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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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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