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NAIROBI (Reuters) -Kenya said on Thursday it had told the United Nations it will shut by June 2022 two camps holding over 430,000 refugees who fled from wars in the east and Horn of Africa, adding it planned to repatriate some and give others residency.
GENEVA (Reuters) -The U.N. refugee agency on Tuesday welcomed a decision by U.S. President Joe Biden to admit up to 62,500 refugees this year, saying it hoped this would inspire other countries to resettle more people fleeing war or persecution.
ATHENS (Reuters) - Europe's top human rights watchdog has urged Greece to end pushbacks of asylum-seekers on its borders, a practice that Athens denies carrying out.
(Reuters) - The head of the U.N. refugee agency said on Monday more international support was needed for hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, a day ahead of a donor conference aiming to raise $1 billion to fund the response.
PETALING JAYA: The government should allow the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) access to Immigration detention centres as thousands of asylum seekers are held there, says the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam).
KEPALA BATAS: Pandemonium broke out with over 60 foreign workers running helter-skelter when a team of enforcement officers raided a housing construction site in Bertam Perdana near here.
AMMAN (Reuters) - What started as peaceful protests against President Bashar al Assad's rule in Syria has spiralled into a decade-old multi-sided conflict that has sucked in neighbours and world powers and caused the largest displacement crisis since World War Two.
PETALING JAYA: As the national Covid-19 immunisation programme ramps up, organisations are encouraging refugees to get vaccinated, in hopes of achieving herd immunity to break the chain of infections.
GENEVA (Reuters) -The United Nations refugee agency voiced deep concern on Friday at reports of soldiers taking hundreds of people away from displacement camps in the Tigray region of Ethiopia earlier this week, saying such sites should be a safe haven.
TUNIS (Reuters) - At least 23 migrants from Africa drowned in a shipwreck off Tunisia as they tried to cross the Mediterranean from Libya to Italy, and 70 were rescued, the Tunisian Red Crescent humanitarian organisation said on Tuesday.