Eye On Africa
EYE ON AFRICA
MSF: Scores of refugees fleeing Boko Haram in Nigeria starve to deathIn tonight's edition: Doctors Without Borders warn of a humanitarian crisis in the northeastern Nigerian town of Bama. It's been a year since it was taken back from Boko Haram,…
Middle East Matters
MIDDLE EAST MATTERS
Iraq: Falluja's humanitarian crisisThis week, Falluja's inhabitants flee one hell only to arrive in another - we look at this latest humanitarian crisis. Meanwhile, in Paris, restaurants across the capital open up…
Eye On Africa
EYE ON AFRICA
32 suspects on trial in Uganda over spate of Muslim cleric murdersIn tonight's edition: The head of a sect is among those on trial in Uganda for murdering Muslim clerics, Nigerians see the appeal of black market fuel, and on World Refugee Day,…
'If you don’t solve problems, they will come to you,' UNHCR tells FRANCE 24The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) published its annual report Monday to mark World Refugee Day and the reality is grim: A record 65.3 million people have been forced…
Number of people displaced worldwide surpasses WWII record, UN saysThe U.N. refugee agency says persecution and conflict in places like Syria and Afghanistan raised the total number of refugees and internally displaced people worldwide to a…
Worrying 'climate of xenophobia' in Europe, says UN chiefThe UN's refugee chief says a worrying "climate of xenophobia" has taken hold in Europe as the continent struggles with the biggest influx of migrants since World War II.
French city near Spanish border offers safe haven for refugeesTo mark World Refugee Day, we take a look at a city in the French Basque country that's taken a pro-active stance in providing support to refugees, mostly Syrians, who have fled…
In Lebanon, Syrian refugees struggle to bury their deadWhen her daughter died in a car accident, Sawsan Abou Khaled, a Syrian refugee in Lebanon, thought things could not get worse. But then it took her five days to find a place to…
Humanitarian disaster looms as thousands of Iraqis flee FallujahThe United Nations says thousands of civilians continue to flee Fallujah after most of the city was declared liberated from the Islamic State group.
UN refugee chief warns of worrying ‘climate of xenophobia’ in EuropeThe UN's refugee chief says a worrying "climate of xenophobia" has taken hold in Europe as the continent struggles with the biggest influx of migrants since World War II.
EU referendum campaigns suspended after shock killing of British lawmakerBritain was reeling Friday from the murder of a lawmaker on a village street that froze campaigning at its frantic peak a week from a referendum on European Union membership.
British EU vote campaign suspended for third dayMajor campaign events for Britain's upcoming EU referendum will be suspended for a third day on Saturday following the shock slaying of lawmaker Jo Cox, both camps announced on…
Active in humanitarian efforts around the world, Medecins Sans Frontières or MSF has announced it will reject funding from the European Union and member states, saying it's tied to programs that have 'damaging consequences' for people in need of help. It's a rare broadside to the EU for the controversial system in place since March, in which migrants arriving in Greece are sent back to Turkey. 00308. (SOUNDBITE) (English) MSF INTERNATIONAL SECRETARY GENERAL, JEROME OBERREIT, SAYING:"By sealing European borders and declaring Turkey responsible for granting protection to people attempting to reach Greece, the EU states have taken themselves out of the equation of protecting refugees, rejecting universal humanitarian principles and undermining international refugee law designed to protect those forced to flee."The money rejected - more than 50 million euros - amounts to about 8 per cent of MSF's budget...The charity gets more than 90 per cent of its funding from private donations, and says current operations will not be affected. For its part, the EU has downplayed the move. 01095189WD7. (SOUNDBITE) (English) EUROPEAN COMMISSION CHIEF SPOKESPERSON, MARGARITIS SCHINAS, SAYING: "MSF is not an implementing partner of EU humanitarian aid in Turkey. Neither has MSF submitted any requests for funding of their activities in Turkey, therefore no life-saving humanitarian aid for refugees in Turkey will be affected."In the deal launched in March, Turkey pledged to stop or take back migrants in return for financial aid and free movement for Turkish citizens in Europe. It's an attempt to stem the flow of migrants - more than one million came to Europe last year. The EU is considering similar deals with countries in the Middle East and Africa, including those with records of human rights abuses. MSF says Europe is turning its back on people with desperate humanitarian needs.