The move is part of efforts to provide protection for refugees and other vulnerable migrants who travel to Libya, often intending to attempt the dangerous sea crossing to Italy.
At least three million people worldwide are stateless, most of them minorities, a status that deprives them of an identity, rights, and often jobs, the United Nations refugee agency has said.
It is paramount that all stakeholders, especially global leaders, adopt a rights-based approach in seeking arrangements for safe and orderly migration to preventing exploitation.
The hatred towards the Rohingya is well known. But less documented is the spread of this hate towards other Muslims in Myanmar.
Trump’s 120-day ban on refugees ended on Tuesday and is set to be replaced by a new set of restrictions.
The Trump administration will temporarily delay the processing of most refugees from 11 countries identified as high-risk, while resuming refugee admissions for other countries, government officials said on Tuesday.
One key solution is to invest in food security and rural development, which can address factors that compel people to move.
Though the government has recognised UNHCR status for decades, they are now arresting people who have been designated as asylum seekers.
Senior Indian diplomats insist that the Rohingya issue is not just about security but also contain developmental and humanitarian elements.
Merkel denied she had made any mistakes with her open-door policy even though the arrival of a million refugees over the last two years from Syria and Iraq opened deep rifts in her conservative party and depressed its support.
India’s actions prove that what separates an illegal immigrant from a refugee is not a question of actual persecution but of political expediency.
Save the Children and Germany’s Sea Eye said on Sunday their crews could no longer work safely because of the hostile stance of the Libyan authorities.
The respite came as a part of a elaborate ceasefire between Hezbollah and Nusra Front allowing civilians living in refugee camps in the Arsal Area to leave.
Australia agreed to settle nearly 2,000 refugees held offshore in exchange for UNHCR facilitating a swap deal with the US.
But in a partial win for Trump, the court gave the government more leeway to enforce a separate ban on refugees included in a March 6 executive order.
The US Justice Department asked the Supreme Court to block ruling that exempted grandparents of US citizens of refugees from Trump’s travel ban.
The ruling by US District Judge Derrick Watson in Honolulu also opens the door for more refugees and deals Trump a fresh courtroom defeat.
A Syrian artist has created images to show world leaders what they would look like if they weren’t born with the privileges they have.
A guidance distributed by the State Department defined a highly restricted scope of ‘close familial relations’, and other technicalities, but remained unclear about the fate of refugees who are being processed from these countries.
A young entrepreneur from a refugee camp in Algeria has opened the first pizzeria run only by women; their speciality is the camel pizza.
There are refugees, there are migrants and then there are the millions who live in legal limbo because they defy easy categorisation. But everyone is just looking for a place to call home.
According to the United Nations Refugee Agency, nearly 66 million people were forcibly displaced from their homes last year as a result of persecution, violence and human rights violations.
Over 17.5 million people have been displaced from Iraq, Yemen and Syria.
In order to protect children from abuse, exploitation and the intensifying conflicts, peace needs to be given a chance.
A rape victim to talk to survivors like herself, believing it has a greater impact when the support comes from a peer who has faced a similar struggle.
The UN Human Rights Commission has set up a resolution under which Jaising and two others will be examining the mass killing and rape of refugees.
More than 875,000 refugees have fled into neighbouring Uganda since South Sudan’s civil war broke out in 2013, living in refugee camps.
The US said that the agreement to offer refuge to up to 1,250 asylum seekers in the centres would progress only if refugees satisfied strict checks.
Refugees are both more likely to apply for citizenship and twice as likely as other migrant groups to have to retake the test.
A UN official said that the camp occupants had been demanding for months to be moved to a third country, but no one would take them.
Panic had already been growing in Madras – the city was already flooded with refugees from Burma with tales of the bombing on Rangoon and Mandalay.
Europe keeps its rescue ships far from the coast of Libya – where thousands of refugees have drowned.
Although the Rohingya community in Delhi worries about their families abroad, their day-to-day survival preoccupies them.
The Together Project is working to make sure that refugees have social support when they get to Canada.
Some 1.5 million refugees have fled fighting and famine in South Sudan to neighbouring countries, half of them to Uganda, and thousands more are leaving daily, the UN refugee agency said on Thursday.
Dozens of asylum seekers held in a detention centre in Papua New Guinea have elected to accept cash from Australia to return to their home countries in the largest exodus from the South Pacific camp in four years.
Donald Trump’s executive orders are already causing chaos at the US-Mexico border, where 30,000 Haitian asylum-seekers are now trapped in legal limbo.
Donald Trump’s executive order triggered chaos at some US and overseas airports, led to international protests, complaints from US businesses and drew more than a dozen legal challenges.
A growing number of Rohingya girls are becoming victims of human traffickers, who sell them to Rohingya men as child brides in neighbouring Malaysia.
Human Rights Watch has described the treatment of Afghans in Pakistan as “a toxic combination of deportation threats and police abuses”