Is Pakistan going to send Afghan refugees home? - IRINnews.org

Daily scrutiny by police cracking down on Afghan refugees in Pakistan turned his three-kilometre commute to a construction site into a two-hour ordeal. It became untenable. So, instead of braving checkpoints and spot checks at work, Gul traded in his ...and more »

After decades in Pakistan, more Afghan refugees set to return - UNHCR

Pakistan wants to repatriate some of the almost 1.6 million refugees living in the country. UNHCR has set aside funds for 60,000 returnees. 23 June 2016 | Français | عربي. Qudsia, 40, talks to UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi about ...and more »

Xenophobic Rhetoric, Now Socially and Politically 'Acceptable' ? - Inter Press Service

ROME, Jun 23 2016 (IPS) - “Xenophobic and racist rhetoric seems not only to be on the rise, but also to be becoming more socially and politically acceptable.” The warning has been heralded by the authoritative voice of Mogens Lykketoft, current ...and more »

UN refugee chief urges Pakistanis not to label Afghan refugees "terrorists" - Reuters

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi speaks about the migration crisis during a press meeting at the UNHCR office in Stockholm, Sweden, April 06, 2016. REUTERS/Fredrik Sandberg/TT News Agency/Files. By Asad Hashim ...and more »

UN Report Shows Refugee Numbers Have Hit a Historic High - Smithsonian

The number of displaced people in the world reached 65.3 million at the end of 2015, according to a new report released by the United Nations Refugee Committee (UNHCR). That's the first time the number has exceeded 60 million, the report finds.and more »

Refugees in their own land: UN report glosses over India's internally displaced - Hindustan Times

Police officers guard a local refugee camp at Roszke, Hungary, September 4, 2015. According to a report by the UNHCR, 65.3 million were forcibly displaced in 2015 – about 24 people every minute. (AFP File Photo). If there is one photograph of the ...and more »

UN Agency Reports 65 Million People Are Refugees Worldwide - CounterCurrents.org

The number of people around the globe displaced by war, armed conflict and persecution at the end of 2015 was higher than ever before. A report titled Global Trends, published on World Refugee Day by the UNHCR, counted 65.3 million displaced persons, ...and more »

Rape and sexual exploitation should not be the norm for female refugees - Middle East Monitor

The refugee crisis has rightfully been receiving much attention over the past two years. The latest statistics from UNHCR show that the number of forcibly-displaced people is now 65.3 million, which means we have reached record levels. Among them ...and more »

Australia Breaking Promises to Refugees Says NFP - Pro Bono Australia

The world's wealthiest nations, including Australia, have failed to deliver on promises to increase resettlement for the world's neediest refugees, according to the Refugee Council of Australia. SHARE ...and more »

Pakistan calls for aid for its millions of Afghan refugees - The Express Tribune

Afghan refugee women sit with their babies as they wait with others at the (UNHCR) office on the outskirts of Peshawar. PHOTO: REUTERS. ISLAMABAD: Pakistan, home for decades to millions of Afghan refugees, called for the support of the international ...and more »