Refugees

An Update From Calais And The Refugee Community Kitchen

A few months ago I wrote about the work of Refugee Community Kitchen, a charity in Calais responsible for providing food to the hundreds of refugees …

Migration

Benedict Cumberbatch Considered Housing Syrian Refugees

The actor publicly criticised the government over their handling of the migration crisis last year<p>Benedict Cumberbatch was very vocal with his …

Benedict Cumberbatch

Christianity waning in EU states accepting migrants: Hungary

| <b>Published —</b> Saturday 23 September 2017<p>Hungarian PM Viktor Orban meets his Polish counterpart Beata Szydlo at the Polish Prime Minister Chancellery …

Migration

How To Help Rohingya Refugees Because This Is A Humanitarian Emergency

According to the United Nations, nearly 310,000 Rohingya refugees are seeking shelter in Bangladesh from Myanmar's Rakhine state at the moment. The …

Greek court says Syrian refugees can be returned to Turkey

By: AP | Athens |<p>The two Syrians have no further recourse to appeal in Greece. (File photo)<p>SpiceJet’s Ajay Singh set to take control of NDTV<p>Bhojpuri …

Turkey

How Germany took in one million refugees but dodged a populist uprising

Germany’s upcoming national election was supposed to be the toughest one yet for Angela Merkel. When the disciplined statesman, who had maintained the trust of her people as chancellor for a decade running, decided to open Germany’s borders in 2015and let in some one million refugees over the next …

Germany

World leaders committed to help refugees, but did they actually deliver?

One year ago, leaders from around the world came together on an issue that most everyone could get behind: helping refugees. Fifty countries and …

UN General Assembly

What the "Syrian Malala," Muzoon Almellehan, Wants You to Know About Refugees

Muzoon Almellehan was 13 years old when a civil war forced her to stop going to school in her hometown of Daraa, Syria. Fast forward six years and Almellehan, 19, is one of the lucky ones. She now lives in Newcastle, UK with her family, where she's preparing for college — and making history. In …

Education

Syrian refugee in Estonia jailed for setting wife on fire

An Estonian court has sentenced a Syrian refugee guilty to 10 years in prison for setting his wife on fire.

Military

U.S. seeks urgent action on Myanmar, U.N. eyes $200 mln for refugees | Reuters

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.<p>Published Date: Sep 23, 2017 05:15 am | Updated Date: Sep 23, 2017 …

United States

Alaa Houd: Going back to Syria is not an option

Alaa Houd came to Germany as a refugee in late 2014, when the massive influx of asylum seekers into Europe had not yet begun. Nearly three years …

World News

Rohingya refugee camps on the brink of a 'health disaster' : MSF

Bangladesh’s refugee camps are on the brink of a “public health disaster,” Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has warned, saying filthy water and faeces …

Humanity

Syrian asylum seeker given refuge in UK posted Isil material on Facebook, court hears as he is jailed for two years

A Syrian asylum seeker who was given refuge in UK posted Isil material on Facebook, a court has heared as he was jailed for two years.<p>Former electrical engineering student Saer Shaker, 35, posted vidoes and messages on his social media account including a shocking film of blindfolded Iraqi officers …

Greater Manchester Police

India Using Chilli Spray, Stun Grenades to Stop Rohingya from Entering Country

Border forces have been authorised to use “rude and crude” methods to stop any attempts by the Rohingya to cross the India-Bangladesh border.<p><b>New</b> …

India

Calais: Fight between migrants during a meal distribution | | The Sherbroke Times

A meal distribution in Calais (illustration). — B. Chibane/SIPA<p>On Thursday, Calais, seven migrants were injured, including four with a knife, during …

Calais

Inside The Movement Hotel, the former Dutch prison now housing Syrian asylum seekers

After closing its doors in 2016, one of the Netherlands' most notorious prisons - the Bijlmerbajes - has reopened as a hotel for asylum seekers. All …

Asylum Seekers

4 dead, 20 missing as migrant boat sinks off Turkey's Black Sea coast

Four people drowned and up to 20 were missing on Friday after a fishing boat carrying migrants sunk off Turkey's Black Sea coast, reports said.

Black Sea

Department denies issuing eviction letters to asylum seekers

The Department of Justice has said it did not issue “eviction letters” to people in direct provision despite reports that asylum seekers have …

News (Ireland)

Nearly 2,800 Migrants have Arrived in Greece so Far this Month

<b></b> Almost 500 refugees and migrants arrived on the shores of Greece’s northern Aegean islands this week, taking the number of such arrivals since the …

Israeli Soldiers Invade Bethlehem, Summon Two Palestinians For Interrogation

23 Sep<p>8:54 AM<p>Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Saturday at dawn, the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and ‘Aida refugee camp, north of Bethlehem, …

Bethlehem

AfD, CDU, SPD: Where do German parties stand on refugees, asylum and immigration?

Asylum and immigration are topics dominating German politics since Chancellor Angela Merkel opened the borders to refugees in 2015. Where do the …

World News

After migrant influx, voters ask: What makes a German?

While absorption of migrants has long been an issue in Germany, recent surge has highlighted question of identity ahead of electionsThe post After …

Christian Democratic Union

Two migrants hospitalized after knife brawl in Chios reception center | Kathimerini

Two Iranian migrants sustained knife injuries on Thursday night following a brawl that took place in the Souda reception center on the island of …

US to notify 54 refugees of acceptance in Australia deal within days

WASHINGTON: The United States will notify a first batch of 54 refugees of their acceptance to be resettled under a deal with Australia within days, a …

Papua New Guinea

Ship carrying migrants sinks off Turkish coast, kills four: coast guard

ANKARA (Reuters) - Four people drowned when a fishing boat carrying migrants sank off the Turkish coast in the Marmara Sea on Friday, the coast guard said in a statement.<p>The boat sank off the northwestern province of Kocaeli shortly after calling for help. The statement said 38 migrants were …

World News

A perilous journey for Rohingya refugees

It is a perilous journey for many Rohingya fleeing to Bangladesh. CNN's Alexandra Field spoke to some of those who took the risk in order to save themselves and their young children.

World News

We are not illegal immigrants but refugees, Rohingyas tell SC; seek protection under international conventions

<b>New Delhi:</b> A Rohingya petitioner on Friday told the Supreme Court that they were not illegal immigrants but refugees who fled Myanmar and came to …

Indian Constitution

Poland, Hungary leaders persist with anti-migrant policies

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The leaders of Poland and Hungary insisted Friday that they will stick to their anti-migrant policies in defiance of the European Union and warnings of sanctions.<p>The refusal by either country to back a plan designed to ease the pressure on countries such as Greece and Italy …

News

The U.S. and the Refugee Crisis

<b>To the Editor:</b><p>Re “U.S. May Drop Refugee Limit to Below 50,000” (front page, Sept. 13):<p>Those in the administration advocating a deep cut in the number of refugee admissions to the United States should recognize how strategically damaging this will be to our national security.<p>I recently returned from …

Opinion

'In the teeth of a hurricane': Mother and children rescued from boat caught in Category 5 Maria

The distress call came at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. Two adults and two children were on a disabled vessel adrift in 20-foot waves and extreme winds.<p>At …

Weather