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.
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.
Saving Migrants At Sea | Bigger Than Five
Sea-Watch 3 was stranded in the Mediterranean for 17 days after the Italian government blocked the German rescue boat from disembarking 40 migrants on its shores. The boat was confiscated. The captain was arrested. Haidi Sadik, who was on the mission, calls on the EU for urgent humanitarian action.
#BiggerThanFive #SavingMigrants #migrants
Searching for Answers
Last March, one community in the German capital Berlin, woke up to a senseless crime. Their house of worship, the Koca Sinan mosque, was burned in a deliberate arson attack. Now after more than a year without a proper place to pray, a new mosque is being built. But questions still remain on who was behind the attack, and why the perpetrators haven't been caught. Yunus Paksoy has this report from Berlin.
Rising Hatred in Germany
In the last two years alone, Germany has seen more than 2,000 reported incidents categorized as anti-Muslim, with over a 100 of them directed at mosques. This has led the German-Muslim community to call for a new government post to address the country’s growing Islamophobia. But would that be enough to stop the rise of far-right parties and hate crimes that are gripping not only Germany, but many parts of Europe.
Vice-chair of the Political Science and International Relations Department at Marmara University
Seeking Refuge in Uganda: Scarce resources divide locals and refugees
Uganda is home to more than a million refugees, mostly from South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. According to the United Nations, Uganda's asylum policies are among the most progressive in the world. But as Leon Ssen-yange reports, the strain on resources and conflict in resettlement camps has heightened tensions among both locals and refugees.
#Uganda #UgandaRefugees #RefugeeCrisis
Beaten by the Border / Croatia/ Off The Grid / Documentary
Off the Grid investigates how migrants are abused and robbed on the Croatian-Bosnian border, as they try and reach Europe for a better life. We uncover new evidence of illegal deportations and hear firsthand how people are physically assaulted trying to reach the EU.
MIGRATION CRISIS: Time for a new approach?
The recent picture of the father and daughter drowned trying to reach the US caused anger - and brought more attention to the issue of migration. But when the outrage subsides, where do we look for solutions?
Joining us at the Roundtable Matthew Saltmarsh Senior Communications Officer, UN Refugee Agency; Lucia Kula Human Rights Lawyer, SOAS University; Ramzy Baroud Journalist and Alexander Betts Professor Forced Migration, Oxford University.
Roundtable is a discussion programme 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.
#UNHCR #refugees #migrantcrisis #conflict #humanrights #migrants #IDPs
Captain of a rescue ship carrying 42 migrants arrested in Italy
The captain of “Sea-Watch 3” rescue ship that was carrying 42 migrants has been arrested for docking at an Italian port without permission and refusing to obey a military vessel after a two-week standoff with Italian authorities. #migrant #Italy #SeaWatch3
Images of drowned migrant and child stir outrage in the US
Shocking images of a drowned migrant and his 23-month-old daughter who died while trying to cross the Rio Grande river from Mexico to the United States have sparked outrage, underscoring the dangers faced by asylum seekers. #migrants #migrantcaravan #US
Students in Istanbul raise awareness about World Refugee Day through their art
A group of students marked World Refugee Day by participating in an art workshop at Istanbul’s migration office. Some of them spoke to us about their artworks and what they learned about migration during the workshop. #refugee #art #Turkey
World Refugee Day Special
New figures from the UN show more than 70-million people are displaced - a record high number. Half of those are children. The UN says developing countries, not wealthy western nations are bearing the brunt of the crisis. It says more than two-thirds of the world's refugees come from five countries - Syria, Afghanistan, South Sudan, Somalia and Myanmar.
Where do the world’s refugees go? | Five Facts | Bigger Than Five
The number of people forcibly displaced from their homes is at a record high. 37,000 people were forced to flee their homes every day in 2018, according to the UNHCR. Where do these refugees go?
#Refugees #Developing Nations #UNHCR #RefugeeWeek #Conflict #War #Persecution
Refugee Fatigue? | Bigger Than Five
"The number of forcibly displaced people worldwide increased by more than 2 million in 2018 reaching a record 70.8 million, according to the UNHCR. The world took notice of the plight of refugees after Syrians began streaming into Europe in 2015. But while refugees are no longer appearing in the headlines, their plight endures. Are the global powers taking notice? What can they do to lessen the load on developing nations?
Eric Schwartz- President of Refugees International and former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration
Chris Boian- Spokesperson for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency
Samuel Witten- Acting Asst. Secretary of State, Population Refugees & Migration (2007-2009) and former State Department deputy Legal Advisor
#Refugees #Developing Nations #UNHCR #RefugeeWeek #Conflict #War #Persecution #Syria #Rohingya #Central America #Immigration #Myanmar #Iraq #Afghanistan
Rohingya Refugees: Where is the US? Where is China? | Bigger Than Five
Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled violence and persecution in Myanmar have sought refuge in Bangladesh. Bigger Than Five goes inside the Katupalong camp, where refugees continue to call for support from the U.S. and China.
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.