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15.10.2019

Fire in Samos Refugee Camp

Fire in Samos Refugee Camp

Last night there was a fire on the island of Samos, a fire that ripped through the temporary homes of human beings living in ‘the jungle’, the overfill space relied upon to house men, women and children in a Reception and Identification Centre that can no longer cope with the… »

23.09.2019

More refugees arrive on Greek islands amid overcrowding and water shortages

More refugees arrive on Greek islands amid overcrowding and water shortages

The hotspots on the Greek islands of Lesvos, Chios, Samos, Kos and Leros are struggling to manage an increase in the number of refugees and migrants crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey in recent months. Between January and August 2019, 25,590 people arrived by sea on the Greek islands, according… »

20.06.2019

The Power of Volunteers

The Power of Volunteers

On World Refugee Day it is important to remember the ongoing struggles of people living in overcrowded conditions for months on end in Reception Centres. Last week marked an unprecedented change in the dialogue between the Greek State and the volunteers supporting refugees in the island Reception Centres. An NGO,… »

19.06.2019

Council of Europe member states must assume more responsibility for rescuing migrants at sea and protecting their rights

Council of Europe member states must assume more responsibility for rescuing migrants at sea and protecting their rights

“European states’ approach to migration in the Mediterranean Sea has become much too focused on preventing refugees and migrants from reaching European shores, and too little on the humanitarian and human rights aspects. This approach is having tragic consequences”, said Dunja Mijatović, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, while… »

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. »

22.11.2013

Storm Brews at U.N. Climate Talks

Storm Brews at U.N. Climate Talks

By Wambi Michael for IPS WARSAW, Nov 21 2013 (IPS) – Hundreds of representatives from various NGOs walked out of the negotiating rooms at the United Nations climate talks in Poland on Thursday in protest against the reluctance by developed nations to commit towards achieving… »

21.11.2013

We need local movements, not more expensive NGOs — just look at India’s Gulabi Gang

We need local movements, not more expensive NGOs — just look at India’s Gulabi Gang

By Andres Jimenez for Waging Nonviolence Sampat Pal is an unlikely hero. She is a single mother of five, born to a poor and conservative family of Indian farmers and was able to undergo only basic formal education during her youth. Yet she is the founder of one of… »

19.12.2012

Middle East Nuclear Free Zone: Pushing the States to the Negotiating Table

Middle East Nuclear Free Zone: Pushing the States to the Negotiating Table

As the Helsinki conference on the Establishment of a Zone Free of Weapons of Mass Destruction in the Middle East failed to materialise, civil society organisations gathered to express their frustration and try to channel it in a positive direction.  Here Xanthe Hall of International Physicians for the Prevention of… »

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