Severe food insecurity is predicted to affect almost half of the country’s rural population by early next year The UK government has announced £35m of new funding to help the growing crisis in Afghanistan as a new report warns that almost half of the rural population – 10.6 million people – are likely to be affected by severe food insecurity. The report, by independent multi-agency body the IPC, highlighted the spread of conflict and the ongoing drought which has displaced over 250,000 people,...the Guardian
Hassan al-Kontor, who spent months living in Kuala Lumpur airport, is going to Canada as a refugee.BBC News
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Hassan al-Kontar, who was wanted in Syria for refusing to serve in the military, documented his extended airport stay on social media.www.nytimes.com
Hassan Al Kontar had been stranded in Kuala Lumpur’s arrival corridor since February after being unable to return to Malaysia More than eight months after becoming stranded in the transit zone of Kuala Lumpur’s airport, a Syrian man is finally heading to Vancouver after being granted asylum in Canada. Hassan Al Kontar had been stranded in the airport’s arrival corridor since February, when he was refused permission to board a flight to Ecuador, and was then denied entry by Cambodia and Malaysia....the Guardian
Hassan Al Kontar, pictured with sponsor Laurie Cooper in Vancouver, was stuck in Kuala Lumpur International Airport in March after his Malaysian tourist visa expired.Mail Online
A Syrian man who spent seven months stranded in a Malaysian airport arrived in Canada on Monday, his lawyer said on Tuesday, ending a months-long ordeal that highlighted asylum seekers' often bizarre quest for refuge.U.S.