When vacationers and refugees meet in island paradise

2015-10-02 22:18

European tourists and Middle Eastern refugees are crossing paths on the Greek island of Lesbos, an Aegean paradise overwhelmed with waves of migrants in recent months. Some vacationers prefer to ignore the crisis, but others are chipping in to help.

Tired Croatian bus drivers ferry refugees at night

2015-10-01 17:44

They usually chauffeur tourists or schoolchildren, but Croatian bus drivers are now working into the night ferrying thousands of migrants from one corner of their country to another.

Mugabe blames refugee crisis on external forces

2015-09-29 07:15

Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe says interference in the domestic affairs of independent nations has triggered the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean.

Still no solution for displaced foreigners on KZN farm

2015-09-21 12:26

The Cato Ridge couple who opened their farm to 138 foreign nationals two months ago say their guests are still living there, despite threats to evict them.

Matthew Lester: Germany gets it right – why SA should embrace refugees

2015-09-14 16:03

Instead of trying to strengthen our borders to keep migrants out, we should rather think of how those that make it could help make SA a better place for all.

People flooding into Europe no migration crisis - Gigaba

2015-09-10 14:00

The focus has been on migrants fleeing to Europe by sea but Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says huge numbers of overland migrants make their way to South Africa and other countries on the continent.

Refugee crisis marks sea change for Europe

2015-09-10 07:35

Europe is experiencing a mass migration which will have profound consequences for this part of the world, says Leopold Scholtz.

Australia to take in 12 000 Syrian refugees

2015-09-09 05:43

Australia will accept 12 000 refugees from Syria on top of its current humanitarian intake programme, Prime Minister Tony Abbott says.

Are we finally seeing refugees as...people?

2015-09-07 11:35

The current refugee crisis, more so than any other case documenting the mass influx of migrants, has drawn the world’s attention - even unmasking refugees as human.

Five injured in blaze at German asylum shelter

2015-09-07 08:50

Five people have been injured in a fire at an asylum shelter in Germany after a weekend that saw more than 20 000 refugees entering the country.


German city to seize empty commercial space to house refugees

2015-10-02 20:11

The northern German city of Hamburg has passed a law allowing it to requisition empty commercial properties to house asylum seekers, authorities say.

Most refugees rescued in the Mediterranean are severely dehydrated - Doctors Without Borders

We speak to Lindis Hurum a co-ordinator in one of the Doctors Without Borders search and rescue ships, the Bourbon Argos. Watch.

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Turnbull hints at change to Australia refugee policy

2015-09-23 14:56

New PM Malcolm Turnbull says he is concerned about the plight of asylum seekers in Australia’s offshore detention centres, and hinted at changes to the policy of his predecessor, Tony Abbott.

5 400 migrants arrive in Croatia in last 24 hours - Red Cross

2015-09-17 10:15

An estimated 5 400 migrants arrived in Croatia in the last 24 hours, the Red Cross says, with officials expressing concern at a wave of asylum seekers.

Confusion, desperation as migrants rush into Hungary

2015-09-14 06:39

Confusion has reigned over the ever-shifting news and rumours from around Europe at the refugee transit camp just inside the Hungarian border, .

HEADLINES: Malema in Parliament, Wits fossil find & refugees

In today's news headlines: EFF leader Julius Malema is removed from Parliament, an extraordinary fossil finding is revealed, a Hungarian camerawoman who tripped up refugees is fired.

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WATCH: Shocking moment camerawoman trips refugee holding child

A Hungarian camerawoman has been fired after she was filmed tripping a refugee who was carrying his young child. Watch.

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Germany frees up funds for refugees

2015-09-07 19:56

The German government has decided to free up additional €3bn for federal states and municipalities to help cope with the record influx of refugees and migrants.

Refugee rejects Australian-funded resettlement in Cambodia

2015-09-07 08:50

A refugee has asked to return to Myanmar rather than stay in Cambodia, in the latest blow to a new Australian-run resettlement programme, a report says.

Arab world not helping refugees - report

2015-09-06 19:05

A Dubai report says homeless refugees from the Syrian world have found scant refuge in the Arab world's richest states.

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