Refugees

Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar struggle to reunite with their families - Vox

It’s really difficult for Rohingya Muslim refugees to reunite with their families.<p>THAINGKALI, Bangladesh — Momtaz Begum, a 30-year-old member of Myanmar’s persecuted Rohingya minority, was raped, beaten, and locked inside a house that soldiers then set on fire. Myanmarese troops killed three of her …

Cate Blanchett urges Davos to give refugees more compassion

Actor uses WEF speech to accuse politicians of pandering to populists<p>Australian actor Cate Blanchett has condemned the shameful way in which refugees are treated, and accused politicians of pandering to populist voices.<p>Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Tuesday, Blanchett called for …

Business

A refugee camp in Europe at breaking point this winter

By<p>Lesbos, a small Greek island in the north-eastern Aegean Sea, is struggling.<p>Renowned for its lush countryside and clear water beaches, in recent …

Bavarian court tries Afghan asylum seeker for stabbing refugee in Prien

An Afghan asylum seeker has gone before a German court for killing an Afghan refugee who converted to Christianity. The defendant admitted to …

Extremism

Macedonians slowly radicalizing, realizing they have no Political representation

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov warned in 2015 that there is information of a western backed plan that Bulgaria and Albania would have a …

Russia

Rohingya leader detained by Bangladesh police in refugee camp

Bangladesh security forces have detained a Rohingya leader during a sweep in a refugee camp, police said on Tuesday, as tension grows over plans to …

Rohingya

US blames Russia for Syria chemical weapons attacks

Washington's top diplomat has accused Moscow of breaching "its commitments" to destroy Syria's chemical weapons stockpiles. Aid workers have reported …

Syria

Going Where Help Is Needed Most

<i>Abdulkadir (AK) Musse, Senior Emergency Coordinator with the Humanitarian Field Support section of UNICEF's Office of Emergency Programs, recently</i> …

UNICEF

Australia sends dozens of refugees from Pacific camps to US

Dozens of refugees held for years in Australia's remote Pacific detention camps departed for resettlement in the United States on Tuesday, …

Italian politician pledges to kick out half a million illegal migrants if elected prime minister

A Right-wing politician who hopes to be the next prime minister of Italy has pledged to expel half a million migrants if his party wins the coming election.<p>Matteo Salvini, the head of the Eurosceptic Northern League, said he aimed to repatriate 100,000 migrants in his first year in power, followed …

News

Mexico fails to offer migrants asylum, Amnesty International reports

MEXICO CITY — An Amnesty International survey of 385 Central American migrants suggests that Mexican authorities routinely force people to return to dangerous conditions in their home countries, the rights group said Tuesday.<p>Seventy-five percent of the migrants from Guatemala, Honduras and El …

Immigration

Holocaust survivors offer shelter as asylum crisis rages

Expulsion is a ‘violation of ethical standards,’ write doctors in letter.<p>An African refugee in south Tel Aviv wears a T-shirt with a Hebrew phrase …

Israel

A Second Group Of Manus Island Refugees Is Being Resettled In The United States

More than a hundred refugees have now been given a fresh start in the United States.<p>The second group of refugees from Australia's offshore detention centres are en route to their new homes in America, as part of the controversial US people swap deal.<p>Fifty-eight refugees left Papua New Guinea on a …

World News

Unsettled: Trump Administration Closes Door on Refugees

Yesterday, WNYC Reporter <b>Matt Katz</b> brought us part I of the story of a Congolese husband and wife who are currently separated due to the Trump Administration's radical changes to U.S. refugee policy.<p><b>Andre Twendeli</b> had been living at the Dzaleka Refugee Camp in Malawi for over a decade before he …

Donald Trump

For Refugees in the Trump Era, a Tougher Path to the U.S.

Afkab Hussein takes advantage of his commutes as a truck driver in Columbus, Ohio to speak to his wife and son, both of whom live in Nairobi, Kenya. …

Immigration

UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Cate Blanchett discusses plight of refugees at Davos

LONDON: UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Cate Blanchett spoke about the issues surrounding refugees at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Tuesday, calling …

Cate Blanchett

Eritrea tops 2017 list of asylum seekers in Switzerland

Migration authorities in Switzerland say Eritreans topped the list of asylum seekers into the country over the course of 2017.<p>Eritreans made up …

Eritrea

Confédération Européenne de Volleyball

22/01/2018 18:23 <br>Hungary ready to organise first EuroVolley in their history <br>News from the CEV<p><b>Budapest, Hungary, January 22, 2018. CEV President</b> …

FIVB

Garbage on the beach: Flood of waste stirs uproar in Lebanon

ZOUQ MOSBEH, Lebanon — Lebanon’s festering trash crisis came crashing ashore this week, after residents woke up to find a powerful winter storm had …

Recycling

AI could help government agencies find the optimum places for refugees to relocate

In Search of a Home<p>In 2016, an estimated 65.6 million people across the globe were forced from their homes by everything from war to human rights …

Machine Learning

Rohingya fear violence over repatriation

Rohingya refugees say they fear ethnic cleansing as they await repatriation to their home country of Myanmar. CNN's Clarissa Ward reports.

World News

Migrants risking death crossing Alps from Italy into France

Hundreds of migrants from Africa are taking dangerous mountain routes through the Italian Alps to cross into France.<p>Many migrants risk serious injury …

Italy

Satellite images show how the tiny Ugandan village of Bidi Bidi became the world's largest refugee camp

• <b>Satellite imagery from Bird.i shows how the world's largest refugee camp has grown dramatically in size since 2016.</b>• <b><br>Bidi Bidi, in Uganda, is home to over 285,000 refugees who have fled famine and violence in South Sudan.</b>• <b><br>New satellite technology has the potential to map previously unmapped and</b> …

Business

Cate Blanchett Calls For Documentary Makers To Shine Light On Refugee Crisis

<i>Carol</i> star Cate Blanchett has said that documentary makers can help shine a light on the issue of the 65M refugees displaced around the …

Celebrity News (India)

Muslim Rohingya Refugee Leader Stabbed to Death in Camp

A Rohingya refugee leader was killed in a camp in Bangladesh on Monday, just days after another leader was murdered amid concerns over the …

Extremism

The "Human Cost" of The EU's Response to the Refugee Crisis

By the time the first week of 2018 had ended, the Mediterranean Sea had already taken a deadly toll. A rubber dinghy sank off the coast of Libya …

Migration

Israel set to win its war on African refugees

In the coming weeks, the Israeli government will begin issuing ultimatums to thousands of African refugees, informing them that they have 90 days to …

Middle East

Israeli Pilots Refuse to Fly Deported Refugees Back to Africa

A group of airline pilots in Israel recently vowed not to fly deported African asylum seekers and refugees back to war-stricken countries in their …

Israel

Greece and Macedonia are trying to fix a decades-old dispute over the name 'Macedonia'

• <b>Leaders from Greece and Macedonia say they will meet in Switzerland this week.</b>• <b><br>The two countries are trying to find a solution to a nearly three-decade-old name dispute.</b>• <b><br>Greece objects to Macedonia using the name Macedonia.</b><p>Leaders from Greece and Macedonia say they will meet in Switzerland this week …

Radio Free Europe

EU rules on asylum are splitting Europe, says EU presidency Bulgaria

SOFIA (Reuters) - The European Union’s rules on asylum which state that requests be handled by the country where asylum is first claimed are splitting Europe, the prime minister of Bulgaria, which holds the EU’s rotating presidency, said on Monday.<p>Nationalist-minded, eurosceptic governments in …

Brexit