Australian minister under fire for 'illiterate' refugees comment

May 18, 2016

Australian minister under fire for 'illiterate' refugees comment

Australia’s immigration minister was accused of xenophobia Wednesday after he said increasing the nation’s refugee intake would lead to “illiterate and innumerate” people claiming welfare or taking local jobs. Peter Dutton was responding to proposals by the Labor opposition to boost Australia’s annual refugee ...

Kenya to close world's biggest refugee camp

May 12, 2016

Kenya to close world's biggest refugee camp

The Kenyan government will close Dadaab refugee camp, which has hundreds of thousands of Somali refugees and is often referred to as the world’s largest camp, the East African country’s interior security minister said Wednesday. The decision has been condemned by domestic and international ...

May 11, 2016

Wars have displaced a record 40.8 million people, study says

The number of people internally displaced by conflicts around the world rose last year to a record 40.8 million people, a report released Wednesday showed. “This is the highest figure ever recorded and twice the number of refugees worldwide,” said Jan Egeland, head of ...