Refugees

29.07.2018

Resistance Is In the Air

Resistance Is In the Air

Last Monday, Elin Ersson, a young Swedish student, boarded a plane at the airport in Gothenburg, Sweden, bound for Istanbul. The plane was crowded as its crew prepared to take off. Ersson stood up in the aisle, protesting that a fellow passenger, an Afghan refugee, was being deported. She was… »

21.07.2018

About 750,000 Displaced Returned to Their Homes in Syria this Year

About 750,000 Displaced Returned to Their Homes in Syria this Year

Damascus, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) More than 750,000 internally displaced persons and about 13,000 Syrian refugees returned to their homes in the first six months of this year, United Nations sources reported today. A statement from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), published here, indicated… »

05.07.2018

Barcelona welcomes Open Arms with a protest event aimed at Europe

Barcelona welcomes Open Arms with a protest event aimed at Europe

On the occasion of the arrival of the humanitarian ship Open Arms in Barcelona, after having rescued sixty people in the Mediterranean, the organisation Proactiva Open Arms and various authorities from Barcelona and Catalonia, as well as the MEPs accompanying the ship made the following statements: Photograph:… »

20.06.2018

Refugee today – citizen tomorrow? A message for International Refugees Day

Refugee today – citizen tomorrow? A message for International Refugees Day

By A GROUP OF INTERCULTURAL CITY MAYORS. 20 June 2018 for openDemocracy “It is time to listen to the voice of cities.” There is a voice which is rarely heard in the deeply divisive debate about refugee policies – the voice of cities. Listening to cities… »

25.04.2018

Greece: Government Defies Court on Asylum Seekers

Greece: Government Defies Court on Asylum Seekers

The Greek government’s move on April 20, 2018, overturning a binding court ruling ordering it to end its abusive policy of trapping asylum seekers on Greece’s islands raises rule of law concerns, 21 human rights and humanitarian organizations said today. Rather than carrying out the April 17 ruling by the… »

02.12.2017

End Slavery — Open Letter To European Leaders

End Slavery — Open Letter To European Leaders

December 2, 2017 Addressed to: Mr. Donald Tusk President of the European Council Mr. Jean-Claude Juncker President of the European Commission Mr. Antonio Tajani President of the European Parliament Mr. Marco Minniti Italian Minister of the Interior Mr. Angelino Alfano Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs… »

28.11.2017

The Living Hell of Refugees in Libya: Italy’s Justifications to UN Charges are Self-Incriminating

The Living Hell of Refugees in Libya: Italy’s Justifications to UN Charges are Self-Incriminating

“What Libya’s become today, that was already well-known…”. Then there’s also this: “Terrible things are happening, but after all they were already known.”. And so on and so forth. These are the types of statements that various representatives of the Italian Government and Parliament used in reaction to the strong… »

26.11.2017

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

“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 Libya. They were very angry but remained peaceful, while the… »

25.11.2017

US American and European activists join to face the global escalation of the refugee crisis

US American and European activists join to face the global escalation of the refugee crisis

This Tuesday a public discussion took place in the Heilig Kreuz Kirche in Berlin with several NGOs and faith-based groups from the USA and Europe, that subscribed to a joint declaration in 2016 as an answer to the global escalation of displaced people. We met two representatives from the… »

22.11.2017

Greece: As Winter Nears, Asylum Seekers Stuck in Tents on Islands

Greece: As Winter Nears, Asylum Seekers Stuck in Tents on Islands

The Greek government, with the support of EU member states, should act now to end Greece’s “containment policy,” 20 human rights and aid groups said today. The policy forces asylum seekers arriving on the Greek islands to remain in overcrowded, unsafe facilities, an urgent concern with winter approaching. Conditions on… »

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