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Rohingya Muslim women who fled Myanmar for Bangladesh stretch their arms out to collect aid distributed by relief agencies in this September 2017 photo. A campaign of killings, rape and arson attacks by security forces and Buddhist-aligned mobs have sent more than 850,000 of the country’s 1.3 million Rohingya fleeing. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin, File)

Unliked: How Facebook is playing a part in the Rohingya genocide

Facebook is unwittingly helping fuel a genocide against the Rohingya people in Myanmar. Does Cuba’s internet model provide lessons to manage social media amid political chaos?
An asylum appeal court: a judge’s view. Rebecca Rotter

Inside Britain’s asylum appeal system – what it’s like to challenge the Home Office

Inconsistencies in how judges handle appeal cases and different levels of legal provision around the country can leave asylum seekers facing a lottery.
People move around the outskirts of Dagahaley settlement at Kenya’s Dadaab Refugee Camp. Reuters/Jonathan Ernst

The world’s largest refugee camp: what the future holds for Dadaab

UN Refugee Agency special envoy Ambassador Mohamed Abdi Affey, explains what caused the reversal of the decision to close Dadaab, and what the future holds for Kenya's Somali refugees.
There are few options left for the asylum seekers remaining on Manus Island. Marcella Cheng/The Conversation

Three charts on: what’s going on at Manus Island

There are about 400-600 people in the now-defunct regional processing centre refusing to move to recently built transit centres in Lorengau – but these numbers shift daily.
Two refugee children from Eritrea sit in the back of a police cruiser after crossing the border from New York into Canada in March 2017 near Hemmingford, Que. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

Migrants are dying in detention centres: When will Canada act?

Since 2000, at least 16 people have died while incarcerated in Canada’s system of immigration detention, with a shocking four deaths since March 2016. When will the government act?
Clinics in Toronto serving refugees and the uninsured indicate that 20 per cent of all visits are for pregnancy-related issues. (Shutterstock)

Canada’s impending refugee crisis and how midwives can save the day

About 20 per cent of refugees to Canada are pregnant. Many of them are medically uninsured. It's not only morally correct to provide prenatal care, but also cheaper for Canada's system to do so.
The UN committee urged Australia to end offshore processing and bring the men on Manus to Australia or another safe country. AAP

UN slams Australia’s human rights record

The UN report findings show that concerns far outweigh any improvements in Australia's human rights record.
A supplied image obtained Tuesday, October 31, 2017 of asylum seekers refusing to leave the Manus Island Detention Centre. AAP

The ethics of medical practice in offshore detention facilities

Health professionals often have to navigate an ethical minefield working in offshore detention facilities. The current crisis in Manus island provides a case in point.

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