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Malta appeals at UN for sharing of asylum-seeker burden from North...

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Malta has urged United Nations Member States to help the Mediterranean island country cope with an influx of refugees and other immigrants...

Funding shortage forces UN agency to trim food rations for Congolese...

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A shortage of funds has forced the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to halve its food rations for tens of thousands...

Somali refugees pack capital after rebels quit

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Thousands of Somali refugees, fleeing famine and years of violence, streamed into Mogadishu searching for food after Islamist rebels withdrew from the...

Italy finds 25 dead bodies on Libya refugee boat

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The Italian coast guard found the bodies of 25 men who were apparently asphyxiated by motor fumes on a small boat crammed...

Fortunes differ among Somalia’s famine refugees

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Even among refugees fleeing famine-stricken Somalia there are the "haves" and "have-nots" -- those who cross the border in a battle for...

Ivorian refugees fear return after abuses – Amnesty

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Hundreds of thousands of people remain displaced by Ivory Coast's vicious post-election conflict and many are too afraid to return home for...

World’s biggest refugee camp extended as Somalis flood in

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Thousands of Somalis fleeing drought, famine and war have started moving into a new extension of the world's largest refugee camp in...

UN says struggling with growing Somali exodus

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The United Nations said it was struggling to keep up with an exodus of hungry Somali refugees and many emaciated children were...

Insufficient funds hit Horn of Africa aid efforts

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Donor fatigue following recurrent humanitarian crises in the Horn of Africa has left aid agencies short of funds to carry out their...

Syria tank assault kills 11 near Turkey border

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Syrian troops shot dead 11 villagers residents said, as authorities pressed on with a tank-led assault that has driven thousands of refugees...

Few refugees opt to go home in 2009: UNHCR

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Only 251 000 of the world's 15 million refugees returned to their home countries last year, the lowest rate in two decades,...

Libya orders UN refugee agency out

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Libya has ordered the UN refugee agency UNHCR to close its operations there, putting the future of more than 12 000 refugees...

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