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migration and development

Survey finds 70% of migrants arriving in Europe by boat trafficked or exploited

Survey finds 70% of migrants arriving in Europe by boat trafficked or exploited

UN survey of people travelling overland through Africa and arriving by boat in Europe also reveals emerging trend in organ and blood traffickingMore than 70% of migrants travelling overland through
$2bn EU-Africa 'anti-migration' fund too opaque, say critics

$2bn EU-Africa 'anti-migration' fund too opaque, say critics

Trust fund intended to prevent migration by tackling insecurity and poverty suffers from lack of clarity, say observers The European Union has been urged to shed more light on how it is spending

An unfair attack on Ioannis Mouzalas | Letter

George Katrougalos, alternate foreign minister of Greece, responsible for European affairs, responds to an article criticising his government’s nomination of Ioannis Mouzalas as the Council of
Rohingya children close to starvation amid 'health crisis on an unimaginable scale'

Rohingya children close to starvation amid 'health crisis on an unimaginable scale'

‘Rampant malnutrition’ reported following Rohingya exodus from Myanmar to Bangladesh as agencies warn shocking new figures may be tip of the icebergOpen letter: The Rohingya are facing genocide. We
Aung San Suu Kyi complicit in Rohingya 'ethnic cleansing' in Myanmar, MPs told

Aung San Suu Kyi complicit in Rohingya 'ethnic cleansing' in Myanmar, MPs told

Rights groups urge UK government and international community to consider Nobel laureate ‘part of the problem’ over atrocities in Rakhine state Aung San Suu Kyi is implicated in the “ethnic cleansing”
Teenage Nigerian girls drowned at sea, Italian autopsies confirm

Teenage Nigerian girls drowned at sea, Italian autopsies confirm

Bodies of 26 migrants aged 14-18, which were recovered from Mediterranean this month, showed no signs of abuseAutopsies on the bodies of 26 Nigerian teenage girls recovered from the Mediterranean this
I escaped war in Syria and am now free to dream – but other kids aren't so lucky | Bilal Rwaeh

I escaped war in Syria and am now free to dream – but other kids aren't so lucky | Bilal Rwaeh

On World Children’s Day, the Guardian invited a young Syrian refugee now living in the UK to tell us the stories we should be covering. Unsurprisingly, Bilal’s focus was on refugees, and the need for
'Shocking' political rhetoric on refugees aims to poison debate, UN official warns

'Shocking' political rhetoric on refugees aims to poison debate, UN official warns

Special representative Louise Arbour attacks politicians’ anti-migrant language and lack of awareness on issues such as remittances, worth $429bn in 2016 The language used to describe people caught up
Rohingya crisis: UN relief work in Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh – in pictures

Rohingya crisis: UN relief work in Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh – in pictures

Photographer Andy Hall has been documenting the work of the UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, in the camps near the border with Myanmar. Weeks after the initial arrival of thousands of Rohingya fleeing
The traders cashing in on Rohingya misery: 'It's the best profit of my life' | William Worley

The traders cashing in on Rohingya misery: 'It's the best profit of my life' | William Worley

Entrepreneurial Bangladeshis in Cox’s Bazar are making more money than ever before thanks to the influx of desperate refugees from MyanmarNurul Afsar is one of the many entrepreneurial Bangladeshis
The world in 2017: how much do you know? – quiz

The world in 2017: how much do you know? – quiz

One state turned off the internet, another was accused of using starvation as a weapon of war, and beauty pageant contestants went rogue in the name of gender equality. What do you remember of the
Refugees reunited: how Red Cross tries to bring families back together

Refugees reunited: how Red Cross tries to bring families back together

Without any idea where their relatives are or the ability to search for them, people around the world turn to international family tracing teams for helpSix months after he arrived in the UK, Hassan’s
Netanyahu on African migrants: 'The mission is to remove the remainder' – video

Netanyahu on African migrants: 'The mission is to remove the remainder' – video

Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, says there will be a government mission to deport 'infiltrators'. African migrants could face the choice of deportation with the offer of a cash payment or
Rohingya children left stranded amid garbage and muck in Myanmar

Rohingya children left stranded amid garbage and muck in Myanmar

UN warns of ‘toxic fear’ among tens of thousands of children trapped in Rakhine state, some of whom have become separated from their parentsTens of thousands of Rohingya children have been left
Spanish activist in Moroccan court over people smuggling charge

Spanish activist in Moroccan court over people smuggling charge

Helena Maleno is thought to have saved hundreds of lives by alerting maritime authorities to plight of vulnerable migrantsA Spanish journalist and human rights activist who is thought to have saved
UN chief urges world leaders to celebrate migration as a positive

UN chief urges world leaders to celebrate migration as a positive

António Guterres calls on UN member states to adopt humane approach to migrants by making more travel routes available and protecting foreign workersAntónio Guterres: Migration can benefit the
Captured, raped, ransomed: the kidnappers preying on Eritrean refugees |  Sally Hayden

Captured, raped, ransomed: the kidnappers preying on Eritrean refugees | Sally Hayden

When Ella and her cousin reached a refugee camp in Sudan, it seemed to herald safety. Instead, it was the start of an all too familiar ordeal It was right at the moment Ella thought she was safe that
Climate-resilient 'super beans' boost food rations for refugees in Uganda

Climate-resilient 'super beans' boost food rations for refugees in Uganda

Non-GMO and fast-growing, a high-yield bean variety is helping South Sudanese refugees feed their families and cultivate new livelihoodsSouth Sudanese refugees in Uganda are being given
'Now is not the time': violence forces refugees to flee Afghanistan again

'Now is not the time': violence forces refugees to flee Afghanistan again

Political rhetoric about country’s safety dismissed after study shows 72% of returnees forced into renewed flightAlmost three-quarters of Afghan refugees who return home are forced to flee again due
‘They exaggerated figures’: Ugandan aid officials suspended over alleged fraud

‘They exaggerated figures’: Ugandan aid officials suspended over alleged fraud

Refugee commissioner and three senior officials debarred pending investigation as Britain, US and EU threaten to withdraw fundingThe Ugandan government has suspended four officials at the start of an