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REFUGEES

Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 4, 2022
On the exodus west, Ukrainians flee hardship for an uncertain future
In the past week, more than 1 million Ukrainians have fled to neighboring countries, according to the United Nations. One million more are internally displaced.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 3, 2022
Don Quijote discount store operator to support 100 Ukrainian refugee families
The company has said it would consider cooperating with other businesses in supporting refugees fleeing Russia's invasion.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 3, 2022
EU to offer rights to Ukrainians to avoid humanitarian disaster
European member states will consider activating the so-called temporary protection directive that will allow Ukrainians to stay in the EU beyond 90 days.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 14, 2022
Afghan smugglers hike prices and expand networks after Taliban takeover
The Taliban's lightning capture of Afghanistan has prompted a mass exodus, and smugglers are taking advantage of Afghans' desperation to leave by hiking prices.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jan 27, 2022
How to prevent famine in Afghanistan
Afghanistan has faded from global view. And now almost 9 million Afghans are at risk of famine, and a further 14 million are facing acute hunger.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jan 9, 2022
Baby lost in chaos of Afghanistan airlift found and returned to family after long ordeal
Sohail Ahmadi was just just 2 months old when he went missing as thousands of people rushed the Kabul airport as the country fell to the Taliban.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jan 5, 2022
Japan’s self-destructive immigration policy
Japan's criminalizing asylum seekers and stigmatizing immigration is contributing to an existential crisis comprising a fast-aging population, declining fertility and a shrinking economy.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 30, 2021
In an ‘age of unpeace,’ civilians become new pawns of war
While migration has become a political football in Western Europe, it has been fully weaponized in an obscure strip of land between Belarus and Poland.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Dec 30, 2021
Stay or go? For Myanmar’s latest wave of refugees, there’s no good choice.
For Biak Tling and his family, who have left Myanmar entirely, it is a life in limbo as they struggle to adapt to a new environment, surrounded by numerous uncertainties about the future.
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 30, 2021
From Kabul to Kentucky: Afghans put down roots in refugee haven
The city of Bowling Green has welcomed waves of refugees over four decades, beginning with the Cambodians in the 1980s.
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 8, 2021
Shadow payment system on the rise among European people-smugglers
The 'hawala' system relies on a trusted network of transfer agents to make payments outside the banking system and operates largely without leaving a paper trail.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Dec 7, 2021
Facebook facing mounting legal fights over Myanmar genocide
Rohingya refugees blame the social media company for allowing the 'out-of-control spread of anti-Rohingya content” despite repeated warnings about deadly consequences.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 29, 2021
Fixing Europe’s migrant predicament requires a new approach
The causes behind the sudden and ugly new migrant tableau are blurred, but one theory is the Belarus government may be inviting immigrants in and then urging them to enter Poland and the EU.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 9, 2021
53 Afghan evacuees, first group leaving war-torn country by air, arrive in Japan
Japan plans to assist some 500 Afghans who were embassy staff or government affiliates and their families in leaving the war-torn country.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 2, 2021
About 30 more Afghan evacuees arrive in Japan
The new arrivals include local workers for the Japan International Cooperation Agency and bring the total number to more than 50.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 26, 2021
Pakistan OKs visas for Japan-bound Afghan evacuees without passports
The developments followed weeks of negotiations with Pakistani authorities. Many of the family members of the embassy and JICA staff lacked valid travel documents, causing a big problem.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Sep 21, 2021
In New Delhi's 'Little Kabul,' fear and uncertainty for Afghan residents
The Taliban's takeover in Afghanistan has left people from the war-torn country concerned for family they left behind and wondering what the future holds.
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 20, 2021
Migrants collecting food try to evade law enforcement at U.S.-Mexico border
More than 12,000 migrants, identified by officials on both sides as mostly Haitian, have been gathering in recent days, awaiting immigration processing.
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 5, 2021
Pope prays that many countries take in Afghan refugees after the Taliban victory
The pope is a strong supporter of the rights of refugees and migrants. He also said it is essential that young Afghans receive an education.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 31, 2021
NATO has a responsibility to save Afghans
Just as Albania has offered shelter to thousands of refugees fleeing the Taliban, all NATO members must recognize their responsibility as well.

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