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Aid Cargo Destined for Afghanistan Stuck at Border
October 29, 2021

Aid Cargo Destined for Afghanistan Stuck at Border

By Catherine Putz
Recent reports suggest that 100 metric tonnes of humanitarian aid delivered to a transit hub in Uzbekistan by UNHCR has not been able to cross the border into Afghanistan yet. 

UN Strikes Deal for Access to Bangladeshi Refugee Island
October 11, 2021

UN Strikes Deal for Access to Bangladeshi Refugee Island

By Sebastian Strangio
The arrangement will grant UNHCR an official presence on Bhasan Char, which has been criticized for its remoteness and vulnerability to extreme weather.
UN Urges Bangladesh to Delay Rohingya Refugee Island Transfers
April 20, 2021

UN Urges Bangladesh to Delay Rohingya Refugee Island Transfers

By Sebastian Strangio
The controversial island relocation plan points to the challenges facing the resolution of the refugee crisis in southeastern Bangladesh.

Defying Court Order, Malaysia Deports Asylum Seekers to Myanmar
February 24, 2021

Defying Court Order, Malaysia Deports Asylum Seekers to Myanmar

By Sebastian Strangio
The U.N. refugee agency claims that the group included registered asylum seekers.

Rights Groups Attack Malaysia’s ‘Abhorrent’ Deportation Plan
February 19, 2021

Rights Groups Attack Malaysia’s ‘Abhorrent’ Deportation Plan

By Sebastian Strangio
Shortly after its coup d'etat, Myanmar's military junta offered to help Malaysian authorities deport some 1,200 people.

COVID–19 Is a Test for Climate Migration and the World Is Failing
April 21, 2020

COVID–19 Is a Test for Climate Migration and the World Is Failing

By Pierfilippo M. Natta and Adam Weinstein
Countries need to come together to stem the effects of climate migration in the coming years and decades.

Kyrgyzstan Eradicates Statelessness, Challenges Remain
October 31, 2019

Kyrgyzstan Eradicates Statelessness, Challenges Remain

By Colleen Wood
A Kyrgyzstani lawyer won a prestigious UN award for his contributions to combating statelessness in his country, but will his efforts stick?
Taiwan Grants Entry to Chinese Asylum Seekers But Questions Surround Its Refugee Policy
February 09, 2019

Taiwan Grants Entry to Chinese Asylum Seekers But Questions Surround Its Refugee Policy

By Nick Aspinwall
The two Chinese asylum seekers spent 125 days in limbo, highlighting issues in Taiwan's approach to refugees.

To Be a Global Leader, China Needs a New Refugee Policy 
July 22, 2017

To Be a Global Leader, China Needs a New Refugee Policy 

By Jonathan Lesh
To be seen as a leader, China will need to help share burdens -- including by hosting refugees.

How Refugees Changed the Afghan-Pakistan Dynamic
September 15, 2016

How Refugees Changed the Afghan-Pakistan Dynamic

By Aziz Amin Ahmadzai
Afghanistan's soil yearns for the return of its refugees.

China Should Do More to Solve the Syrian Refugee Crisis
February 02, 2016

China Should Do More to Solve the Syrian Refugee Crisis

By Moritz Rudolf and Angela Stanzel
Financial support by China could help to curb the refugee crisis while building trust in China-EU relations.
UN Award Puts Spotlight on Educating Afghan Girls
September 16, 2015

UN Award Puts Spotlight on Educating Afghan Girls

By Catherine Putz
UNHCR honors an Afghan refugee for her indefatigable efforts to help girl refugees access education.

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