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Refugee Camp Company In Australia ‘Liable For Crimes Against Humanity’

Refugee Camp Company In Australia ‘Liable For Crimes Against Humanity’

The company that has taken over the management of Australia’s offshore immigration detention regime has been warned by international law experts that its employees could be liable for crimes against humanity. Spanish infrastructure corporation Ferrovial, which is owned by one of the world’s richest families and the major stakeholder in Heathrow airport, has been warned […]

After Brexit, The UK Still Has A Role To Play In Preventing Conflict

After Brexit, The UK Still Has A Role To Play In Preventing Conflict

As the UK heads towards Brexit, and reviews its place in, and relationships with, the wider world, it must not lose sight of its role in building peace. Despite understandable anxiety, suspicion and mistrust today, British people are still likely to be living, some years from now, in a democratically governed, prosperous and peaceful UK. […]

Hunger, Looting And Now Suspected Cholera Hit South Sudan

Hunger, Looting And Now Suspected Cholera Hit South Sudan

Dozens of people have fallen ill with suspected cholera in South Sudan’s capital of Juba, while a U.N. food warehouse was looted and destroyed, incurring $20 million of damage, the United Nations said on Tuesday. “We expect a huge humanitarian crisis. Even before the current crisis, the health system in South Sudan was facing a […]

EU Officials Finalise Common Asylum System To Resettle Refugees

EU Officials Finalise Common Asylum System To Resettle Refugees

European officials have finalised plans to create a common EU asylum system and refugee resettlement scheme, which advocates portray as the solution to the European migration crisis but which critics believe will be a further betrayal of refugee rights. Officials have proposed creating a semi-standardised system that would allow asylum seekers to expect similar treatment […]

From A Refugee Camp To Rio

From A Refugee Camp To Rio

Mangar Makur Chuot left Sudan as a child after his father was killed during the civil war. He lived for eight years in a refugee camp in Kenya before his family were granted asylum in Australia. To launch the Guardian’s Dear Australia series, we tell the remarkable story of South Sudan’s 200 metres hopeful and […]

Dozens Have Starved To Death In Besieged Madaya, Say NGOs

Dozens Have Starved To Death In Besieged Madaya, Say NGOs

About 86 people have died in a year-long government siege of the Syrian town of Madaya, including 65 from starvation and malnutrition, two non-governmental organisations said. The Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) and Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) said the Syrian government’s “stranglehold” on the town since July 2015 was responsible for the deaths. Madaya […]

These Are Scary Times For People Of Colour. It’s Time For A Big Conversation

These Are Scary Times For People Of Colour. It’s Time For A Big Conversation

What can one definitively write about Britain voting to leave as this seismic event unfolds? As a person of colour, attempting to make sense of my country right now feels something like being disembodied. My thinking self is somewhere separate from my body. I am out of place. I am vulnerable. How could I not? […]

How The Brexit Campaign Used Refugees To Scare Voters

How The Brexit Campaign Used Refugees To Scare Voters

A month before Britain voted in one of the most important referendums in a generation, the campaign to leave the European Union seemed to be losing steam. The British public, it appeared, was not convinced that life without the EU would make them freer or more prosperous. Economists were making stark warnings of a downturn if […]

More Than 700 Migrants Feared Dead In Tthree Mediterranean Sinkings

More Than 700 Migrants Feared Dead In Tthree Mediterranean Sinkings

More than 700 people are believed to have drowned in the Mediterranean last week, the deadliest seven days for Europe-bound asylum seekers in more than a year. The casualties happened in three separate incidents on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday after more than 13,000 people set sail from Libya for Italy in an eight-day period. The […]

Rohingya Trafficking Victims Stuck In Captivity, One Year On

Rohingya Trafficking Victims Stuck In Captivity, One Year On

Hundreds of trafficking victims from Myanmar and Bangladesh remain detained in Malaysia a year after being rescued from near-certain death at sea during the Asian migration crisis. In total, 390 trafficking victims – 325 Rohingya and 65 Bangladeshis – have spent the past year in detention, despite nominally being freed from captivity in May 2015, […]