A Sri Lankan child refugee poses for the photographer as they rest in tents set up along the beach while the Indonesia military tries to fix their stranded boat at Lhok Nga beach, Indonesia, on June 18 2016. Close to 500 child refugees in Indonesia are unaccompanied by adults.
In recent years a number of NGOs have provided services for child refugees. The government should consider partnering them to provide child refugees their rights to protection.
Iris scanning technology in use in Jordan.
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From eye-scanners to 3D printers, technology in humanitarian crises can be a positive force for disenfranchised people.
Members of a caravan of migrants from Central America.
Some 200 Central Americans who fled violence at home want to apply for asylum in the US. Trump says they're 'not welcome.' Here, key info on the 'caravan' to the US-Mexico border.
Dr Simon Rosenbaum in Gaziantep, Turkey, with participants in an exercise program for Syrian refugees.
Trust Me, I’m An Expert: how Syrian refugees are using exercise to improve mental health.
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Last year, two researchers flew to Gaziantep in southern Turkey, where about one in four people are Syrian refugees, to explore how exercise might help improve mental health.
In this 2012 file photo, African refugees sit on the ground behind a border fence after they attempted to cross illegally from Egypt into Israel as Israeli soldiers stand guard near the border with Egypt, in southern Israel.
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As many as 38,000 refugees live in Israel with no rights or status. Israel's government and international communities need to come up with a viable solution.
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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.
Ben Quilty, Life vest, Lesbos. 2016, oil on polyester, 60 x 50cm.
Australian War Memorial
Essays on Air: can art really make a difference?
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Art has always depicted the crimes of our times throughout centuries of wars and humanitarian crises. Can we really expect it to truly make a difference in the real world?
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?