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Australia Houses Migrants in ‘Degrading’ Offshore Detention Camps

President Donald Trump’s reported rift with Australia’s leader over a deal to resettle refugees has shone a spotlight on the country’s controversial program which sees thousands of migrants kept offshore on detention islands. But these places in the Pacific Ocean are not tropical paradises: Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, along with the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR say… Read More »

Dozens of migrants found in back of van in Croatia

Children were among dozens of migrants who had to be taken to hospital after being found in a van in Croatia. Doctors said that some of the 42 being treated were unconscious. Most were suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning. A total of 62 people – all male – were in the vehicle when it was stopped late on… Read More »

TUC and businesses urge Theresa May to act on rights of migrants

Leaders say uncertainty over 3.2m EU citizens in UK will inflict ‘serious damage’ on economy British business and the trade union movement have made an unprecedented joint demand to Theresa May to guarantee immediately the rights of European Union migrants to remain in the UK, warning that further uncertainty will inflict serious damage on the British economy. In… Read More »

Greece sends first migrants back to Turkey under new EU deal

The first migrants to be deported from Greece as part of a controversial new EU plan to tackle the migration crisishave landed on Turkish soil. Three boats carrying 202 people departed in the early hours of the morning from the Greek islands of Lesbos and Chios. Migrants on board the first ferry were escorted ashore by Turkish police… Read More »