Refugee

Cameroon refugee achieves Olympic dream after UK ordeal

Cyrille Tchatchet II is preparing to make history at the Tokyo Olympics -- seven years after finding himself homeless and penniless on Britain's...

Desperate and fearful, Eritrean refugees flee war-hit Tigray

Simon Fikadu awoke before dawn to join the convoy leaving the Mai Aini camp for Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia's war-hit Tigray region, where...

White House says 20,000 Afghan interpreters asking for US asylum

About 20,000 Afghans who worked as interpreters for the United States during its war in Afghanistan and now fear retribution from Taliban insurgents...

Refugee women in Greece promote gender equality through film

In the offices of a small Athens charity offering vocational courses, a group of women are busy editing short films and podcasts under the supervision...

Global displacement from war, crises doubles in a decade : UN

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the number of people fleeing war and persecution continued rising last year, with global displacement climbing...

Fleeing gangs, thousands of Haitians unsure of their future

Daniella Francois sleeps each night on a small foam mattress in a gymnasium in the Haitian capital that has been converted into an emergency...

Diarrhoea kills four on Bangladesh Rohingya island

Bangladesh officials said Thursday they have contained a diarrhoea outbreak which has killed four Rohingya refugees and infected 1,500 others...

Myanmar footballer to seek asylum in Japan

A goalkeeper from Myanmar's national team who raised an anti-coup salute during a match outside Tokyo has refused to fly home and will seek asylum...

Australia releases Tamil asylum-seeking family from island detention

Australia's conservative government bowed to public pressure and announced the release of a Tamil asylum-seeking family from island detention...

UN urged to probe sharing of Rohingya data

The UN improperly collected and shared data from more than 800,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, passing it on to Myanmar, the country they...

Canada, UNHCR seeking $1.44 bln for Venezuela migrants

Canada and the UN refugee agency said Friday $1.44 billion is urgently needed to support Venezuelans who fled political and economic unrest,...

ICRC chief urges EU to respect refugee law

The EU needs to respect refugee law as it copes with migration flows, many of which are triggered by wars, the head of the International Committee...

Thousands of women and children flee Burkina Faso massacre

Burkina Faso said Tuesday that more than 7,000 people had fled the country's volatile north following the bloodiest massacre in a six-year-old...

UN ‘concerned’ over detention of Rohingya who fled Bangladesh island

The United Nations refugee agency said it was concerned by reports that Bangladeshi police had arrested Rohingya refugees fleeing a controversial...

Thousands of Rohingya protest against conditions on Bangladesh island

Several thousand Rohingya staged "unruly" protests Monday against living conditions on a cyclone-prone island off Bangladesh where they were...

‘Poor people’s route’ : Why migrants are heading for Romania

Inside an abandoned house, onions sizzle as mother-of-four Seror struggles to cook an Iraqi speciality over an open fire, trying to maintain...

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