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The Conference of European Churches has asked European governments and people to act now and to provide protection for refugees fleeing Syria.
The Bulgarian authorities must urgently improve conditions at an emergency accommodation centre for asylum seekers near the Turkish border, says Amnesty.
As the region faces a bitter winter, Christian Aid has warned that the lives of Syrian refugees will be at risk due to inadequate shelter.
A key European court has refused to rule that the criminalisation of consensual same-sex activity constitutes “persecution” for the purposes of EU asylum law.
Amnesty International has denounced Egypt’s hardline policy of unlawfully detaining and forcibly returning hundreds of refugees who have fled the conflict in Syria.
As part of its work for the protection of climate refugees, the World Council of Churches is joining the 'Postcards from the Frontlines' campaign.
The number of Syrians forced to seek shelter abroad since civil war began in 2011 has passed 2 million, with no sign of the outflow ending soon.
The number of refugees from Syria applying for protection in the UK increased last year, according to the Home Office’s quarterly statistics.
Leading UK refugee charities have called on the Government to work with EU member states to establish a resettlement programme for Syrian refugees.
Along with other faith-based groups, the WCC has helped develop the United Nations refugee agency declaration on protection for refugees, displaced and stateless people.