Conflict, hunger and economic upheaval had displaced nearly 80 million people worldwide, half of them children, by the end of 2019 – nearly twice as many as a decade ago.
Four residents of a Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon test positive for the novel coronavirus, a health official says, bringing total cases in the settlement to five.
Lebanon is home to more than one million Syrian refugees. The country is also host to tens of thousands of Palestinian refugees and their descendants, most of them living in squalid camps with no access to public services.
Hundreds protested peacefully outside Greece's Interior Ministry in central Athens, holding placards against the creation of new detention facilities on five islands.
Buses took away more than 1,600 people from the Porte de la Chapelle and Seine-Saint-Denis areas where camps were dismantled after the government announced stricter immigration policies a day earlier.
The agreement sparked fears among some refugees they might be forced home despite assurances from both governments and the United Nations that would not happen.
The Cox's Bazar district – home to nearly one million Rohingya Muslims – has seen at least 58.5 centimetres of rain since July 2, Bangladesh's meteorological department said.
Following a government demand, Syrians have had to demolish more than half of the ‘semi -permanent’ refugee homes they had constructed in what many see as mounting pressure to leave the country
According to the UNHCR, Turkey is hosting the largest number of refugees in the world for the fifth consecutive year. Out of the 3.7 million refugees, only 3.5 percent of them actually live in camps, the rest are spread out across the country.
Dadaab is home to some 230,000 people, the vast majority of whom are Somalis who fled civil war in 1991. Many have lived there ever since.
Not willing to abandon hope, Lara Shahin empowered herself and fellow Syrian refugee women through a new business initiative of selling handmade soaps and a variety of handicrafts.
Police found the refugees at two separate places in Cox's Bazar, raising the number of Rohingya being rescued from traffickers to more than 100 in less than a week.
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