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Prison Island

You wouldn’t expect a 19-year-old to write “we are ready to die” when filling out a form.

Prison Island

US & Canada

US Supreme Court allows Trump's broad refugee ban

Top court sides with the US president for now, as it is set to hear arguments over the legality of the order next month.

US Supreme Court allows Trump's broad refugee ban

Arts & Culture

The global refugee crisis, as documented by Ai Weiwei

The Venice film festival is under way, and one of the movies tipped for the Golden Lion prize is a documentary by Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei.

Myanmar

UN: We lack the resources to handle the Rohingya crisis

UN official says there are consistent reports of Rohingya homes and villages being burned down by security forces.

UN: We lack the resources to handle the Rohingya crisis

Reporter's Notebook

'Heartbreaking scenes all over': Inside a Rohingya camp

Thousands live in poor conditions near UN camps as aid agencies struggle to cope with the influx of refugees.

Asia Pacific

No food and shelter for Rohingya crossing into Bangladesh

Official UN refugee camps in Bangladesh are overflowing and provisions are in short supply. After a five-day journey on foot, most Rohingya refugees cross the border to find no food or shelter.

Refugees

Orban: 'Real battle starts now' after EU refugee ruling

EU top court rejected Hungary's challenge on migrant relocation plan, but Prime Minister Viktor Orban vows to fight on.

Hungary to fight EU migrant quotas despite setback

Asia

UN: 270,000 Rohingya fled to Bangladesh in two weeks

Another UN official says more than 1,000 people, mostly Rohingya Muslims, may have been killed.

UN: 270,000 Rohingya fled to Bangladesh in two weeks

Myanmar-Bangladesh

Violence could lead to exodus of 300,000 Rohingya: UN

Refugee number could double with 146,000 of the persecuted Muslim minority already fleeing Myanmar's security forces.

Human Rights

Australian court approves $56 payout for asylum seekers

Money to benefit over 1,300 refugees who were detained and mistreated on Papua New Guinea's Manus prison island.

$56m compensation awarded to Manus Island detainees

Racism

Populism and the fight for the soul of German churches

Many German churches are standing with refugees as atonement for past complicity in the crimes of the Nazi regime.

Populism and the fight for the soul of German churches

Canada

Is Canada as welcoming to refugees as people think?

Thousands of Haitians cross US border, but not all will be allowed to stay.

Is Canada as welcoming to refugees as people think?

Refugees

EU, African leaders back new plan over migrant crisis

New pact seeks to establish pre-asylum hubs in Africa to process requests instead of in destination countries in Europe.

EU, African leaders back new plan over migrant crisis

Refugees

European, African leaders hold migration talks in Paris

France hosts summit with leaders from Europe and Africa to discuss how to stem an influx of refugees to the continent.

European, African leaders hold migration talks in Paris

Syria's Civil War

Syria: 'This case is about saving humanity'

A group of Syrian torture victims, now refugees in Germany, have taken a key step on the long road towards justice.

Syria: 'This case is about saving humanity'