A Syrian refugee holds up a sign with a portrait of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, during a protest outside the headquarters of the United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, demanding to be moved out of Lebanon, in September 2020.
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As countries around the world develop their own private sponsorship systems, they should acknowledge how elusive refugee status can be. Policy-makers should proceed accordingly.
Rohingya refugees wait during distribution of food items in 2017 in Bangladesh.
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A scholar who spent time in refugee camps argues that Bangladesh's culture as well as a painful history of a war in which 10 million sought refuge played a role in the country's opening up of its borders.
Erosion damage caused by Hurricane Hanna is seen along the Fisher border wall, a privately funded border fence, along the Rio Grande River near Mission, Texas, on July 30, 2020.
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As a zoonotic virus, COVID-19 is itself a symptom of human-influenced climate change. It is also indicative of the humanitarian impact of future environmental crises.
Asylum seekers carry their belongings, Lesbos, Greece, September 11 2020.
The pact is largely characterised by the continuation of older ideas, despite the change in tone.
Cash transfers allow refugees to buy goods from shops in the settlement.
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Unrestricted cash transfers bring huge benefits, but these may not be realised because they can also cause debts.
Many African parents push their children to go to university regardless of their preparedness or interest. But more find happiness and success in VET.
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Rocks exposes the realities of social care, where children feel left out of decisions that shape their lives.
Kyangwali Refugee Settlement and Reception Centre in Uganda.
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The country has been praised for the humane treatment of its vast refugee population. Now questions arise about how it can continue to do so without without assistance from aid workers.
Protesters demand rights and housing for refugees and migrants in Greece.
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Official policies at the international level and within host countries do not adequately address the challenges posed by forced displacement across the world
Lesbos in state of emergency after fires at the Moria camp.
After fire destroyed a migrant reception centre on the Greek island of Lesbos, the EU needs a more welcoming approach to asylum.
Local fishermen take matters into their own hands to rescue dozens of Rohingya people drifting on a broken boat in waters off Lhoksukon in Aceh.
Islamic solidarity, customary law and their experience of conflict and foreign aid can explain the Acehnese greeting people in need with open arms.
Can you only ever truly 'belong' in Britain if you aren't white?
Biometric data is being used to target those deemed unwanted aliens.
Border Force officials offer help to a dinghy carrying asylum-seekers from Syria, August 10 2020.
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Important news coverage or voyeurism disguised as journalism? It's complicated.
Recent history shows politicians should think twice before using refugees and asylum seekers for electoral gain.
At Jordan's Zaatari Refugee Camp, small bushes of tumbleweed grow everywhere, and seeds have been planted in hope of growing tiny Persian cucumbers.
Refugee children in Bidibidi resettlement camp, northern Uganda.
Refugees invest a great amount of effort in solving disputes among themselves, and with surrounding host community members.
In this August 2017 photo, Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers greet migrants as they enter into Canada at an unofficial border crossing at the end of Roxham Road in Champlain, N.Y., on the Québec border. A federal court has invalidated Canada’s Safe Third Country Agreement with the United States.
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The Canadian government should send a clear signal that it cares about constitutional and international law, heed a Federal Court ruling and take steps to immediately suspend the STCA.
A memorial to Egyptian activist Sarah Hegazi in Amsterdam, June 19, 2020.
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Rejected by their countries but seen as outsiders in the West, queer and trans Muslims often live in limbo. The mental health costs of alienation can be severe, says a scholar of Islam and sexuality.
New research shows how a lack of basic information caused by the language barrier can lead to the spread of fake news in refugee communites.