Refugees

Young Rohingya Girls Fall Prey To Human Trafficking With Lure Of Jobs, Marriage

Widowed and alone 21-year-old Umme Kulthum had hoped for a fresh start in Bangladesh but was forced into prostitution instead, falling victim to what …

Slavery

'It would be good if I too died': Rape as weapon of war against Rohingya

<b>Bangladesh-Myanmar border (CNN) —</b> The slash marks on Rashida Begum's neck have turned into dark, red scars.<p>She showed us the cuts as if to say: look, I tried to fight back, I tried within an inch of my life.<p>"We saw the military digging holes (for mass graves). We were five women with our babies," …

Justice

Exodus the only answer for thousands of Venezuelans

in Cúcuta and in Barranquilla<p>Diomira Becerra knew it was time to leave Venezuela when she took her four-year old daughter to the local park in …

Venezuela

The Latest: Interfaith ceremony for drowned Nigerian women

ATHENS, Greece – The Latest on the flow of migrants into Europe (all times local):<p>4:55 p.m.<p>Catholic and Muslim preachers in Italy have celebrated a funeral for 26 young Nigerian women who drowned in a crossing from Libya, as prosecutors work to contact their relatives using phone numbers they had …

Chaos on Chios as refugee camp unable to shelter everyone

The refugee camp on the Greek island of Chios, an old aluminium factory, can host up to 800 refugees, but now has more than 2300.<p>There is food, water, and medical care available, but the only living space is in tents or containers, and there are not enough. This means many refugees are exposed to …

Medicine

‘Modern-Day Slavery’: Migrants Sold At Slave Auction For $400 In Libya

Human rights are violated in Libya as the migrants who are trying to reach Europe through North Africa are sold at the slave auction for $400 by …

Slavery

Defying Russia, Serbia holds military drills with Americans

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — American and Serbian paratroopers held joint military exercises Friday in Serbia, watched with unease by Russia, which is trying to increase its influence in the Balkans and keep the country within its fold.<p>Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic attended the last day of the …

World News

Italy buries 26 Nigerian women _ most without a name

SALERNO, Italy (AP) — More than two dozen young Nigerian women who drowned during a migrant crossing from Libya were honored Friday with an interfaith funeral, closing out a gruesome new chapter in the years-long tragedy of desperate migrants trying to reach Europe and dying along the way.<p>To date, …

World News

Germany bans Syrian who flew to Greece with ankle monitor

A refugee who was fitted with an electronic ankle tag monitor following violent behavior has been barred from Germany after leaving the country. …

World News

Twenty-six young Nigerian migrant women laid to rest in Italy

<b>Salerno, Italy (CNN) —</b> Twenty-six matching coffins for the mostly nameless victims of the latest Mediterranean migrant disaster were lined up in two rows in the center of the main cemetery in Salerno in southern Italy on Friday.<p>Local representatives from the Muslim and Catholic communities blessed …

Italy

Europe facing second wave of refugees: UN Food Chief

Europe is on the verge of a second wave of migration as the situation in refugee camps in Africa and the Middle East worsens, the head of the UN …

News (Ireland)

New Zealand rules out resettlement of Manus refugees without Australia's support

WELLINGTON/SYDNEY (Reuters) - New Zealand will not resettle refugees occupying a shuttered Australian-run detention in Papua New Guinea without Australia’s agreement, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Friday, rejecting a suggestion to deal with PNG directly.<p>An undated image released …

Manus Island

The Migrant Quilt Project Remembers Lives Lost Along the U.S.-Mexico Border

Each quilt represents one year of fatalities and incorporates personal items found in the desert.<p>The 14 quilts that make up the Migrant Quilt Project …

Culture

Building Peace This Christmas, Starting In The Playground

The numbers are so large that my mind is numbed. Today, there are as many refugees and internally displaced people around the world as the entire …

UNHCR

Europe indifferent to migration issue: Minister

Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu criticized on Nov. 16 the indifference of Western countries to the migration issue, which has forced …

Turkey

Japan bracing for North Korean refugee influx amid looming 'World War 3'; deputy PM Taro Aso makes another debatable comment

Amid war concerns, Japan is preparing a plan to deal with the influx of thousands of refugees and is also working on ways to weed out North Korean …

North Korea

In struggling upstate New York cities, refugees vital to rebirth

UTICA, N.Y. — Pat Marino pulled into the shop on a cold, wet Thursday and stood close as a young mechanic with gelled-up hair and earrings lifted the …

Syracuse

London birthday girl donates present money to children in refugee camp

ES News Email<p>A 10-year-old girl asked friends and family for cash instead of birthday presents so that she could donate to a London project that …

Matched

Drone footage of the Manus Island transit centres

The Australia government has repeatedly asserted all three transit facilities are ready to receive the refugees.<p>However, aerial footage captured via …

Manus Island

Climate refugees to be welcomed in New Zealand

New Zealand announced it will create a new refugee visa for Pacific Islanders displaced by rising seas. The nation says it is preparing for the …

Climate

Three charts on: what's going on at Manus Island

Tensions at the Manus Island Regional Processing Centre remain high after the centre was officially closed on October 31 this year and handed back to …

UNHCR

More than 500 undocumented migrants captured across Turkey

EDİRNE<p>At least 547 undocumented migrants have been caught trying to reach Europe or enter Turkey illegally across the country, security officials …

Turkey

Founder of Boulder-based nonprofit created to aid refugees arrested on charges of fraud and theft in excess of $100,000

Boulder police on Thursday arrested Andrew Baron on felony charges of charity fraud and theft of in excess of $100,000 from Humanwire, a nonprofit he …

Denver

David Miliband on refugees, Brexit and his brother Ed

Britain "could be doing more" to help refugees from war-torn nations, former foreign secretary David Miliband has told ITV News.<p>In a wide-ranging …

David Miliband

Giving Education

When children have been forced out of school by war, poverty or natural disaster, UNICEF's emergency education programs provide safe spaces and …

UNICEF

‘Love at first sight’: Refugee who met his wife on Manus pleading to stay

Refugee Alex Rashid met the love of his life on Manus Island, now he's fighting to stay with her and his family.

Manus Island

Turkey educating nearly 500,000 Syrian children: Minister

ANKARA – Anadolu Agency<p>Turkey’s Education Ministry integrated nearly half a million Syrian children into the education system in the 2016-2017 …

Turkey

Group offers assistance to federal government in resettling Yazidi

OTTAWA — Winnipeg volunteers are asking the federal government to let them help reach the Liberals’ goal of bringing hundreds of Yazidi refugees to …

Canadian News

Sikh volunteers give aid to Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Burma

A team of Sikh volunteers are providing aid to some of the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution and violence in Burma (Myanmar).<p>Khalsa Aid, a UK-based international humanitarian relief organisation, have been helping refugees as they cross into neighbouring Bangladesh, …

Rohingya

South Lanarkshire Council has £370,000 to help resettle Syrian refugees

The funding has come from the Home Office.<p>South Lanarkshire Council has been handed £379,000 to help with the resettlement of Syrian refugees.<p>The …