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Climate crisis could justify asylum claims: UN committee

Climate crisis could justify asylum claims: UN committee

Governments that send refugees back to countries severely affected by climate change could be in breach of their human rights obligations, a UN committee said on Monday.The independent experts on the Human Rights Committee issued a non-binding but closely watc

Texas will not accept refugees anymore: governor

Texas will not accept refugees anymore: governor

Texas became the first US state Friday to declare it will not resettle refugees, responding to President Donald Trump's sustained crackdown on all immigration.Governor Greg Abbott told the State Department that Texas has to dedicate its resources "to those w

Far-right targets Austria's first refugee minister

Far-right targets Austria's first refugee minister

Less than a week after Austria's new conservative-Green coalition took power, it has already become a target for far-right supporters, who have railed against the country's first minister with a refugee background.Justice Minister Alma Zadic, who was born in

Shock, fear and sadness grip Australia's 'bushfire refugees'

Shock, fear and sadness grip Australia's 'bushfire refugees'

Thousands of Australians forced from their homes by rampaging bushfires now find themselves stuck in makeshift camps, fearful for the future and turned refugees in their own country.On golf courses, cricket ovals and showgrounds -- anywhere with a minimal amou

China took their parents: the Uighur refugee children of Turkey

China took their parents: the Uighur refugee children of Turkey

The school on the outskirts of Istanbul is a rare place where Uighur child refugees from China can study their language and culture.But for several, it has also become an impromptu orphanage.Having fled a worsening crackdown on Uighur Muslims in northwest Chin