DAKAR/MANGAIZE, Niger (Reuters) - When Talhatou Hallahi Maiga heard that Malian officials had dispatched new ID cards to the desert north in preparation for Sunday's presidential election, he slipped out of a refugee camp in neighboring Niger and went to collect his. Full story
They're lightweight, easy to assemble and have covers that are supposed to keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. The U.N. refugee agency wants to test these individual housing units with an eye toward using them as shelter for Syrians fleeing their country's civil war. Full story
GENEVA (Reuters) - Egyptian authorities have arbitrarily arrested and detained Syrian refugees as sentiment against them grows, the United Nations refugee agency said on Friday. Full story
CANBERRA (Reuters) - A former Australian prime minister denounced offshore refugee detention camps as Soviet-style "Gulags" on Thursday and the opposition proposed empowering the military to stop boats of asylum seekers days before a national election is to be called. Full story
Melissa Harris-Perry looks at the minority burden of being a problem, and the W.E.B. DuBois quote that still rings true as a guiding force for the civil rights movement today.
The worsening Syrian crisis has prompted the United Nations to make its biggest ever appeal for money. Five billion dollars, says the UN, is the amount needed to help the 'staggering escalation of the refugee crisis'. More than one and a half million people have fled across Syria's borders. By the e
Shibley Telhami, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and author of the upcoming book “The World Through Arab Eyes: Arab Public Opinion and the Reshaping of the Middle East,” and MSNBC Contributor Rula Jebreal talk with MSNBC’s Craig Melvin about the ongoing conflict in Syria and Secretary o
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to the Middle East this week to meet with leaders in the area. It is expected that Syria will be a major point of discussion. Shibley Telhami of the Brookings Institute and journalist Rula Jebreal join MSNBC with more.
Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme, Ertharin Cousin, discusses the additional $100 million in aid to Syrian refugees promised by Secretary of State John Kerry, as well as efforts already underway in the country.
A Syrian refugee makes sweets for sale during the month of Ramadan at Al Zaatri refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near the border with Syria, July 30, 2013. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed (JORDAN - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
A Syrian refugee sells sweets during the month of Ramadan at Al Zaatri refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near the border with Syria, July 30, 2013. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed (JORDAN - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)
A Syrian refugee displays sweets for sale during the month of Ramadan at Al Zaatri refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near the border with Syria, July 30, 2013. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed (JORDAN - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)