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UN urges ‘reboot’ of world’s response to refugees after millions uprooted

The United Nations has urged governments, businesses and other agencies to “reboot” the world’s response to refugees, with the number of people fleeing their...

Reports that 305 Syrian refugees who landed in Cyprus paid £1,500 each for trip

A man has been arrested for allegedly captaining one of a pair of boats that took 305 Syrian refugees to the north-west coast of...

Thousands more refugees flee violence in western Burma

Tens of thousands more people have crossed by boat and on foot into Bangladesh in the last 24 hours as they flee violence in...

More needs to be done to address refugee crisis: Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says that while a lot has been done to address the causes of mass migration and to slow the flow...

Bodies of dozens of African refugees wash up on beach

The bodies of dozens of African refugees have washed ashore in the western Libyan city of Zawiya, humanitarian officials said. At least 74 bodies were...

More than 1.5 million South Sudanese are refugees, says UN

More than 1.5 million South Sudanese have become refugees and their humanitarian needs are overwhelming aid efforts during the country's civil war, according to...

US Appeals Court denies Donald Trump request to immediately reinstate US travel ban

President Donald Trump has lost an appeal against a court ruling blocking his travel ban on certain travellers and all refugees. The 9th US Circuit...

Security Council agrees Antonio Guterres should be next UN chief

The United Nations Security Council has unanimously agreed that Portugal's former prime minister Antonio Guterres should be the next UN Secretary-General. Russia's UN ambassador Vitaly...

Hospital treats premature twins rescued from boat off Libya

Two Eritrean babies born prematurely on the migrant voyage from Africa to Europe are being treated at a hospital in Palermo, Sicily after being...

Pope Francis urges Poles to show compassion to migrants

Pope Francis has urged Poland's leaders to overcome fear and show compassion to migrants at the start of his five-day visit to the country. Fears...

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