Discrimination kills 230,000 girls under five in India each year, study shows

Neglect to blame for skewed mortality rates, says Lancet report that urges looking beyond pre-natal sex selection at deaths from inequality of education and health Hundreds of thousands of young girls in India die every year because of “invisible discrimination”, according to research published in the Lancet Global Health. Researchers from the International Institute for Applied Systems […]

Decenas de refugiados heridos en Lesbos al ser atacados por ultras

Alrededor de 200 personas de ultraderecha comenzaron a pedir la evacuación de refugiados de la isla Bajo gritos de “quemadlos vivos”, varios grupos de jóvenes les lanzaron piedras, adoquines, bengalas, petardos, botellas y otros objetos El limbo legal de los refugiados en Grecia La población refugiada en el mundo ha aumentado un 65% en los […]

L’allarme di Minniti: «A rischio la tenuta del sistema di accoglienza»

Azione e preoccupazione: la politica sull’immigrazione del governo di Paolo Gentiloni e del ministro dell’Interno, Marco Minniti, non conosce sosta. Oggi il ministro è in Niger per la riunione del cosiddetto 5+5: un incontro con i colleghi di Francia, Spagna, Malta e Portogallo insieme ai ministri di Algeria, Libia, Mauritania e Marocco. Lo scenario africano resta […]

Myanmar willing to take back fewer than 400 Rohingya refugees

Of list of 8,000 people submitted by Bangladesh government, Myanmar deems only 374 eligible for repatriation Myanmar has said it is willing to take back fewer than 400 Rohingya refugees of the 8,000 who have said they would voluntarily return from Bangladesh. U Myint Thu, Myanmar’s permanent secretary for foreign affairs, said that of the list […]

Spie e veleni, Londra sfida Mosca

La Gran Bretagna espellerà “23 diplomatici russi, identificati come ufficiali dell’intelligence sotto copertura”. Lo ha annunciato la premier britannica Theresa May nel suo intervento alla Camera dei Comuni, precisando che la misura rientra “nell’azione immediata per smantellare la rete di spionaggio” russo in Gran Bretagna in seguito alla vicenda dell’avvelenamento dell’ex spia Sergei Skripal. Nel suo intervento alla Camera […]

Human Rights Watch denuncia que EEUU encierra a los inmigrantes en celdas de detención heladas

Según la ONG, las familias son separadas y mujeres y niños son retenidos en condiciones abusivas Redadas en el norte de California se saldan con 150 indocumentados detenidos Agentes fronterizos estadounidenses retienen “sistemáticamente” a familias, bebés incluidos, en celdas con temperaturas “extremadamente frías” cuando son detenidos en la frontera con México o cerca de ella, según ha denunciado este miércoles Human […]

«Le torture ai migranti e il nostro disinteresse colpevole»

Alcuni deputati di Liberi e Uguali ricorrono alla Corte Costituzionale contro il memorandum di intesa con Tripoli. «Il governo ha stretto un accordo internazionale mai ratificato dal Parlamento». Parla Civati: «Purtroppo le violenze sui migranti sono fuori moda, non entrano in campagna elettorale» Sono vicende terribili, di stupri e torture. «Eppure sono temi considerati fuori […]

Las múltiples caras de la inmigración

Bajo el título ‘Y sin embargo, se mueve’ expertos africanos y europeos analizan en una jornada de debates en Madrid los movimientos de personas en y desde África  La inmigración es inherente a la naturaleza humana, ha existido siempre y siempre existirá. El 3% de la población mundial está integrada por migrantes: unos 180 millones […]

UK net migration falls to 244,000

Net migration to the UK is estimated to have fallen by 29,000 to 244,000 in the year to last September, figures show. It is the second set of data from the Office for National Statistics since the UK voted to leave the EU in 2016. The figure is still well short of the government’s target to […]

«La linea dura sui migranti ha ridotto diritti e non ha fermato gli sbarchi»

Parla l’avvocato Antonello Ciervo dell’Associazione studi giuridici per l’immigrazione: «Il decreto Minniti-Orlando è un boomerang per la giustizia» Il 12 aprile dello scorso anno la camera approvò il decreto Minniti-Orlando sull’immigrazione con 240 voti a favore, 176 voti contrari e 12 astenuti. Sul provvedimento il governo pose la fiducia per convertire in legge il decreto […]

Israel is not a ‘place of refuge’

In early February, Israel started handing out deportation notices to some 20,000 asylum seekers, most of them from Eritrea and Sudan. More than 35,000 are expected to be deported or jailed indefinitely in the upcoming months. The Israeli state has already made the necessary preparations for the operation. In early January, it advertised positions for 100 inspectors who will have the […]

Four migrants critical after being shot in Calais brawl

Four migrants were in critical condition after being shot and more than a dozen others were injured, some seriously, during clashes in the northern French port of Calais between Afghans and Africans, local authorities said. Some 22 people were hospitalised Thursday, according to an official total, including four Eritreans aged between 16 and 18 who needed surgery, […]

La sociedad civil israelí se moviliza contra la deportación de inmigrantes

El Gobierno de Israel fuerza a ilegales africanos a escoger entre la deportación o la cárcel mientras un sector de la sociedad se organiza para esconderlos La disposición del Gobierno de Israel a deportar a los inmigrantes ilegales africanos ha puesto en pie de guerra a una buena parte de la sociedad del país. Varios pilotos de […]

Deadline looms for Afghan refugees in Pakistan

Islamabad, Pakistan – A deadline on the validity of legal refugee status for many Afghan residents in Pakistan is due to expire, throwing into doubt the futures of more than a million refugees, many of whom have lived in the country for decades. The deadline is due to expire on Wednesday, with Pakistan’s federal cabinet expected […]

‘Gunfire used against passengers’ as migrant boat sinks off Yemen

At least 30 people drown as boat capsizes amid reports of gunfire used against those on board At least 30 people drowned when their migrant boat capsized off war-torn Yementhis week, the UN has said, adding that it had received reports of gunfire being used against those on board. At least 152 Somalis and Ethiopians were […]

Sbarcano in Sicilia cinquecento migranti, ci sono anche due neonati morti

Due navi approdano rispettivamente a Pozzallo e ad Augusta. I bimbi hanno perso la vita durante la traversata. Dall’inizio dell’anno già duecento vittime Due navi con a bordo rispettivamente 356 e 174 migranti, soccorsi nel Mediterraneo negli ultimi giorni, sono in arrivo questa mattina nei porti siciliani di Pozzallo e Augusta. A Pozzallo arriva la […]

Migranti, mancano le navi di soccorso, muore un bambino

Dopo i 1500 salvati all’inizio della settimana, nuove richieste di aiuto e di trasbordi urgenti nel mare in tempesta, ma non ci sono imbarcazioni disponibili. A Catania sbarcati in 500 ROMA – Sono ore di emergenza nel Mediterraneo in tempesta, sguarnito di navi di soccorso mentre continuano i viaggi dei migranti. Un bimbo di tre […]

US to withhold $65m in aid for Palestinian refugees

Trump administration is reportedly conditioning the release of additional funds on whether the UN makes unspecified reforms  The United States will give a UN agency $60m in aid for Palestinian refugees but withhold a further $65m for now, the state department said on Tuesday, as the Trump administration carried out a threat it made two weeks […]

Francia expulsó a un 14,6 % más de inmigrantes irregulares en 2017

Primas de 2.000 euros para los indocumentados que se marchen de Francia El presidente francés visita hoy Calais, ciudad símbolo en Francia de la crisis migratoria, para defender su polémica futura ley de inmigración que cierra las puertas a inmigrantes económicos Francia expulsó en 2017 a un 14,6 % más de extranjeros en situación irregular […]

‘People were screaming’: troops destroy $200,000 aid camps in Somalia

More than 4,000 people are homeless two weeks after security forces demolished camps sheltering internally displaced Somalis Two weeks after being forcibly evicted from their shelters, thousands of vulnerable families are still living rough in the outskirts of Mogadishu. Somali security forces went in and destroyed 23 camps for internally displaced people, housing more than […]

Myanmar says temporary camp will house 30,000 Rohingya targeted for repatriation

Myanmar is building a camp to temporarily house 30,000 Rohingya Muslims targeted for repatriation after fleeing violence in Rakhine State, state media reported on Monday, as Myanmar and Bangladesh meet to discuss how to implement a repatriation deal. More than 650,000 Rohingya have headed across the border to Bangladesh after a sweeping Myanmar army counteroffensive […]

Ethiopian Oromo refugees face bribes, harassment in Kenya

Ethiopian Oromo refugees fleeing to Kenya to escape persecution say they are finding life on the streets of Nairobi no better than the insecurity they left behind, as they are targeted by bribes and harassment and forced into vast camps with few prospects or protections. The Oromo are Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group but have long […]

At least 15,000 Cameroonian refugees flee to Nigeria amid crackdown

More than 15,000 Cameroonian refugees have fled to Nigeria amid a crackdown on Anglophone separatists, the United Nations (UN) refugee agency and Nigerian government officials said on Thursday. The once-fringe English-speaking movement in majority French-speaking Cameroon has gathered pace in the last few months after a military crackdown on protests, leading it to declare independence […]

Un refugiado sirio se quema a lo bonzo por la falta de ayudas de la ONU

“No pudo soportar ver a otros refugiados sirios portando la ayuda humanitaria, y gritó: ¡¿Por qué todos están recibiendo ayuda y no mi familia?!”, relató su esposa Nadia Zibou. Refugiados sirios bajo la sombra del olvido Turquía, tierra de nadie para los refugiados sirios Un refugiado sirio que reside en Líbano intentó quemarse a lo bonzo […]

Palestinian refugees live in fear of Trump aid cuts

Bethlehem, occupied West Bank – Palestinians living in refugee camps have expressed deep alarm over US threats to potentially cut funding for a relief agency tasked with providing aid and services to them. For nearly 70 years, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) has been the lifeline to the more than five […]

Danish government trims tax-cut plan to avoid ally’s demand for refugee legislation

Denmark’s center-right coalition government will scale back its tax-cut plan to get it through parliament rather than link it to legislation on revoking refugees’ residence rights, as sought by its nationalist ally the Danish People’s Party (DF). The move is another reminder of the minority government’s difficulties in pushing through its economic agenda in a […]

Eight migrants drown as Italian coastguard attempts to rescue first sinking boat of 2018

At least eight migrants died and 86 others were rescued Saturday from a smugglers’ rubber dinghy after it starting sinking in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya, the Italian coast guard said. The Italian coast guard, which coordinates rescues in international waters off Libya’s coast, said an aircraft on patrol for a European anti-smuggling operation had […]

Rifugiati, attivati dal Viminale 3mila nuovi posti per l’accoglienza

Con un decreto di assegnazione firmato dal ministro dell’Interno Marco Minniti è stato concesso un finanziamento che consentirà l’attivazione di 2.982 nuovi posti per il Sistema di protezione per richiedenti asilo e rifugiati (Sprar). Lo rende noto il Viminale, segnalando che 115 dei nuovi posti saranno destinati a favore dei minori stranieri non accompagnati e 80 per […]

Una nueva ciudad-Estado para los refugiados en Europa

Un arquitecto austríaco diseña el próximo Estado europeo: una isla artificial para refugiados.  Mientras la Unión Europea debate y se disputa las cuotas de refugiados y Estados Unidos se retira del Pacto Mundial de la ONU sobre la protección de migrantes y refugiados, se empieza a esbozar Europa en África, un proyecto de república independiente para refugiados que pretenden […]

I 400 migranti salvati nel Mediterraneo sono un pugno in faccia alle nostre anime belle

C’erano anche diversi bambini. Molti di loro erano originari del Bangladesh, intrappolati da sei anni nell’inferno libico, nell’indifferenza dell’Occidente. Sono stati tratti in salvo dalle “terribili” Ong. E ci fanno vergognare, tutti assieme, della nostra ipocrisia Ora che col Natale vi siete riempiti la pancia e l’anima, questa storia vi tocca sentirla. Ricordate la Libia? Ecco: […]

Rohingya: 500,000 unlikely to receive schooling in 2018

A humanitarian organisation has warned of a “lost generation” with more than 500,000 Rohingyarefugee children in Bangladesh unlikely to receive schooling in 2018. The International Rescue Committee (IRC) said unless interventions are “urgently funded”, the humanitarian needs of children will only increase. “Education in emergencies is a life-saving and life-changing intervention – helping children recover and cope […]

Trump Administration Considers Tearing Families Apart In New Immigration Crackdown

“Donald Trump’s war on immigrants has reached a sad new low. Separating families who are fleeing gang violence is unconscionable.” In a renewed push to clamp down on the influx of illegal crossings along the southern U.S. border, the Trump administration is reportedly weighing a policy that would separate parents from their children in detention […]

Breaking down the new Berlin wall: refugee guides show their side of city

Shaam is an otherwise unremarkable-looking Middle Eastern restaurant. There’s a menu on the wall showing pixelated images of falafel and kibbeh; a hunk of doner meat rotates slowly by the window. But the restaurant has become a place for new arrivals from Syria to congregate. “The name feels like home,” says Mahmoud, a warm and […]

Globe writer wins Amnesty media award for coverage of Rohingya refugees

The Globe and Mail’s Asia correspondent, Nathan VanderKlippe, has won an Amnesty International Canada media award for his coverage of Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar. Mr. VanderKlippe’s September reporting from Myanmar’s border with Bangladesh provided an on-the-ground account of what the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights has called a textbook example of ethnic cleansing. In Bangladesh, […]

Grecia, nel limbo dei profughi. L’isola di Lesbo trasformata in centro detentivo: “Qui da 20 mesi, trattati come animali”

La vedi dalla spiaggia, dal porto, dal balcone dell’albergo, dal tavolo del ristorante pieno di turisti: la Turchia è così vicina che sembra quasi di poterla toccare allungando la mano. Ed è da lì che ogni giorno partono gommoni e barche piene di migranti. Arrivano principalmente dalla Siria, dall’Afghanistan e dall’Iraq. Credono di varcare le porte dell’Europa, si ritrovano […]