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Ukrainian refugee camp in Mexico's capital to close

May. 24, 2022 16:53 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Organizers of a camp for Ukrainian refugees who had traveled to Mexico said Tuesday they will soon close it and discouraged Ukrainians still in Europe from traveling to Mexico as they try to enter the United States. Some 1,000 Ukrainians passed through the camp...

Davos updates | Soros: New tech, AI help repressive regimes

May. 24, 2022 15:02 PM EDT

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Billionaire investor turned philanthropist George Soros has blamed new technology for helping repressive regimes like Russia and China exert greater control. Speaking Tuesday at a dinner for journalists on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum’s...

Boat carrying Rohingya fleeing Myanmar capsizes, killing 16

May. 24, 2022 13:52 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — At least 16 people from Myanmar’s Rohingya minority have died after a storm capsized the boat they were traveling on to seek refuge in another country, officials and a recovery team member said Tuesday. There were 35 survivors of Saturday's accident that took place...

UN refugee agency: Number of displaced tops 100 million

May. 23, 2022 07:25 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The number of people forced to flee conflict, violence, human rights violations and persecution has crossed the milestone of 100 million for the first time on record, propelled by the war in Ukraine and other deadly conflicts, The U.N. refugee agency said Monday. ...

More than 300 refugees planned for Vermont city

May. 20, 2022 08:56 AM EDT

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont refugee resettlement organization has proposed bringing more than 300 refugees to the city of Rutland in the next three years. Amila Merdzanovic, the Vermont director of the U.S. Committee on Refugees and Immigrants, wrote in an email to the city's...

Morrison first recent Australian leader to survive 3 years

May. 20, 2022 00:23 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — In at least one sense, Scott Morrison has become the most successful Australian prime minister in years just by standing for reelection on Saturday. He is the first to survive in office from one election to the next since 2007. That year, the government...

Britain, Rwanda defend asylum-seekers plan at UN agencies

May. 19, 2022 13:48 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Britain and Rwanda on Thursday faced down two United Nations agencies that have sharply criticized their controversial plan in which Britain expects to send some asylum-seekers from the U.K. to the African country. In an interview with The Associated Press before...

Pro-Russian hackers spread hoaxes to divide Ukraine, allies

May. 19, 2022 10:49 AM EDT

As Ukrainians flooded into Poland earlier this year to flee Russian invaders, a hacking group aligned with the Kremlin sought to spread rumors that criminal gangs were waiting to harvest the organs of child refugees. The network, known to cybersecurity experts as Ghostwriter,...

Europe accused of 'double standard' on Ukrainian refugees

May. 17, 2022 02:12 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The quick acceptance of Ukrainians fleeing Russia's aggression puts a spotlight on Europe's “double standard” for migrants, standing against its nonwelcome for people fleeing violence in Africa, the Mideast and elsewhere, the head of the world's largest humanitarian...

Migrant border entries rise in April, boosted by Ukrainians

May. 16, 2022 20:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. authorities said Monday that they stopped migrants more than 234,000 times in April, one of the highest marks in decades as the Biden administration prepares to lift pandemic-era restrictions on claiming asylum. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials...