Rohingya Refugee Boat Sinks Off Myanmar Coast, Passengers Feared Missing or Dead

At least 17 Rohingya refugees were killed and several more went missing after the boat which carried them sank off the coast of Myanmar while on their way to Malaysia over the weekend. According to the United Nations High Commissioner …

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Greece Prevents Entry Of Over 600 Migrants From Turkey

Fourth EstateA rubber inflatable boat carring 53 people are intercepted by the Hellenic (Greek) Coast Gueard. | Social Newswire

Greece said it has prevented about 600 migrants from crossing the Aegean Sea into its territorial waters from Turkey. A spokesman for the Greek coastguard said that five sailboats and four dinghies had set off from the Turkish coast early …

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Turkey Urges International Cooperation To Tackle Migration Crisis

Fourth EstateTurkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu | UN

Turkey has called for a joint international cooperation to coordinate efforts to tackle the unprecedented refugee crises. “Migration is a global challenge and Turkey is hosting the world’s largest refugee population since 2014,” Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said. In …

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UK Sends First Batch of Asylum Seekers to Rwanda

The United Kingdom has scheduled the transfer of the first batch of asylum seekers to Rwanda in the coming days amid criticisms from refugee rights organizations and activists. According to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the UK government had informed …

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Somalian Refugees in Turkey Under Immense Pressure: Official

Human Rights Association (iHD) said Thursday that Somalian refugees living in Turkish capital city Ankara have been facing immense pressure and police regularly creating “unnecessary problems” for them. Ankara co-chair of the iHD, Fatin Kanat said they met with refugees …

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Iraq, And EU Discuss Efforts To Tackle Illegal Immigration

Georgios GiannopoulosSyrian and Iraqi refugees - Ggia

Iraq and the European Union have discussed issues surrounding illegal immigration and agreed to accelerate efforts to curb the smuggling networks. Iraqi Minister of Foreign Affairs Fuad Hussein met with European Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson, and both sides …

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Uyghurs In Turkey Urge UN To Investigate China’s Human Rights Abuses

Fourth EstateChildren separated from their families at protest held on Children’s day in Istanbul, Turkey. - A. Hidyat

The Uyghur Muslims based in Turkey on Tuesday called on the United Nations to thoroughly investigate alleged crimes committed by Chinese authorities against the community in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China. There are around 50,000 Uyghur Muslims living …

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Ukraine Says Russia Violated Ceasefire Agreement

Fourth EstateMariupol - Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine

Mariupol authorities said Friday that Russian forces attacked a vehicle meant to evacuate civilians from the Azovstal plant amid the ceasefire agreement to open humanitarian corridors. The Mariupol City Council reported that Russian forces attacked the vehicle using an anti-tank-guided …

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