On World Refugee Day, Moz's message from detention

Lauren Martin and Mostafa Azimitabar

Mostafa (Moz) Azimitabar’s message on World Refugee Day comes down to one word: Love.

Recognised as a refugee more than three years ago, Moz will deliver the message today from inside a hotel room, under guard and unable to leave. 

COVID-19 and the end of asylum

Daniel Ghezelbash

The hard-won institution of asylum is under threat. States around the world have shut their borders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s now near impossible for most asylum seekers to travel in order to access protection and there is a real risk that this may become the new normal. 

A Brutal Welcome: Riots and a pandemic greet Manus and Nauru refugees landing in the United States

Ben Winsor

Facing the choice between indefinite detention or transfer to the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic, refugees who were held on Manus Island and Nauru are still choosing freedom in America – even though some say it’s like landing in a civil war.

How this pandemic is testing the limits of political community

Ashraful Azad 

It has already become a cliché to say that the COVID-19 pandemic is having unprecedented impacts on many areas of our lives, including for refugees and migrants. But beyond the immediate human impacts, the coronavirus crisis is showing us who is – and is not – included when we respond as a community. For the non-citizens – including migrants, refugees and asylum seekers – the pandemic is revealing something deeper about the nature of modern state and its membership.


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