Refugees

Bangladeshi police extort money from Rohingya refugees

Human Rights Watch (HRW) reports that Rohingya refugees are being subjected to police abuse in Bangladesh, where they have settled after fleeing repression in Myanmar. The rights organisation said the Armed Police Battalion of Bangladesh (APBN) extorts, arbitrarily detains and…

How Many Ukrainian Refugees Will Return Home?

Millions of Ukrainians have fled the country since Russia’s invasion in February 2022. The longer the war continues, the less likely they are to return, with dire consequences for Ukraine. By John P. Ruehl Russia’s February 2022 invasion of Ukraine…

When sea rescue is to be punished

For helping refugees, they are on trial in Greece: a highly controversial trial of 24 sea rescuers begins in Lesbos on Tuesday (January 10, 2023). Amnesty International calls on the Greek authorities to drop the charges. By Moritz Ettlinger “If…

Face 2 Face with Skip Schiel

On this show, we speak with Skip Schiel photographer of the Nakba photographic project. We discussed his experience of meeting the refugees indigenous Palestinians, often living in refugee camps in the Occupied West Bank of Palestine, interviewing and photographing them,…

144 of the 170 migrants on board of Humanity 1 disembark in Catania

The NGO ‘Sos Humanity’ ship Humanity 1 arrived in the port of Catania on Saturday night, with 179 shipwrecked people on board. As provided for in the new decree, a health inspection has been carried out to identify frail women…

Camposampiero says immediate ceasefire and peace talks urgently needed

National mobilisation in solidarity with the Ukrainian people and the victims of all wars. On 5 November a national mobilisation for peace will take place in Rome, Italy, with the slogans “immediate ceasefire, negotiation for peace”, “ban all nuclear weapons”,…

Refugee Trail for Peace in Celebration of International Day of Peace 2022– Korea

by Yuri Yu and Bereket Alemayehu   On a beautiful Sunday morning, 18 Sept 2022, refugees who live in South Korea and local peace activists set foot on a peace trail celebrating the International Day of Peace 2022. The event…

Five years of Rohingya refugee crisis between Bangladesh-Myanmar

by Samina Akhter Myanmar’s violent ethnic cleansing program, which forcibly forced roughly a million Rohingya Muslims into Bangladeshi refugee camps, marks its fifth anniversary on Thursday (August 25). During the past five years, the population of refugees has increased.  Some…

Caravana Abriendo Fronteras finalises preparations for the next Pyrenees Alps route

The internal European borders of yesterday and today are the new focus of the Caravana Abriendo Fronteras network, which will be travelling on several buses from the Pyrenees to the Alps between 15 and 24 July. The seventh edition of…

UNHCR: A record 100 million people forcibly displaced worldwide

The Ukraine war and other conflicts pushed the number of people forced to flee conflict, violence, human rights violations and persecution over the staggering milestone of 100 million for the first time on record, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) informed…

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