Refugee crises ‘reflect world in chaos’

The UN refugee agency has said that the record number of refugees, asylum seekers and internally displaced people globally is “a reflection of a world in chaos”. On the eve of World Refugee Day, the UN released a new report showing that the number of people forcibly displaced at the[…]

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Heavy fighting erupts in Syria’s Yarmouk camp

Fresh fighting was taking place on Tuesday in the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk, on the southern outskirts of the Syrian capital, Damascus, with those fleeing battles with the Islamic State (ISIS) militia reporting a dire humanitarian situation. Refugees said they had run out of food and water before taking[…]

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Sydney gunman named as Iranian refugee

A gunman holding about 15 hostages in a Sydney cafe is a fringe radical with a criminal record, news reports say. The 49-year-old named Man Haron Monis came to Australia as a refugee from Iran in 1996, The Australian newspaper reports. The man reportedly came to police attention after he[…]

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