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South African Police Use Force to Disperse Refugee Sit-In After 3 Weeks

South African Police Use Force to Disperse Refugee Sit-In After 3 Weeks

After a wave of violence against immigrants, hundreds had camped outside a United Nations refugee agency office, asking for help leaving the country.
Paul Polak, Entrepreneur for Those Living on $2 a Day, Dies at 86

Paul Polak, Entrepreneur for Those Living on $2 a Day, Dies at 86

A former psychiatrist and real-estate speculator turned to helping the poor make money by selling foot pumps, charcoal and clean water.
Paul Polak, Entrepreneur for Those Living on $2 a Day, Dies at 86

Paul Polak, Entrepreneur for Those Living on $2 a Day, Dies at 86

A former psychiatrist and real-estate speculator turned to helping the poor make money by selling foot pumps, charcoal and clean water.
At Least 13 Women Are Killed as Migrant Boat Capsizes Near Italy

At Least 13 Women Are Killed as Migrant Boat Capsizes Near Italy

Rescue vessels picked up 22 survivors from the boat, which had set off from Tunisia, but the Italian Coast Guard said it feared that many others might have died.
Migrant Boat Capsizes Near Italy, Killing at Least 13 Women

Migrant Boat Capsizes Near Italy, Killing at Least 13 Women

Rescue vessels picked up 22 survivors from the boat, which had set off from Tunisia, but the Italian Coast Guard said it feared that many others might have died.
Riots Erupt at Greek Migrant Camp on Lesbos After Deadly Fire

Riots Erupt at Greek Migrant Camp on Lesbos After Deadly Fire

The authorities said the situation had stabilized, but others saw a need for more urgent action at the chronically overcrowded facilities.
Europe Keeps Asylum Seekers at a Distance, This Time in Rwanda

Europe Keeps Asylum Seekers at a Distance, This Time in Rwanda

The European Union is preparing to pay Rwanda to host migrants evacuated from Libya, extending an outsourcing policy that is already under criticism.
Europe Keeps Asylum Seekers at a Distance, This Time in Rwanda

Europe Keeps Asylum Seekers at a Distance, This Time in Rwanda

The European Union is preparing to pay Rwanda to host migrants evacuated from Libya, extending an outsourcing policy that is already under criticism.
About 150 Migrants Drown in Shipwreck Off Libya

About 150 Migrants Drown in Shipwreck Off Libya

The United Nations High Commission for Refugees said those who drowned were probably trying to reach Italy, whose anti-immigrant government has sought to seal its coastline.
About 150 Migrants Drown in Shipwreck Off Libya

About 150 Migrants Drown in Shipwreck Off Libya

The United Nations High Commission for Refugees said those who drowned were probably trying to reach Italy, whose anti-immigrant government has sought to seal its coastline.
Number of People Fleeing Conflict Is Highest Since World War II, U.N. Says

Number of People Fleeing Conflict Is Highest Since World War II, U.N. Says

“We have become almost unable to make peace,” the high commissioner for refugees said, as the global population of those displaced by conflict reached 70.8 million last year.
Number of People Fleeing Conflict Is Highest Since World War II, U.N. Says

Number of People Fleeing Conflict Is Highest Since World War II, U.N. Says

“We have become almost unable to make peace,” the high commissioner for refugees said, as the global population of those displaced by conflict reached 70.8 million last year.
Hundreds of Thousands Flee Congo Violence, in Region Afflicted by Ebola

Hundreds of Thousands Flee Congo Violence, in Region Afflicted by Ebola

Ethnic conflict in the northeastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo has created a humanitarian crisis and complicated the fight against an outbreak.
Dozens Dead as Migrant Boat Capsizes Off Tunisia

Dozens Dead as Migrant Boat Capsizes Off Tunisia

Rescued migrants at the port of the Italian island of Lampedusa, in southern Italy, on Friday.

Saudi Airstrike Said to Hit Yemeni Hospital as War Enters Year 5

At least seven people were killed, including four children, in a strike that Save the Children called a ‘gross violation of humanitarian law.’
Saudi Woman Who Fled Family Is Granted Refugee Status

Saudi Woman Who Fled Family Is Granted Refugee Status

Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun being escorted by Thailand’s immigration chief, Maj. Gen. Surachate Hakparn, right, and United Nations officials at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok on Monday.
Saudi Woman Who Fled Family Is Granted Refugee Status

Saudi Woman Who Fled Family Is Granted Refugee Status

Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun being escorted by Thailand’s immigration chief, Maj. Gen. Surachate Hakparn, right, and United Nations officials at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok on Monday.
Stranded for Months at Malaysia Airport, a Syrian Refugee Is Arrested

Stranded for Months at Malaysia Airport, a Syrian Refugee Is Arrested

Hassan al-Kontar, a Syrian refugee, was not allowed to fly out of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
Mediterranean Death Rate Is Highest Since 2015 Migration Crisis

Mediterranean Death Rate Is Highest Since 2015 Migration Crisis

A woman’s body and a migrant who survived were pulled from the Mediterranean Sea by a Spanish agency about 85 miles off the Libyan coast in July.
Mediterranean Death Rate Is Highest Since 2015 Migration Crisis

Mediterranean Death Rate Is Highest Since 2015 Migration Crisis

A woman’s body and a migrant who survived were pulled from the Mediterranean Sea by a Spanish agency about 85 miles off the Libyan coast in July.