Asylum Seekers

Concern for Sri Lankans fleeing to India amid economic crisis
Concern for Sri Lankans fleeing to India amid economic crisis
Sri Lanka’s ongoing economic turmoil has given rise to concern about a new wave of people seeking to escape local strife by fleeing to India. The flight of people across the short…
Australia can stand up for the Afghan people, and the time is now
Australia can stand up for the Afghan people, and the time is now
On 19 April, a suicide bomber struck as students were coming out of school in Kabul, Afghanistan, leaving dozens injured and at least six dead. The brutality of the attack – and…
The Beirut explosion and the plight of Syrian refugees
The Beirut explosion and the plight of Syrian refugees
When you have the privilege of working in international relations, there are some experiences that stay with you for life. There are the places you go and the people you meet…
Rohingya in Malaysia, doubly trapped
Rohingya in Malaysia, doubly trapped
For some people living in the Ampang district in eastern Kuala Lumpur, self-isolation is nothing new. The area is known for its concentration of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar,…
The danger of disease in the world’s largest refugee camp​​​​​​​
The danger of disease in the world’s largest refugee camp​​​​​​​
The Bangladesh government made the decision earlier this month to place the southern district of Cox’s Bazar in lockdown as Covid-19 cases in Bangladesh increased. Cox’s Bazar…
Covid-19: Refugees at risk
Covid-19: Refugees at risk
The first case of Covid-19 was detected near the world’s largest refugee camp last month. Human rights groups fear it’s only matter of time before it spreads among the roughly one…
Behrouz Boochani: Still in limbo
Behrouz Boochani: Still in limbo
Although Behrouz Boochani has never set foot on the Australian mainland, his is a familiar name in the country, a link to the men on Manus Island subject to Australia’s offshore…
Employment as protection: complementary pathways for refugees
Employment as protection: complementary pathways for refugees
Conflicts in the Middle East and Africa are causing dramatic increases in internally displaced people and refugees across the world. According to estimates from UNHCR for…
The lack of appeal in Nauru
The lack of appeal in Nauru
The decision to terminate a long-standing arrangement that saw the Australian High Court act as a partial appellate court for Nauru, as reported last week, has heightened…
Migration and border policy links: Israel’s UNHCR backflip, Pacific seasonal workers, more
Migration and border policy links: Israel’s UNHCR backflip, Pacific seasonal workers, more
At The New York Times, a data-rich interactive examines the myth that greater immigration levels lead to higer rates of crime. In December 2017, the Nauruan Government…