Refugees

02.07.2020

1772 A Slave with Due Process. 2020 Refugees Without it

1772 A Slave with Due Process. 2020 Refugees Without it

By Jhon Sánchez In 1772, James Somerset was a slave brought to England by his owner Charles Stewart. Somerset managed to escape but later was apprehended and put into custody. Based on the habeas corpus petition, Somerset asked for his freedom, arguing unlawful detention. The judge, Lord Mansfield, granted him… »

19.06.2020

Resolving displacement critical for regional, international stability – UN refugee chief

Resolving displacement critical for regional, international stability – UN refugee chief

As forced displacement tops 79.5 million, Filippo Grandi urges UN Security Council to use its authority seek peace and inclusion for the displaced. By Tim Gaynor Ending conflicts around the world that are driving unprecedented global displacement is not just a moral imperative but critical for international stability, the UN’s refugee… »

07.05.2020

FROM THE FIELD: Protecting the displaced in the time of COVID-19

FROM THE FIELD: Protecting the displaced in the time of COVID-19

Refugees and displaced people living in camps are amongst the most vulnerable communities across the world and more likely to catch COVID-19 than others, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM). In Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, an isolation centre has been built to provide health care to Rohingya… »

29.03.2020

#LeaveNoOneBehind: Prevent the Corona catastrophe now – also at the external borders!

#LeaveNoOneBehind: Prevent the Corona catastrophe now – also at the external borders!

If you want to help with donations, you can do so here: www.leavenoonebehind2020.org/funds To meet this Coronavirus crisis, we need solidarity. Coronavirus will hit especially hard for those who already have difficulties. That includes refugees at Europe’s external borders, as well as the homeless,… »

27.03.2020

Cardinal denounces: “We in Europe give money to Turkey so refugees don’t annoy us”

Cardinal denounces: “We in Europe give money to Turkey so refugees don’t annoy us”

In Europe “we give money to Turkey so refugees don’t annoy us”, a cardinal has denounced. By Cameron Doody Key points – “I don’t see much difference with the wall Trump is building on the border with Mexico” – “People criticise Turkey’s use of refugees as a… »

10.03.2020

Letter to the President of the European Parliament: stop the violence against refugees in Greece

Letter to the President of the European Parliament: stop the violence against refugees in Greece

The board of directors of We Are Odv has decided to write to the President of the European Parliament David Sassoli taking up the text published in the social media on March 2 by the association Refugee 4 Refugees, which has been operating for years in the island of… »

10.03.2020

The European Parliament must intervene to stop violence, the use of force and human rights violations at the EU-Turkey border

The European Parliament must intervene to stop violence, the use of force and human rights violations at the EU-Turkey border

We call on the European Parliament and the political groups representing the EU citizens to stop violence and the use of force against defenseless people at the EU-Turkey border and to restore legality and respect for human rights, firstly the right of asylum. What is happening is the result of… »

06.03.2020

Greece: Thousands of people march with solidarity for refugees and immigrants

Greece: Thousands of people march with solidarity for refugees and immigrants

Massive attendance of more than six thousand people took part in a solidarity march for refugees and migrants in the center of Athens last afternoon. The call on the march was clear: “We stand with solidarity with refugees and immigrants against the governments of Greece and Turkey, the EU, racism,… »

03.03.2020

The Borders are Killing, Open the Borders!

The Borders are Killing, Open the Borders!

Hundreds of groups and organizations worldwide sign multilingual Statement demanding peace, fundamental rights and freedoms of every person on the move. Five years after the so-called “refugee crisis” and almost four years after the EU-Turkey deal, we are once again witnessing the violence caused by security-centred migration policies. Since last… »

30.12.2019

Not everyone can travel home for Christmas

Not everyone can travel home for Christmas

At this time of year often people talk of going home for the holidays, of travelling to see family and friends, and of spending time in places where they grew up, reminiscing about the past and discussing, or even arguing, about the present. At this time the topic of politics… »

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