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  • US rejects Pakistan's 'claim' of forces striking an Afghan refugee camp in Kurram Agency

    Pakistan's claim that the United States forces struck an Afghan refugee camp in Kurram Agency on Wednesday is false, said US Embassy Spokesperson Rick Sinelsine in Pakistan on Thursday...

    On Wednesday, Pakistan had condemned a US drone strike deep inside its territory, saying: “Pakistan condemns a drone strike in Kurram Agency carried out by the Resolute Support Mission (RSM) this [Wednesday] morning, which targeted an Afghan refugee...

  • Bangladesh's mega refugee camp plan 'dangerous': UN official

    A top United Nations official said on Saturday that Bangladesh's plan to build the world's biggest refugee camp for 800,000-plus Rohingya Muslims was dangerous because overcrowding could heighten the risks of deadly diseases spreading quickly...

    Hard-pressed Bangladesh authorities plan to expand a refugee camp at Kutupalong near the border town of Cox's Bazar to accommodate the Rohingya...

  • Merkel begins Turkey trip with visit to refugee camp

    NIZIP: German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited a refugee camp on the Turkish-Syrian border on Saturday, kicking off a high-stakes visit aimed at boosting a month-old migrant deal plagued by moral and legal concerns...

    Merkel, who was accompanied by European Council head Donald Tusk and European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans, headed to the Nizip 2 camp near Gaziantep after touching down in the country’s south-east...

  • Malala visits world's largest refugee camp

    DADAAB: Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai was spending her 19th birthday on Tuesday visiting the world's largest refugee camp to draw attention to the global refugee crisis, especially as Dadaab camp faces pressure to close after a quarter-century...

    Kenya's government says Dadaab camp, which hosts more than 300,000 mostly Somali refugees, will be closed next year because it has become a security liability...

  • Malala visits world’s largest refugee camp

    DADAAB (Kenya): Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai spent her 19th birthday on Tuesday visiting the world’s largest refugee camp to draw attention to the global refugee crisis, especially as Dadaab camp faces pressure to close after quarter of a century...

    Kenya’s government says Dadaab camp, which hosts more than 300,000 mostly Somali refugees, will be closed by next year because it has become a security liability...

  • Anti-migrant protesters attack refugee camp in Germany

    BERLIN: Germany scrambled on Tuesday to quell a wave of anti-migrant violence, as a suspected arson attack hit a planned refugee shelter just hours after Chancellor Angela Merkel denounced xenophobic protests as “vile”...

    Merkel, who has been criticised for failing to forcefully address the wave of anti-migrant sentiment until this week, will on Wednesday visit a refugee centre targeted by far-right extremists and neo-Nazis in the...

  • Attackers kill guard at Rohingya refugee camp

    DHAKA: A group of armed attackers stormed a security post at a camp for Rohingya refugees in southern Bangladesh near the Myanmar border on Friday, killing the post commander and looting weapons, police said...

    They beat and then shot the Ansar (government security guard) commander of the camp from behind...

  • Migrants, police clash in Bulgaria refugee camp

    SOFIA: Around 1,500 migrants have rioted in Bulgaria’s largest refugee camp, triggering clashes that left two dozen police injured and prompted the arrest of hundreds of protesters, officials said...

    “Around 300 migrants, six of them considered a threat to national security, have been arrested,” Prime Minister Boyko Borissov told BNR public radio after visiting the camp in early hours of Friday...

  • World’s biggest refugee camp in Kenya to stay open

    NAIROBI: Kenya’s High Court on Thursday blocked the government’s decision to close the Dadaab refugee camp — the world’s largest — and force Somali refugees to return home...

    Judge John Mativo ruled that the plan to shut down the camp was unconstitutional, violated Kenya’s international obligations and amounted to the persecution of refugees...

  • Fire destroys Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon, kills one

    BEKAA VALLEY: A fire tore through a camp for Syrian refugees in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley on Sunday, killing at least one person and leaving two in critical condition, the UN refugees’ organisation said...

    Flames and thick clouds of black smoke rose from the site near the town of Qab Elias, around a hour’s drive east of Beirut, in footage broadcast by Lebanon’s MTV, and at least one explosion was seen, Reuters TV footage showed the blaze...

  • Rohingya leader detained by Bangladesh police in refugee camp

    Bangladesh security forces have detained a Rohingya leader during a sweep in a refugee camp, police said on Tuesday, as tension grows over plans to repatriate the displaced Muslims to Myanmar...

    A Rohingya leader, speaking on condition of anonymity, said those considered “pro-repatriation” were coming under suspicion as hostility to the plan snowballed in the refugee camps...

  • Hundreds taken by IS from refugee camp in Syria

    BEIRUT: Hundreds of people were taken by the militant Islamic State group fighters from a displacement camp in east Syria during a jihadist counter-attack against advancing US-backed forces, a monitor said on Saturday...

    The jihadists raided the camp on Friday, taking “more than 100 families” including relatives of IS defectors and of jihadists killed in fighting, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights...

  • First UN aid trucks reach remote refugee camp in Syria

    AMMAN: A United Nations aid convoy on Saturday reached the Rukban refugee camp in Syria where thousands of people are stranded in the desert, close to the border with Jordan, a member of the camp’s local council said...

    “The first convoys have entered the camp,” said Abu Abdullah, a member of the civilian council that runs the camp and has coordinated with the UN on humanitarian aid convoys...

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