UN says 230,000 have fled homes in Ukraine crisis

A total of 230,000 people have fled their homes in the face of Ukraine`s spiralling conflict, the United Nations refugee agency said.

EU shelters Syrians but other refugees lag

European Union nations offered shelter to a majority of the Syrians seeking refuge from conflict last year but to less than one in three people fleeing Afghanistan, Africa or elsewhere.

Refugees don`t leave Tripura for Mizoram

The much-awaited repatriation of tribal refugees from Tripura didn`t resume Tuesday as the displaced men and women refused to go back to Mizoram unless their demands were met.

Lebanon warns refugees against returning to Syria

Lebanon`s interior ministry Saturday warned all Syrian refugees registered in the country not to go back to Syria as of Sunday, threatening that those who leave "will be deprived of their refugee status".

Philippine refugee tent fire kills mother, five kids

Officials in a central Philippine city devastated by a massive typhoon last year say a fire has razed a tent used as a temporary shelter, killing a woman and her five young children.

UN urges more aid for Syria refugees at new Jordan camp

A massive camp opened in Jordan`s eastern desert on Wednesday for refugees fleeing the war in neighbouring Syria with the United Nations appealing for more aid.

`Almost one million` Syrian refugees in Turkey: PM

The number of Syrian refugees in Turkey has reached "almost one million," Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday, while pledging to keep accepting those fleeing the war.

`J&K Govt provided various facilities to 1947 PoK refugees`

Refugees from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, who had migrated in 1947, have been provided various facilities, including agricultural land to those in rural areas.

Privacy breach as Australia publishes asylum-seeker details

The Australian government admitted Wednesday it accidentally published the personal details of thousands of asylum-seekers in detention in a major privacy breach that refugee advocates said could put lives at risk.

US ending Myanmar refugee program

The United States is winding down a program which has helped to resettle 73,000 refugees from Myanmar over almost a decade, a US official confirmed.

63 people die in Syria refugee camp: Activists

A Syrian activist group says 63 people have died over the past months in a besieged Palestinian refugee camp from a lack of food and medicine.

Syrian boat refugees rescued from choppy seas in Italy

Italian coastguards on Monday rescued around 120 mostly Syrian refugees from a packed fishing boat adrift off the coast of southern Italy in gale-force conditions.

`Pakistani refugees` settlement package being sent to centre`

The Jammu and Kashmir government will send a comprehensive package to the central government for rehabilitating Pakistani refugees settled in Jammu following displacement in 1947, 1965 and 1971.

I bought jewellery from my first pay cheque: Kareena Kapoor

Actress Kareena Kapoor, the brand ambassador of Malabar Gold, Monday unvelied the brand`s online gold and diamond store and says people will enjoy shopping online.

Saif Ali Khan is liberal, not possessive: Kareena Kapoor

Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan make for one of Bollywood`s most romantic couples. But whether she romances other actors in films or sizzles in saucy item numbers, Kareena says she makes sure she never gives her `liberal` husband a chance to be `possessive`.

HC restrains Govt from deporting a Sri Lankan Tamil refugee

Madras High Court restrained authorities from deporting a Sri Lankan Tamil refugee to the island nation.

US-based Hindu group donates tents to Pak refugees

A US-based Hindu community organisation has donated tents as part of relief efforts for Pakistani Hindu refugees who are camping at Jodhpur.

SC issues notice to Centre, states on migrant issue

Supreme Court sought responses of Centre and states on PIL seeking citizenship or refugee status to thousands due to their alleged religious persecution in Bangladesh.

Syrian refugees face wave of racism in Egypt, Lebanon

A wave of xenophobia is blighting the lives of thousands of Syrian refugees in countries such as Egypt and Lebanon.

Syria refugee crisis ‘worse since Rwanda genocide’

The beleaguered refugees from Syria are fleeing the conflict-stricken country at an alarming rate, worse since Rwanda genocide of 1994, UN refugee chief Antonio Guterres said.