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Mediterranean crossings 'deadlier than ever': U.N.

/ Sep 4, 2018

Mediterranean crossings 'deadlier than ever': U.N.

Even as the number of migrants and refugees crossing the Mediterranean to Europe has fallen sharply, the likelihood of dying during the dangerous voyage has risen significantly, the U.N. said Monday. Between January and July, more than 58,000 asylum seekers and migrants reached Europe's shores ...

Japan's refugee-screening system sets high bar

| May 21, 2018

Japan's refugee-screening system sets high bar

by Chisato Tanaka

Last year, Japan granted refugee status to just 20 out of a record-high 19,629 applicants. After the figure was released in February, global and domestic coverage was noticeably polarized. Some slammed Japan's strict asylum policy, saying that the world's third-largest economy has failed to meet ...