Refugees

Why offshore processing of refugees bound for Europe is such a bad idea

On the same day that a top UN official bravely called on Australia to end the harmful practice of processing asylum applications offshore in Papua …

Migration

New EU aid scheme for Greece to help refugees with rent, cash

By Karolina Tagaris<p>ATHENS (Reuters) - The European Commission will give Greece 209 million euros ($245 million) in new emergency aid to help refugees …

This group wants to ‘defend Europe’ from migrants at sea

For the past few years, humanitarian workers have been carrying out rescues of migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Europe — but a new group wants to put a stop to it.<p>A dozen mostly 20-somethings from Europe are trying to head out to sea to investigate and possibly disrupt the rescue …

Mediterranean Sea

Calais welcomes refugees to a new type of jungle

It took French authorities nine months to tell Rohulla Kham, a 30-year-old Afghan, that he was not welcome in France. Up until then he had been …

France

How two rejected asylum seekers spent a month living at a Stockholm airport

The operator of Sweden’s biggest airport has told The Local about how a man and his mother lived in one of their terminals for a month after having …

Airports

The new arrivals: an update on the project's progress so far

The story of Afghan Said Ghullam Norzai and his son Wali Khan, 10, has provided a microcosm of the UK asylum experience<p>Hello.<p>We just wanted to update you on the latest developments with our project The new arrivals, focusing on the lives, hopes, dreams and difficulties of the new wave of refugees, …

European migrant crisis: more and more making dangerous journey

Europe’s problem – seeking Europe’s solution. As thousands more migrants and asylum seekers attempt the dangerous journey by the day, France now says …

German refugee agency unveils new asylum identity technology

Germany's Office for Migration and Refugees says a series of tech upgrades will help it avoid the near comical mistakes of the past. At the same …

Germany

Migrant boat sinks off Turkey, at least 7 dead | Miami Herald

Turkey's state-run news agency says a boat carrying migrants to a Greek island has sunk, killing five children and two adults on board.<p>Anadolu Agency …

News (U.S.)

He lost his wife, six children, his peace of mind - and his British asylum claim

An Afghan father and son who are trying to make a new life in Britain suffer a huge setback as their initial asylum application is turned down<p>Lately, Said Norzai hasn’t felt much like going to the mosque. He hasn’t lost faith. He’s just tired of the questions, and one in particular: how is the …

Man reluctant to ring Coast Guard after getting stranded for 13 hours on vessel

A man spent the night alone on his cruise boat after running aground on Lough Derg, <i>writes Patrick Flynn.</i><p>The man spent 13 hours on board the stranded …

News (Ireland)

Architect of EU-Turkey refugee pact pushes for West Africa deal

BERLIN — The European Union should strike deals with West African countries to stem the influx of migrants reaching Italy from Libya, according …

European News

Deported

With every passing day Pakistan is receiving angry letters from around the world, especially from the West, on the issue of asylum applications. The …

Immigration

Pittsburgh Summer Camp Introduces Refugees To U.S. Culture

Many refugee students are new to American customs and pastimes - including summer camp. Now, a non-profit in Pittsburgh is offering them free summer camp as an introduction to American culture.

United States

The Party of Trump Is Trying to Gut America's Asylum Process

The Asylum Reform and Border Protection Act would radically increase the evidentiary burden for asylum seekers simply to <i>apply</i> for asylum. Current law …

Immigration

Man sets himself on fire in Sydney to protest the immigration department

The man is being treated for superficial burns after setting himself alight in front of police outside the Department of Immigration office on Lee Street<p>A man who set himself on fire near Sydney’s Central station was protesting the Department of Immigration, according to New South Wales police.<p>The …

Policing

Italy approves naval support to Libya to fight trafficking

MILAN (AP) — Italy on Friday approved sending Italian naval units to help the Libyan coast guard combat migrant trafficking following a request by the North African nation.<p>The measure is part of efforts to reduce the hundreds of thousands of migrants who leave Libya each year, heading toward Italy …

News

Ayrshire's vital role in saving Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi horrors remembered by Scottish Jewish Archives Centre

Harvey Kaplan, director of the centre, has uncovered the stories of refugees who came to Scotland in the 1930s to escape Hitler's evil Third …

European History

Refugee Convention Day: a benchmark for humanity

July 28 is Refugee Convention Day. This key legal document protecting refugees was drawn up in 1951 in the wake of the Second World War. Ratified by …

World News

In Turkey, mobile child-friendly spaces bridge gaps between Syrian and Turkish children

IZMIR, Turkey, 24 July 2017 – Raghad is not going to let anyone stop her. The 12-year-old Syrian refugee woke up at 6 am, dressed and made breakfast …

friendly

Cyprus: Asylum claims get anti-immigrant group ship ejected | Miami Herald

The captain and crew of a ship chartered by an anti-immigrant group was ordered to leave Cyprus after being detained on suspicion of forging the …

Asylum Seekers Still Pouring Into Canada From U.S.

Since Donald Trump was elected president, thousands and thousands of asylum seekers have walked across the U.S. border into Canada.<p>"There were 884 …

Conservative POV

Stunning Results at FINA Men’s World Water Polo Championship: Croatia Beats Serbia and Will Meet Hungary in Saturday’s Final - Swimming World News

<b>By Michael Randazzo, Swimming World Contributor</b><p>On a positively brilliant night in Budapest, an almost indescribably program of water polo took place …

Swimming

B.C. Supreme Court finds 4 Sri Lankan men accused of human smuggling not guilty

VANCOUVER – A British Columbia Supreme Court judge has found four Sri Lankan men not guilty of human smuggling.<p>Justice Arne Silverman says the men …

Crime

'Welcome to Uganda'

The Kite Runner author and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Khaled Hosseini talks to refugees fleeing war-torn South Sudan.

Africa

Trump immigration plans risk more incidents like Texas deaths, experts say

After deaths in a hot truck and drownings in the Rio Grande, border security experts warn migrants likely to take increasingly dangerous routes into US<p>Donald Trump’s immigration policies are likely to encourage migrants to risk more dangerous routes into the US, like the journey which this week …

Immigration

Ohio Catholic parish hosts camp to empower refugee women

Toledo, Ohio, Jul 27, 2017 / 04:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- U.S. Together is partnering with a Toledo Catholic parish to create a summer camp for women …

Catholicism

The Eritrean Children Who Cross Borders and Deserts Alone

Yobieli is Eritrean. In August 2016 he fled his home, crossing borders and the desert on foot, unaccompanied by any adult relative or caretaker, only …

Macron creates confusion over Libyan 'hotspots'

According to AFP, he said that he would send staff from Ofpra, the French office for the protection of refugees and stateless persons, to Italy, …

European News

These Displaced Families Are Living Without A Home

"I'm from Zummar, a village close to the Syrian border. It's been three years since my family and I left there. We had to go because of all the …

Canadian News