One international peacekeeper was shot dead and another was wounded early Sunday after a "gang" attacked their police post inside a refugee camp in Sudan's embattled Darfur region, the African Union - United Nations Mission said.
All 25,000 people living in a refugee camp in Sudan's Darfur region have fled amid fighting between armed militia groups and Sudanese government forces, U.N. officials said Friday.
A town in Syria hopes to be a model for multi-ethnic opposition to Syria's president. CNN's Arwa Damon reports.
The Syrian cab driver tolerated beatings, arrests and daily indignities during the country's 16 months of turmoil.
CNN's Paula Hancocks reports the handling of sectarian violence is seen as a test for Myanmar's government.
A dozen more people have died during ongoing sectarian violence in Myanmar's western state of Rakhine, bringing the death toll from the unrest to 62, a local official said Wednesday.
In a few weeks, South Sudan will turn a year old. It ought to have been a joyous occasion.
African Union and Somali troops launched an offensive against militants in a densely populated enclave near the volatile Somali capital of Mogadishu, the AU mission said Tuesday.
The Somalia-based Islamist terrorist group Al-Shabaab is recruiting U.S. citizens. CNN's Nic Robertson reports.
Violence and the resulting displaced people have created a crisis in Mali that is the worst in its recent history, a new report by Amnesty International says.
Three days after a massive earthquake threw Haiti into chaos, Alvana was homeless, along with her two children.
There are no reports of major violence after a cease-fire deadline passed in Syria. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.
On Thursday, CNN correspondent Ivan Watson was at a Syrian refugee camp in Turkey. A stone's throw away, a barbed-wire fence marked the border with Syria, a porous frontier that has become a lifeline for the Syrian opposition inside the country. For hours, he watched Syrians, whole families even, crawl through a hole in the fence to go back and forth across the border. Most of them would eventually return to the refugee camp.
CNN's Ivan Watson reports record numbers of Syrian refugees escaping what they describe as a massacre.
The Turkish government reported a record number of refugees fleeing Syrian military offensives across the border, just days before the Syrian government pledged to withdraw military forces from population centers.
Critics of "KONY 2012," the documentary about a notorious Ugandan warlord that went viral this month, raised two key points: Joseph Kony no longer operates in Uganda, and his Lord's Resistance Army is much smaller than previously thought.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is threatening to kill the 73 Yemeni troops it is holding hostage if the government does not release al Qaeda prisoners.
While the average American's understanding of the conflict in Kosovo is a simple, two-sided Sneetch-battle between the mountainous region's dominant Serbian minority and oppressed Albanian majority, the reality is a lot more convoluted than a Wikipedia page or morning radio parody of the Beach Boys' "Kokomo" can accurately convey. In addition to the Serbs in the north and Albanians in the south, Kosovo is host to a pizza pie of smaller ethnic groups like Gorans, Illyrians, and Roma scattered in enclaves throughout the entire country.
Last July, the world celebrated the birth of its newest nation as South Sudan officially separated from the north. It was hoped then that after decades of bloodshed, the people of of both nations would finally know peace.
The Obama administration "welcomes" a United Nations-led effort in Iraq to relocate a group on the State Department terrorism list, before an end-of-the-year deadline that could see heavy violence and a large humanitarian disaster unfold, senior administration officials said Monday.
At least two bombs were dropped near the Yida refugee camp in South Sudan, resulting in an undetermined number of casualties, the spokesperson for U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Thursday.
Ten people were killed Monday in a suicide bombing outside a U.N. compound in Kandahar, Afghanistan, officials said.
CNN's Rafael Romo reports on the plight of Colombian farmers who grow legal crops that are ruined by cocaine fumigation.
Abelardo Joya's life and livelihood vanished in a matter of seconds. When a fumigation plane flew over his farm in September 2010, mistakenly targeting his crops with coca eradication chemicals, his small cacao, yucca and plantain plants didn't stand a chance. Brown and crisp, they can no longer produce food.
Three United Nations peacekeepers were killed in an ambush in a camp for displaced people in Sudan's Darfur region, the global body said Tuesday.
Security forces finished their mission in Syria's coastal city of Latakia by "putting an end to the armed terrorist groups who terrified the safe citizens by their criminal acts" and were pulling out, the state-run news agency reported.
Former Sen. Bill Frist talks to Anderson Cooper about the Somali famine crisis.
Why should Americans care about the unfolding crisis in Somalia when our own economy is in chaos?
CNN's Anderson Cooper reports on the dire conditions faced by kids that arrive at a refugee camp in Kenya.
Humphry Musyoka, a doctor at the world's largest refugee camp, knows well how quickly dehydration can ravage the body of a child.
Clashes erupted overnight at a West Bank refugee camp, authorities said Monday.
Somalia's top militant group may soon counter the government's recent thrust against them with an offensive of their own.
They have become refugees so they can eat, sometimes walking for days to reach a camp where they might find something to fill their aching bellies. After the head of the United Nations' refugee agency got a firsthand look at the suffering people of East Africa, he said Friday his heart was broken.
Photographer Rania Matar moved from Lebanon to the United States at the age of 20.
CNN's Arwa Damon reports on the Syrian refugees who are living in camps inside Turkey.
The number of people forced from their homes worldwide has risen to 43.7 million, the highest level in 15 years, according to a U.N. refugee agency report released Monday.
Actress Angelina Jolie receives special access to Syrian refugees huddled in camps on the Turkish border.
Actress Angelina Jolie, a longtime goodwill ambassador for the U.N. refugee agency, arrived in southern Turkey on Friday to visit Syrian refugees, a high-profile trip focusing attention on misery faced by ordinary citizens who have escaped violence in turbulent Syria.
More than 300,000 people are still displaced from their homes in Ivory Coast two months after a political crisis was settled in the West African nation, the United Nations refugee agency said Tuesday.
Citing the political, military and humanitarian crises of Abyei, Darfur and southern Sudan, an independent United Nations expert on human rights offered a critical view of human rights in the African nation Wednesday.
At least 150 people drowned when a boat leaving Libya capsized off the Tunisian coast this week, the U.N. refugee agency said Friday.
At least 150 people drowned when a boat leaving Libya capsized off the Tunisian coast on Wednesday, the U.N. refugee agency said Friday.
CNN's Ivan Watson speaks to a man who's passionate about helping people making the perilous journey from Libya.
Reaction in Israel has varied to President Barack Obama's endorsement of the long-held but rarely stated U.S. support for a future Palestinian state based on borders that existed before the 1967 Middle East war.
About 6,000 Palestinian refugees gathered Friday near Jordan's border with Israel to mark the founding of the Israeli state and to demand to be allowed to return to their ancestral homes.
Nearly 1 million residents have fled Abidjan and others are displaced from their homes elsewhere in Ivory Coast's escalating bloodshed that started in December after a disputed presidential election, the United Nations refugee agency said Friday.
The United Nations refugee agency reported disturbing accounts of violence and persecution of sub-Saharan Africans within Libya Tuesday, urging a recognition of their particular vulnerability in the midst of civil war.
Thousands of people have started flooding home to Southern Sudan following the historic referendum that separated south from north.
The evacuation of the tens of thousands of refugees who have streamed across the Libyan border to Tunisia has stepped up dramatically.
Bangladeshi workers in Libya are fleeing the country, but if they make it home at all, it will be empty-handed.
As soon as refugees fleeing unrest in Libya began flooding over the border into Tunisia, Ali Ben Issi signed up as a volunteer to help them.
The ENS Halayab prepared to sail Wednesday from the Tunisian port town of Zarzis, carrying 1,200 Egyptians back home.
A green flag fluttering in the wind designated Libyan territory. A short distance away, a red flag flew for Tunisia. In between, a mass of humanity waited in no man's land, desperate to flee escalating rebellion in one nation and cross into another that has already succeeded in toppling a dictator.
As Gadhafi refuses to leave Libya, thousands of Libyans have decided to do so themselves. CNN's Ivan Watson reports
An attempt to flee war-torn Somalia ended in tragedy when a boat carrying dozens of Somalis capsized in the Gulf of Aden, killing all but one person on board, the United Nations refugee agency said Thursday.
Among the unwitting victims caught up in the violent unrest in Libya are asylum-seekers and refugees, the U.N. refugee agency said as it urged neighboring countries not to turn them away should they flee the upheaval.
At least one person has been confirmed dead in violence that broke out Sunday morning at a refugee camp in Ghana.
The U.N. high commissioner for refugees announced an inter-agency appeal Wednesday for $280 million to support Iraqi refugees.
The United Nations official overseeing efforts to help Iraq's many displaced people said Monday the country could be at a turning point.
Despite appeals by the United Nations' refugee agency to European countries asking them not to deport Iraqi asylum-seekers, Sweden on Wednesday deported 26 Iraqi men, the agency said.
Southern Sudanese have been steadily trickling back home from their country's northern region ahead of next week's historic election, the U.N. refugee agency said on Friday.
An influx of people returning home to vote in Southern Sudan is straining communities suffering from lack of food and water in the remote region, aid groups said Wednesday.
About 14,000 Ivory Coast residents escaping their country's political instability and violence have fled to eastern Liberia in what has been an arduous journey, the United Nations refugee agency said Saturday.
Israeli bulldozers Wednesday destroyed housing and animal structures in a Palestinian Bedouin community, its residents said.
An emergency plea from a humanitarian group working in the largest developing refugee camp in the world, in Dadaab, Kenya, has yielded a donation of enough tents to finally provide shelter to at least 700 families living in "unacceptable" conditions outside the camp compound, Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) said this week.
The largest refugee camp in the world, in Dadaab, Kenya, is facing an overcrowding crisis with at least 700 families now residing in "unacceptable living conditions" outside the camp and in peril with the approaching rain season, the humanitarian group Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) said.
Violence and voter intimidation in Guinea's eastern region has forced the displacement of thousands of ethnic Peul who support presidential candidate Cellou Dalein Diallo, according to an official for the Red Cross in Guinea and local officials of Diallo's party.
Battered by a devastating earthquake, left for nearly a year without real homes, promised aid that failed to arrive, the people of Haiti now face a new killer, and the littlest children are among the hardest hit.
Eadya Julia fled her native southern Sudan nearly three decades ago at the height of a war between the south and the north.
Six people were killed and 33 were injured in apparent clashes at a displaced persons camp in Sudan's Darfur region on Saturday, days after another attack in the region left 37 dead, officials said.
The Palestinian refugees in Lebanon will be able to work in places they've never been allowed to work before under legislation passed Tuesday by Lebanon's parliament.
Lebanon's parliament adopts a law granting fuller employment rights to Palestinians. CNN's Ben Wedeman reports.
The United Nations humanitarian chief urged Sudan to allow aid workers into a Darfur refugee camp that has been closed for nearly two weeks, limiting access to 80,000 displaced people.
Fighting in the Somali capital this week led to the deaths of dozens of civilians and injuries to scores of others, the U.N. refugee agency said Friday.
A top Ugandan official on Monday defended a decision to load hundreds of Rwandans in trucks and forcibly return them home in an operation condemned as illegal by the United Nations.
As ballots were being counted in Somaliland, a breakaway republic in northwest Somalia, officials said an observer from the electoral commission was killed.
More displaced people have been returning to their homes in southern Kyrgyzstan, where violence earlier this month uprooted hundreds of thousands of people, the U.N. refugee agency said on Wednesday.
Refugees fleeing Kyrgyzstan's spasms of violence are accusing the central Asian nation's security forces of carrying out some of the deadly attacks.
Kyrgyzstan will investigate allegations that government troops were involved in ethnic violence, an official said Sunday.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced the United States will give $60 million to the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for help to Palestinian refugees on Friday, a move designed to improve the lives of 4.7 million people.
In just the past week, another 100,000 people have joined the rolls of the world's refugees; they were forced to flee violence in Kyrgyzstan across the border into Uzbekistan.
About 300,000 people are now estimated to be internally displaced in Kyrgyzstan by ethnic violence, the U.N. refugee agency said Thursday, citing information from the Kyrgyz interim government and non-governmental organizations.
The flow of refugees fleeing southern Kyrgyzstan has gone from a flood to a trickle, the Uzbekistan Foreign Ministry said.
CNN's Nic Robertson surveys the turmoil in the former Soviet republic of Kyrgyzstan.
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Monday assured the country's main Tamil political parties his government would soon address grievances of the Tamil minority.
At least 60 people have been killed in Somalia's capital and more than 14,000 displaced from their homes during heavy fighting over the last two weeks, the U.N. refugee agency said Friday.
Ahmad Iskander is a Palestinian Boy Scout leader who lives in Bourj al Barajneh, one of the biggest and most well-known Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon.
VBS catches up with an aspiring filmmaker who's pursuing his dream despite harsh surroundings. Go to VBS.TV for more.
At least 22 people were killed Monday and 27 were injured when an explosion ripped through a crowded market in northwestern Pakistan, police and hospital officials told CNN.
A suicide bomber killed seven people Sunday at a police station in Kohat -- the same northwest Pakistani town where attackers targeted a camp for displaced people and killed at least 41 a day earlier.
Suicide attackers killed at least 41 people and wounded more than 61 on Saturday at a camp for displaced people in northwestern Pakistan, officials said.
The European Union on Wednesday pulled its observers from Darfur ahead of elections in Sudan, an EU spokeswoman told CNN.
Hundreds of thousands are displaced in Pakistan after an offensive against the Taliban. CNN's Paula Newton reports.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has promised Haitians he is focused on maintaining donor solidarity as the quake-torn nation struggles to rebuild, the organization said.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visits the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince. CNN's Sara Sidner reports.
Hundreds of Somalis were killed and tens of thousands forced from their homes in January, the deadliest month in the war-torn country since last August, the United Nations refugee agency said Tuesday.
In just the past 19 days, an estimated 63,000 people have been displaced from their homes in Somalia by fighting involving government forces and militias, combined with "general insecurity," the United Nations' refugee agency said Tuesday.
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