Why are Afghan refugees leaving Iran?
Iran hosts some three million Afghan refugees, many of whom have poured into the country since the United States-led invasion in 2001. However, only an estimated 950.000 are United Nations-registered, as Iranian authorities have not provided all Afghan refugees with an opportunity to legally claim asylum.
Those born in the country are afforded UN-recognised refugee status, but they hold only a fraction of the rights granted to Iranian citizens. Many live without residency documents and are forced to exist off the grid, making their living from the black market.
Migration between the poor countries rising faster than in the rich ones
The number of people migrating between poorer countries in 2015 rose faster than the number migrating from poor to rich countries, despite the high number of people trying to reach Europe.
“South-south” migration – or movement between poorer countries – accounted for 37% of all migration last year, two percentage points more than “south-north” migration, according to a report from the International Organisation for Migration (IOM).
Homeless at home: most displaced people found in Syria, Iraq and Yemen
This report delves into the numbers overshadowed by the refugee crisis – the 28 million people forced by violence or disaster to live elsewhere in their country last year.
EU-Turkey deal 'historic abdication' of Europe's moral duties: MSF
Doctors Without Borders on May 13 slammed the EU-Turkey deal to stem the influx of migrants to the bloc as a "historic abdication" of Europe's moral and legal responsibilities.
Kenya to close world's largest refugee camp
Kenya is planning to close the world’s largest refugee camp, which it says poses a security threat that could lead to terrorist attacks.
An estimated 330,000 refugees will be affected when the Dadaab camp in northeast Kenya is shut down. Most refugees there are from Somalia who escaped conflict in their country.