Forced migration

An aerial view of Fairbourne village in Gwynedd in Wales, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021.

Climate change may be the leading driver of tomorrow’s refugee crisis


If climate change continues on its current trajectory, over 200 million climate refugees could be displaced worldwide by the year 2050.

A family arrive at the border crossing in Medyka, Poland, Wednesday, March 2, 2022, after fleeing from the Ukraine. 

There’s a double-standard when it comes to media coverage on refugees, analyst says

A father and son sit on a tourist ferry on Lake Van, on their way to an island that hosts the ruins of a 10th century Armenian church

Turkey’s Lake Van: A dangerous crossroads on the migrant trail

Napier barracks

‘It’s un-British’: UK government crackdown on asylum courts controversy 

n this Aug. 30, 2019, photo, migrants, most who were returned to Mexico under the Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” program, receive bottles of water given by volunteers in an encampment near the Gateway International Bridge in Matamoros, Mexico.

Why Biden’s day one promise to end ‘Remain in Mexico’ program may go unfilled

An aerial view of a detention center

Australia detained this family on a remote island — alone


This family of four ended up being the sole detainees of an Australian immigration detention center in the middle of the Indian Ocean for months.

Four young people walk on an island with puddles

UN asylum case opens the door to protections for climate refugees


Climate change refugees are not yet recognized by international law, but a recent ruling by the United Nations Human Rights Committee has opened the door to new types of protected status.

Sandra Morales speaks at Dec. 19 action in front of Member of Parliament Bardish Chagger’s office.

What happens to the American children of asylum-seekers in Canada?

Since the 2016 election, Canada has seen a rise in requests for asylum from mixed-nationality families with US-citizen children. For those rejected, deportation threatens to separate them.

A group of children sit in on carpet inside room surrounded by blue tarp

This school at a refugee camp in Lesbos is a safe haven for children 


Journalist Zekria Farzad, a refugee from Afghanistan, established a school for children after his shock at the lack of learning opportunities at Moria Camp, the largest refugee camp in Europe.

A man wears a blue shirt and glasses in an office

Greece’s new asylum law ‘poses continuous traps’ for refugees


The law includes sweeping changes that narrow the criteria for eligibility for refugee status and introduces several stringent provisions that, if not strictly followed, would render one’s asylum’s application void. This is the latest in a series of measures taken by the government to crack down on asylum-seekers.