Refugees

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 –… »

07.03.2017

Trump Issues New Version of Muslim Travel Ban

Trump Issues New Version of Muslim Travel Ban

President Donald Trump issued a new executive order Monday temporarily banning all refugees, as well as people from six majority-Muslim countries, from entering the United States. According to White House officials, Trump signed the executive order out of public view—a sharp departure from the way he signed his first travel… »

18.02.2017

Thousands call on Spain to welcome more refugees

Thousands call on Spain to welcome more refugees

Tens of thousands of people joined a protest in Barcelona urging the Spanish government to increase its refugee intake. Only 1,100 migrants have been resettled under a plan to take in 17,000 people. Protesters heeded a call by Ada Colau, the mayor of Spain’s second city, who urged residents to… »

30.01.2017

Jeremy Corbyn for refugees and against Trump’s visit to the UK

Jeremy Corbyn for refugees and against Trump’s visit to the UK

“My first act as Labour leader was to speak in support of refugees” Jeremy Corbyn declares in his Facebook page. “I will never turn my back on another human in need. Never. Donald Trump should not be welcomed to Britain while he abuses our shared values with his shameful… »

19.01.2017

Refugees in Greece: winter in a tent

Refugees in Greece: winter in a tent

The Mobile Info Team for Refugees in Greece is a group of international activists who counsel refugees in Greece with regard to their asylum application process. Together with Traveling light – Legal Team for the Protection of Refugees‘ and Immigrants‘ Rights they have produced a report on the… »

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