Dozens of bodies of migrants who perished in the Mediterranean wash up on Libya’s shoreline

UNHCR, the UN’s refugee agency, called it “the worst Mediterranean tragedy” so far this year. Around 150 African migrants died off the Libyan coast on Thursday, in their apparent bid to reach Europe. Now their bodies are washing up on … Read More

EU countries agree plan to handle migrants and refugees

Macron says 14 states back mechanism to redistribute people saved in the Mediterranean The rescue ship Alan Kurdi picking up 44 people from a wooden boat in the Mediterranean this month. Photograph: Fabian Heinz/Sea-Eye/EPA The French president, Emmanuel Macron, has said … Read More

America closes the doors to asylum-seekers from the South

A new rule issued by the White House effectively prevents Latin Americans from claiming asylum at the southern border. COUNT THE ways in which the government under President Donald Trump has grown more hostile to foreigners who seek sanctuary. For … Read More

Widespread Misery: The EU Continues to Erode The Rights of Refugees

By the beginning of 2018, nearly 13 million Syrians were displaced. Photo: Nikolay Doychinovnikolay, AFP Millions of refugees – mostly from Syria – have poured into Turkey since the outset of its Southern neighbor’s bloody civil war in 2011. And though the … Read More

Number of Migrants Rises in Greece as EU Fails in Relocation Efforts

Refugees and migrants keep arriving to Greece, despite the reduction in numbers, following the EU-Turkey deal of 2016. File photo More than five thousand refugees and migrants came to Greece during the first sixty-three days of 2019, according to the … Read More

The Unknown Turkish Refugee Crisis

janissary procession through the Brandenburg Gate on Türkischen Tag (Turkish Day), Berlin, photo via Wikimedia Commons BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 993, November 1, 2018 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Turkey, which hosts some 3.5 million refugees, is generally considered a transit or bulwark … Read More

US, Mexico reach deal to stop Honduran caravan at Mexico’s southern border

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The U.S. and Mexico have reached an agreement aimed at keeping the 4,000-person migrant caravan from reaching America. The plan was developed over many months and included a request from Mexico that the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees establish … Read More

Poverty in Iraq forces refugees back to camps

Poverty and a lack of services are preventing rebuilding in Mosul, forcing thousands to choose the lesser of two evils and return to the camps. Over 2 million have yet to go back home. Judit Neurink reports from Mosul. “My … Read More

David Miliband calls for leadership on refugee resettlement in the EU

Head of International Rescue Committee says the EU should increase its intake of refugees to 108,000 each year.  David Miliband at IRC headquarters, New York. Under the IRC proposal, the EU would take in more refugees from countries such as … Read More

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