Latest Forced migration Stories

2005-10-11 01:00:00

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO (Reuters) - A deteriorating environment could drive about 50 million people from their homes by 2010 and the world needs to define a new category of "environmental" refugee, a U.N. study said on Tuesday.

2005-09-27 14:46:35

By Richard Waddington GENEVA (Reuters) - The international community has woken up to the tragedy of the millions who are refugees in their own country and begun to act, the head of the United Nations' refugee agency said on Tuesday.

2005-09-27 00:31:21

By Jonathan Saul TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Prime Minister Ariel Sharon narrowly won a vote of his ruling Likud on Monday against rival Benjamin Netanyahu trying to oust him as party leader as punishment for Israel's Gaza pullout, an exit poll showed.

2005-09-26 07:31:08

By Stephanie Hancock MBALLA, Chad (Reuters) - Forced by armed raiders to flee their home in Central African Republic, Monica and her four children slept under a tree in neighboring Chad for four weeks, living on peanuts and water.

2005-09-21 10:06:11

By Ali Samoudi GANIM, West Bank (Reuters) - Waving the flags of rival armed factions, Palestinians poured into four abandoned West Bank Jewish settlements on Wednesday after Israel completed their evacuation under a plan to "disengage" from conflict.

2005-09-19 10:09:59

By Matt Spetalnick JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon flew home on Monday to a battle for his political survival after collecting diplomatic dividends at the United Nations for a pullout from the Gaza Strip.

2005-09-11 02:58:43

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's cabinet declared an end to military rule in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, effectively giving the green light for a final evacuation of troops after 38 years of occupation.

2005-09-09 18:41:18

Pakistan is home to 2 million Afghan refugees who fled a communist coup and Soviet occupation in 1978. A study by researchers from the Johns Hopkins University found that Afghan refugees under the age of 29 years experience more injuries than their older counterparts and children in developed countries. In what is believed to be the first study of its kind of Afghan refugees, the authors recommend that injury prevention strategies be implemented in refugee camps. The study is published in the...

2005-08-31 05:49:49

By Aamir Ashraf PARACHINAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistan has extended a deadline due to expire on Wednesday for the closure of Afghan refugee camps in a rugged tribal region as more than 100,000 refugees are still being processed for repatriation.

2005-08-23 12:12:16

By Tabassum Zakaria DONNELLY, Idaho (Reuters) - President George W.

Word of the Day
  • A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.
The word 'taphephobia' comes from Greek roots meaning 'burial' and 'fear'.