Europe

New report criticises Greece over 'inhumane' asylum system

Oxfam and the Greek Council for Refugees say new asylum laws put vulnerable refugees at greater risk on Greek islands.

New report criticises Greece over 'inhumane' asylum system

Refugees

Turkey: Boat carrying up to 60 refugees sinks in Lake Van

The lake is near the border with Iran, from where refugees regularly cross into Turkey to head west towards Europe.

Turkey: Boat carrying up to 60 refugees sinks in Lake Van

Democratic Republic of the Congo

DRC violence displaced more than one million in six months: UN

The UNHCR voices alarm at an increasing number of attacks by armed groups on displaced civilians in the African nation.

DRC violence displaced more than one million in six months: UN

Europe

Croatian police brutality against migrants reported to Austria

Austria's parliament receives 1,600-page report, documenting Croatian border police brutality against irregular migrants

Croatian police brutality against migrants reported to Austria

Migrants

At least six migrants died, 93 rescued off Libya's coast

UN says rescued migrants, including one woman who gave birth on a rubber dinghy, brought back to Libya.

At least six migrants died, 93 rescued off Libya's coast

Rohingya

Can't take any more Rohingya refugees: Malaysia PM at ASEAN meet

Malaysia, which does not recognise refugee status, has recently turned away boats and detained hundreds of Rohingya.

Can't take any more Rohingya refugees: Malaysia PM at ASEAN meet

Refugees

UN: Nearly 80 million people forcibly displaced worldwide

Conflict, violence, persecution forces 11 million to flee in 2019, as coronavirus pandemic worsens plight of refugees.

UN: Nearly 80 million people forcibly displaced worldwide

Inside Story

Who should look after refugees during the coronavirus pandemic?

Aid agencies warn of budget shortfalls as donor nations make cutbacks.

Coronavirus pandemic

How Afghan refugees are helping Turkey fight coronavirus

UNHCR initiative sees Afghans in Kayseri produce 1,000 face masks a day and soap to aid hospitals and local community.

How Afghan refugees are helping Turkey fight coronavirus

Malaysia

Unwanted: Bangladesh, Malaysia reject rescued Rohingya refugees

Bangladesh rejects Malaysia's suggestion to take back nearly 300 Rohingya refugees who were found drifting at sea.

Unwanted: Bangladesh, Malaysia reject rescued Rohingya refugees

Opinion

When schools reopen, many children will be missing

Governments must make sure disadvantaged children do not drop out due to socioeconomic and legal barriers.

Zama Neff

by Zama Neff

Zama Neff

Migrants

Over 400 rescued migrants stranded off Malta's coast

Malta has closed off its ports to sea migrants, and is keeping them quarantined off its coast on chartered cruise boats.

Over 400 rescued migrants stranded off Malta's coast

Human Rights

Immigration detention centres become Malaysia coronavirus hotspot

Health ministry says detention centres 'high risk' areas after spike in cases following series of raids during lockdown.

Immigration detention centres become Malaysia coronavirus hotspot

Turkey

Turkey, Greece spat over border policy and treatment of refugees

Turkey's foreign ministry says Greece is misleading public opinion by manipulating facts.

Turkey, Greece spat over border policy and treatment of refugees

Coronavirus pandemic

How to tell bedtime stories in the age of coronavirus

To engage our children, we need stories that feature them as the heroes of their time.

How to tell bedtime stories in the age of coronavirus