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Forced deportation of migrants UK UK’s ‘unlawful’ deportation flight to Rwanda halted after European court intervenes 

Seven asylum seekers were due to be deported to Kigali on Tuesday night before the flight was canceled after a day of last-minute legal challenges and critical direct action protests

Humanitarian crisis in Ukraine Ukrainian government refuses Russia’s offer to evacuate civilians trapped in war zones as humanitarian situation worsens

Russia renewed its ceasefire offer on March 8 after Ukraine refused a similar offer on Monday to provide a humanitarian corridor for millions of Ukrainians stranded inside war zones in Kiev, Kharkiv, Mariupol and other major cities  

Israel, Bahrain sign security cooperation pact after normalizing ties and other stories

Today we look at the security agreement between Israel and Bahrain, recent coups in West Africa and the ECOWAS response, and more

Refugee deaths at Greece-Turkey border At least 12 refugees die of cold on Greece-Turkey border 

Both Turkey and Greece have blamed each other for the tragic deaths, with the Turkish interior minister calling the European Union’s policy of pushing back refugees “inhuman”

Protest against refugee deaths At least 27 refugees die attempting to cross English Channel

To prevent more deaths in the future, human rights groups in the UK have reiterated their demand for reforms in the hostile policies adopted by the Conservative government which force refugees to take unnecessary risks to enter the country

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

2020 was the deadliest year for refugees on the Andaman Sea and Bay of Bengal, says report

Over 200 Rohingya refugees who took to the seas in 2020 died or went missing, according to a report by the UNHRC, the UN Refugee Agency. The number of women and children making such trips has increased

Syrian refugees Denmark Opposition grows to revocation of Syrian refugees’ residency permits by Denmark

Activists and human rights groups claim that the Danish government’s move to declare parts of Syria safe for the refugees and asking them to return is based on a wrong assessment of the ground realities

Uganda 2021 Presidential-Candidates On eve of Ugandan elections, presidential contender Bobi Wine faces renewed persecution

Bobi Wine, the leading opposition candidate, has continuously faced attacks and repression in his attempt to unseat long-term president Yoweri Museveni in the elections that will be held on January 14

Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh Bangladesh government relocates hundreds of Rohingya refugees to remote Island 

So far over 3,400 refugees have been sent to the island of Bhasan Char, located in the Meghna river’s estuary, 40 miles away from the mainland. Critics say the island is prone to flooding

US sanctions Progressive International calls for end to US-imposed unilateral sanctions

Unilateral sanctions imposed by the US adversely impact nearly one-third of humanity in over thirty countries including Cuba, Iran and Venezuela

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