Tag Archives: Refugees

  • Trump expected to halt refugee program, restrict Muslim visitors

    Rights groups have accused Trump of stigmatizing a global faith, and some experts warn that offending America’s Muslim allies will hurt the fight against extremism. ...

  • Ugyen Gyalpo A cherished second life

    No matter how successful you have become as a refugee, it is morally imperative that you must never forget where we all came from and from what challenged environmental roots we all grew. ...

  • Mediterranean migrant deaths in 2016 hit record 3,800: UN

    At least 3,800 migrants and refugees have perished this year while trying to cross the Mediterranean to reach Europe, the highest ever toll ever on the perilous route. ...

  • Record 65.3 million people displaced last year: UNHCR

    The figure, which jumped from 59.5 million in 2014 and by 50 percent in five years, means that 1 in every 113 people on the planet is now a refugee, asylum-seeker, or internally displaced in a home country. ...

  • 100,000 Bhutan refugees move to West from Nepal: UN

    Some 100,000 Bhutanese refugees have been resettled in Western countries from camps in Nepal where they have been living for two decades after being forced out of their homeland, the UN said Thursday. ...

  • Refugees keep streaming in as Europe acts to stem the tide

    A tide of refugees from the Middle East and Asia showed no sign of abating on Thursday, after European Union leaders began the task of trying to prevent it. ...

  • Thousands of refugees stranded as EU border crackdown continues

    Thousands of migrants were stranded in the western Balkans on Saturday as Croatia, Hungary and Slovenia tussled over the EU's escalating refugee crisis. ...

  • Photos of drowned Syrian boy shock world as refugee crisis grows

    Harrowing pictures of a drowned Syrian toddler washed up on a Turkish beach brought home the horror of the escalating refugee crisis Thursday as Europe was accused of letting the Mediterranean become a "cemetery" for migrants. ...

  • Sixty million people displaced by wars, conflict in 2014: UN

    Almost 60 million people worldwide were forcibly uprooted by conflict and persecution at the end of last year, the highest ever recorded number, the UN refugee agency said on Thursday, warning that the situation could deteriorate further. ...

  • Up to 700 feared dead after migrant boat sinks off Libya

    More than 700 people are feared to have drowned after an overcrowded boat smuggling them to Europe capsized off Libya, officials said Sunday, the Mediterranean's deadliest migrant disaster to date. ...