Tag - refugees



Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi attends the Cairo international summit for peace in the Middle East on Saturday.
WORLD / Politics
Oct 22, 2023
Egypt is courted on all sides as pivotal to Gaza refugees’ fate
With ties to Israel and a border with Gaza, Cairo is becoming key to the fate of many refugees and aid for the besieged territory’s 2 million residents.
People evacuated from Ukraine arrive at Fukuoka Airport in February.
Oct 20, 2023
Japan to begin living support program for Ukraine evacuees in April
Individuals from conflict zones whose circumstances do not qualify them for refugee status will be eligible for programs to study Japanese.
Police officers work after a operation against a deadly shooting suspect, in Schaerbeek, Brussels, on Tuesday.
WORLD / Crime & Legal / ANALYSIS
Oct 18, 2023
Brussels attack underlines challenges for new EU migration pact
Monday's shooting came at a time of heightened concerns across Europe linked to the Israel-Hamas war and alarm over increasing arrivals of migrants.
A ball of fire and smoke rises during an Israeli strike on the Gaza Strip on Monday.
WORLD / Politics
Oct 16, 2023
Gaza border crossing set to reopen before Israeli ground assault
Hundreds of metric tons of aid from several countries have been held up in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula for days, pending a deal for its safe delivery to Gaza.
Kyaw San Han in Tokyo. The former police officer in Myanmar fled to Japan last December.
Oct 15, 2023
Former police officer speaking out against Myanmar junta
"I wanted to change the police from inside by getting a position to train junior officers," Kyaw San Han said.
Palestinians flee following the Israeli army's warning to leave their homes and move south before an expected ground offensive, in Gaza City, Gaza Strip, on Friday.
WORLD / Politics
Oct 14, 2023
Palestinians flee northern Gaza as Israel masses troops for assault
Israel announced overnight that it would temporarily guarantee the safety of Palestinians fleeing the area on two main roads.
A man stands amongst debris in the aftermath of a military strike on a camp for displaced people near the town of Laiza in northern Myanmar on Wednesday.
Oct 13, 2023
Large unguided bomb likely used in deadly Myanmar strike
The ruling junta has been accused of carrying out multiple bloody attacks on civilians as it struggles to crush resistance to its 2021 coup.
Smoke billows following Israeli strikes amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, in Gaza, on Friday.
WORLD / Politics
Oct 13, 2023
Israel calls for all civilians to leave Gaza City
Israeli said it would operate "significantly" in the coming days and that civilians would only be able to return when another announcement was made.
A dove flies over the debris of houses destroyed in Israeli strikes, in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip on Wednesday.
Oct 12, 2023
Gazans bombarded by Israel have no hope and no escape
The Palestinian territory, one of the most crowded places on Earth, has been under siege since Saturday in a near-constant bombardment.
Soldiers stand near military vehicles as people protest against the military coup in Yangon in 2021.
Oct 10, 2023
Women and children among 29 killed at Myanmar refugee camp
An artillery strike hit a refugee camp near Myanmar's border with China, in one of the deadliest attacks on civilians since the return of military rule.
Dana Boieva (right) and Mariia Chemerys speak with a professor at Meiji University's Nakano Campus in Tokyo in July.
Oct 3, 2023
Universities and firms rush to help displaced Ukrainian students
Since many Ukrainian students in Japan struggle to make ends meet, some face the prospect of being unable to obtain their diplomas.
Saw Ba Hla Thein, the Japan representative of the National Unity Government of Myanmar (right), and Michihiro Ishibashi, a House of Councillors member from the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan (second from right), attend a fundraising event in Tokyo for displaced people in Myanmar, on Saturday.
Oct 3, 2023
Myanmar residents of Japan vow to help people in homeland
Members of ethnic minority groups performed traditional music and dances and offered local dishes and crafts to showcase Myanmar's diversity.
Armenian refugees from Nagorno Karabakh in the center of the town of Goris, Armenia, on Saturday
Oct 1, 2023
'How can we live with them?' Terrified Armenians flee Karabakh
According to a count by the Armenian authorities, 100,417 people have entered Armenia since Sept. 24.
Lebanese Armenians clash with security forces during a demonstration outside the Azerbaijani embassy in Ain Aar on Thursday, denouncing Azerbaijan's reintegration of Nagorno-Karabakh.
WORLD / Politics
Sep 29, 2023
Karabakh separatists to disband after surrender to Azerbaijan
The dramatic announcement came moments after it became clear that more than half of the region's population had fled the advancing Azerbaijani forces.
Refugee Albert Petrosyan loads a car before his family's departure from the town of Goris, Armenia, on Thursday.
WORLD / Society
Sep 29, 2023
Fleeing Karabakh, a family fears for the future
Albert Petrosyan strapped his son's wheelchair and a few bags to the roof of his ancient Russian-made car ahead of another long drive after fleeing his home in Nagorno-Karabakh this week and spending just one night in a hotel in this Armenian town.
Refugees from the Nagorno-Karabakh region arrive at the border village of Kornidzor, Armenia, on Wednesday.
WORLD / Society
Sep 28, 2023
Nearly half of Karabakh population flees Azerbaijani control
The Armenian government said more than 53,000 people had left since Azerbaijan lifted its nine-month blockade on the enclave.
Refugees sit in a truck after crossing the border, near the town of Kornidzor, on Tuesday. Hundreds of vehicles were heading to Armenia from Nagorno-Karabakh, following Azerbaijan's lightning offensive against the separatist enclave.
WORLD / Politics
Sep 27, 2023
Armenia says ‘ethnic cleansing’ happening in Karabakh region
Armenia's prime minister met with top U.S. officials as the exodus of people fleeing to his country from Azerbaijan accelerated.
Ukrainian refugees arrive at Haneda airport in Tokyo on April 5, 2022.
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 26, 2023
Japan to introduce new residency status for asylum-seekers
A program to offer a long-term residence status that will allow asylum-seekers to work in Japan will be introduced in December.
A car leaves Nagorno-Karabakh, a region that has been inhabited by ethnic Armenians, on Monday after fighters were defeated by Azerbaijan in a lightning military operation.
Sep 26, 2023
Ethnic Armenians flee Nagorno-Karabakh after defeat by Azerbaijan
The leadership of the 120,000 Armenians who call Karabakh home said they feared persecution and ethnic cleansing.
Migrants from Venezuela, seeking asylum in the United States, sit before crossing the Rio Bravo river with the intention of turning themselves in to the U.S. Border Patrol agents, as seen from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, on Thursday.
WORLD / Society
Sep 24, 2023
AI's 'insane' translation mistakes endanger U.S. asylum cases
Machine translation has made huge leaps but is still nowhere near good enough for complex, high-stakes situations like the asylum process.


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?