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    Migrants: From Hope to Frustration in Europe

    Last year was a year marked by a major migration crisis, which, according to international organizations such as Amnesty International and the United Nations, saw the greatest waves of exodus since the Second World War coming to Europe. Hundreds of thousands fled their war-torn homelands, passing borders under often-dangerous conditions,...
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    400 Refugees Drown While Crossing from Egypt to Italy: Reports

    At least 400 refugees travelling by boats from Egypt to Italy have drowned in the Mediterranean sea, reported BBC Arabic citing Somalia’s Ambassador to Egypt. Earlier in the idea, Somali media reported that hundreds of Somali youth had died when their boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea. Despite the...
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    How to Have Sex: Belgium Launches Website to Teach Refugees About Sex

    The Belgian government launched a website, Zanzu, aimed at giving migrants and refugees “who have been in Germany for a short time” the ability to learn about “sex and sexuality”. In a press release marking the website’s launch in Germany, Parliamentary State Secretary Elke Ferner said that the website will...
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    15 Migrants and Refugees Who Changed the World

    As a result of conflict in the Middle East and Africa, the issue of refugees has been at the forefront of political and societal debate. There has been a prevalence of negative discourse on immigrants, especially concerning the potential of immigrants to adversely affect the country in which they...
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    Muslim Women Must Learn English or Face Deportation Says UK Prime Minister

    In controversial remarks, British Prime Minister David Cameron announced that Muslim women who fail to learn English to a high enough standard risk being deported from the United Kingdom. “You can’t guarantee you will be able to stay if you are not improving your language,” said Cameron in statements...
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    It’s Time to ‘Treat Refugees Like Animals’

    By Farah Khairat What if we viewed the process of humans migrating in the same way as birds? This is the question that is raised by the video titled, #Likeanimals by the Tunisian association of immigrants and refugees in collaboration with the agency of communications Memac Ogilvy Label. The reason...
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    In Defence of the Arab Man: An Egyptian Feminist in Germany

    By Dina Wahba When I first started studying gender I was very provoked by the position taken by Arab and Muslim feminists living in the west on feminism, Islam, women’s rights and other relevant issues. For me, they were not radical enough, almost apologetic and not outspoken against the...