In Lebanon, Syrian refugees are resorting to measures to survive which most would consider inhumane and degrading. UN agencies already appealed for an additional 8 billion dollars to fund humanitarian operations in and around Syria.
Most of the refugees arriving in Melilla, a Spanish exclave in Northern Africa, are Syrians, Yemenis and Algerians. But no blacks apply for asylum at the border. Why is that? Santiago Saez reports from Melilla.
Half a million Rohingya refugees have fled Myanmar into Bangladesh since the end of August. The International Organization for Migration says Bangladesh needs support to help the new arrivals.
The unprecedented exodus of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar into southeastern Bangladesh has many locals worried about the future. The south Asian nation is already afflicted by overpopulation and poverty.
A fresh bid by the United Nations to resolve the Western Sahara dispute has taken former German President Horst Köhler to Algiers. The new UN envoy has already visited Morocco and refugee camps in southwest Algeria.
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