Category: refugee

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Iranians sue US authorities over ‘mass denials’ of refugee situation

A group of Iranians has filed a lawsuit demanding court intervention after the US government denied the refugee applications of roughly 90 refugees waiting in Austria.  The Iranians are seeking refugee status in the US through the unique Lautenberg-Specter programme, which is meant to protect vulnerable groups such as religious minorities.  The programme began with…

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Are Eritrea authorities spies posing as refugee interpreters?

It was a warm Mediterranean day in October 2013 when Meron Estefanos got the news. A boat had sunk off the Italian island of Lampedusa and several refugees had drowned. Most on board were Eritrean. Estefanos, a Swedish-Eritrean journalist and activist, and Father Mussie Zerai, a Catholic priest, both well known refugee advocates, rushed to…

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Rare gape into lifestyles interior Lesbos’ Moria refugee camp

Lesbos, Greece – In March 2016, the European Union and Turkey signed a controversial deal to prevent refugees and migrants from reaching Europe. The agreement came after more than 46,000 refugees had reached the Greek Island of Lesbos in just the two months before it. In April 2016, the month after the deal was reached, the…

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Peculiar: Missile attack targets refugee camp in Syria

A missile has crashed near civilians in Syria’s Idlib province at a makeshift camp for displaced people from the nearby Hama province.  Dramatic footage captured in the countryside area by Al Jazeera showed men, women and children desperately trying to find the nearest cover after the attack – images of which were also included in…

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Myanmar’s stateless Chin endure refugee existence in India

New Delhi, India – “We would be next, but we fear retaliations if we return”, says 44-year-old Sang Par, voicing the plea of several hundred members of the Chin community from Myanmar crammed into one-bedroom apartments in Chanakya Place, one of New Delhi’s most densely populated neighbourhoods. As the Supreme Court of India deliberates the government’s plan…

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Rohingya villages razed in spite of refugee deal: HRW

Myanmar continued to destroy Rohingya villages just days after signing a refugee resettlement deal, according to a rights group. Satellite images of Myanmar published by Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday revealed destruction in 40 Rohingya villages since October. “The Burmese army’s destruction of Rohingya villages within days of signing a refugee repatriation agreement with Bangladesh shows…

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The tragic loss of life of a six-365 days-outmoded refugee in Serbia

The family of a six-year-old Afghan refugee, who was hit by a moving train during a forced deportation, say Serbian authorities waited four days to confirm their young relative’s death and provided them with just four bottles of water to perform Muslim funeral rites. A freight train struck Madina Husein on November 21 in Serbia…