Four Syrian refugee children were killed late Friday night after the roof of their house collapsed due to heavy rain in the northern Lebanese town of Miziara, the National News Agency reported Saturday.
Pakistan has repatriated 435,152 illegal Afghans to Afghanistan, media reports said on Tuesday.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is raising concerns over Pakistan’s announcement for undocumented foreigners to leave, as the orders have adversely affected Afghan nationals including registered refugees and others with valid documents.
The US government has asked Pakistan to ensure safety and efficient resettlement of Afghan refugees and asylum seekers.
Some civil society activists are demanding Pakistan stop the forceful deportation of Afghan refugees from the south Asian nation.
UN Human Rights Chief Volker Türk said today he was alarmed by reports that the arbitrary expulsion of Afghan nationals from Pakistan has been accompanied by abuse, including ill-treatment, arbitrary arrests and detention, destruction of property and personal belongings, and extortion.
Around 200,000 Afghans have been sent home via the Torkham border after the Pakistani government initiated a drive against undocumented foreigners.
Several Afghan refugees, who have returned to the country from Iran, have complained of mistreatment by the country's military.
Schools in Pakistan, which were teaching Afghanistan children, have started to shut down as families go into hiding to avoid deportation before the looming deadline set by Islamabad.
Pakistan has expelled over 3000 Afghanistan refugees from the country.
Pakistan should immediately cancel plans to deport 1.4 million Afghan nationals back to their country, independent experts appointed by the UN Human Rights Council urged on Tuesday.
The Pakistani government's direction to Afghanistan asylum seekers to leave the nation by November has triggered widespread criticism.
The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) raised concerns on Tuesday over the movement of a large number of civilians to Armenia as a result of the recent hostilities in the region.
Afghanistan's consul general in Karachi has alleged that hundreds of Afghan refugees have been detained in Pakistan in the past 15 years.
The head of the UN agency that assists Palestine refugees across the Middle East, UNRWA, on Thursday appealed for consistent and sustainable financing to keep its operations running and avert chronic shortfalls.