It can be months or even years before the thousands of migrants waiting in camps on Greek islands or on the mainland finally receive the prize they crave: Asylum.
Seeking asylum in Greece: An interminable waiting game
Thousands of people continue to be killed and injured every year by landmines and explosive weapons in conflicts around the world, while the COVID-19 pandemic has forced mine-clearance efforts to be scaled back, a UN-backed civil society report on the issue said.
Landmine toll still high amid concerns over COVID-19 impact on clearance efforts
Some dramatic moves on immigration are expected in the early days of the Biden administration.
Some big, early shifts on immigration expected under Biden
Robotic lie detector tests at European airports, eye scans for refugees and voice-imprinting software for use in asylum applications are among new technologies flagged as “troubling” in a UN report.
UN warns of impact of smart borders on refugees: ‘Data collection isn't apolitical’
The most vulnerable children are being "failed by the state" and a broken residential care system, the children's commissioner for England has said.
Children in care 'failed' while some providers 'make millions' in England
Major powers, including allies, criticized the United States for its human rights record during a UN review, citing the use of the death penalty, police violence against African-Americans and the separation of migrant children from their families.
US criticized for police brutality, racism at UN rights review
The last thing 33-year-old Khatera saw was the three men on a motorcycle who attacked her just after she left her job at a police station in Afghanistan’s central Ghazni Province, shooting at her and stabbing her with a knife in the eyes.
Afghan woman shot, blinded, for getting a job
Abdelaziz al-Hassan did not want to live in an overcrowded camp after fleeing war in northwestern Syria, so instead his family pitched a tent in the ruins of a Roman temple.
Uprooted by war, Syrians settle on ruins of Roman temple
More than 1,600 African migrants were rescued at sea or reached Spain's Canary Islands over the weekend, Spanish emergency services said.
Over 1,600 migrants arrive in Canary Islands over weekend

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