The 82-year-old Argentine pope, whose parents were of Italian immigrant stock, has made the defence of migrants and refugees a plank of his pontificate.
All people must be able to access full asylum procedures and international protection, UNHCR spokesman Andrej Mahecic says.
Supreme Court gives green light for administration to roll out new rules that would make it harder for Central American migrants to claim asylum in the US.
The European Union's lack of support to Turkey in handling the refugee crisis is forcing Ankara to allow safe passage to Syrian refugees on their way to Europe.
While many blame the rescue captains of refugee boats and activists for their initiatives, they do not know that the EU and its member states directly contribute to migration waves from Africa.
Is the European far-right's claim that 'Syrian refugees increased crimes in Europe' true? Or is the far-right rhetoric far from reality?
Migrant detention centres, or 'concentration camps', in the US make the world more dangerous for everyone.
The countries with the most internally displaced people - fleeing within their own countries -are Syria and Colombia, the UNHCR said.
"Northwestern Syria has seen a dramatic escalation of conflict since late April affecting northern Hama, southern Idlib, and western Aleppo governorates," the World Food Programme says.
The ruling centre-right Liberal Party and the opposition Social Democrats both say a tough stance in immigration is needed ahead of Denmark's general election.
Several thousand refugees are living in resettlement camps in the border villages of southeastern Nigeria and most of them struggle to access food, healthcare services, shelter, education, water and sanitation facilities.
Refugee Rights Europe says refugees and migrants in northern French city are at risk of imprisonment, deportation, and even death.
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