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We looked at ten countries in East Africa and found poverty and politics were much more important drivers of conflict and displacement than climate change.
A Rohingya Muslim child kisses his mother after they fled Myanmar for Bangladesh in September 2017. Thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled their country for places like Malaysia and Thailand, where a UN agency assesses their refugee claims. But can the UNHCR unwittingly cause countries to neglect investigating war crimes?
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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees assesses the refugee claims of millions of people worldwide. It needs to be more open about what it discovers and how it makes decisions.
Offshore detainees suffer deliberately inflicted harm from their incarceration.
The most morally monstrous actions might work as deterrents but be unacceptable morally even to the most casual conscience.
Under pressure: Theresa May hosts a meeting with Commonwealth officials to apologise for treatment of some Commonwealth citizens by the Home Office.
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It's time to stop the brutality of the UK's 'hostile environment' for migrants.
Having escaped atrocities in their home country, many Somali women refugees face hunger, poverty and homelessness in Indonesia.
Asylum seekers and refugees in Indonesia, a transit country, face homelessness and depression. As countries around the world limit their refugee intakes, Indonesia should do more to support them.
Under the grand coalition led by Chancellor Angela Merkel, Germany is looking towards a new approach for their refugee policy.
The German approach to refugees is becoming increasingly binary: if you are not a refugee, you must leave; if you are a refugee, you must integrate.
The Canadian immigration detention regime is rife with violence, distress and despair, especially for women.
The experiences of women in Canada's immigration detention system reveal emotional distress, and even violence, before, during and after incarceration.
Almost a quarter of Cameroon’s Commonwealth Games team has gone missing.
Since the second world war nearly every Olympic Games has seen athletes seeking asylum in the Games host country.
A protest in Jerusalem on April 3 against the deportation of African asylum seekers from Israel.
A day after agreeing a deal on resettling African asylum seekers with the UNHCR rather than forcibly deporting them, Israel announced the deal was off.
If Europe takes Australia’s lead on asylum seeker policy, it’s a race to the bottom.
As countries compete to deter asylum seekers, there's a vicious cycle in which governments seek to outdo each other by implementing progressively more restrictive policies.
A mural outside a school for Palestinian refugees.
Thousands of staff are employed by the UN's Palestinian refugee agency. Their futures remain uncertain.
Still from Human Flow, directed by Ai Weiwei.
Artists have long tackled global issues, from war to human rights. While Picasso's celebrated Guernica may not have stopped the Spanish Civil War (or any war), art still holds value, as witness and as truth teller.
A vivid and remarkable body of writing is emerging to highlight the human cost of the war in Syria.
A March 2018 protest outside the European Commission in Brussels against the deal.
In March 2016, the EU struck a deal with Turkey to stop migrants crossing the Mediterranean to Greece. What has happened since?
Abdoul Abdi, right, is seen in this Facebook photo as a child.
A longtime Crown ward since he was a child refugee, Abdoul Abdi is far more of a product of Canada than Somalia. Why is the government attempting to deport him after failing him so badly as a child?
Politics podcast: the Batman byelection battleground.
On Saturday, Labor and Bill Shorten face a major test in the Melbourne seat of Batman.
Ahd Kamel stars as the sister of a murdered asylum seeker in Collateral.
Why are Iraqi applicants for asylum in the UK treated so much worse than Syrians?
North Korea’s embassy in south London.
Legal technicalities and political priorities make it hard for North Koreans to settle on British soil.
Politics Podcast: Jacinda Ardern on her political life.
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Jacinda Ardern on the toughness of Australian politics, her ambitious policy plans, and the demands of being a young high-profile female leader that everyone wants to know about.
Aid projects in Iraq had more money than ideas.
We don’t care, or possibly dare, to look back five or ten years later to see what happened to international aid projects.