migrants

Haitians Fleeing “Unacceptable Misery” Greeted by Whips and Shackles at U.S. Border

Images of U.S. Border Patrol agents on horseback whipping Haitian asylum seekers as they waded across the Rio Grande River into Texas shocked the world this week. After as many as 15,000 refugees arrived, sheltering under a bridge in Del…

Immigrants, Link Human Rights Yesterday and Today in Chile

By Maxine Lowy Immigrants and refugees bring great expectations to the country they arrive in. In Chile, however, both today and decades ago, such aspirations for a better and more just life can become tarnished by a harsh reality. Hostility…

Europe: Redouble Efforts to End Violence Against Women

Mark Istanbul Convention’s 10th Anniversary with Action Council of Europe member states should reinforce efforts to combat violence against women by swiftly ratifying and carrying out a landmark regional convention on women’s rights, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights…

Between Upheavals and Hope: Migrants Test Chile’s Ethical Scaffolding

By Maxine Lowy After four days on the road, since boarding the first bus in Machala, Ecuador, they were finally in Tacna. Lorena Zambrano and her two small children had barely slept or eaten well on the buses but now…

Spain condemns the rise of violence and criminalization against migrants in Canarias.

Intervención policial en el campamento levantado en los alrededores CETI de las Raíces en Tenerife   The large-scale arrival of migrants to the Canary Islands (Spain), from the African continent, has generated a situation of overcrowding in the centers set…

Greece: Lead Contamination Threat to Migrants Unresolved

People Still Accommodated in Camp’s Contaminated Area Dozens of families are still accommodated in areas of a migrant camp in Lesbos where soil testing showed elevated lead levels two months after the Greek government confirmed that the areas were contaminated,…

Selective perception

About 500 children and teenagers cross the northern border every day. One of the great violations of rights against children and youth is perpetrated before the eyes of the world, without generating the slightest act of compensation or the urgent…

The roadmen’s house of Oulx has been cleared, a refuge for migrants en route to France

Last March 23, at 7.00 a.m., the police started clearing the roadmen’s house of Oulx, a shelter for migrants crossing the French border. The volunteers who were inside did not put up any resistance but just confined themselves inside. Right…

To Help Migrants in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Tackle EU Abuses

Commissioner’s Visit Underscores EU Responsibility to Find Solutions Marlene Auer – Associate, Europe and Central Asia Division European Union Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson’s visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina this week has highlighted the EU’s role in alleviating the…

Colombia to grant temporary status to one million undocumented migrants from Venezuela

The migrants will receive a 10-year protection status after which they can apply for a residence visa. The decision affects about 950,000 undocumented Venezuelans. Colombia’s president Ivan Duque announced on Monday that the country would grant temporary protection status to…

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