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Australia pushes on with asylum seeker deterrence
29 October 2014 (IRIN ), As Australia moves on with a plan to resettle some 1,000 refugees in Cambodia, its legislature is also debating a bill that would eliminate most references to the 1951 Refugee Convention from domestic legislation - a move critics say could bolster the government’s asylum seeker deterrence efforts.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100768/Australia-pushes-on-with-asylum-seeker-deterrence
Migrant detention "abuse" can scar children for life
21 October 2014 (IRIN ), An increasing number of migrant children are being detained in countries where they are seeking asylum despite a growing body of scientific evidence that such incarceration leads to long-term psychological and developmental difficulties.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100741/Migrant-detention-abuse-can-scar-children-for-life
Tanzania’s new citizens to get land, voting rights
17 October 2014 (IRIN ), Over 162,000 former Burundian refugees, who were recently granted Tanzanian citizenship after living in the country for over four decades, will now be able to buy and own land and vote, said a senior government official.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100725/Tanzania-s-new-citizens-to-get-land-voting-rights
Liberians in US face worsening Ebola stigma
17 October 2014 (IRIN ), Africans living in the US from the three Ebola-affected countries of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, are under enormous pressure trying to help their families and ravaged communities back home. And they face an additional challenge: stigma.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100734/Liberians-in-US-face-worsening-Ebola-stigma
Tunisia’s seaborne samaritans rescue stranded migrants
14 October 2014 (IRIN ), In Zarzis, a small port city of some 70,000 in southeastern Tunisia, fishermen plying the Mediterranean have become saviours, rescuing boatloads of illegal migrants to Europe setting out from the shores of Libya.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100713/Tunisia-s-seaborne-samaritans-rescue-stranded-migrants
Basic needs unmet for UK asylum-seekers
1 October 2014 (IRIN ), Last month, a quiet announcement from UK Home Secretary Theresa May dashed the hopes of thousands of asylum seekers in the UK. A court ruling in April had criticized the very low level of support it gives to those seeking asylum and had given her four months to show how she had calculated that it would cover their needs. The Home Office duly did its sums, but announced that the amount to be paid would not increase.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100679/Basic-needs-unmet-for-UK-asylum-seekers
Is the EU doing enough to prevent migrant deaths at sea?
19 September 2014 (IRIN ), The news that up to 850 lives were lost in the Mediterranean this past weekend as a result of five shipwrecks of boats carrying migrants has sparked a new round of calls for the European Union (EU) to take more responsibility for preventing deaths at sea.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100638/Is-the-EU-doing-enough-to-prevent-migrant-deaths-at-sea
South African move on child trafficking
17 September 2014 (IRIN ), The announcement yesterday that parents would have another nine months to comply with new regulations for travelling into and out of South Africa with their children has been met with a collective sigh of relief.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100621/South-African-move-on-child-trafficking
Can legal changes stop trafficking in Yemen?
9 September 2014 (IRIN ), A Yemeni draft law envisaging strict penalties for those involved in trafficking migrants, including kidnapping them and demanding ransom, may finally bring an end to decades of exploitation.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100590/Can-legal-changes-stop-trafficking-in-Yemen
"Third wave" of malaria resistance lurks on Thai-Cambodia border
29 August 2014 (IRIN ), Public health experts and scientists warn history's third major bout of drug-resistant malaria could spread across Asia to Africa unless "radical action" is taken. Artemisinin-resistant strains on the Thailand-Cambodia border threaten the treatment's efficacy and pose containment challenges.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100549/Third-wave-of-malaria-resistance-lurks-on-Thai-Cambodia-border
Conditions for asylum seekers worsen in Libya
7 August 2014 (IRIN ), As violence in Libya continues to escalate, most diplomats and foreign workers have by now received assistance from their governments and employers to evacuate the country. But for the tens of thousands of undocumented migrants and asylum seekers in Libya, the only possibility for escape lies in the hands of smugglers.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100454/Conditions-for-asylum-seekers-worsen-in-Libya
Better management of dead and missing migrants needed in Europe
28 July 2014 (IRIN ), As the number of migrants and asylum seekers reaching southern Europe’s shores this year continues to climb - to about 75,000 at last count - so too does the death toll from attempts to cross the Mediterranean in over-crowded, unseaworthy boats.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100403/Better-management-of-dead-and-missing-migrants-needed-in-Europe
Biharis in Bangladesh seek protection, justice
21 July 2014 (IRIN ), The recent violent attack on Urdu-speaking Biharis in the Bangladeshi capital highlights this minority’s ongoing protection needs: Community leaders allege political collusion in the attack.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100379/Biharis-in-Bangladesh-seek-protection-justice
Statelessness = invisibility in West Africa
15 July 2014 (IRIN ), At least 750,000 people are stateless in West Africa, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), which is calling for governments to do more to give or restore the nationality of stateless individuals, and improve national laws to prevent statelessness.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100348/Statelessness-invisibility-in-West-Africa
The race to adapt
1 July 2014 (IRIN ), Momina Ali is a teenager in one of the toughest and hottest places on earth - Ethiopia’s Afar region where average annual temperatures hover around 35 degrees Celsius. Increasingly intermittent rainfall in her village, Anderkelo, means that every three or four days Momina takes a day off school to search for water. In future the chances are that Momina’s treks for water could take even longer, depending on how rising temperatures affect the rains around her village and hence its water table.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100287/The-race-to-adapt
Stemming Zimbabwe’s urban influx
24 June 2014 (IRIN ), A government-approved programme to give micro-loans and training to young people in rural areas is helping to stem the influx of migrants to Zimbabwe’s urban centres
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100254/Stemming-Zimbabwe-s-urban-influx
Australian immigration policy piles pressure on Indonesia
24 June 2014 (IRIN ), The system for registering, protecting, and finding durable solutions for asylum seekers in Indonesia risks becoming overburdened - potentially sparking unrest - as migrant arrivals continue and Australia’s maritime immigration policy deters boat journeys, officials and activists say.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100255/Australian-immigration-policy-piles-pressure-on-Indonesia
Bangladesh-Myanmar border tensions pinch desperate Rohingya
19 June 2014 (IRIN ), Tensions are rising as the deteriorating humanitarian situation and limited access to livelihoods for Muslim Rohingya in Myanmar’s largely Buddhist Rakhine State lead to accusations that some are smuggling drugs across the border into neighbouring Bangladesh.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100232/Bangladesh-Myanmar-border-tensions-pinch-desperate-Rohingya
A fresh start for climate change refugees
12 June 2014 (IRIN ), Firmly attached to her home region and long used to the harshness of her living conditions, Amina Aliyu would probably not see herself as a potential “climate change refugee”. But there is a strong probability that in 10 or 15 years the place where she lives will no longer be fit for human habitation and migration to another region, or even another country, will be the only option.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100206/A-fresh-start-for-climate-change-refugees
Understanding the surge in migrant boat crossings to Europe
29 May 2014 (IRIN ), Italian newspapers have recently been full of reports of countless rickety boats conveying thousands of desperate migrants to its shores.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100149/Understanding-the-surge-in-migrant-boat-crossings-to-Europe

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