GENEVA, Oct 23: A Syrian Kurdish man in his 30s set himself on fire outside the United Nations refugee agency headquarters in Geneva on Wednesday and was quickly airlifted to hospital after the flames were extinguished, police said.

Turkey warns Europe of new refugee wave

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Turkey warns Europe of new refugee wave

GWANGJU, July 21: Refugee swimmer Yusra Mardini knows what she’s talking about when it comes to family separation for asylum seekers, having fled her native Syria four years ago.

ARSAL, June 20: Lebanese authorities are making their most aggressive campaign yet for Syrian refugees to return home and are taking action to ensure they can’t put down roots.

Solving refugee problem

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If the US really wants to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, it should adopt the practical positions that Palestinian negotiators were ready to accept nearly 20 years ago

MOSCOW, March 17: Around 1.7 million Syrian refugees registered in foreign countries are hoping to return to their homeland, the Russian Defense Ministry's Center for the Reconciliation of Opposing Sides and Refugee Migration Monitoring said Saturday.

ISTANBUL, March 3: Afghanistan has given $1 million to the main U.N. program for Palestinian refugees.

DAMAK, Oct 16: It has been 27 years since Septuagenerian Harka Jung Subba, a Bhutanese national, has been living the life of a refugee in Nepal. All of his family members except for his wife went to the United States of America (USA) during the third-country resettlement program.

Europe’s refugee scandal

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Fewer than half of school-age refugee children attend school, not even one in four make it to secondary school and under one percent pursue a higher education

PESHAWAR, Sept 9: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi on Saturday appreciated the government of Pakistan for hosting millions of Afghan refugees for almost four decades and said their voluntary repatriation would continue.

NAIROBI, Aug 28: The number of Somalis left homeless has surged this year as thousands who had already fled war, drought and floods were forcibly evicted from mostly makeshift homes, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) said.

BANGLADESH, Aug 26: Refugees in Bangladesh held demonstrations and prayers on Saturday to mark the passing of a year since the outbreak of a conflict in western Myanmar’s Rakhine state that drove hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims from their homes.

BANGLADESH, Aug 17: A spate of bloody killings is fuelling unease in the Rohingya camps on the Bangladesh-Myanmar border, where overstretched police are struggling to protect nearly a million traumatised refugees from violent gangs.

GENEVA, June 19: The United Nations refugee agency is very concerned over the United States separating children of asylum seekers from their families, and has raised the issue with Washington, U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said.

DAMAK, June 10: Bhutanese refugees still languishing in refugee camps in Jhapa and Morang have time and again made it clear that they want to go back home.

MANSHIYEH, August 14: Since his family fled civil war in Syria five years ago, 15-year-old Ali al-Sbehi hasn’t set foot in a school.

UNITED NATIONS, June 20: The UN children's agency has announced the appointment of its youngest goodwill ambassador — 19-year-old Syrian refugee and education activist Muzoon Almellehan.

KATHMANDU, June 19: Every minute, an average of 20 people — half of them children — are forced to flee their homes due to persecution, human rights violations and war.

DAMAK June 8: The Bhutanese refugees living in different camps in eastern districts of the country have extended congratulations and best wishes to Nepali Congress president Sher Bahadur Deuba on his election to the post of Prime Minister.

US road accident claims Bhutanese refugee

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JHAPA, Feb 15: A Bhutanese refugee living in the United States of America has been killed in a road accident.

KATHMANDU, Feb 10: The third-country resettlement program for the Bhutanese refugees in the US that came to an abrupt halt after the executive order of President Donald Trump has yet to resume even after the federal court stayed the order that temporarily banned admission of refugees.

Last year more than 1 million refugees and migrants arrived in Europe, many fleeing wars in Asia and the Middle East. Below are some facts.

BEIRUT, Nov 22: For the first few weeks of her job recycling garbage, Haela Kalawi often went home crying.It wasn't just the grungy setting — a dimly lit, airless basement where the 31-year-old refugee with a cherubic face slips on plastic gloves and digs into trash-filled containers. It was that as a traditional housewife in Syria, Kalawi grew up believing it was shameful for women to work outside the house. In those days, she wasn't even allowed to shop for her own clothes or choose what to watch on TV.

GOA, Oct 15: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has urged the Government of Bhutan to help prepare an atmosphere conducive to resolving the Bhutanese refugee problem soon.

Kathmandu, Aug 13: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal expressed his gratefulness to the United Nations for its concern towards resolving Bhutanese refugee problem and also urged the global body to facilitate addressing the problem of the remaining refugees.

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 6: Pope Francis has written a letter of encouragement to the first team of refugees to participate in the Olympic Games.

Infographics : World Refugee Day June 20th