Human Welfare

Ai Weiwei puts human face on migrant crisis in 'Human Flow'

Sep 1, 2017

The United Nations says there are 65 million forcibly displaced people around the world _ a number so huge it can be overwhelming to contemplate

Police clear migrants from Rome piazza with water cannons

Aug 24, 2017

Migrants in a Rome piazza clashed with riot police using water cannons to clear out about 100 mostly Ethiopian and Eritrean asylum-seekers as part of a security operation criticized by rights groups

Rome defends evacuation of migrants as UN complains

Aug 23, 2017

Rome officials are defending their decision to evacuate hundreds of refugees occupying an abandoned building in the city center after protests from the U.N. refugee agency, UNICEF and humanitarian organizations

The Latest: Greece arrests 3 suspected migrant smugglers

Aug 14, 2017

Greek authorities say they have arrested three men on suspicion of ferrying 69 refugees or migrants on a yacht to the island of Zakynthos off the western coast of Greece's mainland

Italian, French leaders look to work in Libya on migration

Jul 27, 2017

Italy's prime minister considers sending naval units to help Libya's coast guard in combating migrant trafficking, while France's president discusses setting up asylum screening "hot spots" in Africa

The Latest: Cyprus deports anti-migration group boat

Jul 27, 2017

A Cyprus aid group says a ship chartered by an anti-immigrant group has been ordered to leave the island because 20 Sri Lankans on board allegedly carried forged identity documents

EU court advised to reject Hungary, Slovakia refugee case

Jul 26, 2017

An adviser to the Court of Justice of the European Union says it should dismiss lawsuits filed by Hungary and Slovakia contesting the mandatory relocation of 120,000 asylum-seekers

The Latest: Greece: 35 arrested in migrant camp clashes

Jul 18, 2017

Clashes have broken out for the second time in eight days at a crowded migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos

UN food agency warns South Sudan conflict is fueling famine

May 30, 2017

The head of the UN's farm agency is warning that conflict in South Sudan could undermine hopes of avoiding a new famine next year

Hungary signs accord with archbishop to support Iraqi clinic

May 29, 2017

The Hungarian government is donating 145 million forints ($525,000) to Saint Joseph's Clinic in Erbil, Iraq, which provides services for mainly Christian refugees living in the city

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