Cash crop: poppy cultivation and heroin trafficking vie with people smuggling as some of the most lucrative ways of making money in Afghanistan.
As the Afghan economy collapses, drugs and people smuggling are booming.
Zimbabwean migrants illegally cross Into South Africa.
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The militarisation of borders and securitisation of migration have always failed to stop irregular migration.
With normal routes disrupted by the pandemic, more people are driven to dangerous tactics.
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Expert in immigration and asylum spoke with migrants who’ve travelled to the UK on the back of a lorry.
There are often many borders to cross, each bringing potentially fatal risks.
The 39 migrants who froze to death in a lorry crossing the channel join hundreds more who have died trying to get into Europe over land.
One of the minors reunites with family and friends in Rote, East Nusa Tenggara, after being released from Australian prison.
Efforts to claim compensation for Indonesian minors who were caught manning boats that smuggled asylum seekers to Australia may end up failing if the Australian government continues to resist.
A refugee family who was evacuated from Libya leave an UNHCR office in Niamey, on November 17, 2017, after being interviewed by protection officers of the French Office of Protection Refugees and Stateless Persons (OFPRA).
Displacing the EU’s border as far as possible from Europe: is this really a solution to mitigate the flow of migrants?
US-Mexico border fence that separates Tijuana, Mexico, from San Diego, Calif.
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A scholar documented the risks a migrant faced after deportation, including his becoming involved in smuggling people across the border.
The leaked transcript of the phone call between Donald Trump and Malcolm Turnbull highlights the failure of Australia’s deal with the US to take refugees.
Transcripts of a conversation between Donald Trump and Malcolm Turnbull reveal Australia’s refugee swap deal with the US may come to nothing.
Suspected pirates surrender to a multinational naval force in 2009.
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Any relapse of piracy is likely to foster an even more dangerous brand of hijackings on Somali waters. It’s therefore an opportune time to address piracy once and for all.
A Moroccan migrant rescued off the coast of Spain in September 2016.
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A military option will be a lucrative one for smugglers.
Asylum seekers at the Manus Regional Processing Centre in Papa New Guinea, one of Australia’s two offshore immigration detention facilities.
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Across Europe anti immigration political leaders are turning to Australia for inspiration on how to reduce the number of people seeking asylum in their countries.
A Red Cross rescue mission in the Mediterranean Sea.
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Smugglers who transport migrants and refugees into the EU are both heroes and villains.
The adjustment in Australia’s defence spending to 1.9% to 2% of GDP is reasonable.
The stakes around Australia’s defence appear higher and the urgency greater than at any time since the height of the Cold War.
Amnesty International alleges breaches of law on transnational organised crime and human rights grounds in relation to Australia’s anti-people smuggling activities.
Amnesty International believes its evidence shows that Australia organised or directed the crew of an asylum seeker boat to commit the crime of people smuggling into Indonesia.
Indonesia’s capacity to help Rohingya and other asylum seekers is finite and already stretched.
Allegations that people smugglers were paid by Australian officials to return to Indonesia should not distract from the search to find a workable solution to the region’s asylum seeker problem.
Julie Bishop: ‘The best way for Indonesia to resolve any concerns it has about Operation Sovereign Borders is for Indonesia to enforce sovereignty over its borders’.
The government has admitted that it will do whatever it takes to keep the boats stopped and, it seems, if that takes slapping the Indonesians around a bit, it doesn’t seem too concerned. As senior Indonesian…
Tony Abbott highlighted the importance of Indonesia knowing that the Australian government is ‘absolutely resolute’ on stopping the boats.
The government goes into the parliamentary session’s final fortnight on the back foot over two highly contentious issues: its citizenship legislation and Indonesia’s demand to know whether Australia paid…
A crew of people smugglers have alleged that an Australian official paid them to return a boatload of asylum seekers to Indonesia.
If Australian officials did pay off people smugglers, has the government effectively joined the people smuggling trade? Has it broken any laws?
These Rohingya women and children, rescued by fishermen in Aceh, are among thousands in need of resettlement.
A summit in Bangkok is discussing the fate of thousands of people who were stranded at sea. Australia is represented but refuses to resettle any refugees, casting doubt on its commitment to a regional solution.