Latest Political refugees News

US: Myanmar military led 'extreme' violence against Rohingya

Sep. 24, 2018 8:08 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A U.S. government investigation has found that Myanmar's military targeted Rohingya civilians indiscriminately and often with "extreme brutality" in a coordinated campaign to drive the minority Muslims out of the country. The hard-hitting State Department report released Monday is...

The Latest: Greek minister denies claims over migrant funds

Sep. 24, 2018 2:32 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migrant crisis (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Greece's defense minister is denying newspaper allegations that his ministry mismanaged European Union funds for improving living conditions of migrants trapped in the country. Panos Kammenos says that the ministry used around...

Charities operating migrant rescue ship ask Europe for help

Sep. 24, 2018 2:12 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Humanitarian groups operating the sole private rescue ship near the deadly central Mediterranean human trafficking route have asked French authorities to allow 58 refugees to disembark in the southern port of Marseille. Medecins Sans Frontieres and SOS Mediterranee are also urging European...

Italy tightens eligibility for migrant protection

Sep. 24, 2018 12:53 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italy on Monday tightened criteria for migrants receiving humanitarian protection as its populist government deepened its crackdown on those seeking asylum. A new law, in the form of a government decree approved by Premier Giuseppe Conte and his Cabinet, also permits authorities to suspend...

Spain saves some 440 migrants; new crackdown on rescue boat

Sep. 23, 2018 4:21 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Spain's maritime rescue service said Sunday it rescued more than 400 people from 15 small boats, most of them off the country's southern coast, while humanitarian groups lamented that the sole private rescue boat operating near the deadly central Mediterranean human trafficking route risked...

Parents face tougher rules to get immigrant children back

Sep. 22, 2018 4:29 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Armando Tabora desperately wants to get his teenage daughter out of the government detention facility where she has been for more than three months. He has been stymied at every turn. The Florida landscaping worker took the bold step of going to a government office to submit fingerprints and...

El Salvadoran refugees stuck between 2 worlds

Sep. 22, 2018 2:05 AM EDT

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — It's always something. On a rare day off, an Aurora general contractor gets a call from a worker telling him they don't have the right equipment for the tedious task of removing the aging popcorn insulation from a ceiling at a project site. Niggling aggravations that never end and...

Myanmar refugees evacuated from squalid Omaha apartments

Sep. 21, 2018 8:58 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — About 500 refugees have been relocated from a Nebraska apartment complex after units were deemed unlivable. The Omaha World-Herald reports the Myanmar refugees were living at the Yale Park Apartments in north Omaha, including about 175 school-age children and dozens of toddlers and...

The Latest: Russia says 3,000 Syrians back home in last week

Sep. 20, 2018 2:59 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria related developments (all times local): 8:35 p.m. The Russian military says that over 3,000 Syrians have returned to their homes over the past week. Col. Gen. Mikhail Mizintsev said Thursday that 2,180 internally displaced people and 937 refugees have come home during the...

Nebraska agencies aiding refugees living in squalor

Sep. 20, 2018 2:35 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Social service agencies are scrambling to help up to 500 refugees who may have to find new places to live because of the squalid conditions in their Nebraska apartment complex. Omaha housing inspectors pored over the Yale Park Apartments on Thursday because of nearly 100 complaints filed...