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Home Office grants father visa to see son collect doctorate

Sabir Zazai, Scottish Refugee Council boss, says U-turn shows Home Office ‘is a mess’The Home Office has overturned its decision to deny a visit visa for the father of the chief executive of the Scottish Refugee Council after the Guardian highlighted his plight, a public outcry and repeated questions in parliament.Sabir Zazai, the 2019 winner of the Lord Provost’s award for human rights, wanted his father to see him receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Glasgow for his services to...
Tags: Scotland, Refugees, Immigration and asylum, Conservatives, Home Office, Politics, UK news


Hungary accused of fuelling xenophobia with anti-migrant rhetoric

Council of Europe’s damning report says human rights violations must be urgently addressedEurope’s top human rights watchdog has accused Hungary’s government of violating people’s rights and using anti-migrant rhetoric that fuels “xenophobic attitudes, fear and hatred”.A damning report from the Council of Europe’s commissioner for human rights, Dunja Mijatović, concluded: “Human rights violations in Hungary have a negative effect on the whole protection system and the rule of law” and should “be...
Tags: Europe, Human Rights, World news, Hungary, Refugees, The far right, Council of Europe, Viktor Orban, Dunja Mijatovic


More than 50 migrants found in Channel on way to UK at weekend

Home Office says 20 people found on boats on Saturday and a further 32 on SundayMore than 50 migrants have been found in the Channel travelling towards the UK over the weekend.Two more incidents were reported involving 32 migrants off the Kent coast on Sunday, the Home Office said, after 20 were found in boats on Saturday. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK News, World news, Immigration and asylum, Migration, Home Office, Refugees, Sajid Javid, Kent


Australia resettled two Rwandans accused of murder in deal with US

Government accepted two men who could not be tried in the US, at the same time as protesting medevac bill would leave Australia powerless to prevent ‘murderers’ arriving from offshore detention The Australian government has resettled as humanitarian migrants two Rwandan men who had been charged with murder, on request from the US government. Under the secret deal, reported by US outlet Politico on Thursday, Australia accepted Leonidas Bimenyimana and Gregoire Nyaminani, essentially as refugees, ...
Tags: Australia, Politico, US, Australia news, US news, Australian immigration and asylum, Asia Pacific, Migration, Australian politics, Refugees, Nauru, US immigration, Scott Morrison, Malcolm Turnbull, Manus Island, Rwanda


‘Saint Francis’ stays on hunger strike in Italian deportations protest

Italian lay missionary takes stand against Matteo Salvini’s hardline immigration policiesAn Italian lay missionary has vowed to continue his hunger strike after successfully halting the deportation of a Ghanaian man, as he pledged to keep on campaigning against Italy’s hardline immigration policies.Brother Biagio Conte, 56, known as the “new Saint Francis”, has been fasting for 17 days as he attempted to convince the government to reconsider its decision and save Paul Aning, 53, who for the past...
Tags: Europe, World news, Italy, Refugees, Francis, Matteo Salvini, Palermo Continue, Biagio Conte, Paul Aning, Missione Speranza, Carità Hope and Charity Mission


‘New Saint Francis’ stays on hunger strike in Italian deportations protest

Italian lay missionary takes stand against Matteo Salvini’s hardline immigration policiesAn Italian lay missionary has vowed to continue his hunger strike after successfully halting the deportation of a Ghanaian man, as he pledged to keep on campaigning against Italy’s hardline immigration policies.Brother Biagio Conte, 56, known as the “new Saint Francis”, has been fasting for 17 days as he attempted to convince the government to reconsider its decision and save Paul Aning, 53, who for the past...
Tags: Europe, World news, Italy, Refugees, Francis, Matteo Salvini, Palermo Continue, Biagio Conte, Paul Aning, Missione Speranza, Carità Hope and Charity Mission


'Go and we die, stay and we starve': the Ethiopians facing a deadly dilemma

Rare access to Gedeb, home to 150,000 people who fled violence, has highlighted profound fears over state resettlement plansLast week, a car rolled through the town of Gedeb in southern Ethiopia, flanked by federal police. A local official made an announcement to roughly 150,000 people who, displaced from their homes, have sought sanctuary in makeshift camps in the town and across the surrounding farmland.In two days’ time, they were told through a loudspeaker, their shelters – mostly built of f...
Tags: Africa, World news, Refugees, Aid, Global development, Ethiopia, Internally displaced people, Gedeb


I have seen the tragedy of Mediterranean migrants. This ‘art’ makes me feel uneasy

The vessel that became a coffin for hundreds has gone on display at the Venice Biennale. It intends to stir our conscience – but is it a spectacle that exploits disaster?On the night of 18 April 2015, about 180 kilometres from the Italian island of Lampedusa, a fishing boat capsized with hundreds of migrants on board. Among the waves and beneath the ship’s 23-metre hull, 700 passengers who had dreamed of a better life drowned in the waters of the Mediterranean.Last week that giant, rusty vessel ...
Tags: Europe, World news, Culture, Art and design, Migration, Italy, Refugees, Venice Biennale, Venice Biennale 2019


Great risk for great gain: Immigrants and innovators are psychologically the same

Every American, without exception, is an immigrant. Native Americans immigrated 13,000 years ago, and everybody else has immigrated within the last 400 years.The decision to emigrate is made by people who are healthy, strong, willing to undertake risks, and face the unknown. Those are also essential qualities for innovating.It's no coincidence that the great majority of American Nobel Prize winners are either first-generation immigrants or the children of first-generation immigrants. ...
Tags: Psychology, Race, Immigration, United States, Innovation, Refugees, Humanity, Nobel Prize, Global Issues


Up to 70 dead after boat capsizes trying to reach Europe from Libya

Survivors report fishing vessel coming to their rescue 40 miles of coast of TunisiaAs many as 70 people trying to reach Europe from Libya have drowned after their vessel capsized in the deadliest such incident in the Mediterranean since January.According to survivors, at least 16 of whom were rescued, the boat left Zuwara in Libya, where renewed warfare between rival factions has gripped the capital, Tripoli, in the past five weeks. The vessel capsized 40 miles off the coast of Sfax, south of Tu...
Tags: Europe, Africa, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Migration, Italy, Refugees, Libya, Tunisia, Mediterranean, Tunis, Tripoli, Sfax, Zuwara


Deportation halted for man who brought injured niece to UK

Najat Ibrahim Ismail came from France with baby girl burnt at French refugee campA man who brought his baby niece to Britain from a French refugee camp after she sustained serious burns has had his deportation to Iraq halted for the third time in a fortnight, minutes before the Home Office was due to put him on a flight on Friday afternoon.Najat Ibrahim Ismail, 32, an Iraqi Kurd, is married to a British woman and has three young British children, including a 10-year-old son who has autism. Conti...
Tags: UK, France, Iraq, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Britain, Refugees, Court of appeal, Najat Ibrahim Ismail


At least 50 dead after sinking of migrant boat off Tunisia, says UN

Vessel capsizes 40 miles off coast, with fishing boats rescuing some survivorsAt least 50 people have drowned after a migrant boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off the Tunisian coast, the United Nations migration agency has said.The state-run Tunis Afrique Presse agency gave a death toll of at least 70 people after one of the deadliest shipwrecks involving people trying to reach Europe from Libya this year. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Africa, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Migration, United Nations, Refugees, Libya, Un, Tunisia, Mediterranean Sea, Tunis Afrique Presse


UN confirms at least 50 drowned in migrant boat sinking off Tunisia

Vessel capsizes 40 nautical miles off coast, with fishing boats rescuing some survivorsAt least 50 people have drowned after a migrant boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off the Tunisian coast, the United Nations migration agency has said.The state-run Tunis Afrique Presse agency gave a death toll of at least 70 people after one of the deadliest shipwrecks involving people trying to reach Europe illegally from Libya this year. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Africa, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Migration, United Nations, Refugees, Libya, Un, Tunisia, Mediterranean Sea, Tunis Afrique Presse


Dozens feared drowned as migrant boat sinks off Tunisia

Vessel sinks 40 nautical miles off coast, with fishing boats rescuing survivors, say reportsDozens of people are feared drowned after a migrant boat sank in international waters off the coast of Tunisia.The vessel sank 40 nautical miles off the coast of Sfax, south of Tunis, the state-run Tunis Afrique Presse agency reported. Fishing boats rescued survivors, it said. Continue reading...
Tags: Africa, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Migration, Refugees, Tunisia, Tunis, Tunis Afrique Presse, Sfax


Trump administration denies special help to Venezuelans seeking asylum

Despite clarion calls for Venezuelan ‘freedom’ the US has resisted offering Temporary Protected Status to those fearing persecutionAs Venezuela slumps further into crisis, White House officials from Donald Trump down have made repeated expressions of support for the country’s people.But such comments stand in stark contrast to the meager help the US government is giving Venezuelans seeking refuge in the US. Continue reading...
Tags: White House, Americas, US, World news, US news, Refugees, Venezuela, Donald Trump, Trump, Trump Administration


Man has deportation to Iraq halted minutes before boarding flight

Najat Ibrahim Ismail brought niece to UK after she sustained burns at French refugee campA man who brought his baby niece to Britain in the back of his car from a French refugee camp after she sustained serious burns has had his deportation to Iraq halted for the second time in a week, minutes before the Home Office was due to put him on a flight.Najat Ibrahim Ismail, 32, an Iraqi Kurd, is married to a British woman and has three young British children, including a 10-year-old son, who has autis...
Tags: Europe, UK, France, Iraq, UK News, World news, Immigration and asylum, Britain, Middle East and North Africa, Migration, Home Office, Refugees, Kurds, Najat Ibrahim Ismail


'We will lose any hope of going home': Rohingya live in fear of resettlement

Plans to relocate Rohingya people in Myanmar’s Rakhine state promise to dash their dreams of returning to traditional lifeFor the past seven years, Mohammad has been able to see the beach on the outskirts of Sittwe, and the Indian Ocean beyond, only through a barbed wire fence.“The only difference between a prison and the Rakhine camps is that in prison at least they know how long their sentence is,” says the 23-year-old, shaking his head. Continue reading...
Tags: Human Rights, World news, South and Central Asia, Refugees, Global development, Myanmar, Rohingya, Internally displaced people, Indian Ocean, Mohammad, Rakhine, Sittwe


Refugees are missing out on jobs in UK, charities warn

New guidelines drawn up to help employers recruit and support refugees at workRefugees are underrepresented in the UK workforce and opportunities for them to contribute to growth and better integrate in the country are being missed, humanitarians have warned.The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), in conjunction with the charity Business in the Community (BITC) and the UK government, have drawn up guidelines on how to help businesses recruit refugees...
Tags: UK, Employment, Retail industry, Charities, Refugees, Ikea, Un, Waitrose, UNHCR, International Organization for Migration IOM, Community BITC


Trump orders officials to charge fees for asylum seekers fleeing persecution

Officials directed to tighten regulations on asylum claimsPeople who cross border illegally to be barred from workingDonald Trump has directed officials to toughen rules for asylum seekers, including by introducing a fee for their applications and barring those who entered the country illegally from working until their claims are approved.The moves are the latest effort by the Trump administration to restrict asylum, a process meant to protect people fleeing persecution and violence in their hom...
Tags: World news, US news, Refugees, US immigration, Donald Trump, Trump, Trump Administration, Us-mexico Border


Trump orders tightening of regulations for asylum seekers

Officials directed to impose fees on those claiming asylumPeople who cross border illegally to be barred from workingDonald Trump has directed officials to toughen rules for asylum seekers, including by introducing a fee for their applications and barring those who entered the country illegally from working until their claims are approved.The moves are the latest effort by the Trump administration to stem a growing number of migrants crossing the US southern border, many of whom then seek asylum...
Tags: US, World news, US news, United States, Refugees, US immigration, Donald Trump, Trump, Trump Administration, Us-mexico Border


Nauru contract standoff causes chaos and confusion as refugee services left in limbo

Island’s government extends Canstruct’s contract at 11th hour but not before asylum seekers were told to clear out A refusal by Nauru to agree to a contract extension until the 11th hour has caused chaos and confusion on the island, after refugees and asylum seekers were told to clear out of the processing centre and warned healthcare may stop.Australia and Nauru have been working towards Nauru taking over contracts to provide welfare and garrison service to the 400 or so asylum seekers and refu...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Asia Pacific, Australian politics, Refugees, Nauru, Canstruct




Styx review – refugee dilemma tests moral compass

Should a lone yachtswoman act when authorities tell her to sail away? Wolfgang Fischer’s drama steers into Europe’s migrant crisis with convictionOur creatives continue to form more imaginative and compassionate responses to the issue of mass migration than our politicians. Like recent TV conscience-prickers Home and Don’t Forget the Driver, Austrian director Wolfgang Fischer’s quietly gripping second feature immerses us in the debate around freedom of movement.Cinematically, it’s not unlike a c...
Tags: Europe, Film, World news, Culture, Austria, Migration, Refugees, World cinema, Robert Redford, Fischer, Wolfgang Fischer, Drama films, Ika Künzel


Venezuelan refugees feared drowned en route to Trinidad

More than 30 souls set sail on fishing vessel Jhonnaly Jose that capsized in heavy seas More than 30 Venezuelans are missing, feared drowned, after their boat sank attempting to reach Trinidad in the early hours of Wednesday morning. The fishing vessel, Jhonnaly Jose, had left the port city of Guiria but capsized in rough seas near the uninhabited Patos Island, 3 miles (5km) from the Venezuelan coast.The boat’s official manifest recorded 25 passengers, but sources say additional passengers board...
Tags: Americas, World news, Refugees, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Trinidad And Tobago, Trinidad, Patos Island, Jhonnaly Jose, Guiria


Lara Trump: Merkel Admitting Refugees ‘One Of The Worst Things’ In German History

In the midst of railing against a migrant caravan headed to the U.S.-Mexico border, Trump campaign adviser Lara Trump threw in her two cents on Chancellor Angela Merkel’s 2015 decision to admit refugees into the country during a Thursday interview with Fox Business host Stuart Varney. Trump said that Merkel’s decision “was the downfall of Germany,” in response to Varney saying that the migrant caravan clip reminded him of “a march across Europe by a million people who wanted to get into Wester...
Tags: Europe, News, Congress, Mexico, Germany, Angela Merkel, Iraq, Immigration, Refugees, Merkel, Donald Trump, Fox Business, Western Europe, Trump, Afghanistan Syria, Varney


Trotsky to be expelled from France – archive, 18 April 1934

18 April 1934: “Trotsky had not kept his promise to remain neutral when he was granted the hospitality of France,” said the French minister of the InteriorParis, April, 17. The French Government, at its meeting to-day, decided to expel Trotsky from France. Commenting on this decision, M. Sarraut, the Minister of the Interior, said that “Trotsky had not kept his promise to remain neutral when he was granted the hospitality of France.” Trotsky, M. Sarraut said, would be asked to leave France (and,...
Tags: Europe, France, Russia, Communism, Paris, Refugees, Trotsky, Sarraut the Minister of the Interior, Trotsky M Sarraut


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


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


15 LGBT refugees say UK Home Office has ‘abandoned’ them to danger in Turkey

The group, many now in safehouses, say they are at risk of homophobic discriminationFifteen LGBT Syrian refugees are launching a legal challenge on Monday against the Home Office claiming they have been abandoned to a life of danger in Turkey, despite promises to bring them speedily to safety in the UK. The Home Office accepted all 15 on to a refugee resettlement scheme, which avoids the need for them to go through the often lengthy asylum process. Yet many are still waiting to be airlifted to s...
Tags: UK, UK News, World news, Turkey, Syria, Middle East and North Africa, LGBT rights, Home Office, Refugees, UK Home Office