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Latin America

Danish plan to repatriate Syrian refugees sparks controversy | Refugees News

Denmark is facing growing criticism for a decision last year to revoke residence permits for Syrian refugees, citing a “safe”…

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Africa

Several migrants found dead on boat off Spain’s Canary Islands | Migration News

Spanish Red Cross reports that 16 of the 23 people on the boat off El Hierro island were also in…

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Middle East

Rewriting stories of migration – Asma Khan and Hassan Akkad

Refugee filmmaker Hassan Akkad and restaurateur Asma Khan discuss their separate paths for combatting social injustice. Credit

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Europe

Kosovo unveils memorial wall for wartime refugees

A memorial wall dedicated to the hundreds of thousands of ethnic Albanians expelled from Kosovo during the 1999 war has…

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Africa

Kenyan court ‘temporarily blocks’ closure of refugee camps | Human Rights News

Case involving government plans to close Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps to return in the courtroom in a month, reports…

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Middle East

Croatian police accused of sexually abusing female asylum seeker | European Union News

A woman from Afghanistan says she was sexually abused, forced to strip naked, held at knifepoint and threatened with rape…

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Africa

Aiding Palestine refugees is not political | Refugees News

Mohammad is a seven-year-old boy living in Gaza, which in June will enter its 15th year of a land, air,…

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Latin America

‘No other home’: Refugees in Kenya camps devastated over closure | Humanitarian Crises News

Terrifying, shocking, a rejection of humanity – these are just some of the words used by residents of Kenya’s two…

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Africa

Greece accuses Turkey of trying to provoke it with migrant boats | Migration News

Turkish deputy interior minister Ismail Catakli rejects claims, accusing Greece of pushing back 231 migrants in seven incidents. Greece has…

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Middle East

Myanmar refuses to accept Rohingya girl deported by India: Report | Refugees News

India’s move to deport 14-year-old girl to coup-hit Myanmar while her family lived in a refugee camp in Bangladesh draws…

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Africa

EU official calls Greece to further probe asylum seeker pushbacks | European Union News

In a visit to Greece, the European Union’s top migration official has called on the country to “do more” to…

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Latin America

Lebanon orders probe into torture claims of detained Syrians | Refugees News

Amnesty International last week accused Lebanese authorities of ‘cruel, abusive’ treatment of more than 20 Syrians in detention. Lebanon’s prosecutor…

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Africa

Doubts simmer over EU plan to fund new refugee camps in Greece | Refugees News

Athens, Greece – A top European Union official is set to announce a 250-million euro ($295m) fund for new refugee…

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Europe

‘Inhumane’: UK plan for tougher asylum system draws criticism | Refugees News

The government is attempting crack down on people who arrive by unauthorised routes, such as in small boats or in…

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Europe

Kenya orders closure of Dadaab, Kakuma refugee camps | Human Rights News

Nairobi gives UN refugee agency two weeks to present plan to shut the two sprawling refugee camps. Kenya has ordered…

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Asia

Photos of crowded US detention centres put pressure on Biden | Migration News

New photos has emerged of migrants, including women and children, crammed together in detention facilities at the United States border…

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Latin America

Houthis admit their forces caused fire at Yemen migrant centre | Houthis News

Group says 11 security personnel detained in connection with the blaze that left at least 45 migrants dead. Yemen’s Houthi…

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Middle East

Syria’s Assad offers stimulus to public workers as crisis deepens | Bashar al-Assad News

Nearly 80 percent of Syrians live in poverty and 60 percent are food insecure, according to the United Nations. Amid…

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Asia

‘We cannot be wasteful’: Syrian crisis spurs aid innovations | Bashar al-Assad News

Millions of Syrians who sought refuge in neighbouring countries in the 10 years since the war began in their homeland…

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Europe

Calls for international probe into fire at Sanaa detention centre | Houthis News

A blaze that tore through a migrant detention centre in Yemen’s capital last week killed dozens of people, mostly Ethiopians.…

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Middle East

Midnight Traveler: An Afghan family film their own asylum journey

Afghan director Hassan Fazili is forced to flee the country with his family when the Taliban puts a bounty on…

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Middle East

Malaysia court allows challenge to Myanmar nationals’ deportation | Refugees News

Amnesty and Asylum Access brought the case amid concern people returned to Myanmar could be at risk following the military…

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Africa

Matamoros to the US: A long journey across a short bridge | Child Rights News

Matamoros, Mexico/Brownsville, Texas, US – Late last month in Matamoros, one of the asylum-seeker camps on the US-Mexico border, the…

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Africa

Dozens of migrants heading to Yemen thrown overboard, feared dead | Migration News

International Organization for Migration says smugglers threw 80 overboard during voyage from Djibouti to Yemen. The International Organization for Migration…

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Europe

The Uighur and Syrian refugees making a home together in Turkey | Refugees News

Kayseri, Turkey – In the quiet streets of a suburb of the historic central Anatolian city of Kayseri, a group…

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Latin America

Libya’s new government says migration crisis not its top priority | Migration News

PM-designate Dbeibah says the country cannot shoulder the burden of the migration crisis alone. Libya is not capable of handling…

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Features

‘Not French enough’: What it means to be an immigrant in France | Migration News

“Zinedine Zidane.” The words boomed from a young man’s throat and, triumphant, he looked around the room for approval. “Be…

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Latin America

Fifteen people drown in latest shipwreck tragedy off Libya | Migration News

IOM says at least 95 people, including two children, rescued after rubber boat capsizes in central Mediterranean route. At least…

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Europe

Who is responsible for Rohingya refugees rescued at sea?

Rohingya refugees have been caught up in a diplomatic dispute about who should take them in. Aj Europe

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Europe

Bangladesh under ‘no obligation’ to take stranded Rohingya: FM | Refugees News

Foreign minister says Bangladesh not obliged to accept 81 Rohingya refugees adrift for almost two weeks in Andaman Sea. Bangladesh…

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Africa

India rescues 81 Rohingya on drifting boat, 8 dead, one missing | Refugees News

India’s coastguard finds 81 survivors and eight dead on a boat crammed with Rohingya refugees adrift in the Andaman Sea.…

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Latin America

‘Deadly sea crossings’: 41 migrants drown in the Mediterranean | Human Rights News

The shipwreck was latest along central Mediterranean route where about 118 migrants have died this year and over 17,000 since…

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Africa

Rights groups in last gasp bid to stop Malaysia deportation | Migration News

Groups take court action, send letters of appeal to stop Malaysia from sending 1,200 people back to Myanmar. Human rights…

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Asia

UN appeals for rescue of Rohingya adrift in Andaman Sea | Refugees News

Refugee agency says the refugees have run out of food and water and a number of people have already died.…

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Asia

Italy’s coastguard searches for survivors after migrant shipwreck | Migration News

So far 45 people have been rescued, while five to 10 others are believed to be missing off Lampedusa’s southern…

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Europe

Refugee families like mine cannot bear to wait much longer | Refugees News

Since assuming office last month, President Joe Biden has signed several executive orders aimed at overturning his predecessor Donald Trump’s…

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‘Abhorrent’: Malaysia’s plan for Myanmar repatriation condemned | Refugees News

Rights groups are urging the Malaysian government to halt plans to send more than 1,000 Myanmar people currently in immigration…

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