refugee

The cost of negligence

To say that the report on the Rakhine situation, submitted to the UN in May this year and which was bottled up by the UN, is shocking, would be an understatement. And even more so given the fact...

June 16, 2016
June 16, 2016

Haunted by a sinking ship

Thamer & Thayer, brothers from Syria, escaped war, then unrest in Libya only to be faced with death on the Mediterranean

June 15, 2016
June 15, 2016

Refugee gets his big break

Gambian refugee Bakery Jatta has signed a contract with German Bundesliga side Hamburg, the club said Tuesday, in what local media dubbed a "football fairytale".

June 14, 2016
June 14, 2016

From Finland to Sweden during WWII

In February 1944, during the heavy Soviet bomb my parents decided to send me and my five siblings to Sweden once again. I was two years old.

June 14, 2016
June 14, 2016

Hamid’s escape from the Taliban

I was just 17 when I came once more close to dying, this time in my attempt to cross to Samos on a boat from Turkey, along with four more Afghans.

June 14, 2016
June 14, 2016

Minara's escape from Rakhine persecution

Minara paid for their passage with her wedding ring and after many days at sea, they reached Malaysia.

May 29, 2016
May 29, 2016

Shipwrecks off Libyan coast, up to 700 feared dead

At least 700 migrants are feared drowned in a series of shipwrecks off the coast of Libya in the last few days, the UN refugee agency says.

March 14, 2016
March 14, 2016

Ex-refugee wins $1m global teacher prize

A Palestinian teacher wins a $1m for global teaching prize - the award announced in a video message by Pope Francis.

February 6, 2016
February 6, 2016

Syrian refugee numbers soar at Turkey border

The number of Syrians trying to cross into Turkey amid an upsurge of fighting in northern Syria has nearly doubled, a Turkish official says.

January 16, 2016
January 16, 2016

Refugees say it with flowers

Refugees have been handing out flowers to try to challenge negative perceptions that have arisen following wave of sexual assaults on women in some German cities on New Year's Eve.

January 10, 2016
January 10, 2016

‘Refugee link’ to failed Paris attacker

German police say a man who was shot dead as he attacked a police station in Paris on Thursday had been living in a shelter for asylum seekers in Germany.