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Children at a displaced persons camp in the Khokha district of Yemen’s western province of Hodeida. Photograph: Khaled Ziad/AFP via Getty Images

One in 97 people on Earth have now been forcibly displaced, according to the latest annual UN Refugee Agency global trends report, which says that 79.(...)

 Refugees and security guards at a UNHCR compound in Nairobi on Monday, after a Ugandan refugee had taken his own life. Photograph:  Daniel Irungu/EPA

A refugee was found dead at the United Nations Refugee Agency compound in Nairobi on Monday, in an apparent suicide his friends are saying highlights (...)

A girl wears a protective face mask at a makeshift camp for refugees and migrants next to the Moria camp, during a nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus, on the island of Lesbos, Greece. Photograph: Elias Marcou/Reuters

Although to date there been few reports of significant coronavirus clusters in overcrowded refugee camps, whether in huge camps like Cox’s Bazar in Ba(...)

Children leaving school in Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya.’No one will be safe here if coronavirus arrives,’ a Congolese woman told The Irish Times.  Photograph: Sally Hayden/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

As Kenya, Ethiopia and Sudan announced their first cases of coronavirus on Friday, refugees hundreds of miles from African capital cities fretted thei(...)

 French soldiers use detectors to  search for improvised explosive devices during the Burkhane Operation in northern Burkina Faso, in November 2019. File photograph: Michele Cattani/AFP via Getty

Militants killed 43 people during attacks in Burkina Faso this week, turning attention back on the restive Sahel region. The Ouagadougou government (...)

European Council president Charles Michel (left), European Parliament president David Sassoli (back to camera), Greek prime minister Kyriákos Mitsotákis and European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen  look out of the window of a helicopter during a flight over Evros, at the Greek-Turkish border in northern Greece, on Tuesday. Photograph: Dimitris Papamitsos/EPA/Greek prime minister’s office

European Union leaders have given a show of support for Athens, describing Greece as Europe’s “shield” in deterring migrants, despite questions from t(...)

Syrians refugees flee their homes in Idlib. Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened imminent action in the region if Damascus fails to withdraw. Photograph: Burak Kara/Getty Images

Hemmed against a border wall in Somme-like mud and misery, nearly a million Syrians are awaiting their fate. Nearby, Iranian-backed militias and what (...)

An internally-displaced Syrian child stands outside a tent at a makeshift camp in Azaz, Syria, on  Thursday. Photograph:  Khalil Ashawi/Reuters

Russian warplanes struck at rebel-held towns in northwest Syria again on Thursday and Turkish artillery supported insurgent attacks elsewhere as offi(...)

UN high commissioner for refugees Filippo Grandi speaks to  Simon Carswell in Dublin this week. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/The Irish Times

Record numbers of refugees – and the forced mass movement of many more from conflict, poverty, disease and climate change – have made the planet a mor(...)

The UN’s refugee agency wants to resettle 2,500 refugees and migrants, currently in Libya, this year, a small percentage of those asking for it. Photograph: Zoubei Souissi/Reuters

Refugees in Libya who were told this week they are to be given passage to Italy have expressed concern for those left behind in detention centres. On(...)

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