A fundamental challenge in Japan, in particular, is the low visibility of refugees and undocumented migrant workers.
Despite being one of the top donors to the UN refugee agency, Japan accepts very few asylum seekers, and provides little support for those who do make it.
Better living conditions in Greece would encourage more migrants to stay.
Improving conditions in Turkey and Greece may convince more refugees to stay where they are.
Titian’s Rape of Europa.
In history and mythology, Europe always begins somewhere else. That should tell us something about creeping nationalism.
Australia displays many of the hallmarks of an ‘ethnocracy’ – albeit one cloaked in the rhetoric of multiculturalism.
Australia was designed at Federation to ensure nationals of British descent would be able to create a society populated by individuals as much like themselves as possible.
Daniel M Ernst
New guidelines from Scotland's universities association are a major step in the right direction.
Many people detained on Nauru and Manus Island have suffered excruciating despair and hopelessness.
There must be genuine efforts to ensure transition from uncertainty to permanent status for refugees currently detained offshore as soon as possible.
Natural disaster can displace entire populations.
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Natural disasters are on the rise due to climate change, displacing millions of people each year. A new international initiative is aiming to improve the way governments respond to such crises.
A refugee family, recently arrived in Glasgow.
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It could save the British government up to £173.6m in savings in asylum support.
Malcolm Turnbull has heaped praise on Peter Dutton’s performance while trying to avoid the flypaper of his controversial comments.
Imagine Tony Abbott was still prime minister and Malcolm Turnbull remained his restless ministerial servant.
Nudge, nudge. Wink, wink. Read between the lines. I am deliberately adding fuel to the anti-immigration, anti-refugee “movement”. How else can you interpret Immigration Minister Peter Dutton’s recent sustained…
A fired-up Peter Dutton accused Bill Shorten of trying to bully and demonise him.
Immigration Minister Peter Dutton, under fire for criticising Malcolm Fraser's refugee policy, has sought to defend himself.
Syrian Arab Red Crescent assisted families in Homs, Syria in September.
The humanitarian crisis in the Middle East is getting worse by the day. A survey of aid workers provides a glimpse into life on the ground, and clues to why the humanitarian sector is ailing.
The determination to avoid appearing ‘soft’ on asylum seekers continues to undermine Australia’s humanitarian credentials.
Peter Dutton's allegations and their impacts will again demonstrate the zero-sum nature of political gamesmanship over refugees.
Labor MP Kate Ellis, speaking on Q&A.
After Australia announced a refugee deal with the US, Labor's Kate Ellis told Q&A that millions of dollars were spent on an earlier deal with Cambodia, yet very few lives were changed. Is that right?
A migrant walks past the fence which secures the approach to the city in Calais, France.
Europe has resorted to more severe measure to keep migrants out. But this is not sustainable. The root causes of migration need to be properly addressed.
Nick Xenophon won’t come to a final decision on the government’s refugee bill until he’s had further discussions with the government.
Nick Xenophon has told constituents he is still considering how to vote on the government's bill for a lifetime ban on visiting Australia for anyone sent to Nauru or Manus Island after mid-2013.
Immigration Minister Peter Dutton and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull have been very clear the US arrangement is a one-off deal.
AAP Image/Lukas Coch
The Australian government's refugee deal with the US is the first positive news in three years for asylum seekers and refugees on Nauru and Manus Island.
Immigration Minister Peter Dutton and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced the ban on October 30.
AAP Image/Paul Miller
The Federal Government's proposal to permanently ban asylum seekers and refugees who come to Australia by boat is in direct contravention of the Refugee Convention.
The agreement would not extend to anyone who arrives in the future, or to those asylum seekers who have not been judged to be refugees.
AAP Image/Lukas Coch
The federal government has finally unveiled its agreement for the United States to resettle refugees from Nauru and Manus Island.
Stilt houses to help cope with floods in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
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Climate change will certainly affect Bangladesh but claims of climate change refugees are premature.