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Dec 23, 2016
Migrant crisis death toll crosses 5,000, says UN refugee agencyThe number of migrants and refugees who have perished while trying to cross the Mediterranean this year has passed 5,000, the UN said on Friday after two more deadly shipwrecks.
Nov 09, 2016
Pakistan deports National Geographic 'Afghan girl' over fraudulent identity papersAn Afghan woman immortalised on a National Geographic cover was deported by Pakistani officials early Wednesday to her war-torn homeland following a brief period of detention for using fraudulent identity papers.
Nov 04, 2016
National Geographic's green-eyed 'Afghan girl' to be deported, orders Pakistan courtSharbat Gula, whose blazing green eyes were captured in an image taken in a Pakistan refugee camp by photographer Steve McCurry in the 1980s, was arrested last week.
Sep 23, 2016
Egypt migrant boat capsize: 115 bodies pulled of the waters, say officialsA senior Egyptian official says a total of 115 bodies were pulled out of the waters off the Egyptian coast, three days after hundreds of migrants heading to Europe drowned.
Sep 23, 2016
Egypt retrieves 162 bodies after migrant boat capsizes in MediterraneanEgypt's state news agency says the total number of bodies pulled from the Mediterranean waters off the Egyptian coast has climbed to 148, three days after a boat carrying hundreds of migrants capsized in the Mediterranean while attempting to head to Europe.
Jul 12, 2016
UNHCR calls for open borders for outflow of South Sudan refugeesThe UN High Commissioner for Refugees on Tuesday appealed to armed parties in South Sudan to ensure safe passage for people fleeing the fighting that erupted late last week in Juba.
Jun 30, 2016
Pakistan extends stay of three million Afghan refugees for six monthsPakistan has allowed the nearly three million Afghan refugees to stay on for an additional six months while tasking authorities to take up the issue of their return with Afghan and UNHCR officials.
Jun 21, 2016
2,500 IS militants killed in Fallujah, says Iraqi militaryIraq's government forces dislodged the Islamic State group from two neighborhoods of Fallujah leaving 2,500 IS militants dead.
Jun 20, 2016
World Refugee Day: Change in discourse only way to handle crisis facing humanityEurope might look like it is battling with a massive refugee crisis, it isn't entirely the case. Countries such as Jordan, a moderate and stable Arab country has been swamped with refugees — it is caught between the Syrian civil war and the conflict in Iraq.
Jun 20, 2016
Conflict in Syria and Afghan raised the number of refugees to 65 million: UNHCRThe UN refugee agency says persecution and conflict in places like Syria and Afghanistan raised the total number of refugees and internally displaced people worldwide to a record 65.3 million at the end of last year.