslim minority Rohingya has forced hundreds of thousands to flee their homes in Rakhine state for Bangladesh.

UN refugee boss concerned over US separating children from families

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.

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Australia denies reneging on a UNHCR deal to accept refugees

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.

At least 824,000 displaced by Ukraine conflict: UN

Around 95 per cent of the displaced people are from conflict-torn eastern Ukraine.

At least half a million displaced by Ukraine conflict: UN

On August 20, UNHCR put the number of people displaced inside Ukraine at 190,000.

Lanka opens two new detention centres for Pakistani, Afghan refugees

NHCR expressed dismay over Colombo's arrest and deportation of dozens of foreign asylum seekers by force.

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Hard Look: Rohingya refugee camps in New Delhi & Haryana are absolutely unlivable, their lives deprived of basic dignity

The Indian Express visited four Rohingya refugee camps, two in New Delhi and two more in Haryana. Somya Lakhani tells the story of lives that are stripped of basic dignity.

UN warns of looming humanitarian crisis in Greece as migrants numbers soar

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 […]

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