Refugees

Red Crescent: 74 dead refugees wash ashore in Zawiya

Red Crescent: 74 dead refugees wash ashore in Zawiya

At least 74 bodies recovered from beach in western city of Zawiya on the Mediterranean Sea, Red Crescent says. Libya’s Red Crescent has said that 74 bodies of refugees have washed ashore in the western city of Zawiya on the Mediterranean Sea. The aid organisation’s spokesman Mohammed al-Misrati told the AP news agency that the […]

African Union criticises US for ‘taking many of our people as slaves’ and not taking refugees

African Union criticises US for ‘taking many of our people as slaves’ and not taking refugees

The head of the African Union has criticised Donald Trump’s ban on immigration from some Muslim-majority countries, saying it presents “one of the greatest challenges” for the continent. As representatives of the AU’s 53 member states met in Addis Ababa for a two-day summit, the chief of its commission said the bloc was entering “very […]

Record number of refugees opt to leave in 2016

Record number of refugees opt to leave in 2016

Nearly 55,000 migrants and refugees who were not eligible for or were likely to be denied asylum left Germany voluntarily in 2016, up by 20,000 from the number who left of their own volition in 2015, according to government officials. Germany has toughened its stance on immigration in recent months, prompted by concerns about security […]

Buses sent to Aleppo for evacuation

Buses sent to Aleppo for evacuation

A number of buses meant to evacuate opposition fighters and their families have been sent to the rebel-held sector of Syria’s Aleppo as part of a deal, according to reports. Syrian state television reported on Sunday that the deal between the government and opposition fighters to evacuate people from east Aleppo, in return for the […]