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12.10.2020

Cameroonian asylum seekers said to be one day away from deportation back to the oppression they fled

Cameroonian asylum seekers said to be one day away from deportation back to the oppression they fled

Advocates accuse immigration officials of falsifying travel documents By Frances Madeson – The Louisiana Illuminator There is a peaceful room in a safe, joyful home in the Washington metro area waiting for Micah, an English-speaking Cameroonian refugee who spent his 20th birthday on hunger strike in… »

10.10.2020

European Union and U.S. at War against Refugees and Immigrants

European Union and U.S. at War against Refugees and Immigrants

During Marie Dutrepont’s interview by Pressenza, Marie described the process and unbearable situation in the Moria (Lesvos) concentration camp in Greece. She described day-to-day conditions in a camp designed for 2500 people but that now hosts 25,000. She spoke of the fears and risks for women going the… »

29.09.2020

Cyprus: Asylum Seekers Summarily Returned

Cyprus: Asylum Seekers Summarily Returned

Pushbacks Against Surge of Arrivals by Boat From Lebanon Cypriot coast guard forces summarily pushed back, abandoned, expelled, or returned more than 200 migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers coming from Lebanon during the first week of September 2020 without giving them the opportunity to lodge… »

10.09.2020

Moria I: Large part of the camp set on fire yesterday night

Moria I: Large part of the camp set on fire yesterday night

Last night, the camp of Moria was set on fire and a large part of it was completely destroyed. The 12,000 refugees sheltered in the structure spent a wild night of terror. They testified, saying that “they tried to escape in nearby fields around the camp and initially there was… »

05.09.2020

Majority of asylum seekers in need of international protection

Majority of asylum seekers in need of international protection

Majority of asylum seekers in need of international protection, according to Eurostat first instance asylum statistics More than two thirds of the 29,490 decisions issued by the Asylum Service on asylum applications in the first half of 2020 were positive, according to the latest statistics published by the European Commission’s statistical… »

27.08.2020

Forty-Nine Migrant Children Moved to Safety in France

Forty-Nine Migrant Children Moved to Safety in France

Over a Thousand Still Stranded in Hellish Conditions on Greek Islands In recent days, France has welcomed 49 children flown in from the nightmarish situation in the camps on Greece’s Aegean islands, where thousands of asylum seekers and migrants are stranded in horrendous conditions. On August 20, France relocated to its… »

24.08.2020

African Asylum Seekers Jailed in Louisiana Stop Eating in Protest

African Asylum Seekers Jailed in Louisiana Stop Eating in Protest

Advocates want congressional investigation into treatment of Black asylum seekers By Frances Madeson In the Mankon language, spoken in northwest Cameroon, mughu is a word for hell. Northwest Cameroon was home to more than a dozen of the 48 African asylum seekers now confined in Louisiana at Pine… »

17.08.2020

UNHCR applauds Canada’s commitment to grant permanent residency to asylum-seekers working on COVID-19 frontlines

UNHCR applauds Canada’s commitment to grant permanent residency to asylum-seekers working on COVID-19 frontlines

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes Canada’s announcement to open pathways to permanent residency for asylum-seekers in the healthcare sector who have worked on the frontlines of the country’s COVID-19 response. “This is an exemplary act of solidarity which recognises the service and dedication of some of the most marginalized… »

02.07.2020

1772 A Slave with Due Process. 2020 Refugees Without it

1772 A Slave with Due Process. 2020 Refugees Without it

By Jhon Sánchez In 1772, James Somerset was a slave brought to England by his owner Charles Stewart. Somerset managed to escape but later was apprehended and put into custody. Based on the habeas corpus petition, Somerset asked for his freedom, arguing unlawful detention. The judge, Lord Mansfield, granted him… »

18.04.2020

Doctors Without Borders splits from sea rescue partner over coronavirus policy

Doctors Without Borders splits from sea rescue partner over coronavirus policy

Doctors Without Borders has ended a cooperation saving migrants stranded at sea after its partner suspended rescue missions due to the coronavirus. The NGO has accused the EU of using the outbreak to keep migrants away. French aid group Doctors Without Borders has ended its migrant rescue operations in the… »

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