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  • Record 70.8 million people displaced at end of 2018: UN

    More than 70 million people were counted last year as displaced from their homes, a record that underestimates the real number of refugees and asylum seekers, the UN says.

  • Rohingya refugees with disabilities suffering in camps

    Rohingyas with disabilities suffering in camps: HRW

    Overcrowded, hilly and rain-soaked mega camp for Rohingya refugees is precarious for everyone, but especially for people with disabilities, Human Rights Watch says.

  • An opportunity to reflect on the suffering of the displaced

    Tragically, more than 68 million people worldwide have been forced from their homes and are in need of generous hearts to help them through challenging times. Today is World Refugee Day, which provides an opportunity to reflect on the suffering of displaced people and what we can do to provide them safety as well as to prevent future displacement. On this year's World Refugee Day, Bangladesh stands out as a beacon of hope and inspiration.

  • Rohingya refugees doubled last year: UN

    Refugees from Myanmar more than doubled last year to 1.2 million, as a brutal army crackdown forced hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to pour across the border into Bangladesh, the UN says.

  • Mayanmar Rohingya refugee crisis

    The fastest growing refugee crisis

    With the Rohingyas streaming into Bangladesh fleeing a brutal crackdown in Myanmar's Rakhine State, the UN rights body chief denounced the atrocities as “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing”.

  • Refugee Crisis: WB mission assessing need for aid

    A World Bank team is doing a need assessment to help Dhaka deal with the Rohingya crisis that is already putting a tremendous pressure on Bangladesh.

  • What humanity has chosen to forget

    Years later, we are now witnessing the greatest movement of the uprooted that the world has ever known. Even more than during the Second World War, as some 65.3 million people were displaced from their homes, 21.3 million of them refugees, according to 2015 UN figures.

  • Mouhamad, a 40-year-old dentist and poet, lived in Aleppo, Syria. He witnessed a mortar attack that killed 27 persons in September 2012. UNHCR tells the story of the refugees escape to Greece

    Mouhamad’s journey

    Mouhamad, a 40-year-old dentist and poet, lived in Aleppo, Syria, for many years.

  • Migrant crisis: MOAS to begin mission in Andaman Sea

    Global search and rescue charity, Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS), will begin a new mission in the Andaman Sea and adjacent areas on March 3 to track, monitor and, if needed, provide search and rescue of refugees or migrants.

  • 2 alleged human smugglers on trial over Aylan Kurdi's death

    Two suspected people-smugglers go on trial in Turkey accused of causing the death of 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi — whose drowning put a human face on the Syrian refugee crisis — and four other people.

  • Gates: US 'should take more' refugees

    The United States "should set a better example" by taking in more refugees, the billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates tells the BBC.

  • Events that shaped the year: Refugee crisis places Europe in quandary

    European Union leaders have held no less than five emergency summits but still, they keep on coming: by the time this year ends, Europe would have received at least 1.2 million refugees.

  • Boxing legend Muhammad Ali criticises Donald Trump

    Boxing legend Muhammad Ali criticises US Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump's proposal to ban Muslims from entering America.

  • Australia receives first five Syrian refugees

    Five Syrians have become the first of 12,000 refugees to arrive in Australia under a one-off plan to resettle people fleeing the country's conflict.

  • Europe's populist right targets migration after Paris attacks

    Populist leaders around Europe rushed to demand an end to an influx of refugees and migrants from the Middle East and Africa on Saturday after a wave of deadly attacks in Paris claimed by Islamic State militants.

  • Sweden brings in migrant border checks

    Sweden announces the introduction of temporary border checks to control the flow of migrants into the country.

  • Australia asylum rules criticised at UN

    Several countries have used a United Nations forum to criticise Australia's asylum seeker policies.

  • Migration on agenda as Croatia votes

    Croatia's ruling centre-left coalition faces a challenge to stay in power, with the migrant crisis one of the main issues facing voters on Sunday.

  • Germany seeks to slow migrant flow

    Germany is to restrict the number of entry points for migrants arriving via Austria, in a bid to control the flow as thousands cross into Bavaria daily.

  • EU to meet over Turkey migrant deal

    European leaders are to discuss measures to ease the region's migration crisis, with Turkey the focus of their efforts in Brussels.

  • Syrian Kurds 'razing entire villages captured from IS'

    Kurdish forces have carried out a wave of forced displacement and mass house demolitions - amounting to war crimes - in northern Syria, a rights group says.

  • Ending Syria war ‘key to migrant crisis’

    Ending the conflict in Syria and Iraq is key to solving the migrant crisis facing Europe, a senior US official tells the BBC.

  • The Fab Four

    If it wasn't for the grey skies and the chilly drizzle, I would have thought I'm somewhere in the Middle East.

  • Make Aylan's home safe

    What is the role of world leaders in the crisis? Instead of taking any effective initiative to stop the war, they are providing support to both the Syrian government and the opposition groups, militarily, logistically and diplomatically.

  • Migrant crisis: Influx will change Germany, says Merkel

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the "breathtaking" flow of migrants into Germany will "occupy and change" the country in the coming years.

  • Europe's response to the refugee crisis

    We welcome Europe's waking up to the realities of the ongoing migrant crisis that has stirred the human conscience.

  • Regional Governance Matters

    The majority of the Asian states rejected the International Law on Refugees, established under the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and the 1967 Protocol, claiming it to be irrelevant to the Asian refugee experiences.

  • Overcoming compassion fatigue

    We urge the Bangladesh government to review its Rohingya refugee policy, to robustly engage with the international community to compel Mynamar to create enabling conditions for the refugees to return, to refrain from taking new measures that may further jeopardise the interests of registered Rohingya refugees.

  • Displaced people hits record 60m: UN

    The number of people displaced by war, conflict and persecution reached a record level of nearly 60 million across the world in 2014, says a UN report.