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More than 6m Syrians displaced by conflict

14:52 05/09/2013
The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has said that more than 6m people have now been displaced from their homes because of the civil war. Of these, over 2m have fled the country...

Suspected war criminals applied for Indefinite leave to remain in UK

10:06 05/08/2013
The BBC has revealed that the UK's Home Office has identified 115 suspected war criminals who have been present in the UK in the last two years in various visa categories including indefinite leave...

Canadian minister warns Sri Lankans not to pay 'human smugglers'

12:13 09/01/2013
Jason Kenney, the Canadian immigration minister, has warned Sri Lankans considering paying a 'human smuggler' to get into Canada, that they will be wasting their money if they do. Mr Kenney was...

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...

Australians question validity of Sri Lankan asylum claims

11:43 26/09/2012
Australian politicians have questioned the validity of asylum claims made by Sri Lankan nationals after 16 Sri Lankan nationals held on Christmas Island were sent back to Sri Lanka at their own...

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