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GENEVA (Reuters) - The U.N. refugee agency has voiced strong opposition to a law passed by Denmark's parliament that would allow processing of claims lodged by asylum seekers outside Europe, calling it an "abdication" of its responsibility under international law.
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar, angry at living conditions on a remote Bangladeshi island, suffered baton injuries as they protested against the lack of access to a visiting U.N. team, two of the refugees said.
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Denmark's parliament on Thursday passed a law enabling the Nordic country to relocate asylum seekers to countries outside Europe, defying calls to abandon the plans from NGOs and the United Nations, which fear an erosion of refugees' rights.
ANKARA (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan has warned Iraq that Turkey will "clean up" a refugee camp which it says provides a safe haven for Kurdish militants, threatening to take its long military campaign deeper inside Iraqi territory.
PUTRAJAYA: A vaccination programme for industries that remain open during the movement control order, including for their foreign workers, will kick off soon, says Khairy Jamaluddin.
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece has launched a European Union-wide tender to build two closed-type facilities replacing migrant camps on its islands, a move that has been criticised by a leading human rights advocate.
GENEVA (Reuters) -The United Nations refugee agency voiced deep concern on Friday at reports of soldiers taking hundreds of people away from displacement camps in the Tigray region of Ethiopia earlier this week, saying such sites should be a safe haven.
PETALING JAYA: As the national Covid-19 immunisation programme ramps up, organisations are encouraging refugees to get vaccinated, in hopes of achieving herd immunity to break the chain of infections.
AMMAN (Reuters) - What started as peaceful protests against President Bashar al Assad's rule in Syria has spiralled into a decade-old multi-sided conflict that has sucked in neighbours and world powers and caused the largest displacement crisis since World War Two.
GENEVA (Reuters) - The European Union is partly to blame for deaths of migrants taking boats across the Mediterranean due to unanswered distress calls, obstruction of humanitarian rescue efforts, and so-called "pushbacks" to Libya, the United Nations said on Wednesday.