refugee crisis

05.10.2019

Ambitious Turkish plan to resettle two million displaced Syrians

Ambitious Turkish plan to resettle two million displaced Syrians

By Abdus Sattar Ghazali Turkey has an ambitious plan to settle two million displaced Syrians in a 30 kilometer wide safe zone in northern Syria. Turkish President Recep Tayyi  Erdogan unveiled the plan at the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly last month. “Our aim is to settle… »

27.06.2019

Refugees Are Finding Their Own Solutions – But Are Taking Great Risks in the Process

Refugees Are Finding Their Own Solutions – But Are Taking Great Risks in the Process

By Dr Jeff Crisp | Refugee Law Initiative 19 Jun 2019 – Many of the world’s 25 million refugees are confronted with the prospect of a life in limbo. They are unable to go back to their own country because of continued persecution or violence there.  They do not have the… »

21.04.2017

Middle East, Engulfed by a ‘Perfect Storm’

Middle East, Engulfed by a ‘Perfect Storm’

By Baher Kamal A perfect storm has engulfed the Middle East, and continues to threaten international peace and security. Hardly anyone could sum up the Middle East explosive situation in so few, blunt words as just did Nickolay Mladenov, the UN… »

15.01.2017

UN calls on European countries to protect refugees from freezing to death & abuse

UN calls on European countries to protect refugees from freezing to death & abuse

RT – Published time: 14 Jan, 2017 11:40 At least five refugees have reportedly perished from exposure in a European cold snap since the beginning of the year amid reports of police violence against asylum seekers, including confiscation of phones and clothing, the UN’s refugee agency reported. On Friday at the… »

09.12.2016

EU wants states to return migrants to Greece

EU wants states to return migrants to Greece

The EU executive has recommended member states resume returning migrants to Greece next year. The aim is to restore the Dublin accord which fell apart due to Athens’ money troubles and an influx of people seeking asylum. The new policy would only apply to newcomers leaving Greece after March 15,… »

21.04.2016

Infants starving in squalor created by EU-Turkey Refugee deal

Infants starving in squalor created by EU-Turkey Refugee deal

Asylum seekers—mostly women and children—are trapped in Greece in conditions so inhumane that infants’ lives are being endangered, rights groups say by Nika Knight, staff writer for Common Dreams Conditions for refugees have deteriorated in Greece in the wake of last month’s controversial EU-Turkey deal to such an extent… »

17.04.2016

Noam Chomsky – German weapons exports to Israel & Saudi Arabia and the refugee crisis

Noam Chomsky – German weapons exports to Israel & Saudi Arabia and the refugee crisis

By Zain Raza for AcTVism In this video MIT professor, anarchist, political philosopher and renowned linguist, Noam Chomsky, discusses the impacts of German arms and weapons exports into Saudi Arabia and Israel. He also talks about the refugee and Syrian crisis that is… »

05.03.2016

EU/Balkans/Greece: Border Curbs Threaten Rights

EU/Balkans/Greece: Border Curbs Threaten Rights

Discriminatory Actions Causing Chaos, Crisis. By Human Rights Watch (Brussels, March 1, 2016) – The chaos and violence unfolding on the Greece-Macedonia border are a direct result of discriminatory border closures and Austria’s unilateral cap on asylum seekers, Human Rights Watch said today. Thousands of asylum seekers and migrants… »

11.11.2015

Run This Way: students run 4,000 km for refugee protection

Run This Way: students run 4,000 km for refugee protection

Canada will take 25,000 Syrian refugees In recent months, International Humanist Network members were shocked by the scale of the refugee crisis and by the slow answer of governments to provide assistance to refugees. According to the UNHCR (UN Refugee Agency) the number of refugees worldwide exceeded 55 million during… »

09.11.2015

Lesbos Island, Greece: refugees arrive from Turkey

Lesbos Island, Greece: refugees arrive from Turkey

The images from this exceptional photo-report by Maro Kourí from the island of Lesbos, sent to us by Jai Mexis, say more than a thousand words ever could: entire families arrive every day in improvised boats coming from Turkey and they walk for kilometers, even with children, to reach the… »

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