Refugee Crisis

Hollywood helps highlight Europe’s 20th Century refugee crisis: “The Lid is On” podcast classic

In 1959, Hollywood stars Gregory Peck and Doris Day were at the height of their careers.

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Photojournalist partners with UN to chronicle refugee journeys

From Lebanon to Greece, British Photographer Giles Duley has been capturing refugees’ epic journeys of survival as they search for a new home.

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Migrants make “positive” changes to their adopted homelands

Migrants make “positive” changes to their new homelands, including boosting the workforce, the UN’s educational, scientific and cultural agency UNESCO has said.

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“Rights and dignity” of Palestinians only possible via “political solution”

The “rights and dignity” of Palestinians will only be realized when the world “wakes up” to the need for a lasting political solution.

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“Not end point, but turning point” for international aid system

The first ever World Humanitarian Summit has come to a close with the UN Secretary General, describing it as “not an end point, but a turning point.”

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Outgoing UNHCR head reflects on European refugee crisis

The new head of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), Filippo Grandi, has started work at the agency's headquarters in Geneva.

He succeeds António Guterres, whose more than 10 years in office ended last week.

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Refugee crisis unlikely to recede in early 2016: UNHCR spokesperson

The refugee crisis which has seen nearly 4.4 million Syrians flee their homes is unlikely to recede in the New Year.

That’s according to Melissa Fleming, the senior spokesperson for the UN Refugee Agency.

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World should not have been “too surprised” by migrant crisis

The world should not have been “too surprised” by this year’s migrant and refugee crisis.

That’s according to the Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), William Lacy Swing.

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Refugees should not be turned into scapegoats following Paris attacks, says UN agency

The United Nations refugee agency today expressed its shock and horror at the attacks in Paris and the killing of so many innocent people but warned against the scapegoating of refugees, in the wake of the deadly attacks.

Concern at "never-ending flow" of vulnerable EU arrivals

Hopes that the colder weather might see a drop in the number of people risking their lives to reach Europe have proved groundless after the UN Children’s Agency, UNICEF, on Wednesday said that the number of women and children seeking safety has

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