Refugee crisis
Migrant death Croatia European Court of Human Rights holds Croatian authorities responsible for death of migrant child

An Afghan migrant family was forcefully pushed back from the border by the Croatian authorities in 2017. A six-year-old child in the family was later hit and killed by a train while walking on foot near the Serbian border

Humans without rights: Refugees and access to COVID-19 vaccines

Although the 1951 Refugee Convention grants refugees equal health rights as host populations, this has not translated into practice when it comes to COVID-19 vaccines

Algeria recalls envoy to France, closes airspace to French military planes

The Algerian government’s actions come following comments by French president Emmanuel Macron, which the government said amounts to foreign interference in its internal affairs

Refugee Solidarity -Poland Progressives in Poland ask government to welcome refugees

Political hostilities between the European Union and Belarus have led to a humanitarian crisis as hundreds of refugees remain stranded at Belarus’ borders with Poland, Lithuania and Latvia

AFRICOM military’s exercise: The art of creating new pretexts for propagating US interests

Phoenix Express 2021, the AFRICOM-sponsored military exercise involving 13 countries in the Mediterranean Sea region, concluded last week. While its stated aim was to combat “irregular migration” and trafficking, the US record in the region indicates more nefarious interests

Rohingya refugees detained in India Rohingya refugees detained for violating Foreigners Act in India

Close to 170 Rohingya refugees in Jammu were taken into the Hiranagar sub-jail on March 7 after being declared as “illegal migrants” under Section 3 (2) e of the Foreigners Act. The move has instilled fear in thousands of refugees living in the region 

Ethiopian refugees in Sudan Sudan struggles to cope with refugees of war in Ethiopia’s Tigray region

As many as 43,000 refugees crossed over from Tigray into Sudan during the two-and-a half week-long military conflict between November 4-28. They are mainly in the El Gedaref and Kassala States

Migrants Protest-France Police brutality against protesting migrants in Paris draws widespread outrage

On November 23, Monday, French police brutally attacked migrants protesting at the Place de la Republique in Paris against last week’s forceful evacuation of the Saint-Denis migrant camp 

More than 70 migrants die in a shipwreck in the Mediterranean Sea near Libyan coast  

The small dinghy was reportedly carrying over 120 people of whom at least 47 were rescued. Every year, hundreds of migrants are killed in similar accidents while trying to reach Europe from Libya or other countries in the region

Moria Tragedy-Europe Moria tragedy: Chronicle of an imperialist crime

Progressive political sections and human rights groups across Europe had issued repeated warnings to the authorities of an imminent human tragedy at the overcrowded Moria camp on the Greek island of Lesbos

Activists in Frankfurt ask authorities to receive refugees

At a march on September 9, activists demanded that Frankfurt authorities allow the entry of refugees from camps such as the Moria facility in Greece which was devastated in a fire

Fire adds to refugees’ woes in Moria camp

Close to 70% of the tents and other material in the camp have been destroyed. As many as 13,000 refugees live in the Moria camp in the island of Lesbos

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