Jolie, daughter bond with 12-year-old Refugee in Lebanon
Jolie, daughter bond with 12-year-old Refugee in Lebanon

Mother-daughter duo Angelina Jolie Pitt and Shiloh spent some quality time with a 12-year-old Syrian girl named Hala in Lebanon.

Jolie, daughter Shiloh spend quality time with 12-year-old refugee girl in Lebanon
Jolie, daughter Shiloh spend quality time with 12-year-old refugee girl in Lebanon

 Angelina Jolie Pitt and her daughter Shiloh recently visited Lebanon together to spend some quality time with 12-year-old Syrian refugee girl.

Pak home to world's second-largest refugee population, says UN
Pak home to world's second-largest refugee population, says UN

Pakistan is home to the world`s second largest refugee population, hosting as many as 1.5 million refugees, after Turkey, which has provided shelter to 1.59 million Syrian refugees, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has said.

Israel vows to protect refugees amid fears for Syrian Druze

Israel pledged Tuesday to protect any refugees who fled towards the Jewish state after a rebel offensive in Syria and Islamist violence there raised fears about the Druze minority`s safety.

Over 13,000 Syrian refugees fled to Turkey in past week

Around 13,500 Syrian refugees, mostly women, children and the elderly, fled to Turkey over the past week, escaping clashes near the border, the Hurriyet newspaper reported citing the Turkish government.

Hungary steps up anti-immigration rhetoric in face of refugee surge

From billboards warning refugees not to steal Hungarians` jobs, to a government survey linking migrants to terrorism, Hungary`s government has stepped up its anti-immigration rhetoric in recent weeks, sparking international concern.

UN seeks $100 mn to enrol Syrian children in Lebanese schools

UN Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown wants to raise $100 million so 100,000 more Syrian refugee children can join Lebanese public schools in September.

Malaysian police begin exhuming bodies at jungle camps

Malaysian police forensic teams, digging with hoes and shovels, began the grim task on Tuesday of exhuming the bodies of dozens of suspected victims of human traffickers found buried around jungle camps near the Thai border.

Europeans resist `mad` EU refugee quota plan

 Key European governments are fiercely resisting an EU plan that would force the bloc`s 28 member states to share the burden of hosting refugees in the wake of the migrant tragedies in the Mediterranean. 

Germany bolsters staffing to handle asylum seeker surge

Germany plans to nearly double the workforce in its refugee office, adding up to 2,000 jobs, a minister said Friday, as soaring numbers of people seek asylum in Europe`s top economy.

Hungary`s PM Orban calls EU refugee quota plan `mad`

Hungary`s Prime Minister Viktor Orban called a European plan to evenly distribute asylum seekers among EU members states "mad and unfair" on Friday, amid UN criticism over the country`s handling of refugees.

Europe-Australia talks over stopping asylum-seeker boats: Abbott

Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Monday said Australia and Europe were in talks on how to stop asylum-seeker boats after the success of his government`s controversial polices on the issue.

Iran says won't accept forced deportees from Australia

Iran is not willing to accept its nationals being forcibly deported from Australia but will welcome back citizens of their own free will, a top official warned Sunday.

Palestinians trapped as jihadists seize most of Syria camp

Thousands of Palestinian civilians are trapped in Syria`s Yarmuk camp, which is besieged by government forces and has been largely overrun by jihadist fighters, an opposition official said Saturday.

Hamas holds Gaza march for besieged Yarmuk refugees

Hundreds rallied Saturday in the Gaza Strip in support of thousands of fellow Palestinians trapped in Syria`s Yarmuk camp, which has been largely overrun by jihadist fighters.

3 Syrian children killed in Lebanon fire: security source

Three Syrian refugee children burned to death in a fire that destroyed their makeshift wooden hut in northern Lebanon on Thursday, a security services official told AFP.

Jolie pens op-ed on refugee crisis in Syria and Iraq
Jolie pens op-ed on refugee crisis in Syria and Iraq

Angelina Jolie has called on the international community to step up efforts to help refugees who have suffered "unspeakable brutality" in Syria and Iraq.

Syrian refugee boy in Turkey beaten for eating leftovers

A Syrian refugee child has been beaten by a restaurant manager in the Turkish city Istanbul for eating a customer's leftovers, local media reported on today.

Syrian refugee boy in Turkey beaten for eating leftovers: Report

A Syrian refugee child has been beaten by a restaurant manager in the Turkish city Istanbul for eating a customer`s leftovers, local media reported on Saturday.

UN alarmed at repatriation of Nigerians to Boko Haram hotbed

Hundreds of refugees who fled deadly Boko Haram attacks earlier this month are being sent back from Niger to northeastern Nigeria, the UN said Friday, voicing concern the repatriation might not be voluntary.