Latest Forced migration Stories

2006-03-17 04:59:42

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - Contrary to popular belief, the number of people seeking asylum in the West has halved over the last five years to the lowest level in nearly two decades, the United Nations refugee agency said on Friday.

2006-02-21 08:28:37

By Ed Cropley DOI TAILANG, Myanmar (Reuters) - For 37-year-old Sri Falung, pleasure is merely the absence of pain.

2006-02-08 15:28:13

By Amran Abocar TORONTO (Reuters) - Two U.S. army deserters were unfairly denied asylum in Canada partly because the refugee board would not consider the legality of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, their lawyer said on Wednesday.

2006-02-07 17:42:58

By Alan Elsner WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An Egyptian who spent almost eight years in American jails without ever being convicted of a crime walked free on Tuesday after a federal judge ordered his release over the objections of the U.S. government.

2006-02-06 17:06:04

By Alan Elsner WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Statue of Liberty still proclaims, "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free," but human rights activists say the traditional U.S. role in accepting people fleeing persecution has been badly eroded in recent years.

2006-01-27 07:51:26

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations said on Friday that 14 of the 183 Sudanese detained in Egypt deserve refugee status, but urged authorities not to deport any of the jailed group due to instability in their homeland.

2006-01-06 11:12:15

CAIRO (Reuters) - The U.N. refugee agency said on Friday it had interviewed most of some 600 Sudanese whom Egypt wants to deport because it says they are illegal immigrants. The U.N.

2006-01-03 14:53:17

By Mohammed Abbas and Samer Elatrash CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt plans to expel about 650 Sudanese, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday, despite assuring the United Nations' refugee agency it would not do so after at least 27 refugees were killed last week when police ended a protest.

2006-01-03 11:16:13

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt plans to repatriate 645 Sudanese refugees, a Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

2006-01-03 09:54:30

By Mohammed Abbas and Samer Elatrash CAIRO (Reuters) - The United Nations' refugee agency has received assurances from Egypt that Sudanese refugees would not be deported to Sudan despite media reports to the contrary, a spokesperson for the agency said on Tuesday.

Word of the Day
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).