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Banished from Pakistan: Islamabad Moves on Afghan Refugees

Sun, 3 Dec 2023 15:17:09 +1300 | Binoy Kampmark

Across the globe, refugees, always treated as the pox of public policy, continue to feature in news reports describing anguish, despair and persistent persecution. If they are not facing barbed wire barriers in Europe, they are being conveyed, where ...More >>

Hurunui’s Rich Rural Culture A Drawcard For New Migrants

Thu, 30 Nov 2023 13:56:56 +1300 | Hurunui District Council

Hurunui continues to be a strong drawcard for migrants, with 28 new citizens being celebrated at this week’s citizenship awards held at the Waipara Pavilion. Mayor Marie Black says there has been a steady rise in numbers over the years in people ...More >>

Call For National-led Government To End Ableist Immigration Health Standards

Tue, 28 Nov 2023 13:47:19 +1300 | MAASHA

As the National-led Government takes office, Migrants Against the Acceptable Standard of Health Aotearoa (MAASHA) reiterates calls to treat all migrants with dignity and especially to end the discriminatory Acceptable Standard of Health requirements. ...More >>

No Excuse For Not Making Labour And Migration Safe And Fair For Women

Sun, 26 Nov 2023 15:00:23 +1300 | CNS

Female migrant workers, despite contributing a significant share to the economy, face alarming levels of sexual and other forms of gender-based violence and harassment all across the migration cycle. Actions to make labour and migration safe and fair ...More >>

Auckland Bar And Restaurant Owner Arrested In Auckland

Mon, 20 Nov 2023 15:16:25 +1300 | NZ Immigration Service

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) continues to take migrant exploitation cases seriously, and an Auckland bar and restaurant owner is the latest individual to be charged for a migrant exploitation-related offence. On Friday 17 ...More >>

Record Net Migration Loss Of New Zealand Citizens

Wed, 15 Nov 2023 10:49:18 +1300 | Statistics New Zealand

There was a record net migration loss of 44,700 New Zealand citizens in the September 2023 year, according to provisional estimates released by Stats NZ today. This net migration loss was made up of 26,400 migrant arrivals and 71,200 migrant departures. ...More >>

Taking The Refugee Hysteria Off Ice

Sun, 5 Nov 2023 15:31:16 +1300 | Binoy Kampmark

There are many reasons why Australian foreign policy can be viewed from the wrong end of a municipal drainpipe. For one, it is largely dictated, in terms of security, by the competitive, acquisitive urgings of the United States. Fictional reassurances ...More >>

Pakistan Urged To Halt Afghan Deportations To Avoid ‘Human Rights Catastrophe’

Sat, 28 Oct 2023 18:44:25 +1300 | UN News

Pakistan’s plan to deport “undocumented” foreign nationals will disproportionately affect more than 1.4 million Afghans in the country, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said on Friday, expressing alarm. OHCHR is urging the authorities to halt ...More >>

Thailand: Ensure Healthcare for Myanmar Refugees

Fri, 27 Oct 2023 06:20:32 +1300 | Fortify Rights

(BANGKOK, October 26, 2023)—The Government of Thailand should prevent the arbitrary arrest and extortion of Myanmar refugees seeking access to healthcare and provide protective legal status to refugees in Thailand, Fortify Rights said today. A new ...More >>

China Urged Not To Repatriate DPR Korea Escapees

Wed, 18 Oct 2023 19:47:37 +1300 | UN News

Experts appointed by the UN Human Rights Council urged China not to forcibly repatriate people who have escaped from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), warning that some returnees could even be put to death. The experts were alarmed ...More >>

Net Migration Exceeds 100,000

Wed, 11 Oct 2023 11:11:26 +1300 | Statistics New Zealand

New Zealand had a record net migration gain of 110,200 in the August 2023 year, according to provisional estimates released by Stats NZ today. Revised estimates show that annual net migration first exceeded 100,000 in the July 2023 year. Net ...More >>

Euro-Med Monitor to HRC: Investigate Saudi Arabia’s use of lethal force against migrants

Sun, 8 Oct 2023 07:21:02 +1300 | Euro Med Monitor

Geneva - In a statement to the UN Human Rights Council’s 54th session, Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor called for the formation of a fact-finding committee to investigate Saudi forces’ involvement in the mass killings of African migrants on the Saudi-Yemeni ...More >>

Armenia: UN launches urgent appeal to help refugees fleeing Karabakh

Sun, 8 Oct 2023 06:22:14 +1300 | UN News

The UN and its partners launched on Saturday an emergency response plan to help 136,000 refugees, appealing for $97 million to respond to urgent needs of those who fled the Karabakh region and their hosts in Armenia. “We call upon the international ...More >>

From Arrival To Happiness: The Immigrant Experience In New Zealand

Thu, 5 Oct 2023 11:52:49 +1300 | EZY Immigration

Are Immigrants Happy in New Zealand? Moving to a new country can be exciting and daunting at the same time. Immigrants face many challenges when deciding to start fresh in a foreign land. With its stunning landscapes and reputation as a welcoming ...More >>

Statement From Te Kāhui Tika Tangata Human Rights Commission

Thu, 5 Oct 2023 09:23:09 +1300 | Human Rights Commission

Te Kāhui Tika Tangata Human Rights Commission has issued a call for dignity and respect to be maintained by all and for all people, when discussing important issues across Aotearoa New Zealand. The Commission holds many statutory functions, including ...More >>

We’re Better Off Thanks To Migrants, Says New IOM Chief

Wed, 4 Oct 2023 07:25:59 +1300 | UN News

With people on the move globally at “unprecedented” levels, the UN’s new migration agency chief insisted on Monday that rather than being a problem, host countries should recognize that migrants are what their economies most need to thrive. Speaking ...More >>

UN Karabakh Mission Told ‘Sudden’ Exodus Means As Few As 50 Ethnic Armenians May Remain

Tue, 3 Oct 2023 21:57:47 +1300 | UN News

As few as 50 to 1,000 ethnic Armenians are reported to be left in the Karabakh region of Azerbaijan after the exodus of recent days saw more than 100,000 flee, the first UN mission to the region in 30 years reported on Monday. In a statement issued following ...More >>

Time For Aotearoa NZ To Stop Investing In Infrastructure For Yesterday

Tue, 3 Oct 2023 15:47:01 +1300 | Multicultural New Zealand

Time to invest in infrastructure for a modern, flourishing, resilient tomorrow. The New Zealand Federation of Multicultural Councils hosted its 34th AGM and Community Awards Dinner on the weekend of the 16th – 17th September 2023 in Wellington. Twenty-four ...More >>

Emergency resettlement plan needed in light of Afghans’ difficult experience in NZ

Mon, 2 Oct 2023 06:57:51 +1300 | World Vision New Zealand

A new report reveals the challenges experienced by Afghan nationals who sought refuge in Aotearoa New Zealand in 2021, with many spending months in cramped hotel rooms, and at times struggling to access mental health support, employment, and education. ...More >>

UNHCR Increasingly Concerned For Refugees Fleeing Karabakh Region

Wed, 27 Sep 2023 06:12:26 +1300 | UN News

The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) raised concerns on Tuesday over the movement of a large number of civilians to Armenia as a result of the recent hostilities in the region. Some 19,000 refugees have reportedly left the Karabakh Economic Region of ...More >>


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