Kenya asks UN to repatriate Somali refugees after Garissa massacre

Kenya said it has asked the UN refugee agency to repatriate hundreds of thousands of Somali refugees by July in the wake of the Garissa University massacre.

Islamic State fights rival rebels in Damascus refugee camp

Islamic State fighters battled rival insurgents for control of a Palestinian refugee camp on the Damascus outskirts on Friday, a monitoring group said, attempting to secure a foothold close to President Bashar al-Assad`s seat of power.

Yemenis fleeing war arrive in Somalia: UN

Refugees fleeing war-torn Yemen have arrived by boat in almost equally violent Somalia, the United Nations said on Wednesday in a surprising reversal of a decades old trend which saw Somalis escaping to Yemen.

Nigerian refugees in Chad root for Buhari but can`t vote

In the Chadian capital N`Djamena, Modou Mallam brandished his blue voter`s card but the Nigerian refugee could not vote in Saturday`s presidential ballot like thousands of other refugees scattered across neighbouring countries. 

J&K govt ambiguous on west Pak refugees' issue: Hurriyat

Hardline Hurriyat conference led by Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Saturday accused the Jammu and Kashmir government of taking an ambiguous stand on west Pakistan refugees, saying the state was under no obligation to rehabilitate them.

Afghan delegation protests harassment of refugees in Pakistan

A visiting Afghan parliamentary delegation on Monday complained about the harassment of Afghan refugees in Pakistan in the aftermath of a deadly Taliban attack on an army-run school here last December.

Rajnath Singh visits Bangladesh border in Tripura

Home Minister Rajnath Singh will be visiting Tripura on Saturday and is likely to interact with refugees of Bru community.

Refugee protest at Australian Open final
Refugee protest at Australian Open final

Play was held up during the men`s final at the Australian Open on Sunday when a banner was unfurled protesting against the treatment of refugees, with at least one person jumping on court.

Refugees from Boko Haram pose headache for authorities on Lake Chad

Thousands of Nigerian civilians who fled the armed Islamists of Boko Haram have become a headache for Chadian authorities after seeking safety on a multitude of scattered islands in Lake Chad.

JPUF holds demonstrations at Raj Bhawan in Jammu

Jammu Pradesh United Front on Thursday staged a protest demonstration in front of Raj Bhavan, demanding the permanent settlement and rehabilitation of West Pak, PoK and Chamb refugees in the state.

TN CM asks Centre to defer meeting on repatriation of refugees

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Wednesday termed Centre's decision to hold an inter-ministerial meeting to discuss repatriation of Lankan Tamil refugees as "premature" and asked it to defer it, saying conditions in Sri Lanka's northeast were not conducive for them to return.

Yasin Malik arrested amid protests over refugees in J&K

Separatist leader Muhammad Yasin Malik was arrested here Friday amid protests against the proposal to grant citizenship rights to refugees from West Pakistan settled in the Jammu region.

Flooded with refugees, Lebanon imposes visas on Syrians

Overwhelmed by a massive influx of desperate refugees, Lebanon began imposing unprecedented visa restrictions on Syrians on Monday, including those fleeing their country`s civil war.

NDFB(S) serial attacks: Nearly 18,000 refugees return home

Nearly 18,000 people hit by NDFB (S) violence in Assam have returned to their homes from camps since yesterday with improvement in the situation though nearly over 1.6 lakh people are still lodged in the temporary shelters, reports stated on Sunday.

Rogingya refugees in Hyderabad are under watch, police concede

Hyderabad Police are putting in place "full-fledged surveillance" and collecting information about Rohingya Muslim refugees who have been living in the city after fleeing Myanmar.

Australian PM urged to go easy on refugees after Sydney siege

Human rights groups and some politicians on Thursday urged Prime Minister Tony Abbott not to use a deadly siege in Sydney as a pretext to crack down on refugees after he repeatedly questioned why the attacker had received political asylum and welfare benefits in Australia.

15 lakh PoK refugees not given compensation by J&K govt: BJP

 Lambasting previous NC, PDP and Congress governments for their failure to grant compensation to over 15 lakh refugees from PoK in Jammu region, BJP today said it is committed to address the problems of all categories of refugees in Jammu and Kashmir.

North Korea video shows repatriated refugees `alive and well`

North Korea released a fresh video Thursday purportedly showing nine young defectors controversially repatriated from Laos, in an apparent bid to refute claims that they had been executed or imprisoned.

Swiss to vote on immigration cut `to save environment`

The Swiss will once again head to the polls this weekend to decide whether to dramatically slash immigration numbers, this time in the name of saving the environment in a proposal opponents have labelled xenophobic.

Turkey fears '2-3 million more refugees' if Aleppo falls

Turkey fears another two to three million Syrian refugees could cross its borders if the region of Syria's second city of Aleppo is overrun either by Islamist extremists or regime forces, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday.