Posts Tagged ‘refugees’

German Interior Minister floats evicting Syrian refugees who practice holidaymaking at home

“Syrian refugees that regularly spend holidays at home can’t seriously talk about being persecuted in Syria,” Horst Seehofer told Bild am Sonntag, adding that those following that logic “should be stripped of asylum.” ‘Your land, your future’! Germany offers migrants cash to go home in controversial ad campaign Immigration authorities are closely following recent developments […]

Italy to impose $1.12m fines on NGOs rescuing drowning refugees

The Italian government has progressed a law to impose fines of up to €1 million ($1.12 million) for organisations and groups who rescue drowning refugees. The law has been heavily promoted by far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini. The Italian Senate passed the law earlier this week with 160 votes in favour […]

Trump Administration Considers Accepting ZERO Refugees in 2020

Key security officials in President Donald Trump’s administration are considering cutting refugee admissions to the United States to zero in 2020, according to a new report. Some senior Trump security officials made the suggestion during a meeting on refugee admissions last week, three people familiar with the plan told Politico. Homeland Security Department officials at the meeting suggested […]

Guess Which Government Creates the Most Refugees in the World?

New statistics released last month by the UNHCR (United Nations High Commission for Refugees) reveal a disturbing trend. The world now has the most refugees ever. At the end of 2018, there were a total of 70.8 million refugees, asylum-seekers and internally displaced people – including 13.6 million newly displaced people in 2018 alone. With […]

UN concerned over refugees’ ‘ghastly’ conditions in Libya

The United Nations (UN) has criticized the “ghastly” conditions in migrant detention centers in Libya, where some refugees have died of tuberculosis and many others have simply disappeared. “We are deeply concerned about the ghastly conditions in which migrants and refugees are being held in detention in Libya,” the spokesman for the UN High […]

Germany spent record €23 BILLION on refugees and migrants in 2018 – report

Describing the circumstances as “extraordinary,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel rolled out the welcome mat to over a million migrants in 2015, at the height of the Syrian refugee crisis. Although arrivals have dropped sharply since then, the German government’s spending has not. The federal government spent €23 billion on integrating those migrants in Germany and […]

‘Refugees are a tool of war’ — the view from the Syrian border

March 26, 2019 In late March and early April 2019 I traveled to Jordan and the West Bank (Palestine) with two colleagues, Sonia Dettman and S. Komarovsky, first to attend the Lancet Palestine Health Alliance conference in Amman and then to explore and better understand the lives of refugees and the workings of UNRWA, with […]

200,000 Syrian refugees have returned from Lebanon since 2017

Lebanon’s General Security Directorate says 200,000 Syrian refugees have returned to their homeland, in full coordination with authorities in Syria, from various areas in Lebanon since 2017. The directorate stated on Saturday that the repatriation took place faster in 2018 than the recent past in 2019 due to the beginning of the holy fasting […]

Dozens of refugees drown off Tunisia coast after leaving Libya

At least 50 refugees drowned on Friday when their boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off the Tunisian coast after they had left Libya hoping to reach Europe, the United Nations migration agency said. The state-run Tunis Afrique Presse agency gave a death toll of at least 70 people. It was one of the […]

For Iraqi refugees in Amman, kindness, support and an application to Australia

In late March and early April 2019 I traveled to Jordan and the West Bank (Palestine) with two colleagues, Sonia Dettman and S. Komarovsky, first to attend the Lancet Palestine Health Alliance conference in Amman and then to explore and better understand the lives of refugees and the workings of UNRWA, with a focus on […]

Falling off the edge: Iraqi and Syrian refugees

March 23, 2019 Amman, Jordan The day begins at The Evangelical Philadelphia Nazarene Church of Marka, a church in Amman that has a particular focus on refugee care. I am told that the number of refugees has doubled since 2010 with mostly Syrians followed by Iraqis (who are classified by the Jordanian government as “guests” rather […]

Australia hates accepting refugees, but appears to love creating them

Just last week, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) released a bombshell report that showed the Australian government had approved the export of dozens of shipments of military equipment to the Saudi-led coalition, currently wreaking a deadly war of aggression in Yemen, the poorest, most impoverished nation in the Arab world. Australian govt ‘took months to realise’ […]

The US Opened Its Borders to 750,000 Refugees After the Vietnam War and It Can Do so Again

The thousands of people now trying to flee violence in Central America are small in number compared to those who were desperately trying to escape from Vietnam and other Indochina countries decades ago. In the spring of 1975—with the U.S. either on the brink of pulling out of Vietnam, or already gone—over 131,000 South Vietnamese […]

Refused Right To Seek Asylum, Honduran Refugees Demand Reparations For Destructive US Foreign Policy In Central America

“It may seem like a lot of money to you. But it is a small sum compared to everything the United States has stolen from Honduras.” A month after arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border in hopes of being granted asylum in the U.S, about 100 refugees from Honduras marched to the U.S. Consulate in the […]

UNHCR Are Abandoning Palestinian Refugees In Thailand

Refugees twice over, Palestinians in Thailand are in a state of panic, as they fear unjust arrest at the hands of Thai Authorities and possible indefinite detainment. By Robert Inlakeh Imagine living life as a two time refugee, having been expelled from one country, to eventually finding yourself having to flee war in the next. For […]

Canada Generously Taking African Refugees From USA – With Their Anchor Babies!

Luis Castillo Daily Stormer November 15, 2018 What’s that you say, America? Free Africans? The Guardian: In 2017, some 2,550 US citizens applied for asylum in Canada – an increase of more than sixfold from 2016 and the largest such number since at least 1994, according to data from Immigration, Refugees and […]

‘This is just the beginning’: Palestinian refugees in Jerusalem fear municipality takeover of UNRWA

It was a typical Tuesday morning in the Shufat Refugee Camp in occupied East Jerusalem. Children made their way to school through the narrow alleyways, while men and women on their way to work waited in line at the two military checkpoints in the camp: one leading to Ramallah, one to Jerusalem. The camp’s residents […]

US-Saudi Coalition in Yemen Attacked Another 2 Buses of Refugees as They Fled Airstrikes

Sana’a (GPA) — The international Saudi-led Coalition against Yemen attacked another two buses full of internally displaced people as they fled the Coalition’s airstrike campaign in Hodeidah. Today’s attack makes it clear the Coalition has a policy of targeting anyone who attempts to flee the U.S.-backed Saudi and Emirati aggression along […]

Syrian Whistleblower: Refugees Want To Occupy Europe And Destroy Christianity

A Syrian whistleblower has spoken out about the real intentions of refugees entering Germany, claiming their aim is to occupy Europe and destroy Christianity.  “In fact, most of those refugees came to Europe in general and to Germany in particular, not because their lives were threatened, not because they were suppressed, persecuted, oppressed or because […]

UNRWA cuts: The ‘slow death’ of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon

Emmanuel Haddad It is 7:30am on a Thursday, and it’s time for Brahim to ring the Ramallah Elementary School’s bell. The sound peels out, reaching the 820 students of the only primary school in this Palestinian refugee camp south of Beirut.  The chaos of children’s energetic shouts can be heard coming up the stairs and […]

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