On September 20, a 48-year-old woman denounced an assault she claimed to have been a victim.

She recounted cycling near the Galamé Park in  Loon-Plage when she was attacked by a group of seven to eight people.

She said she had two cuts on the legs, and a blow to the head. She had been stitched up with eight stitches. 

Her hearing and confrontation with the alleged perpetrators, Afghan and Pakistani migrants, made it clear that she had lied. 

This Thursday, she...

They’ve come from as far as Iran and Afghanistan, Somalia and Myanmar.

But the children are now stuck on Nauru, a desolate island in the South Pacific that’s little more than eight miles square. They’re caught in a strict Australian immigration system that has left them stranded.

Some of them have become so depressed after years of living in limbo that they have lost their will to live, those working with them say.

About 100 children live on Nauru, one of the remote...

Medical teams working with asylum seekers on Greek islands are seeing multiple cases each week of minors who have attempted suicide or otherwise harmed themselves, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said, calling for the immediate evacuation of vulnerable people, especially children, to the Greek mainland or within the European Union. 

More than 9,000 people—a third of whom are children—are stuck indefinitely on...

The US will allow no more than 30,000 refugees into the country in the coming year, down by a third from last year’s cap, the secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has announced.

The latest cut reflects a victory by White House hardliners on immigration over both the state department and the Pentagon. When Donald Trump took office the ceiling on refugees the US was prepared to welcome each year was 110,000. Trump lowered that to 45,000, and significantly fewer were actually allowed in....

Report by Refugee Rights Europe says 94 percent of refugees in Brussels sleep rough and majority don't get enough food.

Refugees in the Belgian capital, Brussels, are living in "untenable" conditions with many sleeping rough and without access to sufficient food, a report by Refugee Rights Europe (RRE) has warned.

Researchers found that 94 percent of refugeessurveyed in the city said they slept rough, while 73 percent said they did not get enough to eat every day.


The new school year begins in Greece, but a recent Human Rights Watch report has found that refugee children on Greek islands are being denied access to education. 

The rights group estimates in its latest report that about 12,000 school-aged children were living on the Greek islands, but only 400 were enrolled in formal classes.

"In June, more than 500 refugees arrived on the island of Chios and that kind of influx makes it difficult for teachers here to plan their classes,...

More than 100 migrants died in early September when their crowded rubber boats were wrecked off the coast of Libya, the MSF aid agency on Monday quoted survivors as saying.

The two vessels had set out from the Libyan coast early on Sept. 1, each carrying scores of people, mostly African, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said in a statement on its website.

One boat’s engine failed later that day and the other began to deflate, it quoted a survivor as saying. Some survived by...

The Norwegian government rejects human rights activists' claims that this step violates international rules and undermines integration efforts.

Norway has announced plans to deprive 1,600 Somali immigrants of their refugee status, as their homeland is considered safe enough to return to, the newspaper Nettavisen reported.

According to the Norwegian government, Islamists from al-Shabaab* have been pushed back in Somalia, which despite ongoing battles has evolved from a failed...

The mayor of Liverpool has said it is "despicable" that the word "invaders" has been written across a memorial to dead refugees and migrants.

It was daubed on The List, which displays the names of 34,361 asylum seekers, refugees and migrants who have died within or on the borders of Europe since 1993.

Joe Anderson said the offenders "had their brains invaded by hatred".

Merseyside Police said it had not received any reports of damage.

The installation on Great...

The German minister has claimed migration is at the heart of society's disillusionment with politics. Chancellor Angela Merkel, however, said she would have put it a bit differently and called migration a "challenge."

German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, head of the CSU, the conservative sister party of Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU, has said that migration was the "mother of all political problems" in Germany and one of the principal reasons for waning support for the...

More than 200,000 people have been displaced in Afghanistan since the beginning of the year due to conflict, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) has said.

A total of 206,615 people were displaced between January 1 and September 2, according to a report published late Tuesday. The figure is up by at least 44,000 since dpa reported on displacements just over a month ago.

The number includes more than 30,000 people who were temporarily...

Two Armenian children who have spent most of their lives in the Netherlands face imminent deportation after emerging from hiding following a failed asylum plea.

Howick, 13, and his sister Lily, 12, came to the Netherlands with their mother in 2008.

Their mother was deported last year and the children's friends have rallied around them, calling for them to stay.

However, the Dutch government insists its asylum policy is fair.

Prime Minister Mark Rutte said last...

Four million refugee children do not attend school, an increase of half a million from a year earlier, a UN report warned on Aug. 29.

"While the population uprooted by wars and persecution is on the rise worldwide, the numbers of refugee children enrolled in schools is failing to keep pace," a new report by the UN refugee agency, UNHCR said.

According to the UN, there were more than 25.4 million refugees around the world by the end of 2017 while more than half of them were...

Austria is set to bar asylum-seekers from taking up vacant training spaces while their claims are still being assessed. It marks the latest in a spate of restrictions placed on migrants by the right-wing government.

Asylum-seekers in Austria will no longer be able to apply for apprenticeship schemes, as part of a draft regulation presented by the government on Monday.

The legislation actually aims to fill vacant training places and apprenticeships, which will be open to...

A mother's reunion with her young son following a four-month ICE separation turned to heartache when the traumatized boy appeared to not recognize her.

Video recorded by the ACLU shows little Sammy acting nervous and confused when his mother tried to comfort him at a Houston airport.

Sammy's father Ever Reyes-Mejia and the 3-year-old boy had come to the U.S. from violence-filled Honduras seeking asylum in April, according to the ACLU.

They were together in a Texas...