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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.