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At least 40 migrants feared dead or missing in shipwreck off Libya

At least 40 migrants feared dead or missing in shipwreck off Libya

About 40 people are feared dead or missing after the latest wreck of a boat carrying migrants bound for Europe off the coast of Libya

Qatar, UNHCR join hands to open clinics for Syrian refugees

Qatar, UNHCR join hands to open clinics for Syrian refugees

Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, have signed an agreement worth $3mn to operate five clinics to support primary health needs in support of the Syrian refugees in Jordan.

Saudi teen who fled family welcomed as 'brave new Canadian' in Toronto

Saudi teen who fled family welcomed as 'brave new Canadian' in Toronto

An 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled her family this week saying she feared for her life arrived in Toronto's international airport on Saturday after being granted asylum in Canada, where Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland welcomed her as a brave new Canadian.

Six Sudanese die in food clash at refugee camp in Chad

Six Sudanese die in food clash at refugee camp in Chad

Six refugees from Sudan's strife-scarred Darfur region were killed and 10 others wounded in a brawl at the Bredjing camp in eastern Chad, a relief worker said Friday.

Pakistani premier offers citizenship to children of Afghan refugees

Pakistani premier offers citizenship to children of Afghan refugees

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has offered citizenship to Afghan refugees who were born and raised in his country, a move that the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) says could benefit at least half a million Afghans.

UN says 'criminals' impersonating its staff in Libya to target migrants

UN says 'criminals' impersonating its staff in Libya to target migrants

The UN decried Saturday "reliable reports" that smugglers and traffickers were impersonating its staff in Libya to target desperate migrants and refugees, and demanded action to hold them to account.

UN urges Myanmar to speed Rohingya returns, grant citizenship

UN urges Myanmar to speed Rohingya returns, grant citizenship

United Nations aid agencies called on Myanmar on Wednesday to improve conditions in Rakhine state for the safe return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh and provide a clear pathway to citizenship for those eligible.

Italian boat accused of breaking law by taking migrants to Libya

Italian boat accused of breaking law by taking migrants to Libya

Migrant rescue charities operating in the Mediterranean said Tuesday that an Italian boat may have violated international law by taking more than 100 migrants it had saved back to Libya.

UN calls for safe passage for 140,000 trapped in southwest Syria

UN calls for safe passage for 140,000 trapped in southwest Syria

The United Nations refugee agency appealed to all sides in Syria on Friday to provide safe passage for 140,000 civilians displaced by fighting in the southwest so that they can receive aid and shelter.

QC, UNHCR sign pact to support Syrian refugees

QC, UNHCR sign pact to support Syrian refugees

Qatar Charity (QC) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) have signed an agreement to support vulnerable Syrian refugee families living in Jordan and Lebanon with cash assistance.

Sheikha Moza calls for educating refugee children

Sheikha Moza calls for educating refugee children

Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser participated on Wednesday in a high-level panel discussion organised by the foundation in co-operation with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

Five refugees killed, 20 injured in Rwanda camp food protest

Five refugees killed, 20 injured in Rwanda camp food protest

Around 3,000 refugees had camped outside United Nations offices at the camp since Tuesday. On Thursday police tried to disperse them using teargas.