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30 Oct
Violence has been on the rise in the country's sprawling cluster of refugee settlements, with armed gangs vying for power and kidnapping opponents.
30 Oct
More than a million people are fleeing terror and violence in Burkina Faso, and their numbers are growing. Many are left to fend for themselves as they struggle to survive.
25 Oct
A giant puppet representing an uprooted Syrian child named Little Amal arrives at the port of Folkestone, in the United Kingdom, as she comes to the end of a journey across Europe that began in Turkey. The 3.5 metre-tall puppet created by Handspring Puppet Company is meant to focus attention on the urgent needs of young refugees.
26 Sep
The world should expect more suffering, instability and displacement in Afghanistan if additional support is not provided to the country, the head of the UN agency for refugees has said.
23 Sep
He fled Iran a decade ago. Now Shoan Vaisi is standing for Germany's parliament. The Left Party candidate and former professional wrestler has a political mission.
4 Sep
Just days ago, Beheshta Arghand made history by becoming the first female Afghan journalist to interview a Taliban official live on television -- now she's a refugee overcome by emotion appealing for help.
29 Aug
Indonesian police disperse a protest by hundreds of Afghan refugees in Jakarta on Tuesday. The refugees express fear over safety of their relatives in Afghanistan and urge the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to speed up the resettlement process so they can reunite with their family members in third countries. "The Taliban is the same as the Taliban 20 years ago. It's the same Taliban. Because their action are the same. We don't care their speech" says an Afghan refugee living in Jakarta.
27 Aug
Vietnamese American refugee Phat Bui, who fled Saigon in 1975 following the US evacuation and the city's fall, says that watching the chaotic scenes out of Kabul "brings back a lot of memories," as emergency evacuations continue following the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan. "I feel very sad, very depressed as well," he adds.
22 Aug
Over six days, the lives of Afghan researcher Mohammad Ehsan Saadat and his family turned upside down: enough time to fill out an asylum application and flee to Canada just before the Taliban walked into Kabul. Since then, he has often said to himself how "lucky" he is to have the opportunity to start anew in Canada, but "weeps" for those left behind.
16 Aug
Rescuers in Bangladesh were searching for survivors after a boat carrying over 40 refugees capsized in the Bay of Bengal. The Rohingya were trying to escape the Bhashan Char island camp.
9 Aug
Despite tougher measures on both sides of the English Channel, asylum-seekers are still trying to make the dangerous crossing from France to the United Kingdom, in an attempt to find a better future.
30 Jul
The UN World Food Programme chief is calling for supply trucks to be allowed to deliver food to thousands of refugees in Tigray, saying current rations will run out on Friday.

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