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  • Kirstjen Nielsen

    US lifts ban on refugees from 11 countries

    The United States announced it was lifting its ban on refugees from 11 "high-risk" countries, but says those seeking to enter the US would come under much tougher scrutiny than in the past.

  • ‘WB funds to cover both refugees, host community’

    The World Bank has offered financial assistance to Bangladesh to help Rohingya refugees and their host community in Cox's Bazar where the extreme poverty rate is more than 40 percent.

  • Beware of Myanmar's subterfuge

    The Foreign Ministry's statement, following the mixed messages coming out of Naypyidaw after the visit of Myanmar's Union Minister U Kyaw Tint Swe to Bangladesh, that it betrayed the doubtful intention of Myanmar, has said it all.

  • Refugees, they are

    Don't the pundits who make the decisions know that acknowledging them as refugees will accord them rights; foremost among them is the right to return. It also obligates the international community for “burden sharing”.

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    Malaysia will not abandon tournament over Myanmar Rohingya crackdown

    Malaysia decided on Friday to carry on with a regional soccer tournament co-hosted by Myanmar, days after a Malaysian minister said it was considering pulling out in protest against Myanmar's bloody crackdown on ethnic Rohingya Muslims.

  • Anomalous case of incarcerated 'released prisoners'

    The right to secure protection and to access justice by asylum seekers and refugees is a long established principle. There is enough evidence to show that due to fear of being arrested under the FA the undocumented Rohingyas refrain from reporting any offence committed against them.

  • Refugees and migrants: A crisis of solidarity

    This is not a crisis of numbers; it is a crisis of solidarity. Almost 90 percent of the world's refugees are hosted in developing countries. Eight countries host more than half the world's refugees. Just ten countries provide 75 percent of the UN's budget to ease and resolve their plight.

  • Over 131,000 migrants reached Europe by sea in 2016: UN

    More than 131,000 migrants and refugees reach Europe via the Mediterranean this year, more than the total number in the first half of 2015, the United Nations says.

  • New refugee camps go up inside Syria as Turkey stems flow

    Turkish aid workers have been setting up tents and distributing supplies for thousands of new Syrian refugees kept from entering Turkey at the border.

  • Sweden 'to expel up to 80,000 migrants'

    Sweden expects to expel up to 80,000 asylum-seekers whose applications have been rejected, its interior minister was quoted as saying.

  • Gates: US 'should take more' refugees

    The United States "should set a better example" by taking in more refugees, the billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates tells the BBC.

  • Anti-migrant protest turns violent as German welcome cools

    Riot police break up far-right protesters in Cologne as they march against Germany's open-door migration policy after asylum seekers were identified as suspects in assaults on women on New Year's Eve.

  • The Education Antidote to Radicalisation

    If troubled Lebanon, wracked by sectarian violence and religious divides, can champion coexistence and provide Syrian refugees with a chance to study, there is no reason other countries in the region should not follow its example.

  • Canada welcomes wave of Syrian refugees

    The first military plane carrying Syrian refugees to be resettled in Canada has arrived in the country.

  • Europe's populist right targets migration after Paris attacks

    Populist leaders around Europe rushed to demand an end to an influx of refugees and migrants from the Middle East and Africa on Saturday after a wave of deadly attacks in Paris claimed by Islamic State militants.

  • 140 migrants land at UK base in Cyprus

    Two boats carrying 140 migrants, including children, land at the RAF base at Akrotiri in Cyprus, the Ministry of Defence says.

  • Migrant crisis: EU to debate faster deportations

    Plans to speed up the deportation of failed asylum seekers are to be discussed at a meeting of EU ministers in Luxembourg.

  • Donald Trump: I would send Syrian refugees home

    Donald Trump says he would send home all Syrian refugees the US accepts, if he becomes president.

  • 9 more Bangladeshis return from Malaysia

    Nine more Bangladeshis, rescued by the Malaysian authorities during the Southeast Asian migrant crisis in May this year, return home

  • EU holds emergency summit through migrant deal

    European Union leaders will gather for an emergency summit on the migration crisis, a day after ministers forced through a controversial deal to relocate 120,000 refugees in a major blow to unity within the bloc.


    Given the prominent roles these nations have in reducing the once thriving Middle Eastern country to rubble and displacing millions in the process, it is nothing short of hypocrisy for them to essentially demand refugees to respect their borders when they had no qualms about invading Syria's border.

  • Migrants stranded at Hungarian border (video)

    Hundreds of migrants are stranded at the Serbia-Hungary border after the Hungarian government closed the frontier with a new razor-wire fence.

  • Rallies in Europe as migrants arrive

    Tens of thousands of people have taken part in a "day of action" in several European cities - and in Australia - in support of refugees and migrants.

  • Bono offers support to refugees at concert

    Singer and activist Bono has offered support to refugees fleeing their homes by changing the chorus of a U2 song mid-concert to help raise awareness of their plight.

  • The dead child and the West’s stance on refugees

    The recent picture of the child all-dolled up and lying dead on the beach had drenched our hearts with tears. He was one of the thousands of refugees who were trying to escape to safety from the civil war raging in the Middle-east.

  • Troubling image of drowned boy captivates, horrifies

    An image of a little boy wearing a bright red t-shirt and shorts lying face-down in the surf on a beach in one of Turkey's prime tourist resorts sweeps across social media.

  • A migrant hides at a railway station in the Macedonian town of Gevgelija while waiting to climb onto a northern-bound train. Photo: AP

    Is this the best we can do?

    The international community's response to the biggest movement of refugees and migrants in Europe since the aftermath of World War II is inadequate and flawed.

  • Overcoming compassion fatigue

    We urge the Bangladesh government to review its Rohingya refugee policy, to robustly engage with the international community to compel Mynamar to create enabling conditions for the refugees to return, to refrain from taking new measures that may further jeopardise the interests of registered Rohingya refugees.

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    The sighs of ancestors rock migrant boats

    AS many as 8,000 refugees have been adrift in the Andaman Sea lately, some of them stranded for more than two months.

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    Philippines offers refuge to boatpeople

    Philippines Justice Secretary Leila de Lima says her country is ready to shelter the “boatpeople” from Bangladesh and Myanmar should the migrants land on Philippine shores.