Saving Syria’s future: plans and funding are being drawn up to educate Syrian refugees.
Syria needs its children to build a better future, but hundreds of thousands are being deprived of an education.
There are some 600 asylum seekers on Nauru still to be processed.
Nauru has announced that its detention facility has become an “open centre” and all refugee claims will be processed within a week.
In Athenian spirit.
Berlin recently agreed to curb the number of migrants it welcomed after a backlash against Angela Merkel’s suspension of EU rules limiting numbers. It followed previous scenes of crowds welcoming new arrivals…
Migrants and refugees are placed under constant scrutiny once they arrive in the EU. But what happens to those who don't survive the journey is a different story.
Julian Burnside at a hearing during the Tampa case in 2001.
By our response to boat people since August 2001, we may have redefined our national character.
A boat used by Indonesian people smugglers in Rote island.
East Nusa Tenggara Provincial Police/AAP
Malcolm Turnbull confronts a classic “wicked problem” in how to deal with the nearly 1600 asylum seekers who are stuck in terrible conditions on Nauru and Manus Island. A “wicked problem” is one that is…
New horizons. The immense refugee camp at Zaatari in Jordan.
Away from the chaos of Europe's borders, refugees are camped out in vast settlements close to their home countries and where restrictions on entrepreneurship are wasting talent and energy.
Dover is taking more than its fair share.
How FOI requests revealed the massive burden on two local authorities, and how to end the damaging effects on children.
Friendly relations: refugees and the Croatian police.
Locals are reminded of their own experiences when they see refugees heading into their country.
Having none of it: the Saudi king, Salman bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud.
The Gulf's most powerful state has been catching flack for its policy on Syrian refugees (or lack of same). What chance is there of a change?
George H W Bush greets troops in Saudi Arabia.
Republicans in the US don't have a monopoly on anti-immigrant rants. It's bad in Europe, too.
Journalists follow young refugees at the Hungarian border.
Objectivity and balance aren't enough when it comes to teaching journalists about ethics.
Expelled from their home in 1946.
Otto Donath/German Federal Archives
In the years following the end of World War II, Germany took in between 12 and 14 million refugees. What lessons does this past disaster have for today's Europe?
Turner’s ‘The Slave Ship’, 1840.
In the same week that Charlie Hebdo’s cartoon of Aylan al-Kurdi made the headlines, I’m reminded of another controversial image. In 1840, J M W Turner exhibited what would become one of his most famous…
Are some countries more compassionate than others when it comes to taking in the victims of conflict and chaos? To judge from the numbers, one might be forgiven for thinking so. Of the four million registered…
Prime ministers Gough Whitlam and Michael Somare at the Papua New Guinea independence ceremony in September 1975.
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Australian colonial rule and its legacy tend to be neglected, but as Papua New Guinea marks 40 years of independence the nation is still living with the consequences.
A refugee prays in a makeshift camp.
The discourse about who is and isn't welcome is taking on a disturbing new tone.
Many features of Australians’ and their government’s current response to the Syrian refugee crisis are familiar.
We need to see Australia's response to the Syrian refugee crisis in perspective – in relation to what's been done elsewhere and to what Australia has done on similar occasions in the past.
But not migrants?
Al-Jazeera has changed its style guide, while others continue to debate the issue.
A new start: Syrian refugee Raghad al Sous now lives in Huddersfield.
There is ongoing disagreement among OECD countries as to whether foreign aid spent in-house counts.