Refugees

Police enter Australia’s Manus Island detention centre
Asylum seekers protest against their forced removal from Manus Island
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Police enter Australia’s Manus Island detention centre

Reports of violence as officials try to remove asylum seekers from compound
23 Nov 2017
Australian refugee centre a ‘powder keg’ ready to explode
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Australian refugee centre a ‘powder keg’ ready to explode

Closure of camp pits locals against 700 asylum seekers and shines spotlight on Australia’s immigration policy
30 Oct 2017
Angela Merkel: Twelve years in power and still an enigma
Angela Merkel
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Angela Merkel: Twelve years in power and still an enigma

The Week traces the German Chancellor's rise to lead Europe's largest economy
19 Sep 2017
Iraq holds 1,400 IS relatives in ‘de facto detention’
A displaced Iraqi boy at the Debaga camp, east of Makhmur in northern Iraq, in August
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Iraq holds 1,400 IS relatives in ‘de facto detention’

Iraqi government must decide what to do with the wives and children of IS fighters held in a Mosul camp
12 Sep 2017
Austrian troops to stop refugees at border with Italy
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Austrian troops to stop refugees at border with Italy

Armoured personnel carriers sent to guard Brenner Pass - a 'potential migration hotspot'
5 Jul 2017
UN releases 'disheartening' statistics on World Refugee Day
Turkey Refugees
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UN releases 'disheartening' statistics on World Refugee Day

Population displacement at all-time high as war, violence and family hits communities
20 Jun 2017
Refugees in their own land: The internally displaced
IDP camp Somalia
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Refugees in their own land: The internally displaced

Report finds 31 million people were forced to leave their homes and live elsewhere in their country in 2016
22 May 2017
Five in court over Croydon asylum-seeker attack
Reker Ahmed
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Five in court over Croydon asylum-seeker attack

Scotland Yard announces arrests of two more people over assault on 17-year-old Reker Ahmed
4 Apr 2017
Italy praised for law protecting lone child migrants
Migrant on Italian coastguard boat
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Italy praised for law protecting lone child migrants

Country passes first law in Europe guaranteeing children travelling alone a minimum standard of care
30 Mar 2017
How you can help refugees in the UK
Refugees
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How you can help refugees in the UK

Charities and local authorities issue guide to aid the integration of people seeking refuge in Britain
30 Mar 2017
More than 200 migrants feared drowned in Mediterranean Sea
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More than 200 migrants feared drowned in Mediterranean Sea

Two overturned boats found off coast of Libya as number of deaths jumps 27 per cent in 2016
24 Mar 2017
More than 200 migrants feared drowned in Mediterranean Sea
Proactiva Open Arms rescue vessel
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More than 200 migrants feared drowned in Mediterranean Sea

Two overturned boats found off coast of Libya as number of deaths jumps 27 per cent in 2016
24 Mar 2017
IS targets vulnerable refugee children for recruitment
Children
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IS targets vulnerable refugee children for recruitment

Extremist groups are offering money and food in bid to radicalise youngsters
6 Feb 2017
Madeleine Albright and Mayim Bialik fight Trump's Muslim ban
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Madeleine Albright and Mayim Bialik fight Trump's Muslim ban

Former secretary of state tweets message of solidarity as President considers four-month halt on refugees entering US
27 Jan 2017
Calais Jungle children 'have nowhere to sleep'
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Calais Jungle children 'have nowhere to sleep'

Around 100 youngsters left in refugee camp after French demolition crews tear down tents and shelters
27 Oct 2016
Colombia's Juan Manuel Santos wins Nobel Peace Prize
President Santos shakes hands with Farc leader Timonchenko
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Colombia's Juan Manuel Santos wins Nobel Peace Prize

Committee honours politician's efforts to agree a peace deal with Farc rebels after 52-year conflict
7 Oct 2016
Anti-migrant party beats Merkel's CDU party on home turf
HANGZHOU, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 4: German Chancellor Angela Merkel listens to Chinese President Xi Jinping speech during the opening ceremony of the G20 Leaders Summit on September 4, 2016 in Han
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Anti-migrant party beats Merkel's CDU party on home turf

Poll is first of five regional votes to take place before Germany's national electon next September
5 Sep 2016
Chinese tourist mistaken for refugee and held for two weeks
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Chinese tourist mistaken for refugee and held for two weeks

Traveller is fingerprinted and applies for asylum before authorities using translation app realise their mistake
9 Aug 2016
Austrian presidential election: Far-right candidate defeated
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Austrian presidential election: Far-right candidate defeated

Alexander Van der Bellen victorious after tight race against anti-immigration party's Norbert Hofer
23 May 2016
Manus Island refugee camp declared unconstitutional
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Manus Island refugee camp declared unconstitutional

Papua New Guinea to close Australian detention centre after Supreme Court ruling
27 Apr 2016
Islamic State 'attacking refugee camps' in Syria
Turkey Refugees
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Islamic State 'attacking refugee camps' in Syria

Asylum-seekers dig holes to protect themselves as militants take over camp on Turkish border
15 Apr 2016
Refugee crisis: How many people should Britain accept?
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Refugee crisis: How many people should Britain accept?

The numbers vary, but most agree that a better long-term response is urgently needed
30 Mar 2016
Brazil's tourism minister resigns on eve of Rio Olympics
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Brazil's tourism minister resigns on eve of Rio Olympics

Henrique Alves becomes third government official in a month to resign over country's Petrobas scandal
4 Mar 2016
World Press Photo of the Year 2015 – see the pictures
Warren Richardson - Hope for New Life, showing refugees at the Hungarian border
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World Press Photo of the Year 2015 – see the pictures

Prize goes to Australian photographer Warren Richardson who camped out at the Hungary border
19 Feb 2016
Charlie Hebdo: is Alan Kurdi cartoon racist?
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Charlie Hebdo: is Alan Kurdi cartoon racist?

Controversial magazine's drawing of drowned Syrian refugee sparks racism debate around world
14 Jan 2016
2015: A bad year for...
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2015: A bad year for...

From desperate refugees to the struggling NHS – it has been a year of tragedy and misfortune for many
27 Dec 2015
Calais migrant crisis: life in the 'Jungle' in pictures
A group of migrants playing football in the camp
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Calais migrant crisis: life in the 'Jungle' in pictures

Photographer Zacharie Rabehi captures daily life for the 6,000 people living in the camp
3 Nov 2015
Hungary stands accused as refugees are 'fed like cattle'
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Hungary stands accused as refugees are 'fed like cattle'

The government response has been shameful, say observers – but ordinary Hungarians are mobilising
11 Sep 2015
Refugee crisis: why so many risk all to reach Europe
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Refugee crisis: why so many risk all to reach Europe

War in Syria and a failed state in Libya have led to the biggest displacement of people in a generation
10 Sep 2015
Refugee crisis: why Germany opened its doors
Migrants in Hungary
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Refugee crisis: why Germany opened its doors

Demographic changes are increasing the burden on the working age population
8 Sep 2015
Alan Kurdi: how one boy came to encapsulate entire tragedy
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Alan Kurdi: how one boy came to encapsulate entire tragedy

Photograph of three-year-old Syrian refugee seen as 'tipping point' in Europe's migrant crisis
4 Sep 2015
Refugees in Britain: the facts behind the headlines
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Refugees in Britain: the facts behind the headlines

Debunking the myths that Britain is a refugee magnet and asylum seekers are a burden on the state
3 Sep 2015
Migrant crisis: photos of dead boy 'wake-up call' for PM
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Migrant crisis: photos of dead boy 'wake-up call' for PM

Graphic photographs of child washed up on Turkish beach should 'force the EU to come together'
3 Sep 2015
Migrant crisis: more than 70 people found dead in lorry
Migrant crisis lorry
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Migrant crisis: more than 70 people found dead in lorry

Death toll in the Mediterranean also soars as hundreds of refugees drown off the coast of Libya
28 Aug 2015
Greek police accused of abusing refugees on island of Kos
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Greek police accused of abusing refugees on island of Kos

Authorities warn of bloodshed as country faces humanitarian 'crisis within a crisis'
12 Aug 2015
Hundreds feared dead after migrant boat capsizes near Libya
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Hundreds feared dead after migrant boat capsizes near Libya

The Italian coastguard has rescued at least 144 people from the Mediterranean, including babies
15 Apr 2015
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