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In Latest Stories
March 31, 2018 9:40 am gmt |
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Refugees competed for the first time in the recent Dead2Red Relay Running Race, an annual marathon relay event, in Jordan. The race started near the Dead Sea, the lowest place on the Earth’s surface at nearly 500 meters below sea level. The route passed through “Wadi Rum”, known as ...
In Latest Stories
March 23, 2018 10:00 am gmt |
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Rohingya refugees living in shelters at Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh said on Thursday (March 22) that they were facing aid shortage and harassment from Myanmar’s border guards, even as an anticipated monsoon season looms in the horizon, compounding difficulties for the refugees. Work was und...
In Latest Stories
December 30, 2017 4:10 am gmt |
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Bangladesh has prepared for the repatriation of 100,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees to Myanmar under an agreement between the two countries. Obaidul Quader, the Bangladeshi minister of road, transport and bridges, told reporters on Friday that the first group of the Rohingya would be sent back to Myanma...
In Canada
November 24, 2017 9:01 am gmt |
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Canadian officials held crisis talks Thursday, November 23, as new figures showed that most border jumpers who flooded into the country from the United States this year were granted asylum. Only 1,572 refugee claims out of 14,467 have been heard so far, but of these 941 or 60% have been accepted, acc...
In Canada
November 23, 2017 10:47 am gmt |
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There were 14,467 refugee claims made by people who crossed into Canada outside legal border points in a nine-month period this year, and nearly half of them were from Haiti. Data released by the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) on Wednesday shows that 6,304 citizens of Haiti claimed refugee statu...
In Australia
November 11, 2017 12:04 pm gmt |
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Asylum seekers in Manus Island detention centre were advised to move to an alternative location, said Acting Prime Minster for Australia, Julie Bishop on Saturday (November 11). Speaking in Perth, Bishop assured essential services would be provided to refugees. She later added “Those who were f...
In Canada
November 2, 2017 6:53 am gmt |
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Canada will welcome nearly one million immigrants over the next three years, according to a plan offered by the Liberal government Wednesday (November 1), CBC, reported. Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen, said that with the ratio of workers to retirees shrinking — immigration can help close tha...
In World
September 29, 2017 11:10 am gmt |
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About 60 people are now believed to have died when a boat carrying Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar capsized off Bangladesh, the UN says. The boat overturned in rough seas late on Thursday. A UN spokesman said 23 people were now confirmed dead and 40 more were “missing and presumed ...
In Latest Stories
September 25, 2017 4:24 am gmt |
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Refugee camps housing Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh are becoming increasingly cramped, leaving no space for new refugees who are still fleeing violence and persecution in Myanmar. Newly-arrived refugees on Sunday (September 24) said that it was difficult to find available space to put up tents, as t...
In India
September 21, 2017 9:58 am gmt |
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Hundreds of Muslims demonstrated in New Delhi on Thursday (September 21) against the federal government’s decision to deport Rohingya refugees as the Indian top court hears a challenge to the proposed repatriation. Led by Jamaat-E-Ulema-Hind, an Islamic organisation, protesters demanded that In...
In Canada
September 20, 2017 9:09 am gmt |
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More than 5,700 asylum seekers crossed illegally from the US into Canada last month, a rise of almost 80% on July, government figures show. Canada has seen a surge of refugee claimants in recent months, especially into the province of Quebec. Crossings have increased relatively steadily since January...
In World
September 17, 2017 4:15 am gmt |
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At least 30 Burundian refugees have been killed in clashes with Congolese security forces over plans to send some of them home, a Reuters witness and local activists said on Saturday (September 16). Police and soldiers opened fire as the refugees protested over the plan in the town of Kamanyola in ea...
In World
September 16, 2017 8:31 am gmt |
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As hundreds more Rohingya refugees made their way to makeshift camps on Friday (September 15), those who had arrived earlier in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar were scrambling for food and water. Nearly 400,000 Rohingya Muslims from western Myanmar have crossed into Bangladesh since Aug. 25, fle...
In World
August 31, 2017 4:20 am gmt |
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More than 18,000 Rohingya Muslims, many sick and some with bullet wounds, have fled the worst violence to grip northwest Myanmar in at least five years, while thousands more are stuck at the Bangladesh border. Friday’s (August 25) series of coordinated attacks by Rohingya insurgents on security...
In World
August 26, 2017 5:24 am gmt |
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The United States and other wealthy nations should do more to resettle migrants and refugees forced to flee their homelands, U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said on Friday (August 25). “We must count on U.S. leadership in refugee protection,” Grandi told Reuters in an i...
In World
March 8, 2017 5:17 am gmt |
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U.S. President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban on refugee resettlement will worsen the agonies of refugees, a spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Tuesday. Speaking at a press briefing at the UN headquarters, Farhan Haq, the deputy spokesperson for Guterres, said ref...
In World
August 11, 2016 11:25 am gmt |
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Australian authorities have rejected a report that detailed alleged cases of sexual abuse against refugees in an Australian-run off-shore detention center, accusing the asylum seekers of making false allegations of sexual harassment. The British Guardian daily on Wednesday (10th Aug) published 8,000 ...
In Srilanka
August 9, 2016 5:28 am gmt |
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Sri Lankan asylum seekers are selling their kidneys so they can pay to get on a boat to Australia, a News Corp investigation into the illegal organ trade has found. A three-year News Corp investigation has found almost 100 desperate Australians have paid to have an illegal transplant overseas because...
In Europe
July 26, 2016 8:18 am gmt |
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The number of bodies of refugees recovered on a Libyan beach since the weekend has risen to 87, according to a media official from the coastal city of Sabratha. The bodies began washing up on the city’s beach west of Tripoli on Friday (22th July). On Saturday, 41 bodies were found by a group of...