war refugees - updates

Rappler's latest stories on war refugees


Marawi evacuees beg Duterte: End war, martial law now

Jul 24, 2017 - 2:58 PM

As President Duterte delivers his second SONA Marawi evacuees say they want to go home

Syria's war: 'Hope is all I have'

Feb 28, 2017 - 9:43 AM

A Syrian freelancer who lost his leg during a gun battle between rebels and regime forces shares his story of hope

HOPEFUL. 'I survived. It was God's will,' said 20-year-old Mohammad Kaddour. Baba Tamim/Al Jazeera

UN wants $3.5B to support Syrian refugees in Turkey

Feb 07, 2017 - 7:46 AM

The figure of 3 5 billion for the next two years is part of a 4 6 billion package the UN is seeking to help refugees including those hosted by Lebanon Jordan and Egypt

In this file photo, Syrian children stand behind a fence at a refugee camp in the Kilis district of Gaziantep, southeastern Turkey, on October 23, 2016. Ozan Kose/AFP

IMF concerned over Afghanistan refugee influx

Jan 28, 2017 - 6:41 PM

An additional 2 5 million refugees and internally displaced people are expected to follow over the next year and a half

WAITING. An Afghan refugee child waits with her family to update their family data at the UNHCR Verification Center in Chamkani, on the outskirts of Peshawar on January 26, 2017. More than 380,000 registered Afghan refugees returned from Pakistan in 2016. Photo by Abdul Majeed/Rappler

Iceland welcomes first Syrian refugees

Jan 20, 2016 - 8:51 AM

Reykjavik initially said it would take in 50 refugees but then said it would increase that figure

WELCOME TO ICELAND. The first group of Syrian refugees is welcomed by Iceland's Minister of Social Affairs and Housing Eyglo Hardardottir (R) on January 19, 2016 upon their arrival at Keflavik airport. Haraldur Gudjonsson/AFP

Netanyahu says will not allow Israel to be 'submerged' by refugees

Sep 06, 2015 - 9:16 PM

Netanyahu also announces the start of construction of a fence along Israel s border with Jordan

In this file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prepares to speak as he opens the weekly cabinet meeting at his office, in Jerusalem, February 1, 2015. Gali Tibbon/Pool/EPA

P2M per day to feed Maguindanao evacuees

Mar 11, 2015 - 1:00 PM

As fighting rages in Maguindanao the regional government is spending millions to shelter and feed thousands of displaced families

Hundreds of families from villages on the border of North Cotabato and Maguindanao fill makeshift evacuation centers while fighting rages between elements of the MILF's 108th Base Command anf BIFF fighters.

War and peace and courage

Mar 09, 2015 - 10:15 AM

It is moral courage that guides the justified use of arms makes the humanitarian go to the refugee camps makes the warrior come to the peace table and makes the peacemakers walk between two armed camps

Army captain, 3 others killed in clashes with BIFF

Mar 09, 2015 - 9:37 AM

20 other troops are wounded in gun battles in central Mindanao

ASSAULT. Lieutenant Colonel Orlando Edralin, commander of 7th Infantry Battalion, stands beside a house set on fire by the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters in Kabasalan, Pikit, North Cotabato, Monday, February 23, 2015. Photo by Jeoffrey Maitem/Rappler

Maguindanao relief goods will run out if conflict drags - ARMM

Mar 04, 2015 - 10:03 AM

The military says there is no fixed timeline for its offensive against the breakaway BIFF

Residents displaced by the fighting are seen in Shariff Aguak town in Maguindanao. The military launched attacks against the the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters in Maguindanao. Photo by Jef Maitem/Rappler

Imagine: 31,400 people now displaced in Maguindanao

Mar 03, 2015 - 10:00 AM

The peace process was a way out of this violent madness Where is all this taking us in Mindanao?

UN suspends food aid to 1.7M Syrian refugees

Dec 02, 2014 - 8:53 AM

Refugees in Jordan Lebanon Turkey Iraq and Egypt risk going hungry this winter if donors do not urgently provide the 64 million 51 million euros needed to finance the distribution of food vouchers through December

Volunteers from two of three non-governmental organizations currently operating relief groups in Arsal, Lebanon, after international humanitarian actors halted operations in the border town due to security reasons, distributes boxes of aid to Syrian refugees in Al-Masri refugee camp on October 25, 2014. Maya Hautefueille/AFP

A taste of home for war-weary Syrians in Beirut

Nov 19, 2014 - 1:53 PM

We cannot forget our roots The secret to our cuisine lies in the flavor the mix of spices And nothing can replace the taste of home

HOMELAND EATS. Clients eat lunch at a Syrian restaurant from Aleppo in the Lebanese capital Beirut on October 31, 2014. Joseph Eid/AFP

Ending warzone rape: A cause for our generation

Jun 10, 2014 - 4:04 PM

This is a moral responsibility No country can say they believe in human rights and choose to turn a blind eye to sexual violence in conflict

Number of Syrian refugees passes 2M mark - UN

Sep 03, 2013 - 8:11 PM

UPDATE In addition some 4 25 million people have been displaced within the country since March 2011

EXODUS. Thousands of Syrians flood across the border into Iraq recently in search of shelter. © UNHCR/G. Gubaeva