Refugees refuse to leave Manus Island amid security fears

Hundreds of refugees and asylum seekers refuse to leave the camp as food, water and power are cut Hundreds of refugees and asylum seekers inside the Manus Island detention centre are refusing... Read more »

Australians demand: ‘Stop Genocide of Rohingya Muslims’

Sydney, Australia (Tribune International): Several community leaders representing various communities demanded to world powers and government of Myanmar to immediately stop the systematic ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims by the state-sponsored terrorist... Read more »
1000 killed, children beheaded, people burned alive in Myanmar

1000 killed, children beheaded, people burned alive in Myanmar

Whole villages destroyed as satellite spots devastation from above The number of people killed in the violence since August 25 in Myanmar has crossed 1,000, according to UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation... Read more »
US President Donald Trump slammed Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull over refugee deal

Trump had tense phone call with Australian PM Turnbull over refugee deal

US President Donald Trump slammed Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull over refugee deal US President Donald Trump has sparked a fresh diplomatic row with ally Australia by branding a refugee deal with the... Read more »
Donald Trump and Malcolm Turnbull

US will take up to 1,250 refugees under Australian deal, says White House

United States will apply ‘extreme vetting’ to up to 1,250 asylum seekers it has agreed to resettle as part of a deal with Australia The US government has said it will resettle... Read more »

Nearly 100 migrants feared dead as boat sinks off Libyan coast

Italy’s coast guard says only four people survived the sinking of a migrant ship off Libya’s coast Saturday. An estimated 100 people were aboard and only eight bodies have been recovered. Nearly... Read more »
Australian Prime Minister Turnbull

Australia calls for cooperation on migration through secure borders

Australia’s border protection and immigration system was the “best in the world” and supported its “ability to provide generous and effective support to refugees”: PM Turnbull In the wake of world’s biggest... Read more »
A Syrian refugee child who fled the violence from the Syrian town of Flita, near Yabroud, poses for a photograph at the border town of Arsal in Bekaa Valley, Lebanon situated along the border with Syria

Almost 50 million children displaced by war & poverty worldwide, says UNICEF

Nearly 50 million children worldwide have been uprooted from their homes due to violence, poverty and other factors out of their control, according to a new report released by the U.N. children’s... Read more »
A view of facilities at the Manus Island Regional Processing Facility in Papua New Guinea in 2012. For years, the facility has been used to indefinitely detain asylum-seekers; Australia and Papua New Guinea have now agreed to close it. Photo: Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship via Getty Images

Australia to close Manus Island refugee detention center

Australia, Papua New Guinea agree to close Refugee Detention Camp but offers no details on the fate of 854 detainees Papua New Guinea and Australia have agreed to close the controversial Manus... Read more »
Manus Island

Pakistani refugee drowns at waterfall on Manus Island

Friends of the refugees at Manus Island say the 34-year-old’s death was misadventure, not suicide. A Pakistani refugee from Australia’s offshore immigration detention centre has drowned at a waterfall on Manus Island. He... Read more »
Syrian refugee Yusra Mardini swims for joy after swimming for her life

Inspirational story of Syrian refugee from war-torn Syria to Rio 2016 Olympics

After swimming for her life through the Aegean Sea to survive war and perilous sea, Yusra Mardini will be swimming at Rio Olympics 2016 now. Now living in Germany, the 18-year-old Syrian, has qualified... Read more »
The Thani family arrived in Wellington on Friday to start their new life here. Rawad, 5, walks with his mum, Amena, and 3-year-old sister, Naba, while dad Wael carries son Salim, 2.

World’s six richest countries host only 9% of world’s refugees

Poorest nations shouldering responsibility for world’s refugees The world’s six wealthiest countries host less than 9% of the world’s refugees, according to a new Oxfam report. While the United States, China, Japan,... Read more »
Emmanuel Chidi Namdi with his wife. Photo: Facebook

Nigerian refugee who fled Boko Haram killed in alleged racist attack in Italy

Italian soccer fan arrested in fatal beating of refugee who fled Boko Haram ROME (Italy) — A Nigerian refugee believed to have fled the terrorist group Boko Haram with his wife has... Read more »
A boy looks on behind a net at the refugee camp of Schisto in Athens, Greece, on June 8. Photo: Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images

At 65 million, the world has more refugees now than ever before

Conflict in places like Syria and Afghanistan raised the total number of refugees and internally displaced people worldwide to a record 65.3 million The number of people displaced worldwide has hit a... Read more »

Angelina Jolie warns of breakdown for global refugee system

UN special envoy criticises Donald Trump on immigration, saying ‘America is built on people coming together for freedom’ Angelina Jolie Pitt, who is the United Nations special envoy for the UNHCR refugee... Read more »
Italy is now Europe's top spot for refugee arrivals

More refugees now arriving in Italy than in Greece

Italy is now Europe’s top spot for refugee arrivals More migrants trying to make their way into Europe are arriving in Italy than Greece for the first time in a year, according... Read more »

Iranian refugee dies in Brisbane hospital after setting himself on fire

An Iranian asylum seeker has died two days after setting himself alight in an Australian detention center on the remote Pacific island of Nauru. An Iranian refugee who set himself on fire... Read more »

At least 400 migrants feared dead as boats capsize in Mediterranean Sea

At least 400 refugees travelling by boats from Egypt to Italy have drowned in the Mediterranean sea, reported BBC Arabic citing Somalia’s Ambassador to Egypt. Earlier in the idea, Somali media reported... Read more »
Refugees arrive on the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean sea from Turkey - a crossing EU leaders want to discourage people from taking AFP/GEtty Imagese

‘The more the Afghan people suffer, the less attention they get’: Red Cross chief

The humanitarian situation in Afghanistan is in a “downward spiral,” according to the head of the International Committee of the Red Cross. Despite the worsening situation, attention paid to Afghanistan is inversely... Read more »
The Thani family arrived in Wellington on Friday to start their new life here. Rawad, 5, walks with his mum, Amena, and 3-year-old sister, Naba, while dad Wael carries son Salim, 2.

New Zealand welcomes Syrian refugees to new home

The first Syrian refugees to enter New Zealand since the government announced it would take additional people have arrived in Wellington. A group of 74 Syrian refugees have headed to their new Wellington... Read more »

West curtails human rights over fear of terrorism

The politics of fear led governments around the globe to roll back human rights during 2015 European governments have allowed widespread fears about migration and terrorism to erode their commitment to civil... Read more »
Turkish coast guards and medical team examine the dead migrants. (AA Photo)

Humanity washed ashore: Turkey finds bodies of 36 drowned migrants

Bodies of 36 migrants found on Turkish coast, at least 12 rescued Turkey  on Tuesday found the bodies of at least 36 migrants, including several children, washed up on beaches and floating... Read more »
A refugee couple with their babies after safely reaching Greece

Every two seconds, a baby is born in a conflict zone: UNICEF

More than 16 million babies born into conflict in 2015: UNICEF ISLAMABAD – Millions of babies around the world are born into life-threatening situations every year. UNICEF executive director Anthony Lake said too... Read more »
Justin Trudeau greets a family of refugees from Syria as they arrive at Pearson International airport, in Toronto, on Friday, Dec. 11, 2015. (Nathan Denette/CP)

Syrian refugees greeted by PM as they arrive in Canada

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau Premier Kathleen Wynne, Toronto Mayor John Tory and other dignitaries welcome first government plane of Syrian refugees. TORONTO (Canada) — The first large group of Syrian refugees coming... Read more »