Refugees

Amnesty calls on EU to reconsider Libya cooperation over migrant abuse

The rights group called on the European Union to make support for Libya's coast guard conditional upon ending longstanding abuse of migrants.

Al-Monitor Staff | Refugees | Sep 24, 2020
al-monitor Dozens of migrants from Egypt, Morocco, Somalia and Sierra Leone are assisted by a team of aid workers of the Spanish NGO Open Arms after spending more than 20 hours at sea while fleeing Libya on board a precarious boat in international waters, in the Central Mediterranean sea, on Sept. 08, 2020. Photo by RICARDO GARCIA VILANOVA/AFP via Getty Images.

Turkish border guards reportedly abusing Syrians at border crossings

Hundreds of Syrians try to cross every day to Turkey, whose borders are now closed, making them take illegal smuggling routes; dozens have been subjected to inhuman treatment by the Turkish border guards.

Sultan al-Kanj | Refugees | Sep 21, 2020
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UN chief urges Libya to shut migrant detention centers

Antonio Guterres, the UN secretary-general, said 22% of those detained in Libya's holding facilities for migrants are children.

Al-Monitor Staff | Refugees | Sep 4, 2020
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Famed Kurdish Iranian journalist receives asylum in New Zealand

Behrouz Boochani is known for exposing conditions at Australia's offshore immigrant detention center on Manus Island.

Al-Monitor Staff | Refugees | Jul 27, 2020
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Turkish border province has created the country's largest potter's field to bury refugees

A string of deadly incidents involving migrants has shaken Turkey’s eastern province of Van, which borders Iran and lies on a major route of human trafficking to Europe.

Sibel Hurtas | Refugees | Jul 14, 2020
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