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Pope Francis was speaking at an event at the basilica of St Bartholomew on Saturday
Pope Francis has described some of Europe’s holding centres for migrants and refugees as concentration camps. The Roman Catholic leader made the comments while meeting...
Syrian refugee Baraa Haj Khalaf wipes away a tear after arriving at O’Hare Airport with her family on a flight from Istanbul, Turkey on February 7, 2017. SCOTT OLSON VIA GETTY IMAGES
“Every night a man approaches me and screams in my left ear,” the man* says with an unchanging expression. “I wake up covered in sweat and can’t fall back asleep.” His...
A replica of the Clock Tower in Homs, which became the city’s most famous gathering point during anti-regime demonstrations in 2011. It was built by the Syrian residents of the Katsikas refugee camp, in Greece’s Epirus region. The clock is set to the time they entered the camp and a caption underneath it reads: “Time stopped when we came here” – September 2016 (Andres Barkil-Oteo/SyriaUntold)
Five years in, with almost 5 million refugees outside Syria, 6.5 million internally displaced, and 450,000 deaths, the Syrian war is a humanitarian disaster of extraordinary...
Building a fence on the border with Serbia in southern Hungary this month. Credit Sandor Ujvari/European Pressphoto Agency
LONDON — Europe’s simmering backlash against immigration came into sharp relief on Tuesday when the Hungarian Parliament approved the detention of asylum seekers in guarded...
Acutely malnourished child Sacdiyo Mohamed, 9 months old, is treated at Banadir hospital in Somalia on Saturday. Somalia's government has declared the drought there a national disaster. Mohamed Sheikh Nor/AP
The world faces the largest humanitarian crisis since the end of the second world war with more than 20 million people in four countries facing starvation and famine, a...
 Refugees arrive on the Scottish Isle of Bute. The Home Office has announced a policy that refugees applying to settle permanently in Britain face a ‘safe return review’ after five years. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images
Tens of thousands of refugees who apply to live permanently in Britain are to be required to undergo an official review to see if it is safe for them to be sent back home,...
Mercy Corps, a leading American charity that uses Turkey as a base to aid hundreds of thousands of civilians upended by the war in neighboring Syria, was forced to curtail...

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