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13 Sep 2017 description

The U.S. Supreme Court has allowed President Donald Trump to carry out his temporary ban on refugees entering the country.

The justices granted a request on September 12 from the Justice Department to block a federal appeals-court decision that the department said would have allowed an additional 24,000 additional refugees to enter the United States.

08 Sep 2017 description

A U.S. appeals court on September 7 rejected efforts by the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump to temporarily bar most refugees from entering the United States.

In the latest legal blow to Trump's executive order targeting refugees and people from six predominantly Muslim countries, the New York State Court of Appeals ruled that refugees who have "bona fide" relationships with U.S. resettlement agencies should be allowed into the country.

28 Feb 2006 description

By Jeremy Bransten

The humanitarian catastrophe in Sudan's Darfur province -- one of the world's most pressing refugee crises -- is deepening and spreading across the border to Chad.

23 Jul 2004 description

International attention on the humanitarian crisis in Sudan is intensifying. The United States called for a UN resolution on 22 July that threatens sanctions against the government of Sudan if it does not disarm Arab militias accused of atrocities against black Africans. British Prime Minister Tony Blair, meanwhile, said it might take military means to halt the atrocities, which the U.S. Congress on 22 July said constitute "genocide."