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Leading charities in call for Aleppo truce

Oct 15, 2016 - 10:10 AM

Four global NGOs issue the joint plea to establish a ceasefire of at least 72 hours in east Aleppo to allow the sick and wounded to be evacuated and for food and medical aid to enter the besieged area

LOOK: 'Game of Thrones' stars visit Syrian refugees in Greece

Jul 02, 2016 - 12:17 PM

They just want a voice That s what they all said to each of us – tell my story tell my story – and that s what we re going to do says Lena Headey who went to visit Syrian refugee camps in Greece with Maisie Williams and Liam Cunningham

Photo by Kathleen Prior/International Rescue Committee via Twitter (@KathleenAPrior)

Seeking asylum in Denmark

May 29, 2016 - 9:00 AM

For those seeking asylum in Denmark Center Sandholm is the first stop

SEEKING ASYLUM. For those seeking asylum in Denmark, Center Sandholm is the first stop. All photos by Ana Santos

MSF pulls out of Lesbos hot spot as aid groups slam migrant deal

Mar 24, 2016 - 9:01 AM

The move comes a day after the UN refugee agency UNHCR said it had suspended some activities in Greece saying reception centers had become detention facilities

REFUGEES IN LESBOS. A refugee family after they arrived on a boat from Turkey on the Greek island of Lesbos, near the port city of Mytilene, Greece, March 9, 2016. File photo by Kay Nietfeld/EPA

Sacha Baron Cohen, Isla Fisher give $1m for Syrian refugees

Dec 28, 2015 - 5:10 PM

The Borat star and his wife donate to Save the Children and the International Rescue Committee

HELPING OUT. Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher donate $1 million to Syrian refugees. File photo by Nina Prommer/EPA

Iraq displaced forced back into war zones

May 27, 2015 - 12:14 AM

The IRC says restrictions on Iraqi people fleeing the fighting in Anbar province are forcing some of them to return straight into conflict areas

ESCAPE. Displaced Iraqi Sunni Muslims, who fled their hometown of Fallujah due to unrest between government forces and militants in the flashpoint Anbar province, are seen inside a house in the Kurdish town of Shaqlawa, 45 kilometers north of Arbil, where they sought refugee, on January 19, 2015. Photo by Safin Hamed / AFP

Syrians have 'no escape' from war – report

Nov 13, 2014 - 8:48 AM

Tougher policies in potential host nations are preventing displaced Syrians from taking refuge in the Middle East and beyond

DISPLACED. Syrian Kurdish refugees gather around fire in a refugee camp in Suruc, Sanliurfa province, Turkey, on November 11, 2014. Aris Messinis/AFP

Aid agency reports 'unspeakable' suffering in South Sudan

Nov 11, 2014 - 1:32 AM

The current struggle of the Sudanese people is even worse than when the youngest nation sought independence the study finds

SUDANESE GIRL. A young girl smiles on August 1, 2014 as she plays next to flooded housing in the UN Protection of Civilians (PoC) site in Upper Nile State capital Malakal, South Sudan. File photo by Charles Lomodong/AFP