Several killed in Central African Republic as militia attacks refugees

Several killed in Central African Republic as militia attacks refugees

Fighters from Central African Republic’s largely Muslim Seleka militia attacked refugees in the country’s remote north on Wednesday, stabbing or hacking to death 13 people before U.N. peacekeepers repelled them, killing at least 10, officials said. Several people were also wounded in the attack targeting Kaga Bandoro, a town of dirt roads and thatched mud […]

Crisis looms as Kenya forces refugees to return to war-torn Somalia

Crisis looms as Kenya forces refugees to return to war-torn Somalia

With the closure of the world’s largest migrant camp in Kenya, thousands of Somali refugees could be forced to return to their war-ravaged homeland. The move has been branded a violation of international law. The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) said Monday that what was supposed to be a voluntary returns process, involving mostly Somalis, did […]

Rich countries are doing less than poor countries to help refugees, Amnesty says

Rich countries are doing less than poor countries to help refugees, Amnesty says

A report released Tuesday by Amnesty International accuses rich countries of doing less than their fair share for the world’s refugees while poorer countries are overburdened, with 86% of all refugees currently sheltered in developing countries. Just 10 countries host more than half (56%) of the world’s 21 million refugees, says the report, entitled “Tackling […]

Children make up nearly half of all refugees, says UNICEF

Children make up nearly half of all refugees, says UNICEF

  Some 28 million children around the globe have been driven from their homes by violent conflict, with nearly as many abandoning their homes in search of a better life, according to a UNICEF report released Tuesday. The report found that while children make up about a third of the world’s population as of 2015, […]

The legal status of afghan refugees in Pakistan

The legal status of afghan refugees in Pakistan

  Pakistan is hosting one of the world largest refugee population since 1980s. although Pakistan is not a signatory of the 1951 convention relating to the status of refugees but despite that Pakistan is hosting such a large number of refugees on its soil. Since 1980 many people are of the view that due to […]

France bars aid convoy trying to reach desperate Calais refugees

France bars aid convoy trying to reach desperate Calais refugees

French authorities on Wednesday banned a massive aid convoy headed to Calais to help desperate migrants camped out in the northern port town, citing concerns over disruption to the “public order”. The 250-vehicle convoy was expected to reach Calais on Saturday after months of planning, according to organisers. As many as 5,000 refugees and migrants […]

Protests grow as Greece moves refugees to warehouses ‘not fit for animals’

Protests grow as Greece moves refugees to warehouses ‘not fit for animals’

Closure of Idomeni sees families living in military-run accommodation blocks with no running water or electricity Conditions inside a network of new permanent refugee camps in Greece have been described as so bleak and lacking in basic amenities that they are “not fit for animals”. Around 3,000 refugees were last week transported to the sites […]