International medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is again calling on authorities to provide shelter for all refugees and migrants stranded outside in life-threatening weather conditions.
The humanitarian fallout from Mosul is expected to be the worst of 2016. This is really saying something, given the scale of the Syrian crisis, and what’s happening in Yemen and South Sudan. As the battle rages on and humanitarian agencies have received, or are waiting to receive refugees, the media’s focus hasn’t been as much on the human side of the story.
As Venezuela’s economic crisis worsens, people of every economic class are fleeing life-threatening conditions in the South American country to seek refuge in countries across the Americas.
Kenya deported a high-profile refugee, James Gatdet Dak, spokesman for former Vice President and opposition leader Riek Machar, was deported to Juba, South Sudan, according to UNHCR, a day after a post on Facebook.
Mohammad Othman’s bicycle route through the marketplace in the Syrian refugee camp of Zaatari was once a struggle against a tide of people. Now it’s an easy ride. So many residents have left for the West, or been forced back to Syria by Jordanian authorities, that Zaatari, once the fastest-growing refugee camp in the Middle East, has gone quiet.
The world’s largest refugee camp will remain open another six months. The Kenyan government announced that it is postponing its plan to close the Dadaab camp. It comes as little surprise given that there is no plan for how to resettle the more than 280,000 people who call the camp home.
The number of people who died trying to cross the Mediterranean this year already surpassed the total for 2015. And there are still two months left in 2016.
With more than 65 million people are displaced globally – the most there have been since World War II – the…
Even as President Obama, speaking today at the United Nations, urges the world to do more in response to the…
A rising number of African refugees and migrants are braving a perilous journey through Latin America, joining the throngs of…