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Migrant workers ‘fear for their safety’ after deaths on Diego Garcia

Workers for US defence contractor KBR concerned after colleagues die on island with no hospital-grade health facilityMigrant workers employed by the US defence contractor KBR on the British-owned island of Diego Garcia have expressed concerns for their…

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No crops, no brides: how rising seas are killing India’s coastal villages

As the sea inundates Odisha’s coastline, livelihoods have withered with the harvest and weddings are a rarity as young women refuse to move to areas where they see no futurePhotographs by Aishwarya MohantyIn Udaykani, a coastal village in the east Indi…

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Death, abuse and torture: traffickers hold fleeing Rohingya to ransom for up to £3,000 a time

People trapped in the world’s largest refugee camp hope to seek new lives elsewhere despite threats facing them as they attempt to leave BangladeshEven as dehydration was getting to their passengers, the traffickers using boats to carry hundreds of Roh…

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‘They can’t grieve’: families in limbo as Channel boat victims left unidentified

French authorities accused of failing to investigate the fates of refugees who have gone missing at sea while trying to cross by boat to the UK, with families still waiting for news of loved onesLate in the evening of 14 December last year four friends…

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Italian court jails people smuggler over shipwreck that killed at least 94 migrants

Gun Ufuk, 29, sentenced to 20 years in prison over deadly sinking that occurred metres from shoreAn Italian court has sentenced a people smuggler to 20 years in prison for involvement in a shipwreck last year that killed at least 94 migrants.The court …

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People smugglers recruiting skippers from central Asia on Turkey to Italy route

Boat drivers from former Soviet republics often have very little experience and no idea what they are doing is illegal, say NGOsPeople smugglers are increasingly recruiting people from former Soviet republics in central Asia to pilot boats carrying mig…

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The world in 2024: Guardian writers on what to look out for

What to expect in Gaza, Ukraine, the US elections, China, Europe and the rest of the worldThe year 2024 will be a critical one. The future of Gaza and the West Bank may hinge in part on whether Donald Trump returns to the White House – as may the outco…

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‘I have no idea how I’ll survive’: Myanmar villagers who fled airstrikes face food shortage

In camps on the border with Thailand, thousands of people displaced by the military are subsisting on meagre rationsIt has been months since Naw Eh Wah has had a proper meal. The 15kg of rice she, like others living in the camp, was receiving every fou…

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Stay or go? Offered a future away from home, Tuvalu’s people face a painful choice

Australia’s visa offer to residents of the Pacific island nation in the face of the climate crisis stokes mixed emotionsFor many years, residents of Tuvalu have been aware of a threat hanging over their country: if nothing is done to combat the climate…

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Refugees in PNG told they will be evicted next week after Australian-sponsored housing bills not paid

Australian-funded humanitarian program has not funded housing, food and medical services for over a year, providers sayGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastRefugees and asylum seekers held by Australia in Papua New G…

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