What will migration look like after the pandemic?

What will migration look like after the pandemic?

By Antoine Pécoud Increased control of people’s mobility because of COVID-19 might not be so easy to undo. One of the most immediate consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the closure of many international borders. This had a severe impact on migration, and in...
Do climate refugees need special protection? 🔊

Do climate refugees need special protection? 🔊

Last week, the man who would have become the first official climate change refugee, Ioane Teitiota, lost his case to avoid deportation at the United Nations Human Rights Committee. Teitiota claimed refugee status saying climate change had affected his right to life...
Nauru: Why was NZ’s refugee offer left dangling?

Nauru: Why was NZ’s refugee offer left dangling?

By Tracey Barnett Tracey Barnett analyses why Australia refused New Zealand’s offer to take in 150 refugees detained on the Pacific island of Nauru. Physically healthy children lay limp, catatonic, eyes closed, unresponsive, their bodies floppy when moved. It’s...
The loss of personhood: Identity in refugee camps

The loss of personhood: Identity in refugee camps

By India-Mae Osborne India-Mae Osborne looks at the harrowing and dehumanising experiences of migrants, refugees, and asylum-seekers in the displaced persons camp system. When war erupted between Russia and Georgia in 2008, an estimated 150,000 refugees fled, many...