Hundreds of Syrian refugees have been rescued in rough seas and brought to Italy's southern coast in the last 24 hours, the Italian coastguard said on Saturday.
Three boats carrying 809 refugees and possibly some migrants, inc
Over 20,000 Syrian refugees have entered northern Iraq since Thursday in one of the largest crossings in the more than two-year-old conflict and the influx is continuing, the United Nations said on Monday.
Syrians began pouring in
Fugitive former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden left Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport on Thursday after Russia granted him refugee status, ending more than a month in limbo in the transit area.
Dubai Cares highlighted the plight of 43.3 million people worldwide, 46 per cent of them children, forcibly displaced from their homes and communities on the occasion of World Refugee Day.
The UAE-based philanthropic organisation,
Lebanon's Prime Minister Najib Mikati has urged Arab states to help his country cope with a flood of Syrian refugees who are stretching its scarce resources and will need at least $370 million in support this year.
President Michel Suleiman called on Monday for international action to help Lebanon cope with a deluge of refugees from the war in neighbouring Syria which he said threatened to set his volatile country ablaze.
Lebanon should consider setting up transit centres to absorb the waves of refugees fleeing neighbouring Syria and may have to establish formal refugee camps if the influx continues, a United Nations refugee official said.