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Philippe Lazzarini said UNRWA would continue to provide all of its services for now and would pay its staff November salaries.

Public discourse on refugees often centres solely on their material needs. However, the Covid-19 crisis shows that the deep desire for community and belonging cannot be ignored.

Ethiopian PM says troops ordered to move on Tigray

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Ethiopian PM says troops ordered to move on Tigray

Ethiopia has decided to move troops into the Tigray capital as the fighting continues.

Locals riot in Lebanese town demanding eviction of Syrians

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Locals riot in Lebanese town demanding eviction of Syrians

The announcement in the Christian mountain resort town of Bcharre came after a night of riots against Syrians in the town.

Syria's Assad: Lone survivor of Arab Spring

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Syria's Assad: Lone survivor of Arab Spring

Ten years on Syria's Bashar Al-Assad defied the odds, surviving international isolation and temporary loss of two thirds of the national ...

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UK Supreme Court to hear Shamima Begum case

The case of Shamima Begum will be heard by the UK's Supreme Court on Monday.

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World must not turn away from Afghanistan: UN

UN refugee chief Filippo Grandi urged the international community not to turn its back on Afghanistan.

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Belgian policeman tried over death of Kurdish toddler

Mawda was fatally wounded in May 2018 when a policeman opened fire on a van being driven across Belgium by traffickers taking migrants across ...

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Grim conditions await Ethiopian refugees in Sudan

Ethiopia's northern Tigray region has been rocked by bloody fighting since November 4, when Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced the ...

UN evacuate 79 asylum seekers from Libya to Rwanda

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UN evacuate 79 asylum seekers from Libya to Rwanda

A group of vulnerable asylum seekers have been taken to Rwanda.

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The Iraq Report: Mass execution sparks international concern

The execution of 21 men on terrorism-related charges, and warnings hundreds more risk the same fate, have raised fears that Iraq's ...

Tigray forces fire rockets into neighbouring region of Ethiopia

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Tigray forces fire rockets into neighbouring region of Ethiopia

Tens of thousands have fled conflict between Ethiopian government and Tigray forces this month.

UN prepares for 200,000 Ethiopian refugees in Sudan

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UN prepares for 200,000 Ethiopian refugees in Sudan

Around 32,000 people have already fled the conflict-stricken Tigray region, the UN refugee agency said.

Alleged IS executioner arrested at Greek <em>refugee</em> camp

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Alleged IS executioner arrested at Greek refugee camp

The 27-year-old Syrian has been charged with membership in a terrorist organisation and complicity to murder.

The Rohingya crisis and Myanmar's dark road to democracy

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The Rohingya crisis and Myanmar's dark road to democracy

In-depth: Excluded from voting and long denied citizenship, Rohingya Muslims face a precarious future in post-election Myanmar.

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'Terrorist' tag for Yemen's Houthis raises aid blocks fears

Washington's plans to designate Yemen's Houthi rebels a "terrorist organisation" could impede humanitarian aid into the war-torn country.

Sofia Nitti

Nowhere to go: Iraq's camp closures leave thousands destitute

In-depth: Iraq has announced the closure of IDP camps across the country. With Covid-19 raging, winter approaching and IS still active, the ...

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Ethiopia accuses WHO chief of backing native Tigray's leaders

The Tigray conflict has caused the displacement of some 200,000 people and growing.

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Children crossing the border into Sudan 'extremely vulnerable': Report

A new report by a leading NGO has warned that children crossing the border into Sudan face growing risks to their lives.

Assad's sham <em>refugee</em> conference marks dark 50-years of regime

Sam Hamad

Assad's sham refugee conference marks dark 50-years of regime

Comment: Displaced Syrian refugees know all too well that 'reconstruction' can never happen under the grip of a Russian-backed Assad regime, ...

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Sudan says Ethiopian refugee arrivals reach 36,000

The number of Ethiopians who have fled the deadly Tigray conflict to Sudan has reached 36,000.

How Minnesota's Somali community helped vote Trump out

Brooke Anderson

How Minnesota's Somali community helped vote Trump out

In-depth: Amid large-scale grassroots campaigning and growing political influence, Minnesota's Somali community has become a key voting bloc in ...

Greece could be sued over Syrian expulsion to Turkey

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Greece could be sued over Syrian expulsion to Turkey

A 26-year-old Syrian man said he was illegally expelled from Greece in 2016 whilst searching for his 11-year-old brother.

US Muslim representative Ilhan Omar slams Trump's 'Klan' rallies

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US Muslim representative Ilhan Omar slams Trump's 'Klan' rallies

'The Squad' member and Minnesota congresswoman likened Donald Trump campaign rallies to racist Ku Klux Klan meets and slammed the incumbent US ...

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