Human rights activists complained that the step would further worsen the conditions of the families of the refugees who were still in Bangladesh.
Diplomatic stalemate in the EU makes it difficult for rescuers to save the migrants stranded in the Mediterranean Sea. Meanwhile, a recent report by Oxfam reveals that the living conditions in transit camps on the Greek islands are getting miserable.
The rescue ship operated by Open Arms was denied permission to dock at ports in Italy and Malta. The refugees were rescued from near the Libyan coast
Using tear gas and rubber bullets, a Libyan coastguard team, on November 7, forced at least 79 refugees and migrants to disembark from a vessel that had rescued them from drowning in international waters.
A report released on the 29th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall documents how rising xenophobia has created a ‘Fortress Europe’ amid physical walls, surveillance-based ‘virtual’ walls and maritime walls generated by naval patrols.