International Migration


Syrian refugees face ‘abject poverty, dire living conditions,’ UN study warns

As the Syrian civil war continues to rage into its fifth year, large numbers of refugees fleeing the hostilities are steadily slipping into abject poverty due to the breadth of the crisis and “insufficient support” from the international community, the head of the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) warned today. Read more >

Governments Should Plan for Climate Change Migrants

Governments need to plan better for rising migration driven by climate change, experts said on Thursday, citing evidence that extreme weather and natural disasters force far more people from their homes than wars. Read more >

War stokes further growth in forced displacement in first half 2014

Texas leads in refugee resettlements, despite its immigration politics

Coast Guard Reports Surge in Cubans Trying to Reach Florida

Driven by fear that their window is closing, the number of Cuban migrants attempting to reach the U.S. illegally in rafts has surged since the two countries announced they would restore diplomatic relations after 50 years, Coast Guard officials said Monday. Read more >

UN urges EU to take refugees despite anti-migrant protests

Refugees arriving in Europe from war-torn Syria asking for asylum are putting an additional burden for the EU, whose economy is in crisis and where xenophobia is on the rise. Read more >

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