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Lebanese politicians are scapegoating Syrian refugees

13 April, 2017

Comment: The Lebanese government is using Syrian refugees as scapegoats in order to divert attention away from its own unpopularity and extensive failures, writes Joey Ayoub.

EU boosts child refugee protection efforts

13 April, 2017

The guidelines include boosting child protection at all levels, improving data collection to ensure children are properly tracked and the appointment of guardians for children.

Mass starvation looms over Yemen, Africa amid donations shortfall

12 April, 2017

The UN and relief agencies reiterate calls to plug a shortfall in funding as 'inevitable' humanitarian disasters loom over parts of Africa and the Middle East.

Syrians flee Raqqa 'hell' as US-backed assault nears

01 April, 2017

Civilians who fled Raqqa said fear of an expected US-backed assault on the IS bastion was reaching a fever pitch.

Mass exodus: More than 5 million have fled Syria

30 March, 2017

With war ongoing at home, humanitarian appeals grossly underfunded, and states shutting their borders concern is growing as to how the needs of this displaced population will be met

146 migrants feared dead after boat capsizes in Mediterranean

30 March, 2017

About 146 migrants are feared dead after their boat capsized after leaving Libya, in the latest Mediterranean disaster, the UN refugee agency said Wednesday.

Hungary to house asylum seekers in shipping containers

30 March, 2017

Hungary has begun to accommodate asylum seekers in shipping containers despite widespread criticism from the UN and rights groups that it is failing to meet its international humanitarian obligations.

UN chief urges Arab unity to resolve Syria conflict

29 March, 2017

UN chief Antonio Guterres called on Arab leaders Tuesday to set aside their differences to confront Syria's six-year conflict, ahead of an Arab League meeting in the Jordanian capital.

56 jail terms for Egypt shipwreck disaster

26 March, 2017

An Egyptian court on Sunday sentenced 56 people to prison terms of between seven and 10 years over the deaths at sea of at least 202 people in September.

400,000 civilians trapped in west Mosul, says UN

24 March, 2017

Around 400,000 civilians are "trapped" in Mosul's Old City under siege-like conditions, with scarce food and water supplies, the UN said Thursday.

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