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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… »

20.11.2016

VII International Congress on Immigration, Interculturality and Coexistence

VII International Congress on Immigration, Interculturality and Coexistence

Under the heading of Immigration, Human Rights and Border Politics, this Congress on migration in the Spanish city of Ceuta will take place between the 24th and 26th of November. Pressenza will participate as a media partner, providing a permanent streaming channel in collaboration with the local media outlet Ceuta… »

11.11.2016

For a concrete refugee policy in India

For a concrete refugee policy in India

While Assam is boiling against central government’s move to grant citizenship to religious minorities from Bangladesh and Pakistan, a nationalist people’s forum is raising its voice for a concrete refugee policy for the country to deal with such situations in the future. The Patriotic People’s Front Assam (PPFA), in a… »

10.11.2016

Cyprus police rescue more than 120 stranded refugees

Police in Cyprus have rescued more than 120 refugees who were left afloat on a boat off the island’s northwestern coast. There were 42 children, 19 women and 62 men abroad the boat, which was towed by Cypriot rescue workers to the Latchi harbor, a civil defense statement said on… »

28.10.2016

Music video made with refugees stranded in Greece

Music video made with refugees stranded in Greece

“Fool For Your Love” by the Irish band “Rofi James” is a music video set in the refugee camps of Greece. It tells the story of some of the 60,000 refugees stuck in limbo in Greece. The creators point out that the conditions the refugees live in are awful,… »

28.10.2016

Danes revive heroic WWII-era practice of smuggling refugees to safety

Danes revive heroic WWII-era practice of smuggling refugees to safety

By Phil Wilmot for Waging Nonviolence About 100 Danes, young and old, stood outside Copenhagen City Court in the chilly seaside winds last Tuesday to show their solidarity with four activists alleged to have illegally assisted refugees in their trek across the waters… »

20.10.2016

German ban on refugees arriving by air challenged in court

German ban on refugees arriving by air challenged in court

On Wednesday the 19th of october, the Center for Political Beauty launched a legal case against the german government because of a law that prohibits airlines from transporting refugees. So this artists’ collective put their street activism on hold and went to court. Airlines are not allowed to transport people… »

19.10.2016

Greece welcomes refugee children to schools

Greece welcomes refugee children to schools

The Greek Ministry of Education has secured classrooms and teaching staff on time and succeeded in welcoming asylum seekers under 15 years of age while preparing and integrating minors aged 15-18 in vocational education programs for the current school year. As a result… »

19.09.2016

Civil society concerned that migration policies of developed countries risk worsening the problem

Civil society concerned that migration policies of developed countries risk worsening the problem

On this day, the UN General Assembly will host a high-level summit to address large movements of refugees and migrants, with the aim of bringing countries together behind a more humane and coordinated approach. It is a defining moment to strengthen governance of international migration and a unique opportunity for… »

18.09.2016

Refugees welcome: thousands march for ‘Humanity and Human Rights’ in UK

Refugees welcome: thousands march for ‘Humanity and Human Rights’ in UK

Amid global crises that have seen people forced from their homelands in unprecedented numbers, citizens call on UK government to open doors to those in need. by Jon Queally, staff writer for Common Dreams Pushing back against a tide of xenophobia which has gripped portions of… »

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