Refugees

‘WB funds to cover both refugees, host community’

The World Bank has offered financial assistance to Bangladesh to help Rohingya refugees and their host community in Cox's Bazar where the extreme poverty rate is more than 40 percent.

May 10, 2016
May 10, 2016

Refugees and migrants: A crisis of solidarity

This is not a crisis of numbers; it is a crisis of solidarity. Almost 90 percent of the world's refugees are hosted in developing countries. Eight countries host more than half the world'...

March 1, 2016
March 1, 2016

Over 131,000 migrants reached Europe by sea in 2016: UN

More than 131,000 migrants and refugees reach Europe via the Mediterranean this year, more than the total number in the first half of 2015, the United Nations says.

February 8, 2016
February 8, 2016

New refugee camps go up inside Syria as Turkey stems flow

Turkish aid workers have been setting up tents and distributing supplies for thousands of new Syrian refugees kept from entering Turkey at the border.

January 28, 2016
January 28, 2016

Sweden 'to expel up to 80,000 migrants'

Sweden expects to expel up to 80,000 asylum-seekers whose applications have been rejected, its interior minister was quoted as saying.

January 22, 2016
January 22, 2016

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.

January 10, 2016
January 10, 2016

Anti-migrant protest turns violent as German welcome cools

Riot police break up far-right protesters in Cologne as they march against Germany's open-door migration policy after asylum seekers were identified as suspects in assaults on women on New...

December 30, 2015
December 30, 2015

The Education Antidote to Radicalisation

If troubled Lebanon, wracked by sectarian violence and religious divides, can champion coexistence and provide Syrian refugees with a chance to study, there is no reason other countries in the...

December 11, 2015
December 11, 2015

Canada welcomes wave of Syrian refugees

The first military plane carrying Syrian refugees to be resettled in Canada has arrived in the country.

November 15, 2015
November 15, 2015

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...

October 21, 2015
October 21, 2015

140 migrants land at UK base in Cyprus

Two boats carrying 140 migrants, including children, land at the RAF base at Akrotiri in Cyprus, the Ministry of Defence says.