refugee

Syrian refugees in Lebanon hugely impacted by ongoing economic and COVID-19 crises

The situation in Lebanon has been steadily deteriorating, and is projected to get much worse. Syrian refugees are among those worst off. The Refugee Protection Watch Coalition (RPW), of which PAX is part of, has interviewed hundreds of Syrian refugees…

UNHCR welcomes Mexico’s reforms to protect rights of child refugees and asylum-seekers

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, applauds the entry into force of important new measures in Mexico to protect the rights of child refugees and asylum-seekers, including the end of immigration detention for boys and girls. Under the reforms, no children,…

Meeting with Marie Doutrepont: “our children will hold us to account for our attitude” about the Moria camp and the EU’s reception policy

Marie Dutrepont on Moria: “each piece of humanity disappears like a drop of water on a slab of hot cement” Marie Doutrepont is a Belgian lawyer, author of the book “Moria: Chroniques des limbes de l’Europe”, 180 ° editions –…

A Disenfranchisement Pact

Von der Leyen’s EU Migration Pact replicates illegal Hungarian measures; Western powers already create new reasons for flight. Commission President Ursula von der Leyen’s new EU Migration Pact replicates illegal elements of the notorious Hungarian anti-refugee defense and is sharply…

Secours Catholique denounces “appalling” living conditions of refugees in Calais

By : Mada Jurado The dismantling of the Calais refugee camp in northern France has not put an end to migrants’ dreams of Britain. While waiting for passage across the Channel, thousands of people – families, women, men and children –…

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…

The constitutional court has failed to protect human right defenders

The Constitutional Court (CC) held today that the Criminal Code amendment by the “Stop Soros” package is constitutional. Although the CC concluded that it would be unacceptable if those who selflessly assist asylum seekers were penalised, it is still not…

On Refugees…. And Myanmar-It’s Not Just The Rohingya

By Dr Arshad M Khan … And my life’s cold winter that knew no spring; Of my mind so weary and sick and wild, Of my heart too sad to sing. — Paul Laurence Dunbar The world now has more refugees than…

EU Urged to Evacuate Eritreans from Libyan ‘Death Camps’

By Ramesh Jaura BRUSSELS (IDN) – When the Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed signed in July a peace deal after two decades of war and ensuing violent border clashes, “a new era of peace and…

“It leaves me stunned!” Protest against slavery in Libya

This Saturday, about 3000 Africans from all countries of the continent and their supporters came together in front of the Libyan embassy in Berlin, in order to protest against slavery, rape and abuse committed against their sisters and brothers in…

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