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Dying of Hope: Special Prayer Vigil Held in Rome for Refugees

World Refugee Day is being observed Saturday with the aim of raising awareness of refugees throughout the world. In Italy, a special prayer vigil...

Afghan Refugees in Pakistan Terribly Neglected In COVID lockdown

By Ayesha Tanzeem Nearly 2.5 million Afghans live in Pakistan as either registered or undocumented refugees. Their lives have been upended by the coronavirus lockdown, but...

UN Appeals to Aid Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh

By Lisa Schlein The U.N. refugee and migration agencies are jointly appealing for $877 million to aid 855,000 Rohingya refugees, most of whom fled violence and...

UN to Allocate More Funds for War Crimes Inquiries in Syria and Myanmar

The United Nations General Assembly Friday adopted a $3.07 billion operating budget that for the first time includes funding for the investigation of war...

Private Sector Companies Join Hands to Support Refugees’ Access to Clean Energy

By Lisa Bryant In northern Ethiopia, tens of thousands of mostly Eritrean refugees are getting connected to families back home, partly thanks to last year's peace...

Cost-Sharing is the Key to Global Refugee Crisis: UN

A year after the United Nation’s General Assembly adopted the Global Refugee Compact to deal with the world refugees crisis, world leaders gathered in...

Venezuelan Migrants and Refugees at High Risk of Exploitation and Abuse

A survey by the International Organization for Migration finds Venezuelan migrants and refugees are at high risk of exploitation and abuse.  More than 4,600...

Cutoff of Internet Service at Rakhine, Chin States Creates Difficulty for Civilians who Cannot Access Donors Online to Make Aid Requests

The cutoff of internet service to conflict-affected areas of western Myanmar’s war-torn Rakhine and Chin states has created a difficult situation for civilians who...

Vietnam Offering Support to Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh

United Nations World Food Programme in Bangladesh said it welcomed a new contribution of $50,000 from Vietnam to support operations in Coxs Bazar - home to nearly one million...

U.S. Congresswoman Talks About African Refugees, Aiming Global Human Rights

In an interview with VOA, the new chair of the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights...

Growing Instability in Southern Chin State, People Flee Escalating Violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine

The U.N. refugee agency says it is worried by reports of people fleeing escalating violence in Myanmar's southern Chin State and Rakhine State, adding...

Fellow African Refugees Seek Help From Iowa Couple

Sam and Tricia Gabriel got off work on a dark January evening in Iowa. The temperature outside was -13 degrees Celsius (8 degrees Fahrenheit). Instead...

Thousand Of Rohingya Refugees Get Clean Drinking Water, Thanks To Green Technology

 Thousands of Rohingya refugees in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, now have safe drinking water thanks to a combination of green technology and sunlight. Cox's Bazar has...

Rohingya Shot in Rakhine Camp By Myanmar Police Raises United Nation’s Concern

Reports of shootings, allegedly by Myanmar police, at a camp for Rohingya refugees in Rakhine state have sparked concern by United Nations officials. Knut Ostby,...

As Refugees Flee DR Congo, UN Steps Up to Reduce The Risk of Ebola

The U.N. refugee agency reports it is stepping up efforts to reduce the risk of the spread of the deadly Ebola virus as refugees...

Myanmar Must Take Back Displaced Rohingya Refugees : India

Dhaka, October 22, 2017 : India on Sunday said Rohingya refugees who have poured into Bangladesh must be taken back by Myanmar from where they have been displaced. "Normalcy...

Nearly 58% of Rohingya Refugees are Kids Suffering from Severe Malnutrition, Says UN Report

Bangladesh, October 20, 2017 : Nearly fifty-eight per cent of the about 600,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are children who suffer from severe malnutrition, a UN report...

Stop Lecturing And Demonizing India over its Plan to Deport 40,000 Stateless Rohingya Muslims: Minister

Rights groups, including Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, have slammed India's deportation plan as "outrageous" The government says the Rohingya Muslims are...

‘Hello Neighbor’ : This Organisation in Pittsburgh helps Migrants understand American Culture

Pittsburgh based organization 'Hello Neighbor' introduces migrants to welcoming American families It is an initiative to build cultural bridge between two distinct cultures  ...

Commemoration of third anniversary of Yazidi massacre and their sufferings

August 4, 2017: Members of the Yazidi religious community in Iraq and around the world commemorated the third anniversary on Thursday of the massacre...

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