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Public discourse on refugees often centres solely on their material needs. However, the Covid-19 crisis shows that the deep desire for community and belonging cannot be ignored.

A group of vulnerable asylum seekers have been taken to Rwanda.

Assad's sham refugee conference marks dark 50-years of regime

Sam Hamad

Assad's sham refugee conference marks dark 50-years of regime

Comment: Displaced Syrian refugees know all too well that 'reconstruction' can never happen under the grip of a Russian-backed Assad regime, writes Sam Hamad.

Greece could be sued over Syrian expulsion to Turkey

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Greece could be sued over Syrian expulsion to Turkey

A 26-year-old Syrian man said he was illegally expelled from Greece in 2016 whilst searching for his 11-year-old brother.

Iraqis working with US fear reprisal from Iran-backed militias

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Iraqis working with US fear reprisal from Iran-backed militias

There are serious concerns among translators who worked with US coalition forces in Iraq over their personal information being made available to ...

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Fire erupts at Greek migrant camp on Samos

A fire at a Samos, an overcrowded migrant camp has destroyed tents.

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Lebanon falling short on women's rights: HRW

Human Rights Watch has slammed Lebanon for failing to protect women from human rights abuses and not making progress on women's rights.

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Sudan deal plunges migrants in Israel into new uncertainty

The roughly 6,000 Sudanese migrants and asylum seekers in Israel once again fear for their fate.

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Sudanese in Israel fear being returned after normalisation

Sudanese asylum seekers living in Israel fear being kicked out once ties between the two countries are normalised.

EU border agency 'involved in illegal <em>asylum</em> pushbacks'

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EU border agency 'involved in illegal asylum pushbacks'

Journalists say they uncovered six cases since April when border security units at a minimum did nothing to stop refugee boats in Greek waters ...

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Vatican to open refugee reception centre in Rome

A building in Rome owned by a convent will be used as a reception centre for up to 60 asylum seekers, the chaplain responsible ...

Plans to 'offshore migrant problem' stoop to new low

Malia Bouattia

Plans to 'offshore migrant problem' stoop to new low

Comment: The UK appears to be taking lessons from Australia in mistreating migrants, with the idea of an offshore asylum processing ...

Rain floods Greece's largest migrant camp

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Rain floods Greece's largest migrant camp

The facility was hastily put together after the camp of Moria, Europe's largest, was destroyed in a September 8 fire.

Algeria expelled thousands of migrants and <em>asylum</em> <em>seekers</em>: report

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Algeria expelled thousands of migrants and asylum seekers: report

Rights groups are concerned over Algeria's recent expulsion of thousands of asylum seekers to Niger.

Germany's FM in wide-ranging conversation with The New Arab

Ibtisam Azem

Germany's FM in wide-ranging conversation with The New Arab

The German foreign minister spoke to The New Arab about the Middle East during the high level General Assembly meetings at the UN.

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Migrants say new Greek camp 'worse than Moria'

Asylum seekers have been relocated to a different camp, where they say there is 'no medicine or electricity'.

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Priti Patel considered sending migrants to South Atlantic: report

The idea has been slammed by the UK's official opposition party as 'inhumane'.

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Cyprus sending migrant boats back to Lebanon, claims HRW

HRW has accused the Cypriot coast guard of beating migrants and trying to flood their vessels in an attempt to summarily expel asylum ...

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Greece says no unaccompanied minors remain in island camps

All unaccompanied minors have been removed from migrant camps on Greek islands, Asylum Minister Notis Mitarachi said Sunday.

Malaysia PM criticises UN over coronavirus response

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Malaysia PM criticises UN over coronavirus response

Muhyiddin Yassin called the United Nations' response to the covid-19 pandemic 'rather slow'.

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Iranian asylum seeker stuck in limbo on divided Cyprus

Omid Tootian, whose songs are critical of the Iranian regime, fears a return to the TRNC may lead Turkish authorities to repatriate him to Iran.

Migrants accuse Greece of pushing them out to sea

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Migrants accuse Greece of pushing them out to sea

The Turkish coast guard says it rescued over 300 migrants 'pushed back by Greek elements to Turkish waters' this month alone.

TNA Voice Podcast: Bahrain-UAE-Israeli normalisation, Greece's Moria camp burns

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TNA Voice Podcast: Bahrain-UAE-Israeli normalisation, Greece's Moria camp burns

Our podcast bringing you compelling stories from the Middle East, North Africa, Asia and beyond.

Amnesty International slams abuse of refugees in Libya

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Amnesty International slams abuse of refugees in Libya

Amnesty International has urged the EU to reconsider cooperation with Libya, saying that “appalling human rights abuses” were being committed ...

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