America’s role in helping refugees

Jason Marks, an asylum training officer and union shop steward, talks about how the Trump administration’s policies have been hurting refugees and affected his work. WATCH the ABC News Live Stream Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_Ma8oQLmSM SUBSCRIBE to ABC NEWS: https://bit.ly/2vZb6yP Watch More on http://abcnews.go.com/ LIKE ABC News on FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/abcnews FOLLOW ABC News on TWITTER: https://twitter.com/abc #ABNLPrime … Read more America’s role in helping refugees

How are displaced people coping with coronavirus? | The Stream

Physical distancing, handwashing and the wearing of face masks have become a new normal as the novel coronavirus pandemic continues without any sign of respite. But the looming threat of COVID-19 outbreaks is none more acute than among communities of displaced people, particularly those living in overcrowded refugee camps and settlements. Aid teams already near … Read more How are displaced people coping with coronavirus? | The Stream

Boris Johnson Plans Tighter U.K. Laws to Stop Migrant Crossings

Boris Johnson promised to re-write laws he says make it “very difficult” to deport migrants and asylum seekers ruled to have no right to stay in the U.K., as pressure builds on his government to stem the flow of small boats crossing the English Channel from France. More than 4,000 people have reached the British … Read more Boris Johnson Plans Tighter U.K. Laws to Stop Migrant Crossings

Will the Beirut explosions cause a humanitarian disaster? | Inside Story

Lebanon was in a dire state even before Tuesday’s explosions in Beirut. The government is bankrupt, millions of Lebanese are jobless, and the country is hosting 1.5 Syrian refugees. The huge blast made things worse by destroying the main port for a nation heavily reliant on food imports. 300,000 homeless people Beirut have received little … Read more Will the Beirut explosions cause a humanitarian disaster? | Inside Story

Beirut Explosion: Getting Aid To Lebanon Extremely Challenging, Says World Vision

Aid Organization World Vision on Thursday said the explosion at Beirut Port earlier this week “severely impacts” their work. World Vision is a Christian aid organization providing aid to many in Lebanon including those affected by the economic crisis and the pandemic. It also provides aid to Syrian refugees. Hans Bederski, the Lebanon National Director … Read more Beirut Explosion: Getting Aid To Lebanon Extremely Challenging, Says World Vision

How can Lebanon survive this latest catastrophe? | ITV News

Beirut, once known as the Paris of the Middle East, once again looks like a war zone after Monday’s blast that destroyed the city’s port and much of the surrounding area. The United Nations says the world now needs to help the Lebanese people who have for years helped Palestinian and Syrian refugees. The has … Read more How can Lebanon survive this latest catastrophe? | ITV News

Human trafficking report reveals violence against migrants in Africa

A new UN report on migrants who head to Libya has found official border guards, police and soldiers in the African countries that they cross are responsible for nearly half of all cases of physical violence against refugees. Vincent Cochetel, UNHCR Special Envoy explains that states had previously been able to deflect responsibility for the … Read more Human trafficking report reveals violence against migrants in Africa

UNHCR: Refugees face rights abuses in their Mediterranean journey

Thousands of refugees and migrants trying to reach the Mediterranean are facing extreme rights abuses, including torture, sexual assault and even death. And the UNHCR is warning nearly half of the violence is perpetrated by those supposed to enforce the law. Al Jazeera’s Alexi O’Brien reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us … Read more UNHCR: Refugees face rights abuses in their Mediterranean journey

Things are getting serious | Migrants fleeing quarantine prompt Italy to deploy TROOPS to Sicily

The COVID-19 crisis just fueled up Italy’s issue with handling ‘waves’ of migrants crossing the Mediterranean: After scores of refugees escaped quarantine and fled a detention center, Italy’s authorities planning to deploy troops on the island of Sicily. Subscribe to RT! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg?sub_confirmation=1 RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc Check out http://rt.com Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us … Read more Things are getting serious | Migrants fleeing quarantine prompt Italy to deploy TROOPS to Sicily

UN Report Finds Migrants Face Violence by African Officials

A new U.N. refugee agency report on migrants who braved long and often-deadly land routes to Libya has found that government officials, such as border guards, police and soldiers, in the African countries they crossed were responsible for nearly half of all cases of physical violence against them. The finding, which is bound to raise … Read more UN Report Finds Migrants Face Violence by African Officials

Malaysia finds Rohingya feared drowned hiding on island

Twenty-six Rohingya refugees, who had been feared drowned while trying to swim ashore close to the Malaysian resort island of Langkawi, have been found alive. They were found trying to hide in the vegetation on a nearby islet, a senior coastguard official said on Monday. All have been detained as Malaysia does not recognise refugee … Read more Malaysia finds Rohingya feared drowned hiding on island

Europe’s refugee crisis: Who is responsible for saving people at sea? | The Stream

Humanitarian groups have long criticised Europe’s migration policies for its focus on keeping refugees and migrants out of their borders rather than creating paths to safety. And with an ongoing pandemic, many European politicians have yet another reason to keep people at sea. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) reports that so far this year … Read more Europe’s refugee crisis: Who is responsible for saving people at sea? | The Stream

Young refugees get clean start-Tackling Youth Employment in Niger

One in six young people have stopped working since the onset of COVID 19 according to latest figures from the International Labour organisation (ILO) Before the crisis young people aged 15-24 were already two to three times more likely than adults to be un- or underemployed with more than 267 million young people not in … Read more Young refugees get clean start-Tackling Youth Employment in Niger

Indonesia: Aceh community support rescued Rohingya refugees

A community in Indonesia is banding together to support a group of Rohingya refugees they rescued. People in Aceh province towed their boat to safety late last month. Now they are trying to connect unaccompanied children with their families. Al Jazeera’s Jessica Washington reports from Jakarta, Indonesia. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow … Read more Indonesia: Aceh community support rescued Rohingya refugees