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.

Asia Pacific

Tensions between Lebanon and UNHCR over Syrian refugees

Lebanon has long complained of the burden it carries; officials say the refugee crisis has cost the country more than $20bn.

Refugees

Facing pushbacks, more refugees reach Greece by land

Greek police detained 1,658 refugees and migrants in March after they crossed the border from Turkey by land.

Refugees increasingly entering Greece via land routes

Democratic Republic of the Congo

DRC violence risks 'spreading' as 22,000 flee in a week

UN warns ethnic fighting that has forced tens of thousands to seek shelter in neighbouring Uganda 'may spread further'.

DRC violence risks 'spreading' as 22,000 flee in a week

Rohingya

Rohingya 'still not allowed to return' to Myanmar

UNHCR head Filippo Grandi says refugees in Bangladesh in grave danger, with monsoon season beginning in March.

UN: Rohingya still not allowed to return to Myanmar

Refugees

Refugee ban in German city 'infringes human rights'

Lower Saxony decree prohibiting resettlement of recognised refugees condemned as an 'infringement of rights'.

Salzgitter ban a 'setback' for refugees in Germany

Humanitarian crises

UN launches record aid appeal of $22.2bn for 2017

Appeal comes as crises in Yemen, Iraq, Syria and South Sudan have compounded the UN's 2016 funding shortage.

UN launches record aid appeal of $22.2bn for 2017

Human Rights

A hard winter: Afghan refugees return from Pakistan

Two million more refugees are expected to return to a country mired in violence and braced for a bitter winter.

A hard winter: Afghan refugees return from Pakistan

Humanitarian crises

Migrant crisis a failure of European policy, UN says

UNHCR tells Al Jazeera a record 224,000 migrants and refugees have arrived in Europe since start of 2015.

Migrant crisis a failure of European policy, UN says

Humanitarian crises

UNHCR: Burundi crisis propels refugee exodus

Political strife in Burundi forces hundreds to flee daily to neighbouring nations days ahead of polls.

UNHCR: Burundi crisis propels refugee exodus

Poverty & Development

Sister Angelique's bakery

In DRC, Roman Catholic nun has helped more than 2,000 women overcome trauma and counter the stigma attached to rape.

Sister Angelique's bakery

Humanitarian crises

UN seeks $8bn to limit Syrian suffering

UN is asking for more than $8bn to help at least 18 million people who have been affected by raging war.

Asia Pacific

Malaysia subjects refugees to torture

Al Jazeera documents cases of abuse and mistreatment in the wake of series of raids to catch illegal immigrants.