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PNG police destroy shelters at Australian refugee camp

PNG police destroy shelters at Australian refugee camp

Australia declared the centre closed on October 31, shutting off water and electricity supplies following a Papua New Guinea Supreme Court ruling that the camp was unconstitutional.

Australia asylum protesters struggle in PNG camp

Australia asylum protesters struggle in PNG camp

Refugees barricaded inside a shuttered Australian detention camp in Papua New Guinea were becoming "distraught and depressed", detainees said on Friday, as New Zealand renewed an offer to resettle some of them.

Australia to withdraw help from refugees after medical treatment

Australia to withdraw help from refugees after medical treatment

Asylum seekers brought to Australia for medical treatment from overseas detention centres will have all assistance removed until they are deported back, the government said Sunday.

Canada to set up border camp as number of asylum seekers swells

Canada to set up border camp as number of asylum seekers swells

Canada has deployed soldiers to erect tents near the US border to temporarily house hundreds of asylum seekers crossing from New York state, officials said on Wednesday.

France to conduct asylum seeker checks in Libya: Macron

France to conduct asylum seeker checks in Libya: Macron

France will set up processing centres this summer in Libya for asylum seekers trying to reach Europe across the Mediterranean, President Emmanuel Macron announced on Thursday.

Germany suspends refugees' deportation after Kabul attack

Germany suspends refugees' deportation after Kabul attack

Germany has temporarily suspended the group deportations of rejected Afghan asylum seekers following the Kabul truck bomb attack, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday.

Sri Lankan asylum seekers safe to return home: PM

Sri Lankan asylum seekers safe to return home: PM

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Wednesday that failed asylum seekers held in Australian-run detention centres in the South Pacific will not face prosecution or harm if they return home.

Austria says asylum numbers halved but still too high

Austria says asylum numbers halved but still too high

The number of asylum applications in Austria more than halved in 2016 but remains "high" the country's interior minister said as the figures were released on Sunday.

Pope Francis praises secular Sweden over asylum seekers

Pope Francis praises secular Sweden over asylum seekers

Pope Francis celebrated Mass on Tuesday for Sweden's tiny Catholic community, made up of many refugees and migrants, praising as ‘blessed’ those in this overwhelmingly non-religious nation who take in asylum seekers.

Germany expects 300,000 asylum seekers this year

Germany expects 300,000 asylum seekers this year

Germany expects up to 300,000 asylum seekers to arrive this year, less than one-third of the total during 2015's record influx, the Federal Office for Migrants and Refugees (BAMF) said Sunday.

Australia agrees to close controversial refugee detention centre

Australia agrees to close controversial refugee detention centre

Australia and Papua New Guinea have agreed to close a controversial Australian-funded asylum seeker detention centre on Manus Island, although the ultimate fate of 800 refugees held in the camp remains unclear.

First Syrians arrive in Germany under EU-Turkey pact

First Syrians arrive in Germany under EU-Turkey pact

The first Syrians arrived in Germany from Istanbul on Monday under a controversial EU-Turkey migrant pact, an official from the German federal refugee office told AFP.