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Sunset at the Quru Gusik Refugee Camp/KRG Iraq

Number of refugees and migrants arriving in Greece soars 750 per cent over 2014

A group of Syrian refugees arrive on the island of Lesbos after traveling in an inflatable raft from Turkey, near Skala Sykaminias, Greece. © …

Human Rights

Australian doctors rally over threat of jail for speaking about asylum seekers

Doctors and medics have rallied in Sydney in solidarity with healthcare workers at detention centres who they say have been barred by the Australian government from reporting abuse.<p>Open letter on the Border Force Act: 'We challenge the department to prosecute'<p>Read more<p>More than 250 doctors, nurses …

Australia

19-Year-Old Syrian Mother Shares Rare Images of Refugee Camp Life

"I feel this is very important, to depict this other world we live to the people outside."<p>At age 19, Fatima Dabbas has already been through so much. She, her husband, and their two sons left their suburban home outside the Syrian capital of Damascus because of shelling and moved into an abandoned …

Vietnamese community calls on Federal Government to protect asylum seekers sent back to Vietnam

The Vietnamese community has urged the Australian Government to protect a group of asylum seekers it has reportedly sent back to Vietnam.<p>The …

Thousands of Refugees are Overwhelming Greek Tourist Islands

Angelos Tzortzinis—AFP/Getty Images<p>Angelos Tzortzinis—AFP/Getty Images<p>Angelos Tzortzinis—AFP/Getty Images<p>Yannis Behrakis—Reuters<p>Yannis …

Australian Leader Urged to Reveal What Happened to Vietnamese Refugee Boat

Australian officials are being accused of breaking international law after 42 Vietnamese asylum seekers were allegedly sent back to Vietnam after …

Manus Island: Immigration rejects claim of cover-up over alleged sex assault

Nicole Hasham is environment and immigration correspondent for The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, Brisbane Times and WAtoday.

Church attacks David Cameron’s lack of compassion over asylum crisis

The Church of England has made a dramatic intervention in the migrant crisis, delivering a stern rebuke to David Cameron for his “unhelpful” rhetoric.<p>Speaking with the backing of the church, the bishop of Dover accused senior political figures, including the prime minister, of forgetting their …

Save the Children

A family at the Quru Gusik Refugee Camp/KRG-Iraq

3,500 migrants rescued by Italian navy in 24 hours

More than 3,500 migrants coming from North Africa have been rescued by the Italian navy patrols in 24 hours, authorities said.<p>Thousands of migrants …

Latest World, US & Local News

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Italian navy rescues hundreds of children on migrant boat

ROME, May 24 (Reuters) - An Italian navy patrol ship picked up a migrant boat coming from North Africa carrying 435 people including 264 children, …

North Africa

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Statelessness is an injustice we can stop

Across the world today more than 10 million people are told they don’t belong <i>anywhere</i>. They are called “stateless”. They are denied a nationality.<p>And with it, they are denied their basic rights. Statelessness can mean a life without education, without medical care, or legal employment. It can mean …

Female refugees from Syria 'blighted by gynaecological illness and stress'

Syrian women who have fled to Lebanon are suffering severe stress and health problems including a high rate of pre-term births and complications among those who are pregnant, according to a study.<p>Researchers from Yale University say the women, living in north Lebanon and the Bekaa Valley, are not …

The Art Of Syrian Refugees Sends A Message. Is Anyone Listening?

When Syrian artist Mohammed Al-Amari, 27, fled the country's civil war last winter he couldn't carry much. Just some clothes, and little else, he says. But he did manage to bring some "colors" with him — watercolors, pastels and even a few of his paintings.<p>Al-Amari and his wife didn't want to leave …

Middle East

How Yarmouk refugee camp became the worst place in Syria

On 18 January 2014, barely five miles from the centre of Damascus – with President Bashar al‑Assad’s office complex visible in the distance – a small crowd of desperate people emerged from a seemingly uninhabited wasteland of bomb-shattered buildings. News had spread throughout Yarmouk, a district …

Middle East

HMS Bulwark helps to save 4,000 migrants fleeing Libya by sea

Hundreds of migrants, many of them children, have been rescued from the Mediterranean by a British naval ship in an operation that has seen more than 4,000 people brought safely to shore in the past two days.<p>HMS Bulwark has been operating in waters just north of Libya, intercepting the dangerously …

Royal Navy

South-East Asian migrant crisis: Myanmar politician says 'nothing to prove refugees are genuine Rohingyas'

There is nothing to prove refugees adrift in South-East Asian waters are genuine Rohingyas from Myanmar, according to one of the country's highest …

Child moved in the dead of night: asylum seeker system questioned

"They grabbed her and took her away."<p>Mr Thomas said there was now no possibility of Federal Court action given the family are in Nauru.<p>The baby is …

Australia

Migrants take shelter from the elements on the rocks of the Italian shoreline with just an emergency blanket for cover after being refused entry to France

• <b>Group of 50 huddled together under bleak grey sky in Ventimiglia, a town three miles from border with France</b>• <b><br>Slipped away from police cordon after</b> …

France

Braving dust storms, women plant seeds of hope at the Dadaab refugee camp

<i>Turning dry lands into fertile fields, a livelihood project is helping Somali women refugees in Kenya make a living and prevent sexual and</i> …