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Migration and border policy links: Cox’s Bazar, refugee swaps, illegal deportation and more

Rohingya near Cox's Bazar, September 2017 (Photo: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)



21 September 2017 17:18

  • One year on, Chatham House's Jeff Crisp analyses the progression of the UN's Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework, set out in the New York Declaration.

  • The International Organization for Migration has published a report on the movement of Rohingya across the Myanmar-Bangladesh border – a staggering 420,000 people have crossed since 25 August. NPR's Michael Sullivan is on the ground in the Cox's Bazar, home to a significant number of the region's displaced Rohingya population. You can listen to his report here.

  • Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has confirmed that 54 refugees currently residing on Manus Island and Nauru will be resettled in the US under 'refugee swap' arrangements.

  • Advocates are calling on Australia to intervene in Cambodia's plan to return a group of persecuted refugees to Vietnam.

  • The UNHCR is assisting the spontaneous return of 133 Somali refugees from Yemen.

  • Take a look inside Italy's Fenoglio transit camp for migrants and asylum seekers awaiting regional resettlement.

  • Writing for Border Criminologies, Paolo Biondi makes a case for secondary movements and solidarity in the European Union.

  • Read the Overseas Development Institute briefing series on the relationship between migration and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

  • Afghan asylum seeker Samim Bigzad has arrived back in Britain after a stoush between the UK Home Office and the High Court.

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