Refugees

05.11.2018

Greece: Rescuers at Sea Face Baseless Accusations

Greece: Rescuers at Sea Face Baseless Accusations

The criminal accusations brought by Greek prosecutors against activists for their efforts to rescue migrants and asylum seekers at sea appear entirely unfounded, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch analyzed court records and other documents in the cases of two of the four activists currently in pretrial detention. »

03.11.2018

Refugee journey through the Balkan route: a crisis no more?

Refugee journey through the Balkan route: a crisis no more?

12-18 November 2018 TATE LIVERPOOL Tate Exchange Liverpool Royal Albert Dock  Explore the stories of migration and the refugee crisis in Serbia, Macedonia, and Greece This project raises questions about the lived experiences of refugees on the Balkan Migration Route and will present a series of activities that will… »

10.10.2018

Greece – Chios: local school directors defend refugee’s children right to education

Greece – Chios: local school directors defend refugee’s children right to education

Marianella Kloka reporting from Greece A group of 1130 parents in the island of Chios (Eastern Aegean), have decided several days ago to send an extrajudicial document to the Directors of 5 primary schools of the island, aiming to intimidate them and – as a result – not to… »

18.09.2018

Valparaíso-bound: Neruda’s ark

Valparaíso-bound: Neruda’s ark

By ARTURO DESIMONE 15 September 2018 for openDemocracy SS Winnipeg was Pablo Neruda’s Winged Fugitive Ark for war-refugees. Where are such grand gestures today? Stateless and dispossessed persons in the world today amount to a towering 65 million. If we are to trust the ‘’census’’ of… »

21.08.2018

Hungary: Asylum-seekers with inadmissible claims are denied food in detention in transit zones

Hungary: Asylum-seekers with inadmissible claims are denied food in detention in transit zones

A new ground for inadmissibility, a hybrid of the concepts of safe third country and first country of asylum, has been in effect since 1 July 2018. The new provision stems from amendments to the Asylum Act and the Fundamental Law but it was only put into practice now, in… »

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… »

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