Refugees

CANBERRA, Australia | Australia shifts on refusal to send refugees to New Zealand

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia’s prime minister has signaled that he could accept New Zealand‘s longstanding offer to resettle 150 refugees exiled to Pacific islands as long as the Australian Parliament legislates to ban them from ever setting foot in Australia. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday he was willing to brief non-government senators on … Continue reading CANBERRA, Australia | Australia shifts on refusal to send refugees to New Zealand

WASHINGTON | Trump refugee policy leaves thousands stranded outside US

WASHINGTON— Death threats drove Hadi Mohammed out of Iraq and to a small apartment in Nebraska, where he and his two young sons managed to settle as refugees. But the danger hasn’t been enough to allow his wife to join them. Mohammed, who worked as a security guard for the U.S. military in Baghdad, says … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump refugee policy leaves thousands stranded outside US

NAURU | Unwanted by Australia, refugees on Nauru have few options

NAURU — Surrounded by the shelves and furniture her older brother made, 13-year-old Parnian sits in the small, neat living room where she spends much of her time, recalling the day two years ago she watched family friend Omid set himself alight. “It was just down there,” she says, motioning toward a patch of dusty … Continue reading NAURU | Unwanted by Australia, refugees on Nauru have few options

BEIRUT | The Latest: UN warns against assault on Syria’s Idlib

BEIRUT — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): 5 p.m. The head of the U.N. agency for refugees says a potential military offensive in the last rebel stronghold in Syria threatens to cause renewed displacement and discourage refugees from returning home. U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said Friday that … Continue reading BEIRUT | The Latest: UN warns against assault on Syria’s Idlib

CHEMNITZ, Germany | Anger at migrant crime, politicians simmers in German city

CHEMNITZ, Germany  — Anger over the suspected killing of a man by two refugees has sparked days of protests in this eastern German city, raising fresh concerns about the anti-migrant sentiment that has shaken up the country’s political system and seen the rise of a far-right party for the first time in decades. On Thursday, … Continue reading CHEMNITZ, Germany | Anger at migrant crime, politicians simmers in German city

U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: ‎At Secretary Michael R. Pompeo’s invitation, he and UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura met privately today in Washington.  They discussed UN progress on forming a constitutional committee. Secretary Pompeo and Special Envoy de Mistura agreed that all parties needed to move ahead … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura

U.S. Department of State News: Framework Discussions for Cooperation Between the United States and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: On June 22 in Geneva, officials from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) held an all-day senior-level review of the 2018-2019 PRM-UNHCR Framework for Cooperation. First signed in 2000, … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Framework Discussions for Cooperation Between the United States and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Refugees more than once, Rohingya fear return to Myanmar

KUTUPALONG REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh/January 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Mohammad Younus is a refugee for the second time. The 30-year-old Rohingya Muslim, who has been slowly rebuilding a shadow of a normal life in a sprawling and squalid refugee camp in Bangladesh, is in no mood to return home to Myanmar. After Myanmar expressed readiness to start receiving … Continue reading Refugees more than once, Rohingya fear return to Myanmar