Countries vow to resettle more than 100,000 Syrian refugees: U.N.

Dec 10, 2014

Countries vow to resettle more than 100,000 Syrian refugees: U.N.

Countries have more than doubled the number of Syrian refugees they are willing to resettle to over 100,000, the head of the U.N. refugee agency said Tuesday. “Today, 28 countries expressed their solidarity with the Syrian refugees but also with the five neighboring countries ...

Tsunami victims forget relocation as progress stalls

Mar 12, 2014

Tsunami victims forget relocation as progress stalls

Twenty percent of households that were part of community resettlement plans as a result of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake have dropped out over the past year as progress on the projects has stalled, according to data from the Reconstruction Agency. Municipal governments ...

Myanmar refugees arrive via U.N. resettlement plan

Sep 28, 2013

Myanmar refugees arrive via U.N. resettlement plan

Four families from Myanmar arrived Friday night in Tokyo on a pilot U.N. refugee resettlement program introduced in fiscal 2010. The families are from ethnic minorities in Myanmar and had been living in a refugee camp in Thailand, across the border. After a 180-day ...