Refugees

03.09.2016

Switzerland pushing back people to Italy

Switzerland pushing back people to Italy

Switzerland is facing wide criticism for turning back thousands of people at the Swiss-Italian border. Between July and August, the Swiss authorities have pushed back 7,000 at the Como(Italy)-Chiasso(Switzerland) border. The Swiss Refugee Council (OSAR), the Italian Association of Juridical Studies on Immigration (ASGI), the Swiss… »

02.09.2016

The Death of a Small Syrian Boy

The Death of a Small Syrian Boy

One Year After Aylan Kurdi’s Drowning, Mediterranean Death Tolls Rise By Judith Sunderland One year ago today, a three-year-old boy named Aylan Kurdi drowned in the Aegean Sea. Having fled the war in Syria with his family, Aylan died on the final stretch of the arduous journey to safety… »

22.08.2016

The Syrian boy in the ambulance breaks my heart. But what can I do?!

The Syrian boy in the ambulance breaks my heart. But what can I do?!

The Syrian refugee crisis including those internally displaced, those in neighbouring countries and the few who have made it to other shores is the biggest civilian tragedy since WWII. And yet there is a paralysis in ordinary people who would like to help but feel unable to, mainly because News… »

06.08.2016

Security concerns halt Rostock refugee shelter plans

Security concerns halt Rostock refugee shelter plans

The local government in the German city of Rostock has shelved plans to create a new refugee home because of security concerns. But the relative lack of refugees in the city may also have been a factor. A series of anti-refugee protests and counter-protests have led authorities in the northeastern… »

05.08.2016

The First-Ever Olympic Refugee Team

The First-Ever Olympic Refugee Team

Human Wrongs Watch United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on 4 August 2016 paid a visit to the Olympic Village in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he encouraged refugee athletes to show the world their… »

03.08.2016

South Sudan Exodus: 900,000 Refugees in 2,5 Years

South Sudan Exodus: 900,000 Refugees in 2,5 Years

Human Wrongs Watch Some 60,000 people have fled South Sudan’s recent violence in the capital city of Juba, bringing the overall number of South Sudanese refugees in neighboring countries since December 2013 to nearly 900,000… »

27.07.2016

Climate Victims – Every Second, One Person Is Displaced by Disaster

Climate Victims – Every Second, One Person Is Displaced by Disaster

Human Wrongs Watch By Baher Kamal* ROME, 27 July 2016 (IPS) – Climate change and related extreme weather events have devastated the lives and livelihoods of tens of millions of most vulnerable people worldwide– by far exceeding the total of… »

24.07.2016

Over 26,000 People Flee South Sudan; Influx Sets Single-Day Record

Over 26,000 People Flee South Sudan; Influx Sets Single-Day Record

Human Wrongs Watch Some 26,500 South Sudanese, mostly women and children, have crossed into Uganda since fighting between rival forces erupted in and around the capital, Juba, on 7 July, the United Nations refugee agency on 22 July 2016 reported. Yesterday alone [21 July], an estimated 8,337 refugees… »

20.07.2016

The European Union – An unfulfilled dream?

The European Union – An unfulfilled dream?

We are witnessing a historic moment in Europe. Hard-core, conservative politicians are occupying a vital space in European affairs and do not allow unifying thoughts, which would ensure the continuation of the European project, to be on the agenda. When the European Commission[1] eliminated from its policies the… »

14.07.2016

In Berlin, refugee organizations bemoan “failure of governments”

In Berlin, refugee organizations bemoan “failure of governments”

Most EU governments have failed to share responsibility in the refugee crisis – and done too little to counter xenophobia, in a crisis that “won’t be going away anytime soon,” according to leading aid agencies. Villa Borsig, Germany’s picturesque guesthouse surrounded by pristine lawns overlooking a normally tranquil lake, was… »

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