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UN says refugees, displaced at two-decade high
UN says refugees, displaced at two-decade high

War and other crises drove one person from their home every 4.1 seconds in 2012.

UN says refugees, displaced at two-decade high
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Anger over N. Korean refugees repatriated from Laos

Human rights monitors and North Korean defector groups voiced anger and concern Thursday over the forced repatriation to Pyongyang of nine young refugees captured in Laos.

Anger over N. Korean refugees repatriated from Laos
Refugees and migrants face rising dangers: Amnesty
Refugees and migrants face rising dangers: Amnesty

The world is becoming an increasingly dangerous place for refugees and migrants.

Refugees and migrants face rising dangers: Amnesty
Oxfam warns of health risks to Syria refugees
Oxfam warns of health risks to Syria refugees

Aid organisation Oxfam warned on Monday that the warmer weather will increase health-related risks for hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon, and appealed for urgent funds.

Oxfam warns of health risks to Syria refugees
Jordanians feel the heat as more Syrians flee
Jordanians feel the heat as more Syrians flee

Jordan, already straining from hosting hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees, is increasingly feeling the heat from its own citizens who are fed up with the growing influx.

Jordanians feel the heat as more Syrians flee
UN refugee chief meets some of thousands who fled C.Africa
UN refugee chief meets some of thousands who fled C.Africa

The UN high commissioner for refugees, Antonio Guterres, met some of the thousands of C. Africans who have fled to the DRC after rebels seized power in their home country.

UN refugee chief meets some of thousands who fled C.Africa
Malians escaping 'second hell' find refuge in Burkina
Malians escaping 'second hell' find refuge in Burkina

For the many Malians who have fled to Burkina Faso in recent days, facing life in a refugee camp won out over the horrors of war, after already suffering through occupation by hardline Islamist rebels.

Malians escaping 'second hell' find refuge in Burkina
Syrian refugees. ©REUTERS
HRW urges Egypt to halt deportations to Syria

Egypt government unlawfully expelled two Syrian refugees back to the war-ravaged country last week, and two Palestinians from Syria now risk being deported.

HRW urges Egypt to halt deportations to Syria
Christmas misery in Haiti camp, three years after quake
Christmas misery in Haiti camp, three years after quake

While people around the world celebrate the arrival of Christmas, residents of a refugee camp in Haiti say hunger and want will mark the holiday, like every other day of the year.

Christmas misery in Haiti camp, three years after quake
UN urges Palestinians to stay out of Syria conflict
UN urges Palestinians to stay out of Syria conflict

The half a million Palestinian refugees living in Syria should keep out of the country's conflict and their neutrality be respected.

UN urges Palestinians to stay out of Syria conflict
Refugee crisis mounts as Syria air raids worsen
Refugee crisis mounts as Syria air raids worsen

Hundreds of Syrians are streaming into makeshift refugee camps on the Turkish border every day, fleeing for their lives as the government escalates air raids on northwestern towns and villages.

Refugee crisis mounts as Syria air raids worsen
Australia defends refugee policy after boat surge
Australia defends refugee policy after boat surge

Canberra insisted on Monday that a new deterrent policy of locking up refugees on remote Pacific islands was working despite a weekend surge in arrivals and self-harm attempts among detainees.

Australia defends refugee policy after boat surge
Zaatri refugee camp. ©REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed
Jordanian thirst for water grows

"I wish I could live at the Zaatari Syrian refugee camp because there is water there," a Jordanian man says, frustrated that he has not had any tap water of his own in months.

Jordanian thirst for water grows
Qatar calls for Arab intervention in Syria
Qatar calls for Arab intervention in Syria

The emir of Qatar has called for an Arab intervention in Syria and a no-fly zone to protect refugees as President Bashar al-Assad's forces stepped up the battle for Aleppo.

Qatar calls for Arab intervention in Syria
Jolie in Iraq urges open borders for Syria refugees
Jolie in Iraq urges open borders for Syria refugees

Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie on Sunday called for Syria's neighbours to keep their borders open to refugees, during a visit to a refugee camp in Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region.

Jolie in Iraq urges open borders for Syria refugees
Turkey demands Syria safe havens as UN meets
Turkey demands Syria safe havens as UN meets

War-torn Syria's frustrated neighbor Turkey demanded on Thursday that world powers set up refugee camps within the country to stem the massive outflow of refugees fleeing the fighting.

Turkey demands Syria safe havens as UN meets