Europe

German NGO halts refugee rescue operations off Libya

Aid group suspends sea-borne missions after MSF halted the use of its largest boat because of 'hostile environment'.

German NGO halts refugee rescue operations off Libya

Asia Pacific

'Absolute tragedy': Iran refugee dies on Manus Island

Rights groups decry death of 31-year-old Hamed Shamshiripour, who was found hanging by a tree, as an 'absolute tragedy'.

Refugee Hamed Shamshiripour found dead on Manus Island

US & Canada

Lawsuit accuses US of turning away asylum seekers

The lawsuit says officials on US-Mexico border have 'consistently and systematically' denied access to asylum seekers.

Lawsuit accuses US of turning away asylum seekers

Asia Pacific

Why Australia is paying a $53m asylum seeker settlement

How will 'landmark' settlement between government and 1,905 Manu Island ex-detainees affect Australia's refugee policy?

Why Australia is paying a $53m asylum seeker settlement

Witness

Sisters of the Blood Feud: Revenge Killings in Albania

A blood feud keeps Beta and her sister trapped at home, hoping their father's bid for asylum can provide an escape.

Human Rights

Is Europe leaving child refugees stranded and alone?

Asylum-seeking minors with relatives in other EU countries are entitled to be reunited with them, but it rarely happens.

Europe's child refugee family reunion system is failing

Europe

Swiss court rules against sending refugees to Hungary

Switzerland suspends the provisions of the Dublin Convention in relation to Hungary because of insecure conditions.

Court rules against sending asylum seekers to Hungary

Europe

Germany suspends Afghan deportations after Kabul blast

Angela Merkel has decided to rethink government deportation policy for Afghan asylum seekers in wake of deadly attack.

Germany suspends Afghan deportations after Kabul blast

101 East

Afghanistan: Asylum Denied

Europe is deporting thousands of Afghans back to a country which has been embroiled in chaos and war for decades.

Opinion

Legal invisibility was the best thing to happen to me

I became an undocumented migrant at age six and it changed my life.

Robtel Neajai Pailey

by Robtel Neajai Pailey

Robtel Neajai Pailey

Canada

Asylum seekers from US surge into Canada

Canada is on track to see the highest number of asylum claims in six years following the election of US President Trump.

Asylum seekers from US surge into Canada

Humanitarian crises

Thousands rescued in the Mediterranean over Easter

At least eight, including pregnant woman and child, died trying to cross the Mediterranean over Easter weekend.

Asylum Seekers

Frenzied rescues save more than 2,000 asylum seekers

A total of 2,074 people brought to safety in a day of non-stop rescues of those stranded in the Mediterranean Sea.

Frenzied rescues save more than 2,000 asylum seekers

Human Rights

UN urges EU not to send asylum seekers back to Hungary

Asylum seekers, including children, are being held in shipping containers surrounded by razor fences, the UN says.

UN urges EU not to send asylum seekers back to Hungary

Libya

4 killed as Libyan coastguard battles people-smugglers

Two suspected human traffickers also arrested and one missing after deadly firefight on the Mediterranean Sea.

4 killed as Libyan coastguard battles people-smugglers