Food aid looted on massive scale in South Sudan

Jul 17, 2016

Food aid looted on massive scale in South Sudan

In looting on an epic scale, a month’s worth of food aid for over 220,000 South Sudanese was stolen in just two days — along with the giant warehouses that stored it. As fighting raged between rival forces in the capital, Juba, last week, ...

Jul 12, 2016

EU migrant influx has been easing since April

The number of illegal migrants entering Europe has fallen since April after the European Union sealed a deal with Turkey to halt flows across the Aegean Sea, the border agency said, and Italy has become the new front line for refugees, mostly from Libya. ...

Jul 8, 2016

Germany: 222,000 asylum-seekers arrived in first six months

The German government says some 222,000 asylum-seekers arrived in the country in the first half of this year. The figures reflect a sharply lower influx after the overland route through the Balkans was blocked and the European Union cut a deal with Turkey to ...

Suicide blast prompts Jordan to shut last entry point for Syrian refugees

Jun 22, 2016

Suicide blast prompts Jordan to shut last entry point for Syrian refugees

Jordan sealed its last entry point for Syrian refugees Tuesday after a cross-border suicide attack killed six members of the Jordanian security forces, wounded 14 and exposed the pro-Western kingdom’s growing vulnerability to spillover from conflict next door. The closure raised questions about the ...