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 26-year old Syrian man set himself on fire at a refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, in one of the most serious incidents involving stranded migrants in many months.

The man was slightly burned and was treated at a local hospital, an official said. Local media said the incident took place outside an asylum office at Moria camp, which is a former military base set on a hilltop.

Conditions there are poor.

More than 60,000 refugees and migrants, most from Syria,...

According to White Helmets, the Assad regime and its allies targeted a shelter in the Arbin town of Syria’s besieged Eastern Ghouta, killing of 37 civilians.

In statements made on its social media accounts, the civil defense group said fighter jets had been used to hit the shelter inhabited by civilians with inflammable "napalm" bombs.

Initial reports suggest at least 37 civilians, mostly women and children, were burnt to death; the death toll is expected to increase further....

Two Syrian asylum seekers on Tuesday lost a bid to overturn a government decision to deny them refugee status in the first such lawsuit in Japan since civil war erupted in the Middle Eastern state in 2011.

The Tokyo District Court upheld a government ruling made five years ago, that the pair's bid for asylum was not admissible under international refugee law.

Immigration and asylum are sensitive subjects in Japan, where many pride themselves on cultural and ethnic homogeneity...

Girls in their early teens are being trafficked into prostitution in Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh.

Foreigners seeking sex can easily gain access to children who have fled conflict in Myanmar and now face a new threat.

Anwara is 14. Fleeing Myanmar after her family were killed she searched for help on the road to Bangladesh.

"Women came with a van. They asked me, if I'd go with them."

After accepting their help, she was bundled into a car, with the promise...

At least 16 people, including six children, perished Saturday after a migrant boat capsized in the Aegean Sea, the deadliest disaster in the area since a controversial deal between the EU and Turkey to try to stem the flow of migrants two years ago.

The boat was ferrying migrants from Turkey to Greece when it went down overnight off the island of Agathonissi.

Two women and a man who managed to swim to safety on the island sounded the alarm and port police said they believe two...

Demonstrators said they were protesting in support of Mmame Mbage, a street vendor in his mid-thirties from Senegal, who arrived in Spain by boat 12 years ago.

Mbage was found unconscious on a street in Lavapiés by police on patrol. They were trying to revive him when emergency workers arrived, but he died of cardiac arrest, according to an emergency services spokeswoman.

She did not know what had happened to Mbage before he collapsed, but several other street vendors who were...

Lazar was being filmed during a visit to Vienna when he made controversial comments about immigrants living in the city.

“Vienna has become a worse place because of the refugees,” he says in the video, which was published Tuesday on his Facebook page.

"Evidently the streets are dirtier, evidently the area is poorer and there’s lots more crime,” he continues while walking though the Favoriten district. The quarter has the fourth highest foreign population in the city according...

Citing a lack of trust in media coverage, AfD parliamentarians have gone to Syria to assess the security situation for themselves. The party has been pushing to declare Syria a safe country and send back Syrian refugees.

Parliamentarians with the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) are traveling around Syria in an unusual trip this week in hopes of boosting the party's efforts to send back half a million Syrian refugees currently living in Germany.

On Tuesday, members of...

The UN assistant secretary-general for human rights says the nature of the violence against the Rohingya in Myanmar has changed from the frenzied blood-letting to a lower intensity campaign of terror.

Myanmar is continuing its "ethnic cleansing" of the Rohingya with a "campaign of terror and forced starvation" in Rakhine state, a UN human rights envoy said on Tuesday, six months after a military crackdown sparked a mass exodus of the Muslim minority.

UN Assistant Secretary-...

Denmark don’t accept refugees for 3 years is now deporting the little refugee girl they used once for their self-promotion.

Denmark adopted a resolution not to accept refugees which they must be accept in between 2015-2018 due to United Nations refugee quota.

In a photograph, a Danish police officer was playing with a refugee girl had a widespread media coverage. Image also got credit from European media.

As Denmark wins general approval for its sensibility on refugee...

In 2017 alone, twelve adolescent asylum seekers committed suicide, according to a survey by the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm conducted on behalf of the National Board of Health. By contrast, the figure was below ten in 2016, with no registered suicide cases within the group in 2015.

All the asylum seekers who took their lives in 2017 were boys and men under the age of 21. Almost all of them came from Afghanistan and had applied for a residence permit in 2015.Most of them were...

Syrians wait for the end of the war in their basements because of the ongoing bombardments and assaults even though the cease-fire.

People live in Eastern Ghouta, under the blockade of the Beshar Assad regime, landed in shelters with only one chance to survive. People who are afraid to go out due to the attacks despite the fire, in the basements, without lighting, waiting for the attacks to end in an inanimate state.

The civilians go down to the so-called basements because they...

Women in refugee camps in Syria have been forced to offer sexual favours in return for aid from the United Nations, a report has found, in the latest accusation to hit the sector.

Aid workers would allegedly regularly harass and abuse women and girls trying to access humanitarian assistance in the war-torn country, to the point that some stopped asking.

Some victims were allegedly forced to marry locally-hired officials working for the UN and other international charities for “...

irst, their villages were burned to the ground. Now, Myanmar's government is using bulldozers to literally erase them from the earth — in a vast operation rights groups say is destroying crucial evidence of mass atrocities against the nation's ethnic Rohingya Muslim minority.

Satellite images of Myanmar's troubled Rakhine state, released to The Associated Press by Colorado-based DigitalGlobe on Friday, show that dozens of empty villages and hamlets have been completely leveled by...

Once swarmed with dinghies packed with migrants, the Aegean Sea is relatively calm in the winter. This is due to a deal Turkey and the European Union struck two years ago to stop the refugee influx to Europe. Yet still, many people take the risky route to Greece, their gateway to Europe, on unsafe vessels from Turkish shores. In January alone the Turkish Coast Guard intercepted 1,640 illegal immigrants, most of them Syrians, Afghans, Pakistanis and Iranians.

Syrians refugees have long...