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.
NGO’s call for action to help refugees at risk of dying in the Mediterranean
There are fewer people trying to cross into Europe over the Mediterranean Sea this year but, the proportion of those who've died while doing so has spiked. One of the main reasons for that spike is the lack of rescue vessels. We spoke to Tommaso Della Longe from the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent societies.
#NewsFeed #refugees #migration
DeepFakes & FB’s fail / Criminalising humanitarian work / Hidden Figures St - Newsfeed
00:55 : Have Facebook opened a Pandora’s box by having such a weak position of fake news? The Zuckerberg deep fake is the tip of a deadly iceberg
06:22 : Pia Klemp is on trial for captaining a boat which rescued people who were drowning off the coast of Italy. She is charged with aiding illegal immigration
12:55 : NASA name a street after a film, the Internet asks why not name 3 streets a the three heroes in question?
NewsFeed - Rotten in the state of Denmark - and it’s about their asylum policy plans
- Denmark wants to put all failed asylum seekers on a bleak island before sending them back to their country. If they can be sent back
- Time honours journalists
- Jacking jewellery for lols and likes
- Space mission to fix-a-hole
- Cat licks dogs ear. Internet purrs
#Denmark #Asylum #Time
US Migrant Caravan: Tijuana officials brace more incoming migrants
Officials in the Mexican city of Tijuana are bracing for heavy rain that could turn a camp of 6000 refugees into a disaster. The city is struggling to cope with the thousands of men, women and children who've arrived on their doorstep. And as Nicole Johnston reports from Tijuana, another two migrant caravans are still on their way.
NewsFeed – Racist attack on Syrian refugee in UK
- A Syrian teenager who escaped the war was brutally attacked while in school. The video is going viral
- Telling lies: The Guardian vs WikiLeaks in a question of which one is telling the truth about an alleged meeting between Julian Assange and Paul Manafort
- Where’s Mark? Facebook answers questions without their boss being there. No one is impressed
- 107-year-old cycling champ
- Mooosive Cow breaks the internet
#Syrianrefugee #racism #GuardianvsWikiLeaks
Refugee Crisis: Refugees in Bosnia demand better conditions
Bosnia has become a popular transit route for refugees wanting to cross into Western Europe. Many are escaping war and poverty in Asia, the Middle East and North Africa. But as Yasin Eken explains, with winter approaching, many are worried about how they'll survive.
#Refugees #Bosnia #TransitRoute
Refugee Crisis: Refugees seek asylum for a safer life in Turkey
A large number of refugees continue to go to great lengths to seek asylum in a number of countries. Over the recent Eid holidays, thousands gathered at a small park in Ankara waiting for their turn to receive documentation. Rahul Radhakrishnan went to meet some of them.
#turkey #ankara #refugees
Emma’s Torch serves up food made by refugees
"Refugees are welcome here," says Brooklyn restaurant Emma's Torch, which also holds an eight-week training course that teaches refugees and human trafficking survivors the basics of cooking and serves up dishes made by its students.
#emmastorch #refugees #brooklynrestaurant
Facebook a tool for migrant trafficking?
Organised crime gangs still use Facebook to ferry migrants across borders in exchange for money, according to UK's National Crime Agency.
Tunisian fishermen call the EU to rescue migrants like they did
Tunisian fishermen in the coastal town of Zarzis, have witnessed the tragedy of migrants' death in the Mediterranean for years. They have been rescuing migrants and recovering the dead.
Migrants' tragedy: Family separation at sea
In one of the most dramatic rescue operations carried out by migrant rescue ship, the Aquarius, this year, a mother died leaving two children behind, one was taken to Tunisia and the other to Italy. Watch their story.
What is a refugee's worth in the EU?
The European Commission is proposing to give its member states seven thousand dollars for every migrant they host. The problem is, many EU states have adopted a "not in my backyard" mentality. So in response, the bloc is proposing to build holding areas it says will rapidly and securely process these people, while preventing their movement.
Dominik Tarczynski - Member of the Polish Parliament
Matteo Villa - Research Fellow at the Italian Institute for International Political Studies
Jelka Kretzschmar - Spokeswoman for Sea-Eye
Is the EU's refugee plan a bribe or charity?
The European Commission is proposing to give its member states seven thousand dollars for every migrant they host. But we will they be held in detention centers as part of the deal? Natalie Poyhonen reports.
Refugee Crisis: EU members to discuss migration, asylum policy
EU leaders will meet in Brussels on Thursday and once again migration will dominate their agenda. The issue is causing real political tension within the bloc. A meeting last week failed to lay the foundations of a new migration policy, and some countries are threatening to take matters into own hands. At sea, migrant rescues continue, as do arguments about where they should go. Simon McGregor-Wood has this report.
Refugee Crisis: More refugee rescue ships being left stranded
Italy's interior Minister is calling for migrants trying to reach Europe by sea to be refused entry and instead taken to processing centres in Libya. Matteo Salvini will push the idea at this week's EU summit in Brussels where a showdown over migration is expected. But as Sarah Morice reports, in the meantime refugee boats are being left in limbo at sea.
Refugee Crisis: Spain offers ship bearth as Italy, Malta refuse
Spain has offered to take in more than six hundred people stuck on a ship - after Italy and Malta refused to let it dock. They've all been rescued at sea after trying to get to Europe from Libya. But, the aid group in charge of the ship says - making the long voyage to Spain would be a daunting journey. Jemima Walker reports.
Bigger Than Five: Time For Change at the UN?
Bigger Than Five looks at the state of the United Nations - asking what reforms are needed for it to stay relevant in a rapidly changing world.
The world is changing. New rivalries and alliances are being formed and the era of two major superpowers is long gone. The USA is prioritising a new nationalism and abandoning international agreements. China and Russia are deepening ties. The diplomatic sands of the Middle East are shifting in unexpected ways. And throughout all this - the United Nations is engaged in a struggle to stay relevant - a struggle perhaps for its very survival. The calls for major changes are growing louder. How the UN responds could decide its fate - and have lasting importance for our world.
James Champion, Executive Producer of Bigger Than Five says, “The calls for major reforms at the UN are growing louder. How it responds could have lasting importance for our world. Bigger Than Five will examine the failures and successes of the United Nations and ask what the future could hold.”
The programme host, Ghida Fakhry commented, “As world citizens we all have a stake in how effective the UN is. This is a subject that really matters for so many people. So we'll be putting tough questions to UN insiders and getting expert opinions on what comes next.”
Bigger Than Five deals with global conflicts and crisis. On this special show, Fakhry questions whether there is injustice at the heart of the UN?
#UN #UnitedNations #ChangingWorld
The War in Syria: New report says refugees need more help
For every Syrian refugee who returned home last year, three more were displaced. And with little let-up in the conflict, that number will keep growing. But, according to a report by major humanitarian agencies, their chances of finding refuge, are shrinking. Usmaan Lone has more.
Operation Olive Branch: People living along border fear YPG attacks
While Turkish forces have crossed into northern Syria, the YPG has fired several rockets across the border. Nafisa Latic went to speak to people living in Reyhanli - who say - they now live in fear.
Manus Island: Pakistani refugee describes the terrible conditions
Asylum-seekers living at Manus Island refugee camp are facing increasingly dire conditions. This Pakistani refugee describes the terrible conditions at the camp. About 400 refugees have been protesting for 24 days the treatment of Australian authorities at the island camp.
German pilots stop deportations of Afghan asylum-seekers
Pilots across Germany are refusing to participate in the deportation of Afghan asylum seekers.
Rohingya Refugee Crisis: Poor sanitary conditions in refugee camps
Pope's last stop in Myanmar was a mass for young people in Yangon. On Friday, in Bangladesh, he's expected to meet some Rohingya refugees in the capital, Dhaka. The persecuted Muslim minority from Myanmar are living in makeshift camps and will be waiting to hear the pope's message - mostly from afar as they struggle to cope with deplorable conditions. Shamim Chowdhury reports.
Zaatari Refugee Camp: World's largest solar plant opens in Jordan
As the number of refugee camps around the world increases so does the cost. But a refugee camp in Jordan has launched a project that could cut its yearly electricity bill of almost 6 million dollars. Yasin Eken has the story.
Refugee Crisis: 31 die and more than 300 rescued of Libya coast
Thousands of migrants have died this year, trying to cross the sea to Europe. On Saturday, 31 refugees drowned off Libya's west coast, many of them children. Coast guard officials say mild weather conditions and calm seas has led to an increase in the number of people attempting to cross the Mediterranean. Philip Owira reports.