The idyllic Micronesian island of Kiribati, next door to French Polynesia (Tahiti) and boasting one of the largest marine sanctuaries in the world, is a tropical paradise. It’s hard to believe that its people are expected to become some of the world’s first climate change…

Many refugees and migrants are generally healthy, but the trying transition to receiving countries ups their risk of illnesses—both communicable and noncommunicable, according to a report released yesterday by the WHO Regional Office for Europe.

Syrian refugees are wading through snow and freezing water after Storm Norma hit Lebanon on January 6, slamming hundreds of makeshift settlements, Al Jazeera reported. An 8-year-old Syrian girl died after being swept away by floodwaters.

Earlier this week, the US—with just Hungary for company—opposed the adoption of a new UN pact to strengthen international cooperation on large movements of refugees.  

Kilis—a Turkish border city whose population doubled with the arrival of Syrian refugees—is giving away thousands of bicycles to children. Recipients must maintain good grades, pledge to cycle for at least 1 hour a day and convince a relative to quit smoking. The bikes are…

A peaceful march by migrants on the US-Mexico border yesterday turned chaotic after US agents fired tear gas to push back migrants who tried to breach the border.   Mexico responded by arresting 39 people, and pledged to deport those who attempted to enter the US "violently…

The Aquarius migrant rescue ship carrying passengers from Libya was ordered seized by Italian authorities who said passengers’ discarded clothes could have been contaminated with HIV, meningitis and tuberculosis. Médecins Sans Frontières has been fined €460,000 and 24…

Plans to voluntarily repatriate Rohingya refugees to Burma have stalled after no one wanted to go. Burma and Bangladesh are trading blame for delays to the plan they agreed to in October.   2,000+ Rohingya were due to return Thursday, and Burma said it was ready to accept…

After 9 months in a Libyan detention center, Abdulaziz decided that suicide was the only way out, and the Somali set himself on fire.   Libya's Department for Combatting Illegal Migration is holding thousands of refugees like Abdulaziz indefinitely. Many were intercepted en…

3 million people have fled crisis-ridden Venezuela amid dire food and medicine shortages and a decimated economy, according to the UN refugee agency. Import cuts and slashed domestic production have stripped Venezuelans' access to basic health care and nutrition. In 2017,…