Global Compact on Refugees is a good start, yet much remains to be done

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On Christmas Day, a second Guatemalan child died in United States government custody while being detained after crossing the US-Mexico border.

In Libya, rampant child abuse persists in 26 Britain-funded refugee detention centres which critics say have been created as a way for European countries to outsource their problem with asylum seekers in their borders.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 02, 2019, with the headline Global Compact on Refugees is a good start, yet much remains to be done. Subscribe