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Australia commits another $168 million to monitoring migrants freed from indefinite detention

Nov. 27, 2023 00:17 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government on Monday committed an additional 255 million Australian dollars ($168 million) in funding for police and other law enforcement officials to monitor 141 migrants freed when a court ruled their indefinite detention was unconstitutional. ...

Chinese refugee challenges Australian law that imposes a curfew and tracking bracelet

Nov. 23, 2023 05:50 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Lawyers for a Chinese refugee claim the tough new measures rushed through Australia’s Parliament to mandate curfews and electronic tracking bracelets on some foreigners with criminal records are unconstitutional, challenging them in the High Court. The...

The top contenders to lead the Netherlands, from a former refugee to an anti-Islam populist

Nov. 22, 2023 01:38 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — No fewer than 26 Dutch political parties are seeking a share of the 150 seats in the lower house of parliament when the Netherlands holds a general election Wednesday. Only a few of them stand a realistic chance of providing the candidate who will succeed Mark Rutte...

UN warns food aid for 1.4 million refugees in Chad could end over limited funding

Nov. 21, 2023 09:56 AM EST

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Food assistance to 1.4 million refugees in Chad who fled the conflict in parts of the Sahel could end because of limited funding, the United Nations food agency warned Tuesday. Most of the refugees escaped the war in Sudan and crossed into Chad in the last six...

Nearly 1,000 Rohingya refugees arrive by boat in Indonesia’s Aceh region in one week

Nov. 20, 2023 19:05 PM EST

LHOKSEUMAWE, Indonesia (AP) — Almost 1,000 Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar have arrived by boat in Indonesia’s northernmost province of Aceh in the last six days, officials said Monday. They included five groups with women and children who were afloat for days. One batch of more...

More than 240 Rohingya refugees afloat off Indonesia after they are twice refused by residents

Nov. 17, 2023 04:33 AM EST

ACEH UTARA, Indonesia (AP) — Some 240 Rohingya Muslims, including women and children, are afloat off the coast of Indonesia after two attempts to land were rejected by local residents. Officials said the boat most recently tried to land in Aceh Utara district, in Indonesia’s Aceh...

Refugees who fled to India after latest fighting in Myanmar have begun returning home, officials say

Nov. 16, 2023 08:19 AM EST

GUWAHATI, India (AP) — More than half of the estimated 5,000 refugees who had fled the heavy fighting in Myanmar’s western Chin state and had entered northeastern India have begun returning home, Indian officials said Thursday. Sunday and Monday saw heavy fighting between the...

U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees says its fuel storage facility in Gaza is empty, relief operations will soon end

Nov. 14, 2023 15:14 PM EST
JERUSALEM (AP) — U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees says its fuel storage facility in Gaza is empty, relief operations will soon end.

Dutch election candidates make migration a key campaign issue in the crowded Netherlands

Nov. 12, 2023 01:11 AM EST

TER APEL, Netherlands (AP) — It is a familiar sight in this remote rural town: a migrant in a headscarf and thick winter coat carrying her belongings to the overcrowded reception center as a storm brews over the flat landscape. For many here and across this nation once known as a...

Jewish refugees from Israel find comfort and companionship in a countryside camp in Hungary

Nov. 10, 2023 04:35 AM EST

BALATONOSZOD, Hungary (AP) — Zusha Pletnyov left his home in the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk in 2014, when Russian-backed rebels seized large swaths of eastern Ukraine. After living some years in the capital, Kyiv, he fled again to Israel when Moscow launched its full-scale invasion in...