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Conservative MP calls for UK immigration amnesty for illegal immigrants

18:08 02/07/2013
An MP says that a future Conservative government of the UK should offer an amnesty to the estimated 570,000 illegal immigrants in the country and grant them all indefinite leave to remain. Nadhim...

Half a million people sought asylum in developed world in 2012 says UN

9:20 25/03/2013
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has issued a report which says that 479,300 people from the developing world sought asylum in the developed world in 2012. The number is the...

UN launches appeal for Syria

15:27 22/12/2012
The United Nations has issued a request for US$1.5bn to help support 5m Syrians displaced by the Syrian conflict. The UN has said that it needs US$519.6m to support 4m people internally displaced in...

Over 200,000 Syrian children are going cold as winter approaches

13:37 21/11/2012
Children's charity Save the Children has warned that there are 200,000 Syrian children facing discomfort and maybe death because they have inadequate clothing and bedding to cope with the winter in...

Conservative MP says UK migration target 'too blunt'

15:34 10/10/2012
Nadhim Zahawi, the UK Conservative Party's MP for Stratford-on-Avon, has said that the UK's coalition government must be careful to avoid damaging the economy by focussing too rigidly on the number...

Record numbers of refugees leave Syria in August

11:11 07/09/2012
A record number of people left Syria as refugees in August 2012, according to The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR). Spokeswoman Melissa Fleming told a Geneva press conference...

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