asylum seekers

 
​Switzerland shuts border as asylum seekers say their pleas have been ignored
​Switzerland shuts border as asylum seekers say their pleas have been ignored
Nine months pregnant and desperate to cross from Italy into Switzerland after fleeing Ethiopia, a young woman and her husband are among hundreds...
Is South Africa home to more than a million asylum-seekers? The numbers don’t add up
Is South Africa home to more than a million asylum-seekers? The numbers don’t add up
A recent report published by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees claims that there are more than a million asylum seekers in...
Xenophobia: Refugees get an sms service to report abuse
Xenophobia: Refugees get an sms service to report abuse
A new cellphone information service will enable foreigners in South Africa to report xenophobia, unlawful arrest and corruption, and to get access to...
Cold comfort for refugees in Norway
Cold comfort for refugees in Norway
Norway has begun using buses to move asylum seekers across its Arctic border with Russia, despite criticism from the United Nations and temperatures...
Angolan asylum seeker to test SA's love affair with China
Angolan asylum seeker to test SA's love affair with China
It is not a very likely place to find the cause of a potential diplomatic squabble, the makeshift bedroom in a kitchen stacked to the roof with...
Divided Europe is all at sea over desperate migrants
Divided Europe is all at sea over desperate migrants
What can be done? The grim death toll in the Mediterranean has provoked a chorus of calls for action to prevent 2015 becoming the deadliest year for...
Refugee wins asylum after 10 years in legal limbo
Refugee wins asylum after 10 years in legal limbo
Two important decisions just delivered by courts at opposite ends of South Africa illustrate some of the serious difficulties experienced by refugees...
Refugee school fights for survival
Refugee school fights for survival
Judy Manjoro (49) is a teacher, but when she fled Zimbabwe in 2005 during political violence and came to South Africa, she was forced to become a...
Women asylum seekers protest against Israel
Women asylum seekers protest against Israel
Thousands of African women and children asylum-seekers in Israel marched in Tel Aviv on Wednesday against the Jewish state's immigration...
UN: Israel breaking law with asylum detentions
UN: Israel breaking law with asylum detentions
The UN refugee agency on Friday warned that Israel could be breaking international law due to new rules that pave the way for the potentially...
Protester: Israel treats us like criminals
Protester: Israel treats us like criminals
More than 30 000 African asylum seekers who entered Israel illegally protested in Tel Aviv on Sunday, according to police, in the biggest ever...
Rescuer recounts tragic boat wreck in Lampedusa, Italy
Rescuer recounts tragic boat wreck in Lampedusa, Italy
Marcello Nizza was on a night-time fishing expedition off the Italian coast when he heard screams from the water in the darkness.

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