Written under a pseudonym by an Eritrean refugee held in Libyan detention, this condensed piece summarizes the injustices he and those with him experience.
Thomas Issak, published by The Guardian. November 8, 2018.
How a brutal ethnic cleansing campaign in DRC was made worse by Trump’s “America First” policies and the world’s neglect.
“The number of people in need in Congo is the exact same as those in need in Syria. But people don’t care about Congo”
Read this article, By Nick Turse, VICE News. Aug. 1, 2018.
Photo: A soldier from the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC) pauses to take a photo in the ruins of Marifa, one of the estimate 120 villages in the Djungu territory that were attacked by bands of militiamen earlier this year. Nick Turse for VICE News.
“We recognize the power of education as a way out of poverty, as well as a means to heal conflict, create social cohesion and spur economic growth,” said Munyambanza, who is now 27.
Part I of Refugees Deeply investigation finds key individuals in the Khartoum regime complicit in smuggling and trafficking. Reporting from Egypt, Sudan, Eritrea and the Netherlands reveals security services involved in a trade they are meant to police.
Photo: Migrants from Somalia and Ethiopia are detained in Omdourman, on the western outskirts of the capital Khartoum, after Sudanese forces caught them travelling illegally on the Libyan-Sudan border on January 8, 2017. (ASHRAF SHAZLY/AFP/Getty Images)
In Kenya’s largest refugee camp, a young Somali mother lives in hiding with her two young children amid constant death threats from her ex-husband who beat her constantly when she had stayed with him and the last time was nearly to her death when she was also publicly beaten by his brother. With U.S. refugee resettlement frozen, all her efforts to leave the country have so far been in vain. Ayaan tells us her story in her own words.
"If you are waiting for UNHCR protection workers to come rushing in to intervene, so were my children and I. That’s not how it works though.There is no intervention without a report. There was no report, so there wouldn’t be a need for an intervention.
,,,Since Trump’s election, I’ve read articles and heard people talking about the “Muslim ban.” Let me clarify this for everyone. We refugees, especially us in Africa, have no way out. I have been a refugee for my entire life. How do we get a visa, when we have no passport, no identity? We aren’t students, nor do we have specialized skills to get special visas. Being a refugee is not like how it’s depicted in the movies or discussed in the press. We are put here for a reason, to be forgotten about."
from: Refugees Deeply, This essay was adapted from interviews with Ayaan by women’s rights activist Jason Jeremias
image: Courtesy of the author
The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN) calls on the international community to act out on the dramatic situation of migrants and refugees stranded at the border between Algeria and Morocco. The EMHRN takes this opportunity to draw attention to the deteriorating living conditions for this mixed population, while expressing deep concern about continuing deportation of migrants and refugees to the border.
Analyses show that the situation in Chad should be addressed as part of a broader effort to overcome the traditional divide between humanitarian and development interventions. Actions should optimize available resources to respond to the immediate and long-term needs of the affected populations of:
Sudanese refugees from Darfur living in eastern regions of Chad; More than 140,000 refugees and Chadian returnees from the Central African Republic (CAR) who fled violence in CAR and have settled in refugee camps, returnee sites and in local villages in the south of Chad; Thousands of Nigerians displaced by Boko Haram violence now residing in the Lake Chad Basin.
“If you cannot help me, what are you actually doing here?”
by: , The Guardian
When Edenvale school governing body in South Africa threatened to take immigrant pupils to the police, lawyers declared ‘children are always entitled to their rights.'
Aside from supporting information as to why children are always allowed free education, the article also outlines the rights of all undocumented children in South Africa.
Egypt’s new migration law states that the government will provide “appropriate measures” to protect “migrants’ rights,” including their right to life and health care, and would ensure awareness of their right to legal assistance, especially for women and children. The law establishes a fund for “Combating Illegal Immigration and Protecting Immigrants and Witnesses.” But the law fails to adequately address other rights, such as primary education, health care, work, freedom of movement, and access to courts.
Human Rights Watch
Photo: A group of migrants held by Egyptian armed forces at a port in Egypt in June 2016. Facebook