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3 months ago

Dozens of Europe-bound migrants missing off Tunisia's coast

Rescue teams searched for dozens of people reported missing after a boat carrying migrants from Libya to Europe capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off Tunisia’s coast
3 months ago
Dozens of migrants missing off Tunisia's coast
5 months ago

Poland will soon become overwhelmed as number of refugees climbs into million

There are growing calls for the U.S., which has only taken in a few hundred Ukrainian refuges so far, to accept more.
5 months ago
Poland will soon become overwhelmed as number of refugees climbs into million
5 months ago

Afghan refugees in US to receive temporary protected status

Afghan refugees in the U.S. will be allowed to stay for at least 18 months under temporary protected status, a move that'll help some of the thousands who arrived following the American withdrawal from their country
5 months ago
Afghan refugees in US to receive temporary protected status
5 months ago

Germany pledges to protect refugees after reported rape case

The German government says it would seek to ensure refugees fleeing conflicts in Ukraine and elsewhere don’t become victims of crime in the wake of a reported rape case that triggered a public outcry
5 months ago
Germany pledges to protect refugees after reported rape case
5 months ago

Europe's unified welcome of Ukrainian refugees exposes 'double standard' for nonwhite asylum seekers: Experts

Europe’s embrace of Ukrainian refugees starkly contrasts with a largely hostile response to refugees and asylum seekers from Africa and the Middle East.
5 months ago
Europe's embrace of Ukrainians shows 'double standard' for nonwhite refugees: Experts
5 months ago

Refugee crisis worsens

The crisis in Ukraine is tearing families apart, and now the government is addressing concerns about discrimination. ABC News’ Andrea Fujii reports.
5 months ago
Refugee crisis worsens
5 months ago

Refugee crisis in Europe

The U.N. says the Russian attack on Ukraine has forced more than 420,000 people to flee the country. ABC News’ Matt Gutman reports on the families being ripped apart.
5 months ago
Refugee crisis in Europe
6 months ago

'Lesbos Granny' who aided Europe-bound refugees dies at 96

One of three older Greek women who gained international attention for helping refugees on the island of Lesbos has died at age 96
6 months ago
'Lesbos Granny' who aided Europe-bound refugees dies at 96
7 months ago

Afghan refugees work to start a new life in the US

ABC News’ Juju Chang gains rare access inside the Amid Oman Village in New Mexico, where some Afghan refugees are learning the building blocks of living in the U.S.
7 months ago
Afghan refugees work to start a new life in the US
10 months ago

Biden admits historic low number of refugees, outside of Afghan evacuees

In the 2021 fiscal year, the U.S. admitted its lowest number of refugees in the program's over 40-year history, according to newly released State Department data.
10 months ago
Biden admits historic low number of refugees, outside of Afghan evacuees
1 year ago

US refugee agency for children at risk of maxing out capacity

The agency tasked with connecting unaccompanied children to relatives or sponsors in the U.S. is nearing maximum capacity to hold the children before they are resettled.
1 year ago
US refugee agency for children at risk of maxing out capacity
3 years ago

Greek islanders strongly protest overcrowded refugee camps

Thousands of residents and business owners are protesting on the Greek islands hardest hit by migration, demanding that the government ease the severe overcrowding in refugee camps
3 years ago
Greek islanders protest overcrowded refugee camps
3 years ago

Norway to take 600 migrants moved from Libya camps to Rwanda

Norway says it will take 600 asylum seekers recently evacuated to Rwanda from Libyan detention centers as the Scandinavian country wants to stop the sometimes deadly smuggling of migrants across the Mediterranean Sea
3 years ago
Norway to take 600 migrants moved from Libya camps to Rwanda
3 years ago

Volunteers from the ship Iuventa saved thousands of migrant lives on the Mediterranean; now they could face prison

The case of the Iuventa boat is part of a trend of criminalizing volunteers helping migrants around Europe, say human rights groups.
3 years ago
They saved thousands of migrants on the high seas, and may face prison for it
3 years ago

Number of displaced people reaches new high of 70.8 million ahead of World Refugee Day

According to a new report released by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, by the end of 2018 there were 70.8 million people forcibly displaced.
3 years ago
Displaced people figure reaches new high of 70.8 million ahead of World Refugee Day
3 years ago

World Refugee Day raises awareness to people displaced around the world

Founded by the UN, World Refugee Day brings attention to the struggles and misconceptions of refugees who are displaced from war and persecution.
3 years ago
World Refugee Day raises awareness to people displaced around the world
4 years ago

2017 marks historic drop in refugee resettlement

For the first time in almost 40 years, the United States is resettling fewer refugees than the rest of the world, according to a new study by Pew Research Center.
4 years ago
For the first time in 40 years, US resettles fewer refugees than rest of world
4 years ago

'I feel like my life is empty:' Refugees suffer from mental illness on Greek islands

Aid groups struggle to keep up with the demand for mental treatment.
4 years ago
'I feel like my life is empty:' Refugees suffer from mental illness on Greek islands
4 years ago

Appalling conditions inside Syrian refugee camp on Lesbos

Inside the Moria refugee camp, where thousands of refugees have escaped one nightmare at home only to be trapped in another.
4 years ago
Appalling conditions inside Syrian refugee camp on Lesbos
4 years ago

Inside Lesbos' Moria camp, home to thousands of trapped refugees and migrants

ABC News visited the largest refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos.
4 years ago
This camp is home to thousands of trapped refugees and migrants
5 years ago

Trump administration terminates program that united thousands of families fleeing violence in Central America

The so-called CAM program is one of several terminated under Trump.
5 years ago
Trump administration terminates program to reunite Central American families
5 years ago

Trump administration implements new restrictions on refugee program as ban comes to an end

Trump signed an executive order this evening implementing the restrictions.
5 years ago
Trump administration implements new restrictions on refugee program as ban ends
5 years ago

Afghan refugee completes record-breaking solo round-the-world flight

She is the youngest woman to fly solo around the world in a single engine plane.
5 years ago
Refugee completes record-breaking solo round-the-world flight
5 years ago

Haunting images show bodies of Rohingya Muslim refugees washed up on shore after boat capsized

Some 500,000 Rohingya refugees have fled to Bangladesh since August.
5 years ago
Haunting images show bodies of drowned refugees washed up on shore
5 years ago

Sesame Street visits children at Jordan refugee camp

Elmo and the gang took their show overseas as part of Sesame Workshop's work with the International Rescue Committee to bring hope and education to children in war-torn countries.
5 years ago
Sesame Street visits children at Jordan refugee camp
5 years ago

Ben Stiller shares stories from meeting with refugee families in Jordan: 'America has to set the example'

Actor and director Ben Stiller is using his star power to draw attention to the global refugee crisis
5 years ago
Ben Stiller shares stories from meeting refugees in Jordan
6 years ago

Record Number of Refugees and Migrants Died in the Mediterranean This Winter, UNICEF Says

At least 1,354 migrants and refugees drowned this winter, UNICEF said.
6 years ago
Record Number of Refugees, Migrants Died in Mediterranean This Winter: UNICEF
6 years ago

What We Know About the Refugee Resettlement Deal Obama Forged With Australia

Within days of Donald Trump’s election, the Australian government forged a refugee resettlement deal with the United States under President Barack Obama.
6 years ago
What We Know About the Refugee Deal Obama Forged With Australia
6 years ago

US Holocaust Museum Urges Lawmakers to Protect Refugees 'Whatever Their National or Religious Identity'

But the statement makes no reference to Trump's executive order.
6 years ago
US Holocaust Museum Urges Lawmakers to Protect Refugees
6 years ago

How the Government Strives to Tell if a Refugee Applicant Is Lying About Being a Christian

President Trump said last week he would prioritize Christian refugees.
6 years ago
How the Government Strives to Tell if a Refugee Is a Christian
6 years ago

For Hundreds of Thousands Fleeing War, Reaching Uganda Camp Means Safety

Uganda received nearly half a million refugees from South Sudan last year.
6 years ago
For Hundreds of Thousands Fleeing War, Reaching Uganda Camp Means Safety
6 years ago

For Many, the European Dream Stops in Serbia

Refugees in Serbia are being trapped in freezing temperatures.
6 years ago
For Many, the European Dream Stops in Serbia
6 years ago

UN: Freezing Temperatures in Europe Creating 'Dire' Situation for Refugees

The U.N. said the five refugees have frozen to death already this year.
6 years ago
UN: Freezing Temps in Europe Creating 'Dire' Situation for Refugees
6 years ago

Paris Plans to Auction 'Love Locks' from the Pont des Arts Bridge in Support of Refugees

The city hopes to raise money to help the country's roughly 800,000 refugees.
6 years ago
Paris Plans to Auction 'Love Locks' in Support of Refugees
6 years ago

Mediterranean Migrant Drownings Reach Record High as Hundreds Drown off Libya

Up to 240 people are thought to have died after two boats capsized off Libya.
6 years ago
Mediterranean Migrant Drownings Reach Record High
6 years ago

Children in 'Jungle' Refugee Camp at Risk of Trafficking, Organizations Warn

The camp is unsafe for children, organizations warn.
6 years ago
Children in 'Jungle' Refugee Camp at Risk of Trafficking
6 years ago

France Begins Removing Thousands From Squalid 'Jungle' Refugee Camp

The makeshift camp has become home to an estimated 8,000 refugees.
6 years ago
Refugees Begin Exodus From Squalid 'Jungle' Camp
6 years ago

'Forced From Home': Exhibit Shows Visitors What It's Like to Be a Refugee

This interactive exhibit in Washington sheds light on the struggles of refugees.
6 years ago
Exhibit Teaches Visitors What It's Like to Be a Refugee
6 years ago

President Obama Shares Emotional Video of Child Who Asked to Host Syrian Refugee

President Obama looks to make a different story on Syrian refugees go viral.
6 years ago
Obama Shares Video of American Boy Who Asked to Host Syrian Refugee
6 years ago

President Obama Shares Emotional Video of Child Who Asked to Host Syrian Refugee

As criticism continues over Donald Trump Jr.'s "bowl of skittles" tweet, President Obama hopes different story on Syrian refugees goes viral.
6 years ago
Boy Tells President Obama He Wants to Host Syrian Refugee
6 years ago

London’s Parliament Square Transformed Into 'Life Jacket Graveyard'

More than 2,500 life jackets worn by refugees were placed in the square.
6 years ago
2,500 Life Jackets Worn by Refugees Placed in London Square
6 years ago

White House Aims to Take In 110,000 Refugees in Next Fiscal Year

The White House hopes to welcome 110,000 refugees in the 2017 fiscal year.
6 years ago
White House Aims to Take In More Refugees
6 years ago

Baby Born on Migrant Rescue Ship in Mediterranean Sea

Doctors Without Borders tweeted out a photo of the infant.
6 years ago
Baby Born on Migrant Rescue Ship in Mediterranean Sea
6 years ago

Number of Child Refugees Has Doubled in Last Decade, UN Says

Almost one in 200 children is a refugee, UNICEF said.
6 years ago
Number of Child Refugees Has Doubled in Last Decade, UN Says
6 years ago

Thousands of Refugees Rescued Off the Coast of Libya

Most of those rescued from overcrowded wooden boats were from Eritrea.
6 years ago
Thousands of Refugees Rescued Off the Coast of Libya
6 years ago

2016 on Track to Be Deadliest Year for Refugees Trying to Reach Europe

More than 3,000 people have died on the journey to Europe so this year.
6 years ago
2016 on Track to Be Deadliest Year for Refugees Trying to Reach Europe
6 years ago

Wealthy Countries Doing 'Next to Nothing' for Record-High Number of Refugees: Report

Oxfam report shows poorer countries host most of the world's record-high number of refugees.
6 years ago
Wealthy Nations Doing 'Next to Nothing' for Refugees: Report
6 years ago

Refugees Can Take Free Online Classes Through State Dept and Coursera Partnership

New State Dept. initiative gives displaced people access to an education.
6 years ago
State Dept and Coursera Partnership Offers Free Classes to Refugees
6 years ago

Angelina Jolie Calls for 'New Approach' to Address Global Refugee Crisis

She met with John Kerry and visited with refugees in Virginia today.
6 years ago
Angelina Jolie Calls for 'New Approach' to Address Global Refugee Crisis
6 years ago

4 Dead, Hundreds Rescued From Capsized Migrant Boat in the Mediterranean Sea

Greek officials sent two patrol boats and two helicopters to the area.
6 years ago
4 Dead, Hundreds Rescued From Capsized Migrant Boat