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Seoul vows to improve refugee protection, simplify review process

Seoul vows to improve refugee protection, simplify review process

South Korea will work to better protect international refugees arriving in the country while greatly speeding up its refugee review process to help ease their pains and sort out fake asylum seekers, the country’s justice minister said Wednesday. Minister Park Sang-ki said the country will also boost its assistance for refugees here so they can […]

Female refugees face exploitation in Greece

Female refugees face exploitation in Greece

In a recent Al Jazeera report, they focused on the lives of female refugees and the hardships they face as they travel from Turkey to Greece, as female refugees face sexual exploitation while children are vulnerable to kidnapping. Their report features Samira, 32-year-old, who traveled from Morocco, to Greece. When Samira reached the island of Lesbos, she discovered that her […]

Refugees from Myanmar arrive in South Korea

Refugees from Myanmar arrive in South Korea

Refugees from Myanmar arrived in South Korea to be resettled after having spent a long time in a refugee camp in Thailand. These are the first to benefit from South Korea’s program of resettling refugees. On Wednesday 23 December, four families from Myanmar arrived in South Korea through Incheon airport. They families consisted of 22 […]

President Obama welcomes Syrian refugee in a Humans of New York comment

President Obama welcomes Syrian refugee in a Humans of New York comment

In a report published by Mic news, they reported on the personal message president Barack Obama wrote to a Syrian refugee currently living in Turkey whose story was told on the popular Humans of New York Facebook. “Over a series of seven portraits taken by Brandon Stanton, the photographer behind the Humans of New York page, […]

‘When Can I Go Back Home?’

‘When Can I Go Back Home?’

HATAY, Turkey — A Syrian child looks out from the tent site at Yayladagi town in Turkey’s Hatay province, where Syrian refugees stayed, April 10, 2012. <Xinhua/Ma Yan> news@theasian.asia

Yeshi in Critical Condition After Burning Himself

Yeshi in Critical Condition After Burning Himself

NEW DELHI — An exile Tibetan woman looks at a newspaper page with photos of Tibetan Jampa Yeshi who immolated himself Monday during a protest, at a Tibetan Refugee settlement in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, March 27, 2012. Yeshi, who remains in critical condition after he lit himself on fire and ran shouting through a […]

Congo Refugee Kids in Uganda

Congo Refugee Kids in Uganda

ISINGIRO, Uganda — Refugee children from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) sit in front of a tent provided by United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees at Nakivale Refugee Settlement Camp in the southwestern Ugandan district of Isingiro, on March 20, 2012. Decades of gun fire, mass massacres, and rapes have forced tens of thousands […]

Syrian Refugee Children Continue Education in Turkey

Syrian Refugee Children Continue Education in Turkey

  HATAY, Turkey- Syrian refugee children who took shelter in Turkey with their families after they run away from brutal Syrian regime began their educating in Turkey. They are continuing their education with their own language in the Tent school in Turkish border city of Hatay. <Photo: Gihan> news@theasian.asia

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