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

The UNHCR assisting the voluntary return of Somali refugees from Yemen, the relationship between migration and sustainable development, and more.

Rohingya near Cox's Bazar, September 2017 (Photo: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Rohingya near Cox's Bazar, September 2017 (Photo: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Published 21 Sep 2017   Follow @rebuckland

  • 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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