Refugees

13.10.2017

Daniele Biella: the core of civic engagement? Storytelling and staying human

Daniele Biella: the core of civic engagement? Storytelling and staying human

In September you spent eight days on the Aquarius ship of the SOS Mediterranée NGO, engaged in migrant rescue operations with the help of Doctors without Borders and you defined it as “one of the most important experiences of your life.” What impacted you the most? Certainly the mix… »

12.10.2017

Open the islands – No more dead from cold

Open the islands – No more dead from cold

Solidarity groups and organizations call for urgent action as winter is coming for refugees in Greece. Over 40 solidarity groups and organizations are calling for urgent action from the Greek local and national authorities to prevent more refugees from dying in the cold as winter sets in once again. They… »

28.09.2017

DiEM’s ‘Greek New Deal’ presented in Patra – Greece’s third-largest city

DiEM’s ‘Greek New Deal’ presented in Patra – Greece’s third-largest city

DiEM25 and its co-founder Yanis Varoufakis were well received in the city of Patra in Western Greece. The “Royal” theatre was packed with people who were keen to hear about DiEM25’s “New Deal for Greece”. In his speech, Yanis noted that: “The MoUs have made all… »

12.09.2017

“Our proposals aim to shake Europe,” interview with Daniel Cruz

“Our proposals aim to shake Europe,” interview with Daniel Cruz

We talked to Daniel Cruz from DIEM25-Barcelona about refugees, the refugee camps in Greece and the projects he is currently working on: DIEM25 as a local organiser in Barcelona and Pressenza as a journalist. Refugees In DIEM25 we deal with the issue of refugees from a political point of view. … »

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. »

21.06.2017

Photos: World Refugee Day in NYC

Photos: World Refugee Day in NYC

New Yorkers sanding for Refugees on World Refugee Day. The March organized by African Communities Together (ACT) and City of Refuge Coalition went form 59th St and 5th Ave to Trump World Tower and Dag Hammarskjold Plaza in front of the United Nations. United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called on… »

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… »

14.03.2017

States File Federal Lawsuit to Halt Trump’s “Muslim Ban 2.0”

States File Federal Lawsuit to Halt Trump’s “Muslim Ban 2.0”

President Trump’s second attempt to ban refugees and travelers from six majority-Muslim countries got a fresh legal challenge Monday, when several states filed a joint challenge to the ban in federal court. The suit was filed by Washington state and joined by California, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York and Oregon. It… »

12.03.2017

Calais Migrant Camp Closure Drives Refugees To Paris Streets

Calais Migrant Camp Closure Drives Refugees To Paris Streets

By Melissa Chemam* Note: This article is being reproduced courtesy of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung’s online Journal ‘International Politics and Society’ published on March 7, 2017 with the headline Refugees Welcome? PARIS (IDN-INPS) – Since the destruction of the informal settlement of refugees and transitional migrants in Calais –… »

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