Tag - refugees



Rohingya refugee Abdur Rahaman at a temporary Indonesian immigration shelter in Lhokseumawe, in Aceh province.
Dec 4, 2023
Young Rohingya leave Bangladesh camps for university dream
Refugees still face challenges in obtaining an education in Indonesia.
Finnish Border Guards escort migrants at the international border crossing at Salla, northern Finland, on Thursday.
WORLD / Politics
Nov 24, 2023
Finland pushing back 'weaponized migration' on Russia border
Finnish PM described Russia's move to allow a growing number of migrants without papers to reach the border as "a systematic and organized action."
A rescuer carries a child as he walks amid the rubble of a school hit during an Israeli strike before the start of a four-day truce in the battles between Israel and Hamas militants, on Friday.
WORLD / Politics
Nov 24, 2023
Gaza truce appears to hold as Israel and Hamas start cease-fire
There were no major reports of bombings, artillery strikes or rocket attacks as Israel and Hamas started a four-day cease-fire in Gaza on Friday.
A residential building damaged by a Russian missile strike in the Serhiivka, in Ukraine's Odesa region, in July 2022. Daria Krokva, a doctor, fled Ukraine for Japan in April 2022 after being advised to evacuate by a cousin in Kobe.
Nov 23, 2023
Ukrainian doctor aims for national license in Japan
Daria Krokva is working hard on her Japanese proficiency in order to qualify for taking the national examination for medical practitioners.
Finnish Prime Minister Petteri Orpo speaks during a news conference in Helsinki on Wednesday.
WORLD / Politics
Nov 23, 2023
Finland to close all but northernmost border crossing with Russia
Since the beginning of the month, more than 600 people without valid travel documents to the European Union have come to Finland via Russia.
Afghan refugees sit with their belongings near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border on Nov. 20.
Nov 22, 2023
Afghans driven from Pakistan rebuilding lives from 'zero'
Many have lived decades, if not their whole lives, outside their country, with no one left in their homeland to return to.
Newly arrived Rohingya refugees are stranded on a boat after the nearby community decided not to allow them to land in Aceh province, Indonesia, on Nov. 16.
Nov 21, 2023
After hellish boat journeys, Rohingya refugees unwelcome in Indonesia
For those able to land in Aceh province, their status there is far from assured, and locals say they could still force the newcomers back to sea.
Smoke rises during fighting in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on May 3.
WORLD / Politics
Nov 20, 2023
'Libya scenario': war-torn Sudan could break apart, experts warn
By the end of October, fighting had killed over 10,000 and displaced another 6 million.
A boy stands in the rain at a school run by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on Tuesday.
Nov 15, 2023
Heavy rain in Gaza brings new problems and fears for Palestinians
The start of the rainy season and the possibility of flooding increased fears that the densely populated enclave's sewage system will be overwhelmed.
Displaced residents of the city of Gaza walk to the southern Gaza Strip on Wednesday.
WORLD / Politics
Nov 9, 2023
Tens of thousands flee as Israel tightens 'stranglehold' on Gaza
U.N. rights chief Volker Turk described Israel's collective punishment of Palestinian civilians and their forcible evacuation as war crimes.
A Palestinian family sits near destroyed houses following a strike in Rafah on the southern Gaza Strip on Monday
WORLD / Society
Nov 7, 2023
Civilians trapped in Gaza are running out of food, fuel and hope
Residents of Gaza are having to make difficult calculations about their safety in a place where supplies of food and water are rapidly dwindling.
Afghan refugees arrive in a truck at a holding center as they prepare to depart for Afghanistan, in the town of Landi Kotal, Pakistan, on Wednesday. Hundreds of thousands of Afghans living in Pakistan faced the threat of detention and deportation on the day, as a government deadline for them to leave sparked a mass exodus.
WORLD / Society
Nov 2, 2023
Pakistan rounds up undocumented foreigners, mostly Afghans, early
The interior ministry said 140,322 people had already voluntarily left after days in which trucks full of people have jammed roads out of the country.
Three Japanese staff members of Doctors Without Borders cross the Rafah border between Gaza and Egypt on Thursday in this handout photo.
Nov 2, 2023
10 Japanese with 8 Palestinian family members flee Gaza to Egypt
Another Japanese national who is married to a Palestinian and lives in Gaza intends to stay there with the family, the chief cabinet secretary said.
Afghan refugees arrive at the Afghanistan-Pakistan border on Monday. Islamabad has issued an order to 1.7 million Afghans it says are living in the country illegally to leave by November 1, or be deported.
Nov 1, 2023
Mass exodus of Afghans as deadline to leave Pakistan arrives
Islamabad gave 1.7 million Afghans it says are living illegally in the country until November 1 to leave or be forcibly removed.
Palestinians search for casualties at the site of Israeli strikes on houses in Jabalia refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip on Tuesday.
WORLD / Society
Nov 1, 2023
Israel kills at least 50 in military strike on Gaza refugee camp
An Israel Defense Forces statement said the strike by fighter jets on Jabalia, Gaza's largest refugee camp, had killed a Hamas commander.
A missile is fired from a Myanmar military base in Lashio township, northern Shan State, on Saturday. Heavy fighting between rebels and the Myanmar military stretched into a second day near the country's northern border with China.
Oct 31, 2023
Thousands feared displaced in new Myanmar clashes: U.N.
On Friday, three powerful ethnic armed organizations attacked junta troops across a swathe of northern Shan state.
Ukrainian sumo wrestler Aonishiki (left) competes in a preliminary bout for unranked wrestlers during the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo on Sept. 12.
Oct 27, 2023
Ukrainian wrestler aims to make impact in Japan's world of sumo
Aonishiki, real name Danylo Yavhusishin, stepped on the hallowed dohyō at Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan for the first time in September.
Polish Ambassador to Japan Pawel Milewski (left), Polish development bank BGK President Beata Daszynska-Muzyczka (second from left), Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker and member of the Japan-Poland Parliamentary Friendship Association Hirobumi Niki (second from right), and social welfare corporation Fukudenkai President Takaaki Ota attend a ceremony at the Polish Embassy in Tokyo on Oct. 19.
JAPAN / History
Oct 26, 2023
Japan and Poland mark centennial of orphans' rescue from Siberia
The Japanese Red Cross Society conducted rescue and relief missions from 1920 to 1922 for a total of 765 Polish children.
Tents for displaced Palestinians at a camp, operated by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, in western Khan Younis, Gaza, on, Oct. 17.
WORLD / Politics
Oct 26, 2023
Record 114 million people now displaced worldwide, says U.N.
Almost one-third of all displaced people originated from just three countries: Afghanistan, Syria and Ukraine.
Refugees from Nagorno-Karabakh region ride in a truck upon their arrival at the border village of Kornidzor, Armenia, on Sept. 27
JAPAN / Society
Oct 23, 2023
Refugee applicants to Japan may reach record high this year
The country's complete lifting of COVID-19 restrictions and the occurrence of numerous conflicts across the world may be behind this year's upswing.


Yayoi Kusama’s “Pumpkin,” once the victim of high waves that dragged it into the sea, sits at the end of a pier on the south side of Naoshima.
Why is the most exciting art in Japan so hard to get to?