Australian Immigration Minister Peter Dutton said the incident happened May 2, and the behavior of those detained on the small island – where Australia sends asylum-seekers arriving by boat – was intensifying
One year after struggling ashore during Southeast Asia’s human-trafficking crisis, hundreds of desperate Rohingya migrants remain in limbo, forgotten footnotes as record numbers worldwide flee violence and persecution
Greek authorities scramble to implement complex new rules
ATHENS, Greece (Mar. 22, 2016) — More than 1,600 migrants have landed in Greece since a landmark EU-Turkey deal on curbing the influx took effect, officials said Monday, March 21, as Greek authorities scramble to implement complex new rules.
Amnesty International has called the deal a ‘historic blow to human rights’
ATHENS, Greece (Mar. 20, 2016) — Greece scrambled on Saturday, March 19, to begin the massive task of implementing a historic EU-Turkey migrant deal aimed at stemming the flow of refugees fleeing war and conflict in the Middle East.
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu is now set to formally sign off on the accord at a final meeting with EU leaders
BRUSSELS, Belgium (Mar. 18, 2016) — EU leaders approved a controversial deal with Turkey to curb the huge flow of asylum seekers to Europe, with all migrants arriving in Greece from Sunday to be sent back.
Australia hails its controversial regime of turning back asylum-seeker boats as a success
SYDNEY, Australia (Mar. 18, 2016) — Australia Thursday, March 17, hailed its controversial regime of turning back asylum-seeker boats as a success after 600 days with no vessels arriving, and almost 700 people being repelled since the policy was launched.