Tunisia

'Tragic, terrible': Scores die as migrant boat sinks off Tunisia

UN refugee agency says 65 refugees and migrants drowned after vessel went down in the Mediterranean Sea.

Latin America

Unable to afford work visas, Venezuelans in Ecuador face fines

Many Venezuelans in Ecuador find themselves suddenly in debt after being hit with immigration fines they can’t pay off.

Unable to afford work visas, Venezuelans in Ecuador face fines

Libya

How will clashes in Libya affect refugees hoping to reach Europe?

As some Libyan officials and Italian media warn of exodus, experts say it is impossible to predict impact on migration.

How will clashes in Libya affect refugees hoping to reach Europe?

Bangladesh

Rohingya 'tusk force' keeps refugees safe from deadly elephants

Volunteers teach people how to behave with elephants used to migrating through forest that now hosts refugee camps.

Rohingya 'tusk force' keeps refugees safe from deadly elephants

Africa

Refugees in Libya 'tortured' for breaking out of detention centre

Nearly 150 detainees broke out of their cell in Tripoli's Triq al Sikka earlier this week to protest against abuse.

Refugees in Libya 'tortured' for breaking out of detention centre

Rohingya

UN seeks $920m to support Rohingya refugees in 2019

More than half the money is earmarked for critical aid including food, water, sanitation and shelter.

UN seeks $920m to support Rohingya refugees in 2019

Malaysia

Facing Myanmar return, Chin watch unrest with alarm

Ethnic Chin people were told last year it was safe to return but experts say situation in Myanmar is too volatile.

UN urged to suspend Myanmar return plan for Chin amid unrest

Lebanon

Meet one of Lebanon's smallest Syrian refugee communities

Some 42 Syrian refugees in Mount Lebanon's snowy terrain await winter's end without access to aid.

Meet one of Lebanon's smallest Syrian refugee communities

Syria's War

Syria: Uncertainty over refugee 'safe zone' proposals

While talks on safe zones for Syrian refugees continue, there is no clear plan on who will govern them and how.

Syria safe zone: 'A long-term problem rather than a solution'

Refugees

IOM: 200 refugees drowned in the Mediterranean this year

Sea arrivals to Europe in the first 16 days of 2019 go up to 4,216, compared with 2,365 in the same period of 2018.

IOM: 200 refugees drowned in the Mediterranean this year

Lebanon

Syrian refugees endure new storm in Lebanon

Refugees seek shelter in incomplete housing units, garages or evacuated schools after Storm Norma hit last week.

Lebanon: Syrian refugees endure more floods from new storm

Thailand

Australia to consider runaway Saudi teen's asylum plea

Canberra says al-Qunun's humanitarian visa application will be 'carefully considered' as UNHCR looks into her case.

Australia to 'consider' Saudi teen Rahaf al-Qunun's asylum plea

Algeria

'Your skin colour was a crime': African migrants in Algeria

Sub-Saharan migrants tell stories of horror, activists note that forced deportation from Algeria is an ongoing trend.

'Your skin colour was a crime': African migrants in Algeria

Syrian Refugees

UN says 250,000 refugees could return to Syria in 2019

Figure may change according to the pace with which obstacles to return to the war-torn country are removed, UNHCR says.

UN says 250,000 refugees could return to Syria in 2019

Refugee Crisis

Refugee ship Aquarius to stop rescue mission in the Mediterranean

Rescue organisation SOS Mediterranee and MSF say they will end operation after relentless pressure from EU states.

Refugee ship Aquarius to stop rescue mission in the Mediterranean