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Online petition calls to recognize the efforts of Greek islanders through a Nobel Peace Prize nod. (Photo by Milos Bicanski/Getty Images)

Jan 28, 2016 AM EST - Diana Tomale

Petition Calls For Nobel Peace Prize Nod For Greeks For Helping Refugees

More than 280,000 have signed for an online petition that calls for a Nobel Peace Prize nomination for Greek islanders.

22 refugees from Myanmar arrived at Incheon International Airport Wednesday. (Photo by United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees)

Dec 27, 2015 PM EST - Diana Tomale

South Korea Welcomes First Batch Of Refugees For Three-Year Pilot Resettlement Programme

22 refugees from Myanmar landed in South Korea on Wednesday to begin with the country's resettlement programme. The country becomes the second Asian country to welcome refugees through the Refugee Act.

Syrians arrived in Greece by boat, while some traveled to South Korea by plane. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Nov 18, 2015 PM EST - Therese Agcopra

South Korean Government Accounts 200 Syrian Refugees in The Country; 165 Syrians Have Been Given 'Quasi-Refugee' Status That Grants Temporary Residence

The National Intelligence Services reported that 135 Syrians have been transferred to temporary shelters nationwide, while 65 are still being processed at Incheon International Airport.

(Author: DFID - UK Department for International Development) Bishops from Church of England fail to get a reply from UK Prime Minister David Cameron over refugees crisis.

Nov 10, 2015 PM EST - Diana Tomale

Bishops From Church Of England Dismay After British Prime Minister David Cameron Fail To Reply To Their Private Letter

84 bishops from the Church of England signed a letter that was sent to British Prime Minister David Cameron in September. The letter aims to request the UK goverment to take in more refugees for resettlement in the country.

(Photo by: Dan Kitwood / Getty Images News) More than 218,000 refugees crossed the Mediterranean Sea to Europe in October.

Nov 03, 2015 PM EST - Diana Tomale

Over 218,000 People Crossed The Mediterranean Sea To Europe In October; Figures Almost Equivalent To Last Year's 219,000 Arrivals

The number of people who have journeyed through the Mediterranean Sea to reach Europe has skyrocketed in October. The figure last month was almost equivalent to the total number of arrivals in 2014.

Syrian refugee children in Jordan.  (Photo by Jordan Pix/Getty Images)

Oct 29, 2015 PM EDT - Czarelli Tuason

World Bank Officials Call On Shareholders To Give Financial Support To Syria’s Neighboring Countries

Over four million displaced Syrians are looking for resettlement in their neighboring countries and World Bank officials are aiming to provide assistance by compensating for the expenses incurred by countries hosting refugees and immigrants.

(Photo by Spencer Pratt/Getty Images News)

Oct 21, 2015 PM EDT - Czarelli Tuason

Application Process For Resettlement In The U.S. Could Take Up To 2 Years Due To Strict Rules And Security Concerns

Refugees from Syria are feeling discouraged from the slow resettlement process in the U.S., which is said to be due to strict resettlement rules and security concerns of the country.

UNIQLO flagship store in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images AsiaPac)

Oct 08, 2015 AM EDT - Czarelli Tuason

Fast Retailing Co. In Japan To Launch ’10 Million Ways To HELP’ Project Aims To Provide Clothing To Refugees

On Oct. 2, Fast Retailing company in Japan will launch their "10 Million Ways To HELP" project in partnership with UNIQLO and GU. The program will also run on mid-October in 16 other countries that will encourage people to donate lightly used UNIQLO and GU clothes for refugees worldwide.

Antonio Guterres

Oct 06, 2015 PM EDT - Therese Agcopra

Number of Displaced Persons Increases to 60 Million, Says U.N. Refugee Agency

The number of displaced persons has reached 60 million in the last 10 years as a result of emerging conflicts worldwide.

Myanmar Refugees

Sep 22, 2015 PM EDT - Therese Agcopra

South Korea To Welcome 30 Refugees From Myanmar in December As Part of U.N. Resettlement Program

South Korea's Ministry of Justice are currently reviewing eligible refugees from Myanmar to benefit from U.N.-led resettlement program.

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper | By: Bloomberg | Getty Images

Sep 19, 2015 AM EDT - Czarelli Tuason

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper Remains That Canada Is A Highly Respected Country Amid Syrian Refugee Crisis

Despite receiving criticisms on the country's response to the Syrian refugee crisis, Prime Minister Stephen Harper remains that Canada is the most admired country in the world. Former Prime Minister Jean Chrétien on the other hand, calls out on the government for the slow response to the issue.

Syrians crossing the border | By: The Asahi Shimbun | Getty Images

Sep 17, 2015 PM EDT - Czarelli Tuason

Displaced Syrians In South Korea Seek The Government's Help To Reunite WIth Their Families Through Refugee Status

Almost 800 Syrians seeking shelter in South Korea are applying for refugee status in the country in order to be allowed to see their families once again.

(Photo by: Milos Bicanski / Getty Images News) Thousands of refugees wait to be given travel permits in Lesbos.

Sep 10, 2015 AM EDT - Diana Tomale

Lesbos Is ‘On Verge Of Explosion’ As An Estimated 20,000 Refugees Are Backed Up In The Greek Island

Thousands of refugees are staying in the ports of Lesbos, hoping to leave the island to seek refuge in the West.

Austria has opened its borders to migrants but plans to close it again with more refugees coming

Sep 08, 2015 AM EDT - Czarelli Tuason

Austria Plans To Close Its Borders To Refugees Soon

As the war in Syria continues, more and more refugees are entering Austria pushing the country to close its borders.

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