Ibrahim Omer campaigning with Labour MP Chris Hipkins during NZ’s 2020 general election.
As the country's first ever African MP, and only the second refugee to win a seat, Ibrahim Omer is ideally placed to tackle the big problems facing immigrant communities.
Migrants, most of them wearing face masks to protect against the spread of COVID-19, gather outside the temporary refugee camp in Kara Tepe as they wait to depart from Lesbos for mainland Greece on Sept. 28, 2020.
(AP Photo/Panagiotis Balaskas)
In the middle of a windswept refugee camp in the aftermath of the burning of Moria, the COVID-19 pandemic is an afterthought.
At Jordan's Zaatari Refugee Camp, small bushes of tumbleweed grow everywhere, and seeds have been planted in hope of growing tiny Persian cucumbers.
A man seen walking through a market in Dadaab refugee camp. More than 200,000 refugees live there.
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On paper, refugees on Kenyan soil have the full protection of local and international laws and regulations. But much more needs to be done on the ground to bring them in from the fringes of society.
A migrant covered with a blanket passes in front of dumped garbage outside the Moria refugee camp on the island of Lesbos, Greece, Jan. 21, 2020.
(AP Photo/Aggelos Barai)
Based on how other diseases have moved through refugee camps, there is an urgent need to protect refugees in camps and informal settlements from COVID-19.
Refugees who fled xenophobic attacks recently protested in Cape Town demanding to be sent elsewhere.
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The policy and law applying to refugees and asylum seekers in South Africa is largely progressive. But, in practice, they continue to endure hardship and unfair treatment by officials.
Nary a mask in sight at a market area in Bangladesh’s Kutupalong refugee camp for Rohingya, Ukhia, March 24, 2020.
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COVID-19 is spreading quickly in Bangladesh. An outbreak in the refugee camps that house some 1 million Rohingya Muslims in cramped, unsanitary quarters would be calamitous.
Dagahaley – one of three camps that make up Kenya’s sprawling Dadaab refugee camp.
Many African countries host large numbers of asylum seekers. But should they be held in camps, or be allowed to integrate into cities?
Mass mobilization of citizens and organizations around Brussels-North railway station.
The 2015 reception crisis had a profound impact on civil society in Europe. A significant set of attitudes and practices emerged that give a sense of what political participation means today.
A Rohingya refugee girl sells vegetables in Kutupalong refugee camp, Bangladesh. Access to education is extremely limited in the camps, and most children — particularly girls — receive little to no formal education, Aug. 28, 2018.
AP Photo/Altaf Qadri
An estimated 500,000 Rohingya children, refugees from Myanmar, are growing up in Bangladesh in overcrowded camps with no access to formal education.
Smoke billows from the eastern Syrian city of Deir Ezzor (2017). Impossible living conditions force people to migrate. It is time to collect a “destruction tax” on arms transactions ?
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Wars play a central role in increasing numbers of refugees worldwide. Is it time to think about a "destruction tax"?
A Rohingya refugee mother protects herself and child with an umbrella carrying the logos of several European aid organisations.
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Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh have been stuck in makeshift camps for years. They are now being targeted by criminal gangs, alongside public health and well-being issues.
Children line up to enter a tent at the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children in Homestead, Fla., Feb. 19, 2019.
AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee
Fort Sill, a military base in Oklahoma, will soon house 1,400 Central American children, the Trump administration says. It's not the first time the US has used army bases to house refugees.
Refugee camp in the Bekaa Valley.
In this difficult context, through different mechanisms, the artists engage with the consequences of war to restore social cohesion, stimulate imagination and revive hope.
Migrants on a ship intercepted offshore near the Libyan town of Gohneima, east of the capital Tripoli, in July 2018.
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After 1.3 million migrants from the Middle East and Africa came to Europe in 2015, many countries built fences or closed their ports. That has pushed migrants to take riskier routes into the EU.
One of the refugee camps in Dadaab, northern Kenya, where more than 300,000 call home.
Kenya may never close Dadaab, but it has good reasons for wishing to do so
City authorities can take straightforward measures to help refugees settle into cities – and help existing residents at the same time.
Iris scanning technology in use in Jordan.
UNHCR via YouTube
From eye-scanners to 3D printers, technology in humanitarian crises can be a positive force for disenfranchised people.
How will our children view this period in Manus in the future?
Michelle Rooney, 2017
The detention centre for asylum seekers generated some economic benefits for Manus Islanders. But how would their forefathers have reasoned with the incarceration of men in exchange for development and money?
Protesting the Trump administration’s decision in Bethlehem.
EPA/Abed Al Hashlamoun
With a single cut in donations to a UN agency, Donald Trump has abandoned another norm of US foreign policy. The consequences could be disastrous.