Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern marks World Refugee Day 2020 at the Mangere Refugee Resettlement Centre in Auckland.
World Refugee Day on June 20 is an opportunity for New Zealanders to reflect on what more could done to protect some of the world's most vulnerable people.
The home affairs minister says Australia is exploring resettlement overseas for 'broad cohorts' of people. But such deals do not get Australia off the hook.
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While this is a positive step, it still does not allow the Murugappan family to return to their home of Biloela in Queensland, and their situation still has some way to play out in the courts.
The Murugappans have been fighting to stay in Australia for years. All the while, Sri Lanka has one of the worst records of state-perpetrated violence against civilians in the early 21st century.
‘An Olympic Dream: The Story of Samia Yusuf Omar’ recounts how the Somali Olympic runner drowned while trying to reach Italy in 2012.
(From Reinhard Kleist's 'An Olympic Dream: The Story of Samia Yusuf Omar/SelfMadeHero)
Comics about migrant experiences seek to expose personal perspectives about the global crisis of 80 million individuals and families forcibly displaced worldwide.
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If the government is considering the release of the Biloela Tamil family, they may force the family to take a tortuous route rather than the simple one, writes Michelle Grattan
Migrants hoping to reach the distant U.S. border walk along a highway in Guatemala in January 2021.
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Climate migrants don’t fit neatly into the legal definitions of refugee or migrant, and that can leave them in limbo. The Biden administration is debating how to identify and help them.
Some of the thousands of people displaced by the killings in the Cabo Delgado province.
Intervention in Cabo Delgado is a potentially dangerous move with far-reaching consequences for SADC if its efforts fail, or it becomes a protracted intervention.
Private organisations are doing important work to help refugees settle.
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Amid rising inequality and social tensions, measures must be taken to protect refugees from the backlash and help them settle instead
Newly arrived refugee children learn how to skate from Ottawa Senators staff in Ottawa in March 2016.
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Joe Biden's efforts to increase refugee resettlement could boost the number of stakeholders actively involved. But Canada's experiences with private sponsorship contain lessons for the U.S.
An unaccompanied foreign minor does lessons provided by a volunteer in a park in Toulouse, France, October 2017.
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Governments and agencies should prepare second chance opportunities for formal education as emergency situations may last for several years and create a backlog of education.
Tents in a Rohingya refugee camp cluster on a muddy hillside in Bangladesh.
International law bars nations from causing environmental harms in other states. Should that include sending thousands of refugees over the border in search of food, water and shelter?
This excessive spending raises serious raise questions about the government's long-term planning for refugees stuck in limbo.
Group visits and food are prohibited, and visitors must sit in designated chairs apart from their loved ones. Celebrating holidays in detention didn't used to be like this.
Frontex officers at the Bulgarian-Turkey border. The agency is due to expand its staff to 10,000 by 2027.
UN and NGO reports of 'pushbacks' at borders suggest 2,000 deaths linked to actions supported by EU border agency Frontex, yet EU plans to greatly expand its powers.
Hailed as an Australian hero, Rosemary Kariuki works to connect refugee and migrant women through their strengths and joys — rather than treating them like 'problems' to be fixed.
Honduran and Cuban migrants cross the Rio Grande River on the U.S.-Mexico border, June 26, 2019.
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The dire conditions that brought waves of Cubans to the US in the 1980s and 1990s are again escalating on the communist island, provoked by Trump-era sanctions and the COVID-19 pandemic.
With the pandemic, pathways to permanent residence have been disrupted.
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The system turns employers into immigration enforcement officers and generates a population of people without status who live and work in Canada without a clear path to security of presence or livelihood.
Venezuelans wait at the Colombian border to be processed and housed in tents in 2020. All Venezuelans now in Colombia will receive a 10-year residency permit.
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Though not a rich country, Colombia is unusually well equipped to handle mass migration because of its own history with political strife and displacement.
Australia has a long history of incarceration of migrants, Indigenous people and those considered 'enemies' of the state. This has formed a 'template' for modern-day quarantine and detention policies.