migrant crisis

  • Human bones are seen near abandoned human trafficking camp in the jungle close the Thailand border at Bukit Wang Burma in northern Malaysia
    May 26, 2015  

    In Malaysia, migrants fleeing persecution and impoverishment have found a new nightmare when they land ashore. Authorities admit they have found dozens of human trafficking camps in the country’s jungles, where desperate refugees have been starved, beaten, extorted and killed. Jordan Sparks of Independent Television News reports. Continue reading

  • Migrant who arrived in Indonesia by boat with Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants, receives assistance from friends to drink water, at Kuala Langsa in Indonesia's Aceh Province
    May 15, 2015  

    Since November, an estimated 20,000 to 25,000 people have fled persecution in Myanmar and poverty in Bangladesh. Thousands are currently stranded at sea, some having been turned away from Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. Many are from the Rohingya, a muslim minority targeted by the Myanmar government. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Sarnata Reynolds of Refugees International. Continue reading

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    May 11, 2015  

    In our news wrap Monday, the death toll rose to at least five after a line of tornadoes ripped across five states on Sunday. Scores of people were injured, and nearly a third of the town of Van, Texas, was destroyed. Also, Hattiesville, Mississippi, paid tribute to Liquori Tate and Benjamin Deen, two police officers who were shot to death during a traffic stop. Four suspects have been arrested. Continue reading

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    May 5, 2015  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, Attorney General Loretta Lynch promised federal help to Baltimore as it considers some re-training for its police force. Lynch visited the city to meet with students, religious and political leaders, as well as the family of Freddie Gray. Also, President Obama nominated Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr. to be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Continue reading

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    May 4, 2015  

    In our news wrap Monday, former President Bill Clinton defended foreign donations to his family’s foundation, dismissing criticism that other governments traded donations for official favors when Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State. Also, the European Union struggled to keep up with an onslaught of migrants who attempted to sail from Libya toward Italy over the weekend. Continue reading

  • Migrants stand on a navy ship as they arrive in the Sicilian harbour of Augusta
    April 21, 2015  

    While the UN Refugee Agency is urging the European Union to adopt an emergency action plan on the intensifying migrant crisis in the Mediterranean, a bipartisan group of U.S. senators has sent a letter to President Obama on the possibility of setting up safe zones for refugees in Syria. Judy Woodruff talks to António Guterres, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Continue reading

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    July 31, 2014  

    Attorney General Eric Holder sits down with Gwen Ifill to discuss the House vote to allow the speaker to sue President Obama, the backlog of immigration cases and the political fight over border crisis, death penalty reforms, voting rights and more in an exclusive interview. Continue reading