Canada needs more refugees

Canada is nowhere near to meeting its goal of welcoming 81,000 refugees by the end of 2021, according to numbers obtained by CBC News. Figures provided by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) show the department was about halfway to its refugee intake target on Oct. 31. As of that date, Canada had welcomed more than 7,800 … Continue reading Canada needs more refugees

What happens to child refugees fter Brexit?

Conservative MPs have voted down a House of Lords amendment to Boris Johnson’s Brexit legislation, which would have guaranteed family reunion rights for unaccompanied child refugees after EU withdrawal. Despite appeals from children’s charities, MPs rejected the safeguards in the Withdrawal Agreement Bill by a margin of 342 votes to 254 – a majority of 88. All of those voting against the measure were Tories. … Continue reading What happens to child refugees fter Brexit?

Facts you probably don’t know about refugees in the US

An executive order signed Jan. 27, 2017 by President Donald Trump suspended refugee admissions for 120 days while security procedures are reviewed, though the resettlement of persecuted religious minorities continued during that time on a case-by-case basis. Under the plan, the maximum number of refugees allowed into the U.S. in fiscal 2017 was expected to decline from … Continue reading Facts you probably don’t know about refugees in the US

New US Bill to end asylum for Central Americans

The United States Senate Judiciary Committee on August 1, 2019, forwarded a bill to the full Senate that would all but shut US doors to Central American refugees, Human Rights Watch said today. The Secure and Protect Act (S.1494), introduced by Senator Lindsey Graham, would transform the Trump administration’s draconian administrative measures into law, preventing Central Americans, particularly children … Continue reading New US Bill to end asylum for Central Americans

The UN confirms massacre in Congo DR; over 50 mass graves unearthed

The UN Joint Human Rights Office (UNJHRO) said it found 50 mass graves in the western part of Congo DR. According to the United Nations rights group, the mass graves were used in December 2018 after a spate of killings in the region. 'More than 50 mass graves, excluding other common and individual graves were identified,' said Abdoul … Continue reading The UN confirms massacre in Congo DR; over 50 mass graves unearthed

4 Australian women strip in support of Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun

  Four women held a topless protest in Sydney on Thursday to support runaway Saudi woman Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun as Australia began considering her bid to settle in the country as a refugee. Alqunun was on Wednesday deemed a refugee by the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, after being detained in Bangkok en route to … Continue reading 4 Australian women strip in support of Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun

Hostility against refugees in Libya is a strategic policy idea

  Refugees in Libyan camps are suffering dehumanizing treatment from guards who allegedly starve them of good food and other necessities of life. According to a report from the Guardian newspaper, one of the detainees attempted suicide this week. The UK government currently sponsors a total of 26 refugee camps in Libya. Over a thousand … Continue reading Hostility against refugees in Libya is a strategic policy idea

Why Hamburg is selling off refugee homes

Authorities in Hamburg are selling off 50 little wooden houses used to house newcomers at the height of the influx of refugees and other migrants to Germany. According to AP, the boxy houses measuring 28 square meters (301 square feet) in size were put up for sale this week. The property is being sold to … Continue reading Why Hamburg is selling off refugee homes

What you probably didn’t know about the Republic of Lebanon

Do you know that Lebanon, which borders Israel and Syria, was a former French colony? Lebanon became an independent country in 1943 and has faced a harsh economic and military conflicts, even in its role as "a refugee home" in nearly 7 years of the Syrian crisis. The Republic of Lebanon houses over 2 million … Continue reading What you probably didn’t know about the Republic of Lebanon

Venezuela Crisis: US instructs its Embassy to get rid of Refugee Families within its Walls

As protests in Venezuela deepens, the United States has ordered families who had taken refuge at its embassy to leave. The standing order was issued on Thursday. Venezuela, an oil-rich South American country, has recently witnessed civil unrest ahead of its upcoming votes which political analysts believe will provide a platform to end democracy. The … Continue reading Venezuela Crisis: US instructs its Embassy to get rid of Refugee Families within its Walls