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Bangladesh accelerates plan to put Rohingya refugees on isolated island
The government in Bangladesh is rapidly pushing a controversial plan to relocate some 100,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar to an isolated and flood-prone island in the Bay of Bengal, where they may be stranded forever.
Libya rescues 441 refugees off western coast
Libya's coastguard rescued 441 refugees in two separate operations as their boats drifted off the western coast, the navy and a doctor said on Tuesday.
25 Ethiopian refugees missing after forced into Yemen sea
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) says 25 Ethiopian refugees have gone missing after being forced into the sea as they approached the coast of Yemen.
Myanmar to repatriate 750,000 Rohingya refugees
Myanmar will take back 750,000 Rohingya Muslims who have taken refuge in Bangladesh in the next two years, the Bangladeshi ambassador to Turkey said Tuesday.
Growing number of refugees, asylum seekers falling into poverty in Britain
The number of refugees and asylum seekers living in food poverty in Britain has soared by 20 percent in a year, as thousands are left destitute even after being granted protection in the UK, The Independent can reveal.
US lifts ban on refugees from 11 countries, but adds they will face scrutiny
The United States has resumed taking in refugees from what it calls 11 high-risk countries, adding however that refugees will face tougher scrutiny than in the past.
US reneges on pledge to pay $45 million for Palestinians refugees
The United States has reneged on a pledge to contribute $45 million to a United Nations agency tasked with providing services for Palestinian refugees, adding to cutbacks announced earlier this week.
Rohingya refugees safety must be ensured upon return: UN
The United Nations refugee agency says Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh should be consulted and ensured of their safety before they are repatriated to Myanmar’s Rakhine state.
Myanmar says building camp for 30,000 Rohingya refugees
Myanmar is building a camp to temporarily house 30,000 Rohingya Muslims targeted for repatriation after fleeing violence in Rakhine state, state media reported on Monday, as Myanmar and Bangladesh meet to discuss how to implement a repatriation deal.
Eight people die and 86 rescued from sinking dinghy off Libya
At least eight people died and 86 others were rescued after a rubber dinghy starting sinking in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya, according to the Italian coast guard, which said a search was continuing to find any more survivors.
Bangladesh to repatriate 1st group of Rohingya Muslim refugees
Bangladesh has prepared for the repatriation of 100,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees to Myanmar under an agreement between the two countries.
Pope seeks peace in Mideast, highlights plight of war-scarred children
Pope Francis on Monday called for peace in Beit-ul-Moqaddas in his traditional Christmas address and highlighted the plight of children scarred by conflict, after urging the world's 1.3 billion Catholics not to ignore migrants.
EU to relocate 10,000 refugees from Libya camps: Italy
Italian authorities have indicated that some 10,000 refugees now stranded in Libya would be admitted to Europe in 2018 as part of efforts by the European Union to save asylum seekers living in inhuman conditions in the North African country.
Syrian refugees in Lebanon falling deeper in poverty
Syrian refugees in Lebanon are more vulnerable than ever, with more than half now living in extreme poverty, and over three quarters living below the poverty line, according to the findings of a major UN study.
Nearly 900 refugees rescued off Libya arrive in Italy
Sicily on Monday welcomed nearly 900 refugees rescued in Mediterranean waters off the coast of Libya in the past few days, with many expressing relief at having escaped the "Libyan hell".

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