Refugees

‘We have no choice but to confront the very worst aspects of English football’
Raheem Sterling taking the knee
Instant Opinion

‘We have no choice but to confront the very worst aspects of English football’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
13 Jul 2021
Why Denmark is stripping Syrians of residency
Refugees arriving in Lesbos, Greece, in 2015
In Depth

Why Denmark is stripping Syrians of residency

Copenhagen orders refugees back to Damascus claiming security has ‘improved significantly’
16 Apr 2021
Patel in talks with ‘non-EU countries’ over migrant deportation plan
Migrants attempt to cross the English Channel
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Patel in talks with ‘non-EU countries’ over migrant deportation plan

Denmark and Turkey among countries that may be paid to take in cross-Channel asylum seekers
18 Mar 2021
Patel ‘to help refugees fleeing war’ get into UK
Priti Patel presents the daily Covid press briefing
Behind the scenes

Patel ‘to help refugees fleeing war’ get into UK

Insiders say home secretary plans to offer safe passage as part of push to stem illegal Channel crossings
17 Mar 2021
UK changes rules on child refugees
Immigration
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UK changes rules on child refugees

Polling reveals swing in public attitudes as government closes door to child migrants
26 Jan 2021
Instant Opinion: ‘a closed mind is key to a happy life’
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Instant Opinion: ‘a closed mind is key to a happy life’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 3 September
3 Sep 2020
Covid-19: vulnerable regions could trigger ‘rebound’ in West
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Covid-19: vulnerable regions could trigger ‘rebound’ in West

Refugees and poorer African nations could soon be most at risk
17 Apr 2020

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Coronavirus in the Middle East: ‘perfect storm is gathering'
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Coronavirus in the Middle East: ‘perfect storm is gathering'

Millions of refugees in failing states in ‘mortal peril’ from Covid-19 spread
1 Apr 2020
Coronavirus: Refugee camps bracing for ‘devastating’ impact
Kurds, Turkey
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Coronavirus: Refugee camps bracing for ‘devastating’ impact

Looming threat of Covid-19 will be ‘more than a disaster’ to displaced people
27 Mar 2020
Turkey predicts millions of migrants will head to the EU
Recep Tayyip Erdogan
In Brief

Turkey predicts millions of migrants will head to the EU

President Erdogan says Turkey can no longer uphold deal with Europe
3 Mar 2020
Dozens injured in Greek protests over new migrant centres
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In Depth

Dozens injured in Greek protests over new migrant centres

Islanders broke into hotel housing riot police and beat officers
27 Feb 2020
Why Italians who rescue refugees face €1m fine
Migrants wait to be rescued by the Aquarius NGO rescue ship in the Mediterranean Sea
Daily Briefing

Why Italians who rescue refugees face €1m fine

Boat captains may also be arrested and their vessels confiscated for carrying stranded migrants
7 Aug 2019
Why the EU is accused of ‘crimes against humanity’
Refugees on boat
In Depth

Why the EU is accused of ‘crimes against humanity’

International Criminal Court indictment blames the bloc for deaths of thousands of migrants who drowned fleeing Libya
3 Jun 2019
Auschwitz-themed miniskirts and nine other fashion disasters
Auschwitz Skirt
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Auschwitz-themed miniskirts and nine other fashion disasters

Online retailer comes under fire for selling third-party merchandise printed with image of concentration camp
8 May 2019
Bahraini refugee footballer released from Thai prison
Refugee footballer Hakeem Al-Araibi has been released from a Thai prison
In Brief

Bahraini refugee footballer released from Thai prison

Hakeem Al-Araibi returns to Australia 77 days after his arrest on vandalism charges
12 Feb 2019
Sajid Javid criticised for asylum seeker remarks
Sajid Javid
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Sajid Javid criticised for asylum seeker remarks

Home Secretary questioned whether refugees crossing the English Channel are ‘genuine’
3 Jan 2019
Denmark to house foreign criminals on tiny island
Lindholm
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Denmark to house foreign criminals on tiny island

Parliament passes scheme affecting 100 criminals who cannot be deported despite UN criticisms
20 Dec 2018
Syrian refugee makes it to Canada after months in airport
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In Brief

Syrian refugee makes it to Canada after months in airport

Hassan al-Kontar captured his time in the airport over social media, where thousands watched
28 Nov 2018
Why migrant rescue ships are missing from the Mediterranean
Refugees
In Brief

Why migrant rescue ships are missing from the Mediterranean

Aid agencies warns thousands of people risk dying at sea because of anti-immigration policies in Europe
13 Sep 2018
Italy’s interior minister faces kidnap charge
Italy's interior minister Matteo Salvini appearing on a television talk show
In Brief

Italy’s interior minister faces kidnap charge

Far-right leader under investigation after 100 migrants confined on a rescue ship
28 Aug 2018
Why Brits are feeling better about immigration
Pro-migrant protesters wearing German and French flag face masks outside Parliament in 2017
In Brief

Why Brits are feeling better about immigration

Survey shows increasing support for economic and cultural benefits
11 Jul 2018
South Korea cracks down on Yemeni refugees
Yemen civil war
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South Korea cracks down on Yemeni refugees

Arrival of hundreds of people fleeing Yemen conflict has sparked panic is Seoul
29 Jun 2018
EU migration summit: why can’t a deal be struck?
Refugee
In Depth

EU migration summit: why can’t a deal be struck?

Several proposals are on the table but the bloc remains deeply divided over how to solve the crisis
28 Jun 2018
Migrant smuggling nets criminals $7bn a year
Migrants keep warm with Red Cross blankets upon their arrival at Malaga harbour this year
In Brief

Migrant smuggling nets criminals $7bn a year

First global study of human trafficking paints picture of a lucrative trade
21 Jun 2018
World Refugee Day: five famous former refugees
Freddie Mercury
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World Refugee Day: five famous former refugees

Rita Ora and Freddie Mercury are among those who fled violence to start new life in the UK
20 Jun 2018
Europe’s hostile environment deters asylum seekers
A float satirising the EU refugee crisis at this year's Rose Monday parade in Dusseldorf
In Depth

Europe’s hostile environment deters asylum seekers

Sharp fall in number of people seeking asylum in the EU - but political battles continue
19 Jun 2018
MS Aquarius: why did Spain accept the disputed migrant ship?
The Aquarius rescue ship is run by NGO S.O.S. Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres
In Brief

MS Aquarius: why did Spain accept the disputed migrant ship?

New socialist prime minister avoids humanitarian crisis and diffuses political stand-off
12 Jun 2018
Hungary to make it illegal to help asylum seekers
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In Brief

Hungary to make it illegal to help asylum seekers

People aiding undocumented migrants may face prison sentences or fines
30 May 2018
Asylum seekers faced ‘excessive’ restraint on flight from UK
Colnbrook asylum seekers
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Asylum seekers faced ‘excessive’ restraint on flight from UK

Prison watchdog criticises ‘flippant’ Capita escort staff who forced woman to use toilet with door open
15 May 2018
Child refugees have right to bring family, EU court rules
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Child refugees have right to bring family, EU court rules

Eritrean teenager wins legal battle that could affect tens of thousands of refugees in Europe
13 Apr 2018
Far-right politician announces conversion to Islam
AfD supporters in Essen carry a sign saying, 'Never our voice again, Mrs Merkel'
In Depth

Far-right politician announces conversion to Islam

Arthur Wagner remains a member of AfD, a party which says Islam has ‘no place’ in Germany
25 Jan 2018
Erdogan shoots from hip on historic Greek trip
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Greek PM Alexis Tsipras
In Depth

Erdogan shoots from hip on historic Greek trip

Long-held grievances surface during first visit by a Turkish president to Greece for 65 years
8 Dec 2017
Germany offers asylum seekers extra cash to go home
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In Brief

Germany offers asylum seekers extra cash to go home

Refugee organisation slams government for ‘trying to entice people to give up their rights’
4 Dec 2017
Slovenian PM facing impeachment for defending refugee
Slovenia's Prime Minister Miro Cerar
In Brief

Slovenian PM facing impeachment for defending refugee

Miro Cerar is accused of interfering in judicial decision over deportation
24 Nov 2017
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