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'[The Anti-Terror Law] does not provide safeguards for innocent persons seeking asylum in the Philippines to not be wrongfully classified as terrorists'
Thousands face homelessness in the country's refugee relocation scheme as Greek authorities plan to move more than 11,000 people to make room for other asylum seekers
The contents of Myanmar's report will remain confidential until its judges decide to make it public
The Norwegian Refugee Council says its figures showed armed conflict around the world had continued during the pandemic, even as much of globe went into lockdown
Four Syrians in France say their past ordeals – like prison and exile – had primed them for coping with the lockdown
'Internally displaced people are often highly vulnerable people living in crowded camps, emergency shelters, and informal settlements with little or no access to health care,' IDMC director Alexandra Bilak says in a statement
A local police source says 3 persons had been detained in relation to the unrest, which erupted after a 47-year-old asylum seeker from Iraq died in the camp
The International Organization for Migration says some 13,000 migrants have amassed at the Turkey-Greece border, including families with young children
'The weakest people fell to the ground. Some were injured and others were crushed to death,' an employee says
'At this time of turbulence, the international community must do far more to shoulder this responsibility together,' says UN chief Antonio Guterres
Among the benefits is the authorization to work here
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks at the ASEAN-UN Summit in Bangkok, with Myanmar's de facto head Aung San Suu Kyi in the room
Rights groups warn the island, which emerged from the sea only about 2 decades ago, might not be able to withstand violent storms during the annual monsoon season
It is the first time in 14 months that Italy has offered a migrant rescue ship a safe port
The incident comes 2 days after a second failed attempt to repatriate the refugees, who say they won't return unless they are promised security and citizenship in their homeland
Bangladesh refugee commissioner Mohammad Abul Kalam says he is 'optimistic' about a new repatriation process scheduled to start on Thursday, August 22
The confidential report by the ethics department of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency describes 'credible and corroborated' allegations of serious ethical abuses, including involving UNRWA's top official
Some 740,000 Rohingya who fled a crackdown by Myanmar's military in 2017 in Rakhine state still fear for their safety if they return to Myanmar
The rescue boat Sea-Watch 3 remains stuck in the Mediterranean since rescuing 53 migrants drifting in an inflatable raft off the coast of Libya on June 12
The United Nation Human Rights Office for Southeast Asia says it is time to abandon a narrative founded on prejudice and fear when dealing and protecting the rights of all refugees
How do you address the needs of 900,000 Rohingya refugees, who are vulnerable to serious health risks like infections, outbreaks, and psychiatric conditions?
Amnesty International says it is 'astonishing' the report failed to mention the military atrocities that drove the Rohingya out, the continued segregation of those who remained, or ongoing armed conflict in Rakhine
Emmanuel Desreux is given 18 months behind bars and another 18 months suspended sentence for selling inflatable boats with motors to migrants to navigate across the busy waterway from France to Britain.
'The fact that UNRWA still exists today is an illustration of the failure of the parties and the international community to resolve the issue politically – and one cannot deflect the attention onto a humanitarian organization'
'Over a quarter of a million Rohingya refugees from Myanmar have now been jointly registered and provided with identity cards by Bangladesh authorities and UNHCR,' spokesman Andrej Mahecic tells reporters in Geneva
'It is really a mind-boggling figure,' NRC chief Jan Egeland tells reporters. 'It takes extreme violence and fear of disasters to force a family out of their home, their land, their property, their community.'
UN high commissioner for refugees Filippo Grandi says that UN experts are only able reach about 100 of the villages that the Rohingya fled after the Myanmar military launched a deadly crackdown in 2017
After the traumatizing experience of losing her 7 children, a Syrian refugee is set to be reunited with her siblings and other family members in Canada
The United Nations refugee agency says those seeking asylum in Costa Rica include 'students, former public officials, opposition figures, journalists, doctors, human rights defenders, and farmers'
(UPDATED) About 200 more are thought to be trapped at sea in Thai waters
At least 170,000 residents from Palu and surrounding districts are still displaced and entire neighborhoods are still in ruins, despite life returning to normal in other areas of the city
Prime Minister Scott Morrison is defeated by MPs who insist refugees held in offshore facilities have the right to be transferred to Australia for medical treatment
This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world
The new policy, originally announced in December, will be launched initially at the busy Tijuana-San Ysidro border crossing south of San Diego, according to a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official, speaking anonymously
The annual tradition of holding a birthday party for refugees in Kansas is in contrast to the message refugees in the United States may have received in the last two years
Immigration chief Surachate Hakparn says he will take a new approach and that under his supervision 'there will be no one involuntarily sent back to the country if they don't want to go back'
A top official for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees accuses 'bureaucrats and politicians' of overruling doctors and putting lives at risk at camps on Nauru and Manus
Pence adds to the pressure on Suu Kyi, who this week has had an Amnesty International honor revoked and faced sharp words from Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad
'Amnesty International cannot justify your continued status as a recipient of the Ambassador of Conscience award and so with great sadness we are hereby withdrawing it from you,' says the group
Just like Indonesia, the Philippines has a big earthquake looming in its future. This raises an important question: what makes the Philippines and Indonesia prone to natural hazards?
Numbers of migrants crossing into Europe have fallen since 2015 but people are still undertaking what is a highly perilous journey
An NGO says girls in refugee camps suffer abuse from forced marriage to denial of schooling and are '14 times more likely to die than boys in a conflict'
This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world
'It is up to people to... no one should be forced to return,' UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric says following an agreement between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump to work together on the safe return of Syrian refugees
The Jordanian government accepts the Syrian White Helmets rescuers and their families from Israel and plans to transfer them to Britain, Germany, and Canada
Hundreds march through Sydney shouting, "Free, free the refugees," with banners stating, "Five years too long, evacuate Manus and Nauru."
'There are efforts underway to create sanctuaries outside Europe, where we can accommodate refugees and offer protection, but not a better life in central Europe,' Chancellor Sebastian Kurz says
'This will inflame another religious war – this time a religious war inside Syria and the consequences will be many, many more refugees and you know where exactly they will come,' says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
'This is another example of the ongoing horrors suffered by many migrants and refugees while transiting through Libya,' says Doctors Without Borders
A story of a Rohingya family torn apart by brutality and with nowhere to go