- Refugee women and children 'beaten, raped and starved in Libyan hellholes' - 28 February 2017
"Militia-run detention centres in Libya are ‘no more than forced labour camps and makeshift prisons’, Unicef says."
- Libya exposed as an epicentre for migrant child abuse - 28 February 2017
"The United Nations has warned that large numbers of children are still risking their lives to make the dangerous journey from Libya to Italy...
In its new report, Unicef says many children suffer from violence and sexual abuse at the hands of smugglers and traffickers.
But they rarely report their abuse, for fear of arrest and deportation.
The agency also says there is a lack of food, water and medical care in Libya's detention centres."
+ Italy a haven from killings and kidnaps
+ 'Push' factor drives migrants to Europe
- African Immigration to US Keeps Rising - Text + Audio - 21 February 2017
- Bodies of at least 74 migrants wash ashore in western Libya - 21 February 2017
"Red Crescent says circumstances surrounding the drowning off Mediterranean coast of Zawiya are not yet clear."
- The global waiting room: displaced migrants headed to US in limbo in Tijuana
"Families fleeing violence in Latin America and migrants from outside of it make up an unprecedented crisis of homeless people
stranded just outside the US."
+ Outside in America: learn more about our ongoing homelessness project by Rory Carroll in Tijuana
- Syrian refugees in Canada's north: 'It’s not warm in weather, but warm in emotions.' - 20 February 2017
"In communities such as Yellowknife, the temperature can sink to -40C, a dramatic change for refugees who had ‘never experienced anything like it’."
- The migrant slave trade is booming in Libya. Why is the world ignoring it? Ross Kemp - 20 February 2017
"I’ve seen the dangerous route to Europe through Libya, with thousands of people at the mercy of cruelty for profit.
But our leaders prefer to keep them there."
- Home Office agrees to review asylum claims of child refugees in France - 19 February 2017
"Cases of children with direct family links to UK will be reconsidered, as refugees return to Calais to try to cross Channel."
- Immigrants flee US for Canada – in pictures - 16 February 2017
"Migrants are fleeing the US for Canada, making the journey through snow and ice to seek refugee status in the country.
Reuters photographer Christinna Muschi documented some of them as they crossed the border from the US into Hemmingford in Quebec."
- Hundreds of migrants storm fence to reach Spanish enclave of Ceuta - 17 February 2017
"Several hundred migrants have stormed a six-metre (20 ft) security fence that separates Morocco from Ceuta, a Spanish territory in North Africa.
Police said security cameras showed around 600 migrants, some with shears and clubs, breaking through one of the gates.
More than 300 reportedly made it across the razor wire barrier."
- Canada arrests nearly 70 asylum seekers at US border following Trump travel ban - 13 February 2017
- Refugee claimants braved extreme cold to reach Quebec and Manitoba
Uncertainty over migrants’ status in US puts pressure on bilateral pact
- UN accused of failing Afghan refugees 'forced' to return home from Pakistan - 13 February 2017
"UNHCR cites behind-scenes advocacy after rights group claims it has left Afghan refugees at risk of persecution by failing to condemn ‘campaign of abuse’."
- Women and children ‘endure rape, beatings and abuse’ inside Dunkirk’s refugee camp - 12 February 2017
"The fate of those stranded by the UK’s decision to limit taking child refugees from France."
- Refugees crossing into Canada from US on foot despite freezing temperatures - 7 February 2017
"Uncertainty caused by Trump’s policies has pushed asylum seekers to take long, risky routes that in one case cost two Ghanian men several fingers to frostbite."
- Thousands of refugees fleeing conflict destitute in UK, says Red Cross - 2 February 2017
"Almost 15,000 people sought charity’s help with food, housing or money in 2016 – up from 11,000 in 2014."
- Four migrants arrested by border agents at medical aid station in Arizona
- Humanitarian group: ‘Undoubtedly people will die as a result of this action’
- Migrants in Italy: building a life in Europe – in pictures - 16 June 2017
"More than 180,000 people were rescued from the Mediterranean and taken to Italy in 2016.
Photographer Cesar Dezfuli captures the daily lives of migrants in the town of Biella."
- Refugees Feel at Home in Maryland Apartment Complex - Text + Audio + Pictures - 15 June 2017
"For many, the apartment complex is their first permanent home after many years of living in refugee camps and temporary housing."
- A woman’s world for South Sudanese refugees - 13 juin 2017
"An estimated 86% of the more than 900,000 South Sudanese refugees in Uganda are women and children, says the UN."
- Child refugees held in 'harrowing' conditions across south-east Asia - 13 June 2017
"Report reveals young people detained in cells 24 hours a day without enough food or proper access to healthcare, often forced to sleep on the floor."
- World’s First Solar-Powered Refugee Camp Opens in Jordan - 6 June 2017
"The world’s first solar-powered refugee camp opened in Jordan in the middle of May.
The Azraq camp provides electricity for shelters housing about 20,000 Syrian refugees."
- Far right raises £50,000 to target boats on refugee rescue missions in Med - 04 June 2017
"Aid charities have saved more than 6,000 from drowning this year. Now anti-Islam ‘Identitarians’ are crowdfunding to pay for vessels to chase them down."
- A life removed: Central African Republic refugees in Cameroon – in pictures - 1 June 2017
"Violence in Central African Republic has driven 274,000 people into neighbouring Cameroon, seeking shelter in camps like Mbilé.
Yet funding for the crisis is drying up, leaving refugees struggling to find enough to eat."
- Rohingya refugee boat capsizes, leaving more than 60 presumed dead - 29 September 2017
"UN migration agency says Rohingya Muslims were trying to escape Myanmar when vessel overturned in rough waters."
- Surge in migration to Greece fuels misery in refugee camps - 29 September 2017
"Reception centres vastly overstretched as more than 200 people arrive every day, 40% of them children."
- US Government Cuts Refugee Admissions to Historic Lows - Text + Audio + Pictures - 28 September 2017
"The Trump administration said in a report to Congress Wednesday that the U.S. plans to admit no more than 45,000 refugees during the coming year. That would be the smallest number in more than 35 years."
- Myanmar Struggles with Rohingya Crisis - Text + Audio + Map - 21 September 2017
"Hundreds of thousands of ethnic Rohingya have been displaced in Myanmar’s western Rakhine state. The violence started
when a Muslim extremists attacked police positions, but the military has answered with a destructive campaign against the ethnic group."
- The waiting game: Life in a north Italy migrant camp - with pictures - 16 September 2017
"About 100,000 people have arrived on Italian shores this year, after making the perilous journey across the Mediterranean from Libya."
- Rohingya crisis: 'Last chance' for Aung San Suu Kyi - with pictures and videos - 17 September 2017
"Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has "a last chance" to halt an army offensive that has forced hundreds of thousands
of the mainly Muslim Rohingya to flee abroad, the UN head has said."
+ Video: Antonio Guterres told the BBC he feared an 'absolutely horrible' tragedy
+ Video: The BBC's Jonathan Head went on a government-organised trip to Rakhine state last week
+ Watch: Who are the Rohingya?
+ Video: The BBC's Fergal Keane spoke to Buddhists in Myanmar's second city, Mandalay
- Rohingyas - Exodus - 15 pictures
- Fresh fears for newborn babies as Rohingyas’ plight worsens - 17 September 2017
"Aid agencies in camps are overwhelmed as family tragedies unfold on Myanmar’s border...
More than 400 babies have been born in the no man’s land between the borders of Bangladesh and Myanmar in the past 15 days
as 400,000 Rohingya people have fled from the violence, house burnings and gunfire in Rakhine state. "
- Starting from scratch in Uganda - with pictures and a video - 15 September 2017
"The country that took in the most refugees in the world last year was Uganda. It is said to have one of the most generous refugee policies in the world,
even giving new arrivals their own land. But how do you turn a plot of bush into a home, with nothing more than a machete?"
+ Video: Uganda's refugee policy in numbers
- Rohingya in humanitarian crisis, says UN (September 15, 2017) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"The United Nations has said Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar are facing a ''catastrophic'' humanitarian situation."
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- UN Official: Rohingya in Myanmar Facing 'Ethnic Cleansing' - Text + Audio - 11 September 2017
"Rohingya are one of many ethnic minorities in Myanmar, also known as Burma. The government has never given them citizenship, although most Rohingya can prove their families have been in the country for generations. The government considers them economic migrants from Bangladesh."
- Migrant sea route to Italy is world's most lethal - with pictures - 11 September 2017
"Most deaths since 2014 have occurred in Mediterranean, following clampdown on Balkan border route, IOM study finds...
More than 22,500 migrants have reportedly died or disappeared globally since 2014 – more than half of them perishing while attempting to cross the Mediterranean, according to a study by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM)."
- Rohingya crisis: UN sees 'ethnic cleansing' in Myanmar - 11 September 2017
"The security operation targeting Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar "seems a textbook example of ethnic cleansing", the UN human rights chief says."
+ Video: Who is burning down Rohingya villages?
+ Video: Justin Rowlatt reports from the Bangladesh border
- 'Destitution is routine': refugees face homelessness even after gaining asylum - 8 September 2017
"‘Home Office will give you refugee status, but not refuge,’ says a victim of bureaucracy and delays in survey for the Guardian."
- Italian Program Prepares Immigrants for Jobs as Beekeepers - Text + Audio - 7 September 2017
"About 95,000 migrants and refugees have arrived in Italy this year. Yet over the past two months, the number of new-arrivals has dropped by more than 50 percent compared to last year. Experts have linked the drop to the Libyan coast guard turning back boats sailing to Europe."
- Bangladesh Struggles with Growing Numbers of Rohingya Refugees- Text + Audio + Pictures - 6 September 2017
"Bangladesh says it is struggling to keep up with the huge number of Rohingya fleeing violence in Myanmar.
The United Nations estimates more than 120,000 refugees have arrived in southeastern Bangladesh from Myanmar since August 25."
- Deadly exodus: 123,000 Rohingya flee Myanmar in two weeks – in pictures - 6 September 2017
"Aid agencies warn of a growing humanitarian crisis as persecution of the Muslim ethnic minority pushes around 15,000 people into Bangladesh each day, with border relief camps already at capacity. The United Nations secretary-general, António Guterres, has appealed to Myanmar to end the violence."
- Rohingya Muslims driven from Burma, in pictures - 15 pictures - 5 September 2017
- Leaked document reveals UK Brexit plan to deter EU immigrants - 5 September 2017
Exclusive: Home Office paper sets out detailed proposals including measures to drive down number of low-skilled migrants from Europe
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- Syrian Children in Lebanon Work to Feed Their Families - Text + Audio + Video - 30 September 2017
"Child labor was already a problem in the country; the arrival of Syrian refugees has made it worse."