A new report from the UN refugee agency says the number of asylum seekers that have died or gone missing doubled last year, with land and sea routes becoming more dangerous.
Up to 550 ethnic Tigrayan soldiers serving as UN peacekeepers in Abyei, a contested area on Sudan's border with South Sudan, refuse to go to Ethiopia fearing reprisals, say officials working in refugee response.
Over 12.7 million people have fled their homes in the past two months, including 7.7 million people displaced internally and more than 5 million who have fled over borders, according to UNHCR.
Funerals were held across northern Lebanon for six people killed when a boat packed with migrants and asylum seekers sank over the weekend as the Lebanese navy tried to force it back to shore.
International Organization for Migration (IOM) says six bodies have been recovered and 29 others are still missing and presumed dead after a wooden sailboat overturned off the western Libya coast near Sabratha.
The UN's refugee agency has urged the UK to refrain from transferring asylum seekers and irregular migrants to Rwanda for processing, saying London is abdicating responsibility.
Six women and six children were among 13 sub-Saharan African migrants and asylum seekers found dead off the Tunisian coast after two vessels capsized while trying to make it to Italy.
US and Britain announce new sanctions against Russia while Ukraine asks residents in Luhansk to leave amid fears of fresh attacks in the Donbass area, part of a wider Russian offensive in Ukraine that continues on its 42nd day.
The majority of the 20 people found dead were from sub-Saharan Africa, but there were also Syrians, an official said.
The United Nations drew up a list of 142 individuals who warrant investigation for crimes including mass rapes and sexual slavery of women and deliberate killing of scores of children.
UN's refugee chief said violence, ill-treatment and pushbacks continued to be regularly reported at multiple entry points at land and sea borders, within and beyond the European Union.
Strengthening access to refugee education has an untapped potential to create a generation of youth that can contribute to the development of both Pakistan and their homeland Afghanistan, when the situation improves.
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