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

Rohingya

Violence stalks UN's identity card scheme in Rohingya camps

Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh fear ID system puts them at risk of forcible return as soldiers apply pressure tactics.

Violence stalks UN's identity card scheme in Rohingya camps

Bangladesh

Sanitary pads and panties: Rohingya women working to help others

Access to hygiene products has been made possible as Rohingya women in Kutupalong refugee camp produce pads and panties.

Sanitary pads and panties: Rohingya women working to help others

Human Rights

ICC opens probe into crimes against Rohingya

The International Criminal Court has initiated a preliminary investigation into alleged crimes against the Rohingya.

ICC opens probe into crimes against Rohingya

Hungary

Migrant arrivals drop as Hungary enforces tough law

Viktor Orban's government accused of 'violently pushing people back' or making life 'miserable' in transit zones.

Migrant arrivals drop as Hungary enforces tough law

Syria's War

Protests in Idlib as UN warns against all-out offensive

Fillipo Grandi, head of UNHCR, cautions over fresh displacement from potential government push on last rebel stronghold.

UN renews warning against government offensive in Syria's Idlib

Europe

Is Greece seeing more initiatives to help educate refugee minors?

At least four million refugee children are out of school, but NGOs there are trying to help them get the education needed for a better life.

Syria's War

Russia: West obstructing aid to Syria, refugee returns

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov accuses the West of pressuring the UN to stay away from reconstruction efforts in Syria.

Lebanese FM: No reason for Syria refugees to stay in Lebanon

Syria's War

Rebels start evacuating Quneitra after giving up fight

Evacuation comes as UN calls for safe passage for estimated 140,000 civilians displaced by fighting in southwest Syria.

Lebanon

Lebanon and UN in spat over Syrian refugees' return

UN is angered by Lebanon's decision to freeze renewal of residency permits for staff.

Lebanon and UN in spat over Syrian refugees' return

Middle East

Lebanon's Syrian refugees hope to go home despite UN warnings

Thousands set to head back to Qalamoun region where fighting has subsided, but many still cannot return.