Refugees

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… »

04.01.2017

German state of Brandenburg may not deport far-right victims

German state of Brandenburg may not deport far-right victims

Brandenburg is the first German state to pass a rule forbidding the deportation of asylum seekers who have been victims or witnesses of violent crimes. Authorities hope this could curb the rise in far-right crimes. The German state of Brandenburg will not deport asylum seekers if they have been victimized… »

03.01.2017

First retrospective of the #CivilMarchForAleppo

First retrospective of the #CivilMarchForAleppo

On the 8th day of their March through East Germany heading for Syria, the Civil March for Aleppo reflects: “We’ve had a very difficult and demanding week. Last night was going to be equally challenging: it was supposed to be a very cold night and we were mentally preparing to… »

06.12.2016

‘Don’t Put Refugees in the Hands of Those Wishing to Turn Them into Scapegoats’

‘Don’t Put Refugees in the Hands of Those Wishing to Turn Them into Scapegoats’

The United Nations refugee agency on 5 December 2016 proposed far-reaching reforms of Europe’s management of refugees, including the asylum system, recalling that scenes of chaos at borders last year led to a breakdown in the public’s trust in the capacity of governments to manage the refugee challenge… »

04.12.2016

Berlin job portal specializes in refugees

Berlin job portal specializes in refugees

An innovative new website is bringing migrants and employers together. Can the internet platform Migrant Hire function as a kind of LinkedIn for refugees and help solve German labor shortages in key areas? Ten thousand migrants in regular jobs – that’s the goal set by the team of… »

01.12.2016

Save Shabbir and #StopTheDeal between the EU and Turkey

Save Shabbir and #StopTheDeal between the EU and Turkey

This is more than a man’s story. This is a chance to save a man’s life and end the shameful refugee deal between the EU and Turkey. We need you to make it possible. Shabbir is 40 years old, an electrical engineer by trade. He is married and has two… »

28.11.2016

Refugees in Bavaria: boredom instead of apprenticeships

Refugees in Bavaria: boredom instead of apprenticeships

The Bavarian government is interpreting the new integration laws in its own way. Many refugees have been denied vocational training opportunities and Bavarian businesses are upset about this. Obaid is an eager beaver, but a likeable one. The 18-year-old is a class representative and has A’s in math, German and… »

23.11.2016

Bangladesh to send back Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence

Bangladesh to send back Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence

Bangladeshi police have detained dozens of Rohingya refugees, including women and children, who have fled Myanmar’s violence-ravaged Rakhine state. Local police chief, Shyamol Kumar Nath, in the Bangladeshi border town of Cox’s Bazar said on Wednesday that security forces had detained 70 Rohingya Muslims and would send them back across… »

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