Migrants

10.09.2020

Fire destroys Moria refugee camp: another tragic wake-up call for the EU’s asylum policy

Fire destroys Moria refugee camp: another tragic wake-up call for the EU’s asylum policy

Fires at a reception centre for asylum seekers on the Greek island of Lesbos have left thousands of people without shelter. Around 13,000 people – including those from Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and west Africa – lived at the Moria Reception and Identification Centre (RIC) in a space intended for just… »

10.09.2020

Secours Catholique denounces “appalling” living conditions of refugees in Calais

Secours Catholique denounces “appalling” living conditions of refugees in Calais

By : Mada Jurado The dismantling of the Calais refugee camp in northern France has not put an end to migrants’ dreams of Britain. While waiting for passage across the Channel, thousands of people – families, women, men and children… »

05.09.2020

Qatar, two small steps forward in protecting the rights of migrant workers

Qatar, two small steps forward in protecting the rights of migrant workers

On August 30, the Qatari authorities published two measures, announced in October 2019, intended – if fully implemented – to improve the protection of the rights and living conditions of migrant workers, massively present in the Gulf emirate. The first measure removes the employer’s “no-objection certificate”, allowing migrant workers to… »

05.09.2020

Majority of asylum seekers in need of international protection

Majority of asylum seekers in need of international protection

Majority of asylum seekers in need of international protection, according to Eurostat first instance asylum statistics More than two thirds of the 29,490 decisions issued by the Asylum Service on asylum applications in the first half of 2020 were positive, according to the latest statistics published by the European Commission’s statistical… »

27.08.2020

Forty-Nine Migrant Children Moved to Safety in France

Forty-Nine Migrant Children Moved to Safety in France

Over a Thousand Still Stranded in Hellish Conditions on Greek Islands In recent days, France has welcomed 49 children flown in from the nightmarish situation in the camps on Greece’s Aegean islands, where thousands of asylum seekers and migrants are stranded in horrendous conditions. On August 20, France relocated to its… »

24.08.2020

Venezuelan Migrants Face Covid-19 Risk in Aruba Detention Centers

Venezuelan Migrants Face Covid-19 Risk in Aruba Detention Centers

Migrants Held for Months in Dangerous Conditions Amid Pandemic Since May, Venezuelan migrants detained in a detention facility administered by Aruba’s coast guard, the Guarda Nos Costa (GNC), have participated in four protests asking to be returned to Venezuela. To understand why anyone amid the Covid-19 pandemic would want to go back… »

24.08.2020

African Asylum Seekers Jailed in Louisiana Stop Eating in Protest

African Asylum Seekers Jailed in Louisiana Stop Eating in Protest

Advocates want congressional investigation into treatment of Black asylum seekers By Frances Madeson In the Mankon language, spoken in northwest Cameroon, mughu is a word for hell. Northwest Cameroon was home to more than a dozen of the 48 African asylum seekers now confined in Louisiana at Pine… »

15.08.2020

Why are more small boats crossing the English Channel – and why are border forces struggling to stop them?

Why are more small boats crossing the English Channel – and why are border forces struggling to stop them?

The number of migrants crossing the English Channel in small boats has increased significantly – up to 4,343 this year compared with 857 in the same period last year. The number of lurid headlines calling for action has also increased significantly but the issue is not always well understood. Calls to… »

30.07.2020

Statement from Satsuki Ina on the separation of families in detention during the COVID-19 pandemic

Statement from Satsuki Ina on the separation of families in detention during the COVID-19 pandemic

In 1943, thousands of innocent people of Japanese ancestry were held in mass confinement. It wasn’t until after they had been rounded up and placed in American style concentration camps without due process, that they were forced to sign what was referred to as the “loyalty questionnaire.” If answered in… »

24.07.2020

Unaccompanied Migrant Children Sleeping Outside in Paris

Unaccompanied Migrant Children Sleeping Outside in Paris

Authorities Should Urgently Protect Them, Give Them Shelter Since June 30, unaccompanied migrant children have been camping in central Paris, stuck in limbo while a judge decides on their fate. Aid organizations, including Médecins Sans Frontières and Utopia 56, set up a tent camp in a Paris park to shelter about… »

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