Turkey coastguard: Eight dead after migrant boat sinks off coast

2019-06-17 13:23

Turkish coastguard says 31 people were rescued, it's believed they were travelling to the Greek islands.

UN refugee chief sees more anti-migrant 'poison'

2019-04-10 10:34

The UN refugee chief says he has never seen "such toxicity, such poison" in politics, the media, social media and everyday conversation focused on refugees, migrants and foreigners

Tanker hijacked by rescued migrants arrives safely in Malta

2019-03-28 16:48

A Maltese special operations team has boarded a tanker that had been hijacked by migrants it rescued at sea, and returned control to the captain, before escorting it to safety in a Maltese port.

Canada opens doors to some 750 ex-slaves from Libya

2019-02-07 14:30

Canada will welcome some 750 ex-slaves from Libya as refugees, Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen has announced.

A Burundian asylum-seeker who fled the US explains why he left behind everything he knew to reach safety in Canada

2019-02-02 20:05

In the last two years, nearly 40,000 migrants have entered Canada illegally, many of them seeking asylum they believe is out of reach in the US.

Ugandan officers charged with abducting Rwanda refugees

2019-01-10 09:41

Eight Ugandan security officers have been charged in a military court with abducting and illegally repatriating Rwandan asylum seekers to Kigali, a prosecutor says.

Aquarius migrant rescue ship quits after facing 'sustained campaign'

2018-12-07 13:54

The charity-run migrant rescue ship Aquarius will end its missions in the Mediterranean, with humanitarian group MSF blaming Italy and other European states for smearing and obstructing its work.

Tired and angry, migrant caravan splinters in Mexican state

2018-11-04 10:53

A 4 000-strong caravan of Central American migrants traveling through Mexico has split up into several groups.

Angola says at least 380 000 illegal migrants exit in weeks

2018-10-22 13:49

At least 380 000 illegal migrants, mostly from the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo, have left Angola in less than a month during a massive operation targeting diamond smuggling, a minister says.

India deports first group of Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar

2018-10-04 21:18

India has deported its first group of Rohingya Muslims since the government last year ordered the expulsion of members of the Myanmar minority group and others who entered the country illegally.


Home Affairs asks UN for help with refugee backlog

2019-05-17 10:06

The Department of Home Affairs has approached the United Nations Human Rights Council to help it clear the 150 000 refugee status appeals backlog.

UN document shows Kenya seeking to close Somali refugee camp

2019-03-30 14:05

An internal UN document says Kenya again seeks to close the Dadaab camp that hosts more than 200 000 refugees from neighbouring Somalia and is one of the largest such camps in the world.

'Desperate' situation off Libya as rescued refugees 'hijack' ship

2019-03-28 10:23

Concern mounts after Italy vows to keep tanker allegedly hijacked by rescued refugees and migrants out of territorial waters.

Australia to move child refugees on Nauru to the US

2019-02-03 14:01

Australia has announced the last four children still in Nauru detention centre will soon be moved to the US after the two countries struck a deal.

Greek minister mourns 'heroine' gran who helped refugees

2019-01-17 12:05

Greece's migration minister has paid homage to a 90-year-old grandmother on the island of Lesbos who was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for helping refugees.

ConCourt rules Refugees Act doesn't place time limitation on asylum applications

2018-12-20 14:39

The Constitutional Court has ruled that the Refugees Act does not place a time limit on when asylum seekers have to apply for asylum once they have arrived in South Africa.

UN, doctors hammer Australia over harsh treatment in refugee camps

2018-12-03 17:19

Australia's under-pressure government has received a double blow from the United Nations and a leading doctors' group over harsh treatment of refugees on offshore island camps.

Thousands of US troops head for southern border

2018-10-30 09:19

The Pentagon is deploying 5 200 active-duty troops to beef up security along the US-Mexico border, officials have announced, in a bid to prevent a caravan of Central American migrants from illegally crossing the frontier.

Australia shutters notorious offshore asylum camp

2018-10-05 12:07

A notorious Australian immigration detention camp on remote Christmas Island has been shut, the government said Friday, hailing the success of its hardline policies in ending a flood of asylum-seeking boat people.

PICS: War-weary Mozambicans yearn to leave Malawi haven

2018-09-25 15:03

Hundreds of people who fled to Malawi from fighting in Mozambique are finally poised to go home, desperate to reach their untended farms now that the guns have fallen silent.

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