The number of Ukrainian civilians now displaced due to conflict in eastern Ukraine now exceeds 800,000, according to a recent report UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. As the ceasefire with Russian separatists in the region remains shaky, militaries in the Baltic states are bracing themselves for more Russian aggression.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is apprehensive about the State Departments plan to resettle thousands of Syrian refugees in the United States. FBI Assistant Director Michael Steinbach said Wednesday that those seeking new homes would have to be thoroughly vetted before relocating to U.S. soil.
With a humanitarian crisis forcing thousands of minority Iraqis to flee from Islamic State forces, American public opinion on the United States involvement in Iraq has shifted.
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A man in New Zealand applied for refugee status in anticipation of the effects of climate change and was denied. He moved to New Zealand from the Pacific island of Kiribati in 2007, and his visa has since expired. In order to avoid being deported, he hoped to convince the High Court that climate change makes Kiribati too unsafe for him to return.