For almost four decades, Pakistan has given refuge to more than a million Afghans who escaped the Soviet invasion. But now the government wants tens of thousands of them to go back.
COP27: Why Climate refugees are not on the agenda?
2022 witnessed severe flooding in Pakistan, extreme drought in Somalia and heat waves across Europe. The COP27 environmental meeting in Egypt right now is aimed at speeding up action to prevent more of these climate emergencies.
Nations are trying to find a way to meet the targets set out in the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, but there appears little discussion about how to deal with the immediate problem of climate migration and the people searching for safety.
Climate Action Policy, UNHCR
Researcher in Climate Diplomacy, E3G
Assistant Professor at Cambridge University
Roundtable is a discussion program with an edge. Broadcast out of London and presented by David Foster, it's about bringing people to the table, listening to every opinion, and analysing every point of view. From fierce debate to reflective thinking, Roundtable discussions offer a different perspective on the issues that matter to you. Watch it every weekday at 15:30 GMT on TRT World.
UK reaches deal to send migrants to Rwanda for asylum processing
In mid 2021, UNHCR figures showed the United Kingdom hosting 136,000 refugees. In the past few hours, Rwanda's government says it is home to 130,000 refugees.
This Thursday, the British government has confirmed it will send some people seeking asylum in the UK to the central African country. And it will be a one way ticket, with no right to live in the UK. London says the real aim is to stop people smuggling rings. Sarah Morice reports.
#UK #Rwanda #RefugeeCrisis
Berlin's Muslims rush to help Ukrainian refugees
The number of refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine has reached more than two million. While many of them are seeking shelter in neighbouring Poland, for those travelling further into Europe, Berlin has become a major hub. Germany’s Muslim community has also rushed to accommodate those struggling to find shelter. TRT World's Sibel Karkus has more from Berlin.
Double standards on conflict and refugees?
Western media coverage of the Russian invasion of Ukraine reveals double standards, racism and othering when it comes to conflict and refugees.
Is Greece blocking access to food in refugee camps?
Humanitarian groups have accused the Greek government of triggering a hunger crisis in refugee camps due to service cuts. #Greece #refugees #food
Migrants acknowledged on international day
Every year, the global community observes December 18 as International Migrants Day. It aims to raise awareness about the challenges of migrating, and celebrate the contributions of migrants worldwide.
Croatian police accused of illegally pushing back refugees
An Afghan man trying to cross into the European Union says Croatian police are continuing to illegally push refugees, back from the border. Ibrahim Rasool has also filmed videos that show children packed into a police van with adults - and a pregnant woman being carried in a blanket. Andrew Hopkins reports.
#AfghanRefugees #Pushbacks #Croatia
Geopolitical dispute exacerbates humanitarian disaster at Poland-Belarus border
A military build-up is intensifying on the Poland-Belarus border. Russia has sent troops, in a show of support for its ally. Poland has beefed up its security and British soldiers are also there. Thousands of migrants and refugees have gathered at the crossing after Belarus granted them visa-free travel. It's not only a geo-political dispute, but has also led to a humanitarian crisis for those who find themselves trapped in freezing conditions. Many have no access to food, supplies or medical care, as fears for their safety mount. Our Europe Correspondent, Simon McGregor-Wood reports.
#MigrantCrisis #Refugees #Europe
The difference between refugees and migrants | I Got A Story to Tell | S2E13
In this episode of I Got A Story To Tell we breakdown the difference between migrants and refugees and why it's important.
An Afghan-American perspective on the US withdrawal
A young Afghan-American woman and former refugee shares her story, as well as her thoughts on the withdrawal of US troops and the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan.
#Afghanistan #Afghanrefugee #Taliban
Is Europe Doing Enough to Address the Afghan Migration Crisis?
America's two-decade-old war will be ending later this month. But a series of failed talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government, chances of any lasting political solution are bleak. With the Taliban's recent offensive, more and more Afghans are fleeing the war-torn country every day. Many are hoping to cross into Europe, but some EU leaders have called for the refugees to be settled in Turkey. Currently nearly four million refugees, mostly Syrians, are in Turkey. Aid groups warn the country is hitting breaking point and that a new wave could overwhelm the already fragile system in place. But have the EU, the US, and wealthy Gulf States done enough to address this growing humanitarian crisis?
Ugur Yasin Asal
Associate Professor at Istanbul Ticaret University
Associate Professor at the University of Reading
Closing Kakuma Refugee Camp | Bigger Than Five
Two of the world’s largest refugee camps are now facing the prospect of closing down.
The Kakuma and Dadaab camps in Kenya are home to 430,000 refugees, primarily from Somalia and South Sudan. Many of the refugees have lived there since the camps were established three decades ago.
Over half of the refugee population are children, many of whom have never known life outside the camps.
In March, the Kenyan government issued an ultimatum to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees to present a plan for closure of the two camps within two weeks or the Kenyan government would begin repatriating the refugees.
UNHCR and the Kenyan government came to an agreement to close the camp by next June.
Refugees who live in Kakuma are worried about the impending closure of the camp. Here’s the story of Jelly Naomi, a mother of four, filmed by refugees who also live in Kakuma.
The Plight of Refugees | Bigger Than Five
Displaced by war, persecution and natural disaster, tens of millions of refugees have been forced to flee their homes in search of safety. Are we doing enough to protect the most vulnerable among them: children?
Commissioner-General of UNRWA
Former US Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration
Afghan-Danish Football Player
Opera Singer and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador
Palestinian-Lebanese Director and Multimedia Artist
Has Life in Gaza Become Unlivable?
The Gaza strip is one of the most densely populated places on earth, and one of the most impoverished. Existence there means unsafe drinking water, few jobs, even fewer basic necessities and almost no chance of leaving. So, has life in Gaza become unlivable? And what responsibility does Israel have?
President of the Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security
Member of the Palestinian Legislative Council
Former USAID Assistant for the West Bank and Gaza
Idlib Crisis: Will Turkey-Russia Ceasefire Deal Hold?
For the past two weeks, Syria saw an escalation in violence that many feared could lead to a confrontation between Turkey and Russia. But after 6-hours of negotiations in Moscow, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, agreed to a ceasefire that took affect midnight Thursday. The two leaders also agreed to joint patrols on a crucial highway that rebels and the Syrian regime have fought to control. But many past ceasefires have failed, bringing the warring parties back to the starting point. Will this latest deal hold?
Vice President of the Syrian Coalition
Director of Syrian Legal Development Programme
Should Greece Accept More Refugees?
Turkey announced it would no longer prevent refugees from crossing into Europe after a Syrian regime air strike killed 34 Turkish soldiers in Idlib. Drone footage showed long lines of men, women and children walking towards Turkey's border with Greece, but days later they were met by baton-wielding riot police, tear gas and water cannon. Turkey says it had no choice but to ease its border restrictions. So, have refugees become pawns in in a political tussle? And what responsibility does Greece have to take in refugees?
Analyst at the Security Department of the SETA Foundation
Journalist and Writer
Political Analyst and Journalist
Greece’s Floating Fence
Athens plans to build a fortress in the sea to stop refugees coming from neighbouring Turkey. Would a barrier in the sea be effective? Francis Collings reports,
What do refugees in Bosnia and Herzegovina eat?
Migrants and refugees staying at reception centers in Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina, are provided with three daily meals. This is how they are prepared.
#RefugeeCrisis #EuropeRefugees #MigrantsRoute
Refugees stuck in Bosnia and Herzegovina
With the Croatian border closed, around 8,000 refugees and migrants, mostly from Pakistan and Afghanistan, are stuck in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Suffering from a complex decision-making system and ethnic divisions, Bosnia has been struggling to provide them with basic necessities. Some racist sentiments have also been sparked.
#RefugeeCrisis #EuropeRefugees #BosniaandHerzegovina
Refugee Crisis: Hungarian attitude to refugees bucks international trend
A new poll published by Ipsos suggests that global attitudes towards refugees are changing for the better - but the data also shows that in some parts of the world - especially in Europe - negative attitudes are on the rise. This is especially true in Hungary where public support for diversity was at the bottom of the chart. Ali Mustafa visited Budapest to find out why.
#EuropeRefugees #RefugeeCrisis #Hungary
Bosnia Migrant Camp: Turkish Red Crescent sends aid to migrants
In Bosnia, local authorities say they're unable to provide proper shelter to the refugees stuck in a camp there. The refugees have complained about the terrible conditions, and they've welcomed aid from the Turkish Red Crescent. Semir Sejfovic has more.
#BosniaMigrantCamps #TurkishRedCrescent #Refugees
Refugee Crisis: Thousands still attempt to reach Europe
Since January, nearly 50-thousand people have been rescued by Turkey's coast guard on the waters between Turkey and Greece. That's almost twice the number of people who were rescued by the Turkish Coast Guard Command last year. The refugee crisis is still ongoing, as Rahul Radhakrishnan reports from the Aegean Sea.
#RefugeeCrisis #EuropeRefugeeProblem #AegeanSeaRefugees
Lampedusa scarred by migrant deaths at sea - Refugee Crisis
The number of migrant arrivals to Italy has halved from past years, but thousands continue to attempt the crossing from North Africa to Europe. A key entry point is Lampedusa, a remote Italian island a few hundred kilometres off the coast of Libya and Tunisia. Rahul Radhakrishnan has this report from the place often referred to as the gateway to Europe for asylum seekers.
#MigrantDeaths #LampedusaMigrants #Refugees
Refugee Crisis: Conditions dire at Greece's Moria camp
Like other Aegean isles near the Turkish coast, Lesvos has witnessed a sharp rise in arrivals of asylum seekers desperate to reach Europe in recent months. The Moria camp there is four times over capacity. Rahul Radhakrishnan visited the overcrowded camp and has this report.