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Captain of far-right ship disrupting refugee rescue missions in the Mediterranean arrested.

C-star was chartered by right-wing extremists last month who pledged to "defend Europe".

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

UN refugee agency seeks $9.5 million to assist Nigerian returnees from Cameroon.

The UN refugee agency is seeking an additional $9.5 million to scale up its activities in northeast Nigeria, as a result of an unexpected surge in self-organized returns of Nigerian refugees mainly from Cameroon since the beginning of the year.

- UN - INT

EU strikes double blow against Poland, Hungary and Czech Republic over refugee quotas.

- Financial Times - US

EU court advised to reject Hungary, Slovakia refugee case.

THE European Court of Justice should dismiss lawsuits filed by Hungary and Slovakia challenging a European Council decision that the countries have tomandatorilytake in hundreds of asylum-seekers, a court adviser said Wednesday. Hungary, Slovakia, Poland and Romania voted against the 2015 decision establishing a temporary ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

EU Advised to Dismiss Slovakia, Hungary Refugee Challenge.

Slovakia and Hungary's legal challenge against an EU program to distribute migrants from Africa and the Middle East more evenly across the bloc should be dismissed, the top lawyer for the European Court of Justice advised.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Sweden cuts 2017 asylum seeker forecast again, but fewer cases will be processed.

The number of asylum seekers predicted to come to Sweden in 2017 has dropped by 6,700 compared to the last forecast in April.

- The Local - SE

EU court advised to reject Hungary, Slovakia refugee case.

An adviser to the European Court of Justice says the court should dismiss lawsuits filed by Hungary and Slovakia challenging a European Council decision that the countries have to mandatorily take in hundreds of asylum-seekers.

- FOX News - US

Judy Asks: Is the EU-Turkey Refugee Deal on the Ropes?.

A selection of experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe's role in the world.

- Carnegie Endowment - US

Top EU Court's Adviser Urges Dismissal Of Case Against Refugee Quotas.

The top adviser of the European Court of Justice says a case brought by Slovakia and Hungary against the European Union's mandatory relocation of asylum seekers should be dismissed.

- Radio Free Europe - US

EU's top court urged to dismiss refugee relocation case.

European Court of Justice adviser defends resettlement scheme and says case by Slovakia and Hungary should be dismissed.

- Al Jazeera - QA

US pledges US$140m to Lebanon in Syrian refugee aid.

BEIRUT, July 26 — The United States will give Lebanon an additional US$140 million to assist Syrian refugees and the communities hosting them, the State Department said on Wednesday, during a state visit by the Lebanese Prime...

- The Malay Mail - MY

EU refugee quotas 'proportionate,' European Court of Justice is told

A legal opinion presented to the EU's top court says mandatory quotas for the relocation of refugees across the bloc should stand. Hungary and Slovakia have challenged the EU measure, claiming it's illegal.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

US pledges $140 million for Lebanon's refugee crisis

The United States will give Lebanon more than $140 million in humanitarian aid to address the needs of Syrian refugees and Lebanese communities hosting refugees, the U.S. Department of State announced Wednesday

- The Daily Star - LB

Refugee Conundrums: the UN and the US-Australia Deal

Having poured scorn and not an indecent amount of bile upon the refugee deal between the Obama administration and Canberra last year, US President Donald Trump was never going to make things easy for the resettlement of various groups held on Nauru and ...

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Bringing facts back to Lebanon's refugee conversation

Beirut-based professor has launched campaign to challenge misperceptions in the online discussion about Syrian refugees.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Artist Uses Iraq Refugees, War Veterans in Radio Project

In 2016, an Iraqi-American artist sat down with Bahjat Abdulwahed — the so-called "Walter Cronkite of Baghdad'' — with the idea of launching a radio project that would be part documentary, part radio play and part variety show.   Abdulwahed was the voice of Iraqi radio from the late 1950s to the early 1990s, but ...

- Voice of America - US

Ali's Long Wait for Justice in Greece

Expand Ali Rahimi, a 27-year-old Afghan asylum seeker, and two of his friends suffered an attack in 2011 by a large group of people outside an apartment building in the Aghios Panteleimonas neighborhood, in which he was stabbed five times in the torso. © Zalmai Photography Ali Rahimi was 27 when it happened. A group ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Squatting against oppression: how refugees are fighting back against border controls

Rasande/Flickr, CC BY-NCAfter surviving the perilous journey to Europe, migrants are met with two seemingly opposite responses. Increasingly, European governments are criminalising migration, militarising borders and expanding detention centres. Meanwhile, non-government organisations are reaching out to migrants offering ...

- The Conversation - UK

How Tisha b'Av can help us understand the refugee experience

NEW YORK — For many Jews, Tisha b'Av is centered around mourning the destruction of the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem. But that interpretation misses out on an important lesson that is made more relevant by recent events, Rabbi David Seidenberg argues. With the release of a new translation of the Book of...

- JTA - US

Sky is the limit for refugee who fled Somalia

Arriving in Canada as refugee was overwhelming for Osman, but now he has found his feet and is determined to help others.

- UN - INT

Security expert Bruns: 'There should be a European naval aid unit'

Europe is divided over the refugee crisis and there is no unified approach in response, says Sebastian Bruns. According to the security expert, a joint naval aid unit could provide an opportunity.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

The refugee scandal unfolding in Uganda

Uganda was supposed to set the gold standard for hosting refugees. Without adequate funds, it will become a cautionary tale

- UN - INT

Arab League at work on global refugee and migrant compacts

Two days of work in Cairo with ministers and experts

- ANSA - IT

Ali's Long Wait for Justice in Greece

Expand Ali Mohammadi, a 25-year-old Afghan asylum seeker, said a police officer asked him why he had not fought back when he filed a complaint after an attack on Aghios Panteleimonas square. I went to the Police Station two days later... The only thing they asked me is where are you from, what happened...They told me, 'Ok ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Sorting out what happened in UNHCR and government talks on refugees important for credibility of both sides

The government says its position has always been that none of those on Manus Island and Nauru would ever be allowed to come here. Darren England/AAPThe fracas between the United Nations high commissioner for refugees and the government over whether Australia agreed to settle a handful of the Manus Island/Nauru boat people ...

- The Conversation - UK

Australia to accept first Central American refugees under US deal: sources

Around 30 refugees from El Salvador will be transferred to Australia as part of the refugee swap deal with the US, Reuters understands.

- SBS.com.au - AU

Exclusive: Australia to accept first Central American refugees under U.S. deal - sources

SYDNEY - Australia will accept several dozen Central American refugees within the next few months, two sources familiar with the process told Reuters, the first transfers under a controversial refugee swap arrangement agreed with the United States.

- Reuters - US

Australia denies reneging on a UNHCR deal to accept refugees

The Australian foreign minister on Tuesday rejected the United Nations refugee agency's allegation that her government reneged on a deal to resettle some refugees who attempted to reach Australia by boat

- The Daily Star - LB

Australia denies reneging on a UNHCR deal to accept refugees

The Australian foreign minister on Tuesday rejected the United Nations refugee agency's allegation that her government reneged on a deal to resettle some refugees who attempted to reach Australia by … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Refugees: Between worlds in Israel, Turkey and Greece

Short docs about an Eritrean boarding school in Israel, refugee children in Turkey and a hotel-turned-squat in Greece.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Australia denies reneging on a UNHCR deal to accept refugees, instead defending its tough policies

The Australian foreign minister on Tuesday rejected the UN refugee agency’s allegation that her government reneged on a deal to resettle some refugees who attempted to reach Australia by boat. The UNHCR said on Monday it had agreed to facilitate a deal in which the US would take up to 1,250 refugees among more than ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Only in Sweden? But why?

Refugee children turn into unresponsive rag dolls while their families await asylum

- MercatorNet - US

Australia Denies Reneging on a UNHCR Deal to Accept Refugees

The UNHCR said it had agreed to facilitate a deal in which the United States would take up to 1,250 refugees from camps on Papua New Guinea and Nauru

- TIME Magazine - US

Outrageous: NBC Blames 'Current Political Climate' for Human Trafficking Deaths

On Monday, NBC’s Today shamefully exploited the deaths of illegal immigrants smuggled into the U.S. to attack the Trump administration and Republicans in Congress. After reporting on how 39 people were found in the back of tractor trailer in San Antonio, Texas, nine of whom died due to the extreme 100-degree heat, ...

- NewsBusters - US

ImpactPHL Ventures pledges $15 million for Philly's do-gooder companies

Margaret Bradley is audibly jazzed when describing the significance of impact investing in the Philadelphia region. My whole professional life is about this,' said the director of investment partnerships and lead for social impact investments at Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania, the ...

- VentureBeat - US

Deepening Food Crisis Pushes Nigeria's Northeast Closer to Famine

Famine could soon strike tens of thousands of people in northeast Nigeria as food stocks run low, prices soar and aid supplies dwindle due to the Boko Haram insurgency, a leading humanitarian agency said on Monday. The hunger crisis is set to worsen by late August as the lean season before harvest takes its toll, driving up ...

- Voice of America - US

German media accused of one-sided coverage of refugee crisis

Report says media deepened rift between liberals and nationalists and conservatives

- Financial Times - US

UN threat of sanctions likely to intensify South Sudanese fighting and refugee flight into Ethiopia

EVENT The United States' deputy ambassador to the United Nations, Michele Sison, on 20 July warned the UN Security Council that the latest initiative - termed the "revitalization forum" - by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development to end the ongoing South Sudanese civil war

- Jane’s - US

How do refugee students make the jump to Germany's universities?

Many of the asylum seekers in Germany are university students looking to continue their studies. Various organizations are trying to help them navigate the country's particular challenges, including a big one: German.

- Christian Science Monitor - US

One-third of 100,000 refugee and migrant children arrived in Europe alone in 2016

Source: UN Children's Fund, REACH Initiative Country: Afghanistan, Algeria, Greece, Iraq, Italy, Libya, Niger, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, World Most of the children in Italy were lone boys from West and Horn of Africa who made the decision to migrate individually, while 91% of children in Greece arrived with their ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Nigeria crisis inches closer to famine

Source: Norwegian Refugee Council Country: Nigeria The food security crisis in north-east Nigeria is forecast to deteriorate between now and the end of August, moving the country even closer to famine, says NRC.The food security crisis in north-east Nigeria is forecast to deteriorate between now and the end of August, ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

How do refugee students make the jump to Germany's universities?

Mohamad Taqi Sohrabi has had to fight for an education his entire life. An Afghan refugee born in Iran, Mr. Sohrabi says it wasn't easy for him to go to school. Sohrabi was eventually able to study English translation at a university outside Tehran for four semesters, but as an Afghan in Iran, even that was difficult.

- Yahoo! News - US

Australia's offshore refugee processing causes 'extensive suffering' and must end, says UN agency chief

Four years on, Australia's offshore processing has left some 2,000 people languishing in unacceptable circumstances – causing physical and psychological harm, according to the United Nations refugee agency, which today called for an immediate end to the practice.

- UN - INT

UN accuses Australia of breaching refugee deal

The UN accused Australia Monday of backtracking on a deal to relax its strong stance on asylum-seekers and resettle some refugees now held in overseas detention on home soil.

- TheCitizen - TZ

UN agency accuses Australia of refugee U-turn

Canberra acting contrary to 'common decency', says UNHCR chief

- Financial Times - US

Is life in Norway as happy as it's cracked up to be?

Freedom and tolerance are Norwegian values that don't apply equally to all. André Kongevold / CC BY-SAFor progressives around the world, it has become almost a pastime to romanticise the quasi-socialist Scandinavian countries. Nations such as Norway, Finland and Sweden are – to many – not only examples of wealth and ...

- The Conversation - UK

UNHCR accuses government of breaching undertaking over refugee cases

Filippo Grandi urged an immediate end to Australia's offshore processing of refugees. Martial Trezzini/EPAThe United Nations high commissioner for refugees , Filippo Grandi, has accused Australia of breaking its word by refusing to allow refugees on Manus Island and Nauru with family in Australia to settle here – a claim ...

- The Conversation - UK

The Srebrenica Refugee Camp that Never Closed

A hundred kilometres from Srebrenica, 400 female relatives and survivors of the 1995 genocide still live in the rundown temporary camp where they found shelter, and say they will never return home.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Australian government had agreed to resettle some refugees in Australia - UN

The United Nations refugee agency has accused the Turnbull government of failing to honour a "clear understanding" that it would allow some people on Nauru and Manus Island to resettle in Australia. 

- Stuff - NZ

One third of 100,000 refugee and migrant children arrived in Europe unaccompanied in 2016

Source: UN Children's Fund, REACH Initiative Country: Afghanistan, Algeria, Greece, Iraq, Italy, Libya, Niger, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, World Majority of children in Italy were unaccompanied boys from West and the Horn of Africa who made the decision to migrate individually, while 91% of children in Greece arrived with ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

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