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We review the latest issues related to refugees, including the U.N. warning Israel over its plans to force out asylum seekers, a surge in displacement in northern Syria amid a regime offensive and a mass crossing into a Spanish enclave in North Africa.
Libyan coastguard vessels picked up nearly 300 refugees from three boats off the coast of the North African country Tuesday, but one rubber boat was punctured and the coastguard only ... Libya is the most common departure point for asylum seekers and refugees trying to reach Europe from Africa by sea.

The men are victims of Australian government policies targeting asylum seekers trying to reach its shores by boat. Late last November, 606 refugees and asylum seekers were moved, some forcibly, from a squalid detention centre on a PNG navy base - a place where six men have died and many more ...
What is different about Australia is the emphasis placed on "resettlement" as the sole means by which refugees should seek asylum. Although it is possible for those arriving by plane to lawfully seek asylum, those who travel on boat are deemed "unlawful." Such asylum seekers are penalized in various ...
But the boat had been carrying 150 asylum seekers, said survivors, and many of the dead vanished beneath the waves. 'Among them ... Such boats are regularly crammed with asylum seekers by people smugglers operating from Libya and were never built to withstand crossing the Mediterranean Sea.
Rajah arrived in Australia by boat in 2012 seeking asylum, having fled government persecution after Sri Lanka's brutal civil war. His lawyers say he has a credible claim of persecution, based on his Tamil Ethnicity and family links to the now-defunct separatist military force the Liberation Tigers of Tamil ...
DOZENS of Sri Lankan asylum seekers have been picked up from a boat off the coast of Western Australia and flown back home. ... Hop on the boats.'" Mr Turnbull said last month that people smugglers were using the views of former NSW premier Kristina Keneally -- who is Labor's candidate in the ...
Thousands of asylum seekers who arrived by boat under the former federal Labor government remain in limbo, as authorities struggle to clear a large backlog of refugee claims. The Turnbull Government was inundated with claims recently when it set a deadline for refugee applications to be lodged. asylum ...
What concerns her is that the passage north can be just as perilous as any boat crossing: Trekking through Colombia's Darien Gap jungle is "suicide," she says, with crime and guerrilla groups known ...
Now, at least 1,000 Turkish citizens are seeking refuge in Greece, according to the refugee support noNPRofit SolidarityNOW. It's hard to pin down an exact number because not many have applied for asylum, says Antonis Spathis, a human rights lawyer in Thessaloniki. The Greek Asylum Service told NPR ...
He arrived just after the much publicised 2014 riots in which Iranian asylum seeker Reza Berati was killed, and he left a year before the centre was closed. His keen observations of daily life on Manus and his insights into the characters of diverse groups of asylum seekers paints a far more nuanced picture ...
Since last summer, this has meant putting the brakes on family reunification and requesting that asylum seekers be sent back for the Greeks to deal with: France, Germany, the Netherlands and of course the UK have been among those calling for transfers of this kind. The night before I left Lesbos, four boats ...
Eaten fish had the bad luck of arriving in Australian waters just a month after the country instituted a strict policy of denying entry to any asylum-seekers arriving by boat, even for processing. Ever since, Australia has been widely criticized for the conditions at the Manus Island camp and the United Nations ...
Rajah arrived in Australia by boat in 2012 seeking asylum, having fled government persecution after Sri Lanka's brutal civil war. ... In May the immigration minister, Peter Dutton, announced that all asylum seekers who had not yet lodged their claims for protection with the government must do so by 1 ...
A group of Sri Lankan asylum seekers was secretly flown out of Australia this week after being intercepted on an unseaworthy vessel off WA's ... But Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has boasted in recent weeks that an asylum seeker vessel had not made it to Australian shores in almost 31/2 years.
DOZENS of Sri Lankan asylum seekers have been picked up from a boat off the coast of Western Australia and flown back home. ... Hop on the boats.'" Mr Turnbull said last month that people smugglers were using the views of former NSW premier Kristina Keneally -- who is Labor's candidate in the ...

Had they succeeded, the country was prepared. Surveys at the time revealed Kiwis were happy to take some of Australia's boat people but feared it might "open the flood gate". In response, legislation was changed in 2013 to give the government more power should asylum seekers reach our shores.
He left his family and began a journey through Pakistan, Malaysia and Indonesia before ending up on an overcrowded fishing boat in the Indian Ocean along with 433 others all hoping for a better life. The plan was to make it to Australia's Christmas Island but the boat got into trouble in high seas. "[It was] ...
"Bridging" is in this book's title, because Ward seeks a "balancing act" between "stop the boats" and "bring them here", and he ultimately supports the ... that the U.N. Refugee Convention obligation does not extend to the great majority of refugees, who embark by boat to Australia from "transit countries" such ...
Australian doctors demand access to Manus Island asylum seekers ... "I am very concerned by the fate of the refugees and people seeking asylum in ... it refuses to allow asylum seekers arriving by boat to reach its shores.
Australia holds asylum seekers arriving by boat in offshore detention centres - a policy it says prevents drownings and human trafficking.
Under a controversial policy, Australia has detained asylum seekers arriving by boat in centres on Manus Island and Nauru, a small Pacific nation. The government has said the detainees will never settle in Australia, arguing such a move would encourage human trafficking and prompt deaths at sea.
Gerry Brownlee on Manus asylum seekers ... the Australian approach to asylum seekers who arrive by boat, saying criticism by Prime ... told Morning Report yesterday she had received no intelligence briefings on such boats.
Accused in the deaths of 353 asylum seekers, Maythem Radhi faces extradition ... helped send hundreds of refugees to sea in an overcrowded boat. ... to comment on reports four boats heading for New Zealand with 164 ...
The men packing the boat with rice, cigarettes and medicine had fled ... 31, a Kurdish asylum seeker, as we cruised over moon-silvered waves on a hot November night. ... More than 1,300 asylum seekers have been dumped on Manus ... lives with human traffickers on ramshackle boats leaving Indonesia.
Since July 2013, male asylum seekers traveling by boat to Australia ... In July, a local man slashed an asylum seeker's forearm with a knife and ...
Images of thousands of anonymous faces fleeing conflict on boats or ... I would like to emphasise the universality of being an asylum seeker," ...
They laughed as they described the details people like me know from the news: dangerous boats, threatening smugglers, and a preposterously ...
9, 2017 image supplied by Hass Hassaballa, asylum seekers sit on the ground as ... "They said it's an Order from ABF," asylum seeker Walid Zazai tweeted, ... Australia will not settle any refugees who try to arrive by boat -- a policy ... Australia since July 2014 by using the Australian navy to turn boats back.
That decision comes as nearly 600 refugees and asylum seekers, ... to other asylum seekers contemplating the treacherous boat journey to ...
Under a strict immigration policy, Australia blocks asylum-seekers from the Middle East, Africa and Asia from reaching its shores by boat, ...
Australia's asylum boat turnbacks are illegal and risk lives, UN told ... Australia's "push-backs" of asylum seeker boats are illegal under international ... on rights abuses in the country, particularly of refugees and asylum seekers. ... innocent people - people just seeking a chance at life in freedom and safety ...
The refugees and asylum seekers say they've been assaulted when they've ... but reopened in 2012 after a rise in the number of boat arrivals to a peak ... vowed to "stop the boats," and announced that no asylum seekers who ...
An asylum seeker boat containing 40-50 asylum seekers. crime & Justice. Iranian asylum seeker facing deportation after crime spree ... to Australia by boat as an asylum seeker later went on an eight-month crime spree, ... a person who entered Australia seeking asylum and who was thus precluded from ...
... for the deaths of 54 asylum seekers whose boat sank en route to Europe, ... the wheel to an asylum seeker and the boat sank within an hour.
Australia holds refugees and asylum seekers arriving by boat on PNG's ... A Human Rights Watch report said asylum seekers risked suffering ...
A Nepalese people smuggler who was paid thousands of dollars to organise an asylum seeker boat from Indonesia to Australia has been ...
Australia will require asylum seekers to seek permission before ... asylum seekers who arrive by boats to detention centres on Pacific islands.
For Iraqi asylum-seeker Ahmed* and his family, transported to the vessel in ... Over the last few months, reports of migrant boats being intercepted in the ... The old fishing boat that Ahmed and 156 other asylum-seekers used ...
COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - At least two people have died after a boat carrying refugees fleeing Myanmar capsized on its way to ...
On Sunday, the deadline fell for 30,500 asylum seekers living in Australia to ... "If you do not lodge, you are not an asylum seeker and must return home." ... asylum seekers and punish those who travel to Australia by boat.
Back in May, Peter Dutton announced 7,500 asylum seekers who came to Australia by boat during the previous Labor government had until ...
'Anywhere but Haiti': asylum seeker retraces his 15,000-km odyssey to Canada ... By plane, by boat, by bus, taxi or on foot, the destination was always ... Africans, South Asians, Haitians and Cubans seeking a better future ... "Many people died because some boats sank. ..... QUE asylum seekers 20170804 ...
... satellite program to help spy planes detect warships, asylum seeker boats ... spy planes with their work, and help detect asylum seeker boats.
What were initially planned as only interim measures have led to a system in which Australia simply refuses to take in all boat arrivals, and effectively punishes them by putting them in camps in nearby countries. Or, in the case of the remaining 328 asylum seekers on Manus, funding the PNG government to ...
Until now, deportations of asylum seekers from Israel were ... put the asylum seekers on two different boats, and her boat, packed with ...
asylum seekers and refugees have allegedly been stabbed, beaten and robbed ... processing center to discourage asylum seekers from taking dangerous boat ... a journalist and asylum seeker on Manus Island who was reportedly arrested on ... Immigration Minister said such a deal would "start the boats.
asylum seekers who attempted to reach Australia by boat have been sent to the offshore detention centers while their refugee claims were ...
The core of Abbott's argument was that refugees seeking asylum ... For Abbott, rescuing migrants on capsizing boats was "a facilitator [for .... The total cost is approximately A$400,000 (£236,000) per detained asylum seeker per year. .... to send 800 asylum seekers who had arrived in Australia by boat to ...


 

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