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18.07.2017

Not Just Numbers: Migrants Tell Their Stories

Not Just Numbers: Migrants Tell Their Stories

By Baher Kamal Every single day, print and online media and TV broadcasters show images and footage of migrants and refugees adrift, salvage teams rescuing their corpses–alive or dead, from fragile boats that are often deliberately sunk by human traffickers near the coasts of a… »

12.07.2017

EU: Draft Code for Sea Rescues Threatens Lives

EU: Draft Code for Sea Rescues Threatens Lives

Thousands more refugees and migrants could be at risk of dying at sea if a flawed code of conduct for nongovernmental groups conducting search and rescue in the central Mediterranean is put into practice, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said today after reviewing a leaked draft of the document. »

18.05.2017

Border Angels Resist Trump’s Immigration Crackdown with Services and Water for Border-Crossing Migrants

Border Angels Resist Trump’s Immigration Crackdown with Services and Water for Border-Crossing Migrants

AMY GOODMAN: Attorney General Sessions and Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly recently visited the San Diego-Tijuana border, where they vowed to crack down on sanctuary cities and urged local officials to fully cooperate with federal immigration agents. This is Sessions, followed by Kelly, speaking at a news conference here in San… »

28.03.2017

EU Commission Should Call Out Hungary’s Asylum Abuses

EU Commission Should Call Out Hungary’s Asylum Abuses

Top EU Official Should Use Visit to Press Budapest to Comply with International Law By Lydia Gall Hungary’s new asylum law allowing for the blanket detention of asylum seekers, including some children, will come into force on March 28. It’s the latest of Hungary’s abusive laws and policies… »

13.11.2016

Migrants’ rights campaigners place ‘life-ring wreath’ on Cenotaph for Remembrance Day

Migrants’ rights campaigners place ‘life-ring wreath’ on Cenotaph for Remembrance Day

Last night, campaign group Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants placed wreaths of life-jacket-orange poppies on the Cenotaph to commemorate the more than 4,200 people who have died in the last year trying to reach Europe. The campaigners marched down Whitehall dressed in black with pink veils to conduct a… »

19.09.2016

Civil society concerned that migration policies of developed countries risk worsening the problem

Civil society concerned that migration policies of developed countries risk worsening the problem

On this day, the UN General Assembly will host a high-level summit to address large movements of refugees and migrants, with the aim of bringing countries together behind a more humane and coordinated approach. It is a defining moment to strengthen governance of international migration and a unique opportunity for… »

15.09.2016

50 Million Children “Uprooted” Worldwide – UNICEF

50 Million Children “Uprooted” Worldwide – UNICEF

By  Baher Kamal Human Wrongs Watch Across the globe, nearly 50 million children have been uprooted – 28 million of them driven from their homes by conflicts not of their making, and millions more migrating in… »

11.09.2016

‘Liberated’ Afghanistan: More than One Million People on the Move

Human Wrongs Watch Seeking $150 million for aid efforts in Afghanistan, the top United Nations relief official on 7 September 2016 called on the international community to urgently scale up its support for the war-torn country so that it can meet the rising… »

03.09.2016

2016, Deadliest Year for Refugees Crossing to Europe via Central Mediterranean

2016, Deadliest Year for Refugees Crossing to Europe via Central Mediterranean

Human Wrongs Watch The United Nations refugee agency on 2 September 2016 flagged that while the number of deaths of refugees seeking safety via the Turkey-Greece route into Europe has fallen dramatically, the use of the North Africa-Italy route has remained constant – with… »

30.08.2016

Global Migration Compact Negotiations to Begin in 2017

Global Migration Compact Negotiations to Begin in 2017

By Jaya Ramachdandran BERLIN | NEW YORK (IDN) – The forthcoming UN Summit on Refugees and Migrants on September 19 in New York would launch a process of intergovernmental negotiations leading to the adoption of a ‘Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration’. The intergovernmental negotiations, which will begin… »

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