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August 14, 2016 9:17 AM Aid groups allege 'sexual assaults on children' in Greek migrant camps: report

Charities and human rights groups allege that refugee children as young as seven have been sexually assaulted in official migrant camps in Europe, the Guardian's Observer reports. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies' Anita Dullard told the Observer that incidents of sexual violence in Greek refugee camps have been on the rise, adding 16

August 10, 2016 5:40 PM Widespread condemnation of Australian centre on Nauru

UN high commissioner says asylum seekers should be moved off Nauru after revelations Two United Nations agencies and dozens of human rights, legal, religious and medical groups have demanded the Australian government put a stop to the suffering of asylum seekers and refugees in its offshore processing regime, following the publication of the Nauru files 24

July 25, 2016 11:01 PM UK 'failing migrant children who came here alone and live in squalor', say Lords

Thousands of lone migrant children are living in squalid conditions or are vulnerable to smuggling gangs after being let down by European countries including the UK, a report has warned. Youngsters face a culture of disbelief and suspicion, while authorities try to avoid taking responsibility for their care and protection, according to the Lords EU committee 17

June 26, 2016 5:34 PM Fallujah ‘fully liberated from IS’, says senior Iraqi commander

A senior Iraqi commander has declared that the city of ­Fallujah is “fully liberated” from Islamic State group ­militants, after more than a month of military operations there. Iraqi troops have entered the north-western al-Julan neighbourhood, which was the last area of ­Fallujah to remain under IS control, said the head of the ­counterterrorism forces 11

June 26, 2016 2:49 PM Iraqi Commander Declares Fallujah 'Fully Kiberated' From ISIS

BAGHDAD — A senior Iraqi commander declared that the city of Fallujah was "fully liberated" from ISIS militants on Sunday, after a more than month-long military operation. Iraqi troops have entered the northwestern al-Julan neighborhood, the last area of Fallujah to remain under ISIS control, the head of the counterterrorism forces in the operation 18

June 26, 2016 12:52 PM Fallujah now ‘fully liberated’ from Daesh, Iraqi commander says

More than 85,000 people have fled the Iraqi city since fighting began. BAGHDAD—A senior Iraqi commander declared that the city of Fallujah was “fully liberated” from Daesh militants on Sunday, after a more than month-long military operation. Iraqi troops have entered the northwestern al-Julan neighbourhood, the last area of Fallujah to remain under Daesh 11

June 22, 2016 12:47 AM Despite Iraqi claims Fallujah “cleared” of Daesh, resistance remains

TU.N. refugee agency says that more than 85,000 people have fled Fallujah area since the start of the offensive. BAGHDAD—Only a third of Fallujah has been “cleared” of Daesh militants, the U.S.-led coalition said Tuesday, days after the Iraqi government declared victory in the city west of Baghdad, which was held by the extremists for more than two years 15

June 20, 2016 6:27 PM Refugees turn entrepreneurs in Turkey

The ‘Syria effect’ on Turkey is visible across sectors as refugees spend their savings on local businesses, revitalising the country’s flagging economy On most mornings, a burly 32-year-old former oil engineer from Palmyra and a thickly muscled two-time winner of the Arab Body Building Championship from Damascus squeeze into a white Fiat Linea sedan 16

June 20, 2016 5:02 AM More than 65 million people are displaced worldwide: UN agency

Global displacement has risen by 50% since 2011, when Syria's conflict began The UN refugee agency says persecution and conflict in places like Syria and Afghanistan raised the total number of refugees and internally displaced people worldwide to a record 65.3 million at the end of last year. The previous year, 2014, had already seen the highest number 14

June 1, 2016 11:36 AM PICTURED: Idomeni migrant camp, before and after bulldozers

IDOMENI, Greece (AP) — Once home to more than 14,000 refugees and migrants, the makeshift camp at Greece's border village of Idomeni has now been evacuated and its former occupants transferred to other, supposedly better organized camps. Bulldozers have removed the detritus and the railway line linking Greece to neighboring Macedonia and other countries 11 1