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Saudi Arabia pledges $50 mln to UN Palestinian refugee agency

2018-11-28 12:36, alarabiya.net


Saudi Arabia pledged $50 million in aid on Wednesday to the UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA), which has been hit by the withdrawal of all US funding. The announcement was made at a news

UN aid trucks reach Rukban refugee camp in Syria, says local source

2018-11-03 16:23, alarabiya.net


A United Nations aid convoy on Saturday reached the Rukban refugee camp in Syria, next to the border with Jordan, where thousands of people are stranded in the desert, a member of the camp’s

Child drowns after boat carrying Syrian refugees sinks off Lebanon

2018-09-22 11:58, alarabiya.net


A boat with around three dozen Syrian refugees on board sank off the coast of Lebanon on Saturday and most were rescued by the Lebanese army but at least one child drowned, security sources said.

Thousands of UN employees in Gaza protest job cuts

2018-09-19 18:01, alarabiya.net


Thousands of employees of the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees protested in Gaza on Wednesday against forced redundancies as a result of US funding cuts, announcing a one-day strike next

Pakistan’s Imran Khan to give some Afghans, Bengalis citizenship

2018-09-17 17:18, alarabiya.net


Pakistan’s new premier Imran Khan has vowed to give citizenship to some Afghan refugees and Bengali immigrants, officials confirmed Monday, granting rights to many who have lived in the country

Turkey’s Erdogan hopes Tehran summit will avert Idlib offensive

2018-09-05 23:10, alarabiya.net


Turkey hopes a summit with Iranian and Russian leaders in Tehran on Friday will avert a Syrian government offensive on the rebel-held Idlib enclave and prevent a new influx of refugees to Turkey,

UN: Smugglers taking greater risks to cross Mediterranean and reach Europe

2018-09-03 09:44, alarabiya.net


The U.N. refugee agency says people smugglers are taking greater risks to ferry their human cargo toward Europe as Libya"s coast guard intercepts more and more boats carrying migrants, increasing the

US ends funding for UN Palestinian refugee agency

2018-09-01 01:25, alarabiya.net


The United States is halting its funding for the United Nations’ agency for Palestinian refugees after determining that the organization is “irredeemably flawed,” the State

Jordan says it cannot host more Syria refugees, backs their voluntary return home

2018-08-28 11:58, alarabiya.net


Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said Monday his country has exceeded its capacity to host refugees from Syria and is backing their voluntary return home.Amman estimates that it has taken in

How the Rohingya marked ‘black day’ anniversary of Myanmar violence

2018-08-26 11:29, alarabiya.net


Rohingya refugees on Saturday marked the anniversary of a deadly military crackdown in their Myanmar homeland that drove 700,000 of the persecuted minority into Bangladesh, stateless and confronting a

Moscow says UN hampering Syria reconstruction

2018-08-20 18:08, alarabiya.net


Russia’s foreign minister on Monday accused the UN of hampering the reconstruction of war-torn Syria, as the Moscow-backed Syrian regime calls on refugees to return to the country. Sergei Lavrov

UNRWA schools to open on time despite US freeze

2018-08-16 17:48, alarabiya.net


Hundreds of UN-run schools for Palestinian refugees will open on time after fresh funding temporarily staved off a financial crisis triggered by a US contributions freeze, the United Nations said on

Despite opposition from left and right, France adopts law on asylum, immigration

2018-08-02 09:09, alarabiya.net


France’s parliament Wednesday signed into law a controversial asylum and immigration bill -- despite opposition on the left, which decried an effort to limit arrivals while the far right saw the

Russia sends Syrian refugee proposal to US after Trump summit

2018-07-20 20:28, alarabiya.net


Russia’s Defense Ministry said on Friday it had sent a proposal to Washington to jointly organize the return home of Syrian refugees after agreements reached by President Vladimir Putin and his

Yemeni refugees in South Korea speak to Al Arabiya English on asylum struggles

2018-07-03 11:20, alarabiya.net


Human rights groups in the South Korean island of Jeju are facing a major crisis as they struggle to provide aid to the more than 500 Yemeni asylum seekers who have traveled to the island. While some

EU struggles with migration rift at tense summit, agrees to asylum processing

2018-06-29 09:32, alarabiya.net


European Union leaders agreed on Friday to set up joint asylum processing sites and restrict migrants’ moves with the bloc, responding to concerns from Rome and Berlin at a hard-fought summit.

In election victory speech, Erdogan says Turkey will advance in Syria

2018-06-25 08:31, alarabiya.net


Turkey will continue to "liberate Syrian lands" so that refugees can return to Syria safely, President Tayyip Erdogan said in an election victory speech on Monday. Speaking to

IN PHOTOS: World Refugee Day in the wake of Trump’s ‘Zero Tolerance’ policy

2018-06-22 11:32, alarabiya.net


On Wednesday in New York City, a surprisingly small crowd marched through midtown toward the United Nations building in support of refugees around the world. Despite new data from the UNHCR showing

US-led coalition denies report on Syria strike deaths

2018-06-11 20:08, alarabiya.net


Syrian state television said on Monday an airstrike by a US-led coalition had killed 18 Iraqi refugees at a school in eastern Syria, but the coalition denied it.The state television report said the

Iraqi official tells Al Arabiya how they extradited murderer of German teen

2018-06-10 19:16, alarabiya.net


New details have emerged in the murder and rape crime of a German teenager by a suspected failed Iraqi Kurdish asylum seeker, who was extradited back to Germany on Saturday from Erbil to face trial.

Report: Women seen linked to militants badly treated in Iraqi camps

2018-04-17 09:39, alarabiya.net


Women believed to have links to ISIS suffer “harrowing” sexual exploitation and discrimination in Iraq’s refugee camps, a leading rights group said on Tuesday.Female-led households

‘Race against the clock’ to bolster Rohingya camps against rains

2018-04-16 12:11, alarabiya.net


Mohammad Rafiq was sitting in the shade of a tree, on a break from working to make his refugee camp in Bangladesh safer from the upcoming monsoon, when the hill above suddenly collapsed. “I was

Despite UN warning, first Rohingya family repatriated from Bangladesh to Myanmar

2018-04-15 08:50, alarabiya.net


Myanmar’s government said it repatriated on Saturday the first family of Rohingya out of some 700,000 refugees who fled to Bangladesh to escape a brutal military campaign, despite UN warnings

Love of Korean pop links UK teenagers with Palestinian refugees

2018-02-06 13:35, alarabiya.net


The sugary pop songs of South Korean groups BTS, EXO and BlackPink might be sung in Korean but it has not stopped Palestinian refugee teenager Tasnim from being an avid fan from her home in war-torn

Al Arabiya from Davos: Reconnecting Refugees

2018-01-23 14:41, alarabiya.net


Al Arabiya will host a special panel on “Reconnecting Refugees” at the World Economic Forum in Davos which will be moderated by Senior Political Anchor Mayssoun Azzam. The session will

Rohingya deal aims to repatriate refugees in Bangladesh ‘within two years’

2018-01-16 11:23, alarabiya.net


Myanmar and Bangladesh have agreed to repatriate Rohingya displaced by an army crackdown “within two years”, Dhaka said Tuesday, outlining the first clear timeline for a return of hundreds

Samantha Cameron visits Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon

2013-03-27 20:01, alarabiya.net


Samantha Cameron visits Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon

Bus crash in Beirut kills at least 9 Syrian refugees

2013-03-15 17:48, alarabiya.net


Bus crash in Beirut kills at least 9 Syrian refugees

Lebanon and the crisis of Syrian refugees

2013-01-23 11:04, alarabiya.net


Since the time of the Civil War, Lebanon has been suffering at the hands of the Syrian regime. Owing to a lack of patriotism on the part of several political players, Syria has been able to create