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'A whole generation has gone': Ukrainians seek better life in Poland

As Ukraine prepares to elect a new president, millions of its citizens have moved across the borderWhen the small business run by Kristina Melnytska’s father began to struggle in 2014 he did what hundreds of thousands of other Ukrainians were doing and moved his family to Poland.Melnytska, then 19, enrolled in a university in the eastern city of Lublin. She worked long nights in a kebab shop, where she was paid about £1 an hour. Five years later she is still here and one of an estimated 2 millio...
Tags: Europe, Ukraine, Migration, Poland, Petro Poroshenko, Lublin, Kristina Melnytska, Poland Melnytska


Nauru former president regrets signing offshore processing deal with Julia Gillard

Sprent Dabwido is in Australia, having sought asylum to receive treatment for terminal cancerThe former president of Nauru has said he regrets signing a deal with Julia Gillard to establish offshore processing on his island almost seven years ago, which he said led to refugee deaths in the detention centre.Sprent Dabwido is in Australia, having sought asylum himself, and is receiving treatment for terminal cancer. He told Ten’s The Project he had been given just days or weeks to live. Continue r...
Tags: Australia, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Asia Pacific, Migration, Refugees, Julia Gillard, Nauru, Sprent Dabwido


Salvini 'crossed red line' with refugee boat policy, says military

Italian deputy PM criticised over order to continue turning away migrants at portsItalian military officials have accused Matteo Salvini of “unprecedented interference” as tension mounts over the far-right interior minister’s policy of closing ports to rescued migrants.Salvini, who is also Italy’s deputy prime minister, sent a letter to the heads of the navy and coastguard reportedly ordering them to maintain the policy by paying close attention to events at sea, in particular the movements of M...
Tags: Europe, Africa, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Migration, Italy, Libya, Matteo Salvini, Salvini, Mare Jonio


Salvini 'crossed red line' in pushing refugee boat policy, says military

Italian far-right deputy issues order to maintain policy of turning away migrants at portsItalian military officials have accused Matteo Salvini of “unprecedented interference” as tension mounts over the far-right interior minister’s policy of closing ports to rescued migrants.Salvini, also Italy’s deputy prime minister, sent a letter to the heads of the navy and coastguard reportedly ordering them to maintain the policy by paying close attention to events at sea, in particular the movements of ...
Tags: Europe, World news, Migration, Italy, Libya, Matteo Salvini, Salvini, Mare Jonio


Former Nauru president regrets signing offshore processing deal with Julia Gillard

Sprent Dabwido is in Australia, having sought asylum to receive treatment for terminal cancerThe former president of Nauru has said he regrets signing a deal with Julia Gillard to establish offshore processing on his island almost six years ago, which he said led to refugee deaths in the detention centre.Sprent Dabwido is in Australia, having sought asylum himself to receive treatment for terminal cancer. He told Ten’s the Project he had been given just days or weeks to live. Continue reading...
Tags: Australia, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Asia Pacific, Migration, Julia Gillard, Nauru, Sprent Dabwido


Italy's PM and three government ministers face kidnap inquiry

Sicilian prosecutors to investigate case of 47 migrants who were not allowed off rescue shipProsecutors in Sicily have placed Italy’s prime minister and three senior members of his government under investigation for false imprisonment over the detention of 47 migrants who were prevented from disembarking from an NGO rescue ship.Giuseppe Conte, and deputy prime ministers Matteo Salvini and Luigi Di Maio and Italy’s minister of infrastructure, Danilo Toninelli, face charges for refusing to allow m...
Tags: Europe, Human Rights, Migration, Italy, Libya, European Court Of Human Rights, Sicily, Matteo Salvini, Five Star Movement, Luigi Di Maio, Giuseppe Conte, Danilo Toninelli


Fighting in Libya will create huge number of refugees, PM warns

Fayez al-Sarraj says Khalifa Haftar’s attack on Tripoli ‘will spread its cancer through Mediterranean’Hundreds of thousands of refugees could flee the fighting caused by Khalifa Haftar’s attempt to seize the Libyan capital, Tripoli, the prime minister of the country’s UN-recognised government has warned.The warnings by Fayez al-Sarraj – who also claimed Haftar had betrayed the people of Libya – echo those given privately to the Italian government by its intelligence services, and are clearly des...
Tags: Europe, Islamic State, Africa, Eu, World news, US foreign policy, Middle East and North Africa, Foreign Policy, Migration, Italy, Refugees, Libya, Un, Mediterranean, Tripoli, Fayez al Sarraj


Fear and despair engulf refugees in Libya's 'market of human beings'

Long the target of reported abuses, refugees in Libya now claim they are being recruited by militias – a potential war crimeOn the roofs of the highest buildings in Tajoura, a military complex and migrant detention centre in southern Tripoli, snipers are taking position.“Tonight nobody will sleep because of fear,” said a refugee locked up there. “We can hear the sound of guns and explosion of bombs very close to the detention centre.” Continue reading...
Tags: Africa, European Union, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Migration, Refugees, Global development, Libya, Migration And Development, Tripoli, Tajoura


Have we, Australia, become a country that breeds mass murderers with our words? | Richard Flanagan

We are better than our politicians’ dark fears. We are not their hate. We are optimistic about a country built on opennessI have only ever heard Behrouz Boochani’s voice through speakers. One day, he will stand here before us, and we will hear and see him in the flesh. As a free human being. And I am here today to say that day is coming.Because change is coming. You can feel it, you sense it. It is coming and it will not be denied. But it needs us to fight for it and to keep fighting for it, and...
Tags: Australia, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Migration, Australian politics, Bill Shorten, Nauru, Scott Morrison, Manus Island, Richard Flanagan, Reza Barati, Manus, Behrouz Boochani


Steve Bannon ‘told Italy’s populist leader: Pope Francis is the enemy’

Trump’s ex-strategist advised Matteo Salvini ‘to target pontiff’s stance on plight of refugees’Donald Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon advised Italy’s interior minister Matteo Salvini to attack the pope over the issue of migration, according to sources close to the Italian far right.During a meeting in Washington in April 2016, Bannon – who would within a few months take up his role as head of Trump’s presidential campaign – suggested the leader of Italy’s anti-immigration League par...
Tags: Religion, World news, Migration, Catholicism, Pope Francis, Italy, The far right, Donald Trump, Matteo Salvini, Steve Bannon


‘Shameful’: Italian town bans asylum centres near schools

Mayor for Calolziocorte claims welcome centres can be havens for drug dealingAn Italian town has been called “shameful” and “unconstitutional” after banning reception centres for asylum seekers from being placed near schools.The urban plan approved by the council of Calolziocorte, Lombardy, this week asserts that “welcome centres for migrants must not be located within 150 metres of schools”. The small town of 15,000 is currently home to about 20 asylum seekers. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, World news, Migration, Italy, Calolziocorte Lombardy


UN urges France to act on 'dire' living conditions of refugees

Special rapporteur for housing says plight of hundreds of migrants breaches their human rightsFrance must act on the “dire” living conditions of migrants and refugees sleeping rough in Calais and stop systematically evicting people from tents in violation of the right to adequate housing, the United Nation’s housing envoy has warned.Leilani Farha, the UN’s special rapporteur for housing, highlighted the “harsh conditions” of an estimated 600-700 migrants and refugees currently homeless and shelt...
Tags: Europe, Human Rights, Law, France, World news, Britain, Migration, United Nations, Refugees, Un, Calais, United Nation, Leilani Farha


Global warming could create 'greater migratory pressure from Africa'

David Attenborough uses IMF speech to warn of human consequences of inaction on climate changeEurope can expect even greater migratory pressure from Africa unless action is taken to prevent global warming, Sir David Attenborough has said in a strongly worded warning to policymakers that time is running out to save the natural world from extinction.Speaking at the spring meeting of the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC, the broadcaster and environmentalist said that on current trends p...
Tags: Business, Climate Change, Africa, Environment, Economics, World news, Migration, Washington Dc, International Monetary Fund, David Attenborough, Imf, International Monetary Fund (IMF


Fears grow over migrant rescue boat stranded for a week

Vessel barred from entering Italy or Malta since picking up dozens of refugees on 3 AprilConcerns are rising for the wellbeing of 64 people stranded on a migrant rescue vessel in the Mediterranean for a week because neither Italy nor Malta will allow the boat to dock.The migrants and refugees were rescued from a dinghy off Libya on 3 April by a rescue boat operated by the German NGO Sea-Eye and named Alan Kurdi after the Syrian boy who drowned in 2015. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Germany, World news, Migration, Italy, Refugees, Libya, Mediterranean, Malta, Alan Kurdi, Matteo Salvini


Alarm bells raised over migrant rescue boat stranded for a week

Vessel has been barred from entering Italy or Malta since picking up dozens of migrants and refugees on 3 AprilConcerns are rising for the wellbeing of 64 people stranded on a migrant rescue vessel in the Mediterranean for a week because neither Italy nor Malta will allow the boat to dock.The migrants and refugees were rescued from a dinghy off Libya on 3 April by a rescue boat operated by the German NGO Sea-Eye and named Alan Kurdi after the Syrian boy who drowned in 2015. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Germany, World news, Migration, Italy, Refugees, Libya, Mediterranean, Malta, Alan Kurdi, Matteo Salvini


MPs call for review of Windrush scandal compensation scheme

‘Derisory’ payments have let Windrush generation down again, says Diane AbbottMPs have called on the government to review the Windrush compensation scheme, describing sums set to be paid for individual losses as “derisory” and “insultingly low”, and requesting for the caps on certain categories of loss to be scrapped.Tottenham MP, David Lammy, said he was particularly concerned by the proposed payment of £10,000 to people who have been wrongly deported. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK News, World news, Immigration and asylum, Migration, Tottenham, David Lammy, Diane Abbott, Sajid Javid, Windrush, Commonwealth immigration, Windrush scandal, Diane AbbottMPs


‘Europe is Not Being Flooded by Africans.’ Billionaire Hits Back at Migration Fears

The great majority of African migrants relocate in Africa, says Sudan-born tycoon Mo Ibrahim
Tags: Europe, News, Africa, Uncategorized, Migration, Sudan, Overnight, Onetime


'We had to fight': the Swiss youth group taking on right-wing populism

Operation Libero’s clever campaigns aim to tackle a climate of fear and pessimism How do you beat rightwing populists? With pink socks, viral videos, condoms – and an iron determination not to let them decide what matters.That’s how Operation Libero are doing it anyway. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, World news, Migration, Switzerland, The far right


We can cry for Alan Kurdi, but living migrants get no pity | Kenan Malik

‘Offshoring’ was Australia’s uncaring answer to human misery. Now it’s the EU’s hidden scandalThe Alan Kurdi picked up 64 migrants last Wednesday. Neither Italy nor Malta will allow the ship to dock. It’s the latest standoff between national authorities and migrant rescue boats in the Med.The policy of “zero tolerance” towards undocumented migrants is borrowed from Australia. The current centre-right coalition in Canberra came to power in 2013 promising to “stop the boats” of asylum seekers. A m...
Tags: Europe, Australia, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Australia news, Migration, Italy, Refugees, Canberra, Malta, Alan Kurdi, Kenan Malik


Only one person has been transferred under medevac law, refugee advocates say

As the new process for bringing sick refugees to Australia faces unexplained delays, others who have come are being held under guard in hotelsMore than a month after the medevac bill passed the Australian parliament, just one person is believed to have been transferred under the law.The Department of Home Affairs and Australian Border Force refuse to say how many transfers have occurred, but according to advocates and detainees only one of more than 25 people brought to Australia for treatment i...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Asia Pacific, Migration, Nauru, Manus Island, Department of Home Affairs


Citing transphobic policies, 172+ googlers call for removal of Heritage Foundation from Google's "Advanced Technology External Advisory Council"

The googler uprising continues: after forcing the company to kill its plans to launch a censored Chinese search-engine and its plan to sell AI technology to US drone systems, and forcing out execs who led these projects, and getting the right to sue the company over sexual harassment, more than 170 googlers have signed an open letter demanding that the company reverse its decision to add Heritage Foundation president Kay Coles James to its Advanced Technology External Advisory Council (ATEAC),...
Tags: Google, Post, News, US, Migration, Transphobia, Lgbtq, Council, James, Heritage Foundation, Xenophobia, Kay Coles James, ATEAC, Advanced Technology External Advisory Council, Ataec, Googler Uprising


Hijacked captain recalls 'horror' in Mediterranean Sea as migrants took over ship

Libyan crew feared for their lives as rescued passengers demanded to go to Europe not Africa Migrants who hijacked an oil tanker after it rescued them in the Mediterranean Sea seized metal objects and began smashing the ship and threatening crew members after they realised they were being returned to Libya, the ship’s captain said.Nader el-Hiblu, the 42-year-old Libyan captain of the El Hiblu 1 ship, said he and five other crew members feared they could be killed during the “horror” that played ...
Tags: Europe, Africa, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Migration, Italy, Libya, Malta, Nader, Mediterranean Sea, Hiblu


Border crisis: US failure to respond to migration surge has created chaos

El Paso officials, aid workers and churches are scrambling to find shelter and legal counsel for a surge of Central American migrantsUS authorities’ failure to keep up with a steep increase in Central American families seeking asylum at the US-Mexico border has left El Paso aid workers, churches and city government scrambling to respond.After a sudden surge in arrivals, migrants have been crowded into hotels, churches and even held under a bridge behind a chain-link fence and razor wire while th...
Tags: Mexico, Americas, US, US news, Migration, US immigration, Honduras, Guatemala, El Paso, Us-mexico Border


U.S. government now caging asylum seekers under the international bridge in El Paso, Texas

Photographs we're seeing online today, including one by Mark Lambie of the El Paso Times, below, capture the desperation of the unknown number of men, women, and children currently penned in, inside cages, under the Mexico-US international bridge, in El Paso, Texas. This should have been the featured photo. The United States government is penning in asylum seekers under the international bridge in El Paso. pic.twitter.com/8CDc5MOZjr — Brooke Binkowski (@brooklynmarie) March 28, 2019 Hundr...
Tags: Post, News, Mexico, Asylum, Immigration, United States, Migration, Border, Refugees, Migrants, Donald Trump, Border Patrol, Daniel dale, Central America, Trump, El Paso


Ship hijacked by migrants off Libya escorted to Malta

Vessel changed course after rescued migrants realised they were being taken back to LibyaA merchant ship hijacked by migrants off the coast of Libya has been escorted to Malta by the country’s armed forces.Armed military personnel stood guard on the ship’s deck and a dozen or so migrants were visible as the Elhibru 1 docked at Boiler Wharf in the city of Senglea. Several police vans were lined up on shore to take custody of the migrants for investigation. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Africa, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Migration, Libya, Malta, Boiler Wharf, Elhibru, Senglea Several


A Tanker Hijacked by Migrants Has Arrived Safely in Malta

A Maltese special operations team boarded and returned control to the captain
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Migration, Malta, Overnight, Onetime


Malta Armed Forces Say They Have Seized a Tanker Hijacked by Migrants

The migrants will be handed over to police at a Maltese port
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Migration, Overnight, Onetime, Malta Armed Forces Say


Rescued Migrants Hijacked a Ship and Demanded That It Head Toward Europe

Italy's interior minister said it was "the first act of piracy on the high seas with migrants"
Tags: Europe, News, Uncategorized, Migration, Italy, Overnight, Onetime


Rescued migrants hijack merchant ship off Libya

Italian media reports that the 108 people picked up by Elhiblu 1 hijacked it when they learnt that they were being returned to LibyaA merchant ship has been hijacked by refugees and migrants that it had rescued off the coast of Libya, and is now heading towards Malta, the Italian deputy prime minister and Maltese authorities have said.Corriere della Sera and Italian news agencies reported that 108 people were picked up the cargo ship Elhiblu 1, and hijacked the vessel when it became clear that i...
Tags: Europe, Africa, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Migration, Italy, Libya, Malta, Corriere della Sera, Elhiblu


EU to stop Mediterranean migrant rescue boat patrols

Air patrols will continue after decision, which was driven by threat from Italy to veto entire rescue operationThe European Union is to stop the sea patrols that have rescued thousands of refugees and migrants from the central Mediterranean, after Italy’s populist government threatened to veto the entire operation.Operation Sophia, which has two vessels and five planes and helicopters, was set up in 2015 to prevent loss of life at sea in a year when 3,771 people died or went missing attempting t...
Tags: Europe, Eu, European Union, World news, Migration, Italy, Mediterranean