Nazis separated me from my parents as a child. The trauma lasts a lifetime | Yoka Verdoner

I know from experience that the Trump-sanctioned brutality at the US border with Mexico will scar its child victims for life The events occurring now on our border with Mexico, where children are being removed from the arms of their mothers and fathers and sent to foster families or shelters, make me weep and gnash […]

Human Rights Watch says Papua New Guinea has failed to protect women and children

Organisation warns of grave dangers from rise of populist leaders and issues a scathing assessment of Australias nearest neighbour Papua New Guineans took to the streets to protest against government corruption and were met by gunfire, Human Rights Watch has said in a scathing assessment of Australias nearest neighbour. In its annual assessment of more […]

Images of the Displaced

The ferocity of crises worldwide is forcing a record number of people to flee their homes, seeking some form of safety within their own country or across international borders. There are 65.3 million displaced people worldwide, including 21.3 million refugees. Most have lost their homes to armed conflict or natural disasters but other factors, such […]

Most Calais camp child refugees traumatised and depressed

Charities warn that the longer children are exposed to uncertainty, the more difficult it will be for them to adjust to normal life Nearly all of the Citizens UK, which is supporting scores of children dispersed around France, suggests that their mental health is deteriorating amid continuing delays over their transfer. Since the demolition of […]

After the Nauru files, how can Australia go about ending offshore detention?

Migration experts say it is unlikely closing camps on Nauru and Manus Island would restart boats We are beyond that point Migration experts, including former senior officials in Australias immigration department, have urged the government to close its offshore detention camps after the extent of abuses in the detention regime were revealed by more than […]

The refugee children of Idomeni: alone, far from home but clinging to hope

They have fled their wartorn homelands in Syria and Afghanistan. Now they are stuck in northern Greece so close to a new life In the hours before he disappeared, Kusai talked about returning home to Syria. Navigating the Islamist checkpoints and shoot-to-kill Turkish border guards to reach the Idomeni in northern Greece, praying for Macedonia […]