With Trump, the US no longer opens the doors to refugees

For decades, the United States offered sanctuary to the oppressed and admitted more refugees each year than all other countries combined. That policy of open arms changed during the presidency of Donald Trump, which reduced the number of refugees the country received by more than 80%, being displaced by Canada as the nation that admits … Read more

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“On October 21, Former President Obama will appear in Pennsylvania to campaign for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris,” the Democratic campaign announced on Friday. The director general of the WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, warned that several cities could reach their hospital limit in the coming weeks if the increase in infections continues “The arrest has … Read more

IACHR adopts the “Inter-American Principles on the Human Rights of All Migrants, Refugees, Stateless Persons, and Victims of Human Trafficking” – World

Press release 345/19 Dec 30, 2019 Washington, DC – The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) publishes today the Resolution 04/19 “Inter-American Principles on the Human Rights of All Migrants, Refugees, Stateless Persons, and Victims of Trafficking in Persons” approved at the sessions held in San Salvador, El Salvador, on December 7, 2019. The IACHR … Read more

WHO and UNHCR join forces to improve health services for refugees, displaced and stateless people – World

The World Health Organization (WHO) and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, today signed a new agreement to strengthen and promote public health services for millions of forcibly displaced people around the world. The memorandum updates and expands on a previous agreement between the two organizations dating from 1997. One of the key goals this year … Read more

A regional profile of Venezuelan migrants and refugees in Latin America and the Caribbean – Colombia

By Diego Chaves-González and Carlos Echeverría-Estrada More than 5 million Venezuelans have left their country due to the current political and economic crisis in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, of which at least 4 million migrated to other countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Now the recipient countries face the new challenge of managing … Read more

Merkel criticizes Kurz in the dispute over the admission of Moria refugees

Updated September 15, 2020, 4:05 p.m. A European solution for thousands of refugees on Lesbos is to be found. But almost nothing is happening. Germany has now made an increased offer, but Chancellor Angela Merkel sees too little help, especially from neighboring Austria. You can find more current news here So now the federal government … Read more

Belgium is already leaving 12 minor refugees from Moria …

Our country is ready to receive twelve unaccompanied minors from the destroyed Moria reception camp on the Greek island of Lesbos. It will attract European colleagues with that proposal. This is reported by De Morgen and the news is confirmed by the cabinet of Minister of Asylum and Migration Maggie De Block (Open Vld). The … Read more

Greek Prime Minister promises new permanent migrant shelter on Lesvos | NOW

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Sunday promised the country will build a new permanent migrant reception center on Lesvos. Last week, the overcrowded Moria migrant camp on the island burned down. The fires in Moria left nearly 13,000 migrants without shelter. The chaotic camp was already experiencing what aid agencies have called “inhumane” conditions. … Read more

How are refugees in Germany doing five years after ‘Wir schaffen das’?

It’s a phrase that will haunt Angela Merkel her entire career: “Wir schaffen das”, we can do that. Merkel said it on August 31, 2015, the culmination of what we now know as ‘the refugee crisis’. In total, 1.2 million asylum seekers came to Germany in 2015 and 2016. Now – five years later – … Read more

Boat funded by artist Banksy saves 89 refugees | NOW

British artist Banksy has financed a boat that rescues refugees in the Mediterranean, reports The Guardian. On Thursday, the boat rescued 89 people, including 14 women and children. The ship, called Louise Michel, secretly departed the harbor in Burriana, Spain, near Valencia on August 18. There would have been fears that European countries would try … Read more