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One billion people crossed international borders in 2012

9:54 16/04/2013
In 2012, one billion people made an international trip, according to the World Travel and Tourism Council. David Scowsill of the WTTC said 'this is an astounding milestone. There is an inexorable...

UK ministers considered barring children of illegal immigrants from schools

17:35 03/04/2013
The Guardian, a national UK newspaper, has received a leaked email trail from UK civil servants which seems to show that UK ministers considered the possibility of preventing the children of illegal...

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...

UN commissioner calls for more aid for refugees

13:11 04/10/2012
A high ranking UN official has today put out a call for greater assistance for refugees. The UN High Commission for Refugees' (UNHCR) Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, Erika Feller gave a...

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