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Unprecedented photos of stateless child detainees who’ve spent their whole lives in Australia’s offshore processing facility

Unprecedented photos of child detainees on the island of Nauru, off Australia’s north-east coast have been released by advocates to draw attention to Australia’s tough immigration policy. A coalition of more than 30 humanitarian and religious organisations released the images to highlight the ongoing detention of asylum seekers at the […]
Unprecedented photos of stateless child detainees who’ve spent their whole lives in Australia’s offshore processing facility
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At least 44 migrants drowned off the coasts of Tunisia and Turkey

At least 44 migrants have drowned in two separate incidents after their boats sank off the coasts of Tunisia and Turkey on Sunday. In a third incident, one migrant drowned and at least 240 more were rescued from 11 small boats by Spain’s maritime rescue service. At least 1,178 migrants […]
At least 44 migrants drowned off the coasts of Tunisia and Turkey
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Meet the refugee who’s now CEO of a $1 billion ASX-listed tech company

Aram Mirkazemi is not yet a household name in the Australian technology scene. But he leads an ASX-listed company that has seen its stock value shoot up almost 6000% in the last five years. The AFR reports that Mirkazemi arrived in Australia without knowing any English as an 18-year-old Iranian […]
Meet the refugee who’s now CEO of a $1 billion ASX-listed tech company
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Malcolm Turnbull says the UN has failed Syria

Prime minister Malcolm Turnbull says the United Nations has failed in its responsibility to protect Syrians. Speaking to Sky News, Turnbull said: “You’ve got to judge political actions by their outcome, and all of the resolutions, all of the efforts have failed to produce the settlement that we need in […]
Malcolm Turnbull says the UN has failed Syria
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Australia’s refugee intake will rise 35% to 19,000 a year

Australia’s humanitarian refugee intake will be set at 18,750 people per year, making it the third largest humanitarian programme in the world. The programme will also include a component of Central Americans under a series of pledges offered by prime minister Malcolm Turnbull in New York overnight. Speaking at Barack […]
Australia’s refugee intake will rise 35% to 19,000 a year
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This eyewitness account of a Syrian boat rescue in Greece will change the way you see the refugee crisis

VIDEO: Each day, in the summer of 2015, 10-15 boats packed with men, women and children fleeing Syria floated ashore on the Greek island of Lesbos. For the locals, this became so routine that a rescue system was created to help facilitate the mass influx of refugees. Mary Snell, an American who has been spending time in Greece since 1973, used her iPhone to shoot video of one of these rescues. She calls it "an example of ordinary Greeks doing extraordinary things in this time of crisis."
This eyewitness account of a Syrian boat rescue in Greece will change the way you see the refugee crisis
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Prince Charles links the Syrian crisis to climate change

Prince Charles thinks that climate change is responsible for the current crisis in Syria. The heir to the British throne suggested that there is “absolutely” a link between environmental issues and global conflict and terrorism, and likened the current state of the planet to the 2008 GFC. “We’re now facing […]
Prince Charles links the Syrian crisis to climate change
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Denmark takes out ads telling refugees to leave their families behind

The Danish government has taken out ads in the Lebanese press bluntly telling many refugees they are not welcome in the country. According to the Wall Street Journal, the ads were released in four Lebanese newspapers on Monday.  “Foreign nationals granted temporary protection in Denmark will not have the right to […]
Denmark takes out ads telling refugees to leave their families behind