The Australian government continues to break the law with its actions against asylum seekers.
The Australian government secretly sent 41 Sri Lankan asylum seekers back to their country [Reuters]
By: Fiona Broom
As Australia’s conservative federal government falls further in opinion polls, it is increasingly willing to eschew international refugee conventions to cling to the one thing that is winning it support – the illegal and inhumane treatment of asylum seekers.
While the Australian government’s treatment of child refugees and its refusal to release details of asylum seeker boat arrivals and block attempts by journalists to investigate detention facilities earn it little praise internationally, at home it is one of the few things winning the government any favour.
Protests against BBC coverage of Israeli military operation against the Palestinian refugee population in the Gaza strip are erupting across the UK, with thousands joining a call for fair, unbiased and contextual reporting of the events on the ground.
Syrian refugees across the Middle East are having to spend another Ramadan away from the festivities and extravagant meals associated with the month.
Many say they feel abandoned during a month when Muslims are meant to remember the less fortunate.
At one camp in Lebanon, charities are only able to provide meals for families to break their fasts every other day.
Al Jazeera’s Rula Amin reports from Sabra refugee camp just outside of Beirut.