Protests have erupted after a fire yesterday in Greece’s infamous, overcrowded Moria refugee camp killed at least 1 woman and possibly her child, BBC reports.     The Lesbos camp only has capacity for 3,000 people, but houses more than 12,000.   The UN urged Greece to…

Poor conditions at US border facilities increase the risk of spreading infectious diseases like the flu, physicians warned this morning in a letter urging Congress to investigate the deaths of 6 children in US custody. Noting that flu played a role in at least 3 deaths,…

Venezuela’s refugee crisis is second only to Syria’s—but receives a fraction of the attention and funding. This is more than “compassion fatigue”—it also has to do with perception, writes Cynthia J. Arnson, director of the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Latin American Program.…

The Clint, Texas facility that has become the focal point of the US migration crisis seemed unremarkable to local residents. Yet inside, horrifying conditions numbed border agents. As one put it: “It gets to a point where you start to become a robot.”   Through dozens of…

A UN report out this week revealed that Ethiopia has the world’s highest numbers of forcibly displaced people, with 1.5 newly displaced in 2018, NPR reports.

300,000 people have fled ethnic violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s northeast in this month alone, UNHCR reported yesterday. Reports of fighting between the Congolese armed forces and non-state forces in the country’s Djugu territory include “brutalities…

A million Rohingya refugees have crowded into Kutupalong camp, near Cox’s Bazar in southeastern Bangladesh. They have plastic sheeting and bamboo poles to make shelters. They often have to slog through mud and human waste.   The conditions are ideal for infectious disease.…

1.3 million Venezuelans arrived in Colombia in less than 18 months. More than 1 million have passed through Ecuador and 250,000 remain. And 3.6 million people have fled Syria to Turkey. With more than 68.5 million people forcibly displaced from their homes and 258…

Children are missing meals as support dries up for thousands of Central American migrants making their way across southern Mexico. In earlier waves, caravans traveling the route encountered local officials, religious groups and passers-by who offered reinforcements through…

The 1 million+ refugees who fled to Greece in 2015-2016 included some 3,600 unaccompanied minors.   Reception and identification centers—mostly ramshackle, overcrowded camps—strained to provide food, shelter and medical care. Few were prepared to address the emotional and…