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Italy’s far right turns Lampedusa’s refugee crisis to its advantage

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A few days after the downfall of Italy’s government, Matteo Salvini, leader of the far-right League party, began preparing his electoral campaign for upcoming national elections the only way he knows: by targeting ref...

German soldier found guilty of planning terror attacks posing as a refugee

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A German soldier with far-right views has been found guilty of planning to carry out “false flag” attacks on senior politicians and public figures while successfully posing as a Syrian refugee. Frankfurt’s higher regi...

Scotland to pause Ukrainian refugee sponsorship scheme amid lack of homes

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Scotland is to pause its Ukrainian refugee sponsorship scheme for three months as it faces a lack of suitable accommodation, the government has announced. Pausing the scheme would “ensure that those displaced people w...

Planning for the long haul: four months on, the Ukrainian refugee crisis is only just beginning

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Nearly four months after the Russian invasion began, more than 7.5 million Ukrainians have fled their country and millions more have been displaced within it. The UN’s original estimate that 4 million Ukrainians woul...

Rwanda refugee policy is like the rendition of slaves in the 1800s

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Priti Patel claims that the policy of deporting asylum seekers to Rwanda is a means to combat criminal gangs involved in people trafficking – a form of modern-day slavery. Yet, unlike African victims of the transatlan...

UN refugee chief accuses Truss of ‘untrue’ statements on Rwanda policy

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Liz Truss has been accused by the UN’s refugee chief of making “untrue” statements after claiming that critics of the UK government’s Rwandan removals policy have failed to come up with alternative policies. Filippo G...

Rohingya refugee deported from Kashmir to Myanmar reunited with family

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A Rohingya woman deported to Myanmar from Indian-administered Kashmir in March has been reunited with her family in Bangladesh. Hasina Begum, 37, was deported from Jammu despite having UN refugee status, leaving her h...

Refugee children handed anti-‘illegal migration’ playing cards, Australian charity says

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Playing cards adorned with the Australian government’s Zero Chance campaign against “illegal migration” were distributed to refugee children in Indonesia by people trespassing on school grounds, the charity running th...

Canada’s refugee road: a lifeline for some, a political headache for others

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Mohammed Al-Hashemi had been in the United States for two months when his phone rang. There was no caller ID. “I can take you straight to Canada,” said the man, before warning: “It may cost you a lot of money.” “I tol...

‘It’s a never-ending nightmare’: crew of refugee rescue ship facing jail

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The crew of the Iuventa rescue ship has been credited with saving 14,000 lives in the Mediterranean Sea. Yet far from being feted for their life-saving work, four of the rescuers appeared in court in Italy this weeken...

The town at the center of California’s climate refugee crisis

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After Julia Cheek lost all of her belongings in the Camp fire, she longed for a safe place to lay her head at night. When she finally received a check from the California utility that had caused the fire, Cheek used i...

‘I thought the UK was a good country’: Sudan massacre refugee faces removal to Rwanda

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It took Mohammed more than three years and a journey of more than 5,000 miles to reach the UK after fleeing a massacre in his village in Sudan. Now, just over a week after arriving by kayak across the Channel, he is a...

Ukrainian refugee families could get host who failed DBS check, says council

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Ukrainian families could potentially be housed with a host who has failed a DBS check, a council has warned, as the government’s Homes for Ukraine scheme continues to face a range of problems. A DBS (Disclosure and Ba...

Home Office backs down over travel costs for Eritrean refugee sitting GCSEs

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The Home Office has backed down part way through a high court hearing after an orphaned teenage asylum seeker from Eritrea feared she would be unable to sit her GCSE exams next week due to not being accommodated close...

Activists disrupt Priti Patel speech in protest against Rwanda refugee plan

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A speech by the home secretary, Priti Patel, was disrupted on Friday evening after pro-refugee activists infiltrated a Conservative party “spring dinner”. Eight young social justice and climate campaigners from Green ...

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