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Rohingya say dozens perished in months-long voyage to Malaysia

Rohingya refugees intercepted by the MMEA off Langkawi island being handed over to immigration authorities Survivors from a boat crammed with more than 300 Rohingya refugees have recounted to Malaysian authorities how dozens had perished during a tortuous four-month voyage and their bodies thrown in the sea. The head of the…
bubmag
June 24, 2020
Refugees

Supporting refugees and displaced people on World Refugee Day

Jacquelline Fuller President, Google.org Published Jun 20, 2020 More than 79 million were displaced at the end of last year as a result of persecution, conflict, violence or human rights violations—29 million of which were refugees. Since 2015, we’ve given more than $30 million in Google.org grants to help provide emergency…
bubmag
June 20, 2020
Refugees

Recent immigrants at increased pandemic risk

In her News Feature “An unequal blow” (15 May, p. 700), L. Wade discusses the vulnerability of poor people and members of minorities during both past and present pandemics. However, the article overlooks recent immigrants, who have also been particularly vulnerable to pandemics in the past and are threatened now…
bubmag
June 18, 2020
Refugees

UN: Nearly 80 million people forcibly displaced worldwide

Nearly 80 million people were forcibly displaced worldwide by the end of last year as a result of conflict, violence, persecution and human rights violations, according to the United Nations. Ahead of World Refugee Day on June 20, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, released its annual report on displacement on…
bubmag
June 18, 2020
Refugees

Who should look after refugees during the coronavirus pandemic?

The coronavirus pandemic is having a devastating effect on refugees around the world. Preventive measures such as physical distancing and frequent hand-washing are often difficult to implement in crowded camps. The aid agencies helping the refugees are struggling as well. Wealthy nations in Europe, North America and the Middle East…
bubmag
June 11, 2020
Refugees

How Afghan refugees are helping Turkey fight coronavirus

Afghan refugees are contributing to Turkey's fight against the coronavirus, producing soap and 1,000 face masks a day to protect people from the pandemic. A group of about 12 refugees living in the Turkish city of Kayseri have teamed up with local volunteers to produce and deliver these essential supplies…
bubmag
June 10, 2020