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Border crossing with Afghanistan swamped by Afghans after Pakistani expulsion order

Afghan citizens gather to get their registrations to cross into Afghanistan, after Pakistan gives the last warning to undocumented immigrants to leave, at the Friendship Gate of Chaman Border Crossing along the Pakistan-Afghanistan Border in Balochistan Province, in Chaman, Pakistan, on 1st November, 2023

Peshawar, Pakistan Reuters Thousands of people swamped Pakistan’s main north-western border crossing seeking to cross into Afghanistan on Thursday, a day after the government’s deadline expired for undocumented foreigners to leave or face expulsion. Pakistani authorities began rounding up undocumented foreigners, most of them Afghans, hours before Wednesday’s deadline. More than a million Afghans could […]

Denmark passes law to process asylum seekers outside Europe

Danish German border police

Copenhagen, DenmarkReuters Denmark on Thursday passed a law enabling it to process asylum seekers outside Europe, drawing anger from human rights advocates, the United Nations and the European Commission. The wealthy Scandinavian nation, which has gained notoriety for its hardline immigration policies over the last decade, passed the law with 70 lawmakers voting in favour […]

Mobile phones top the list of tech speeding up aid operations in 2019 – poll

WFP South Sudan

London, UKThomson Reuters Foundation Mobile technology had the biggest benefit of all technology on aid operations in 2019, according to an exclusive poll by the Thomson Reuters Foundation on Wednesday, with drones and satellites also helping to speed up help to people in need. From drones delivering children’s vaccines in Vanuatu to satellite early warning […]