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    Refugees and Europeans Look Into Each Other’s Eyes for Four Minutes in a Powerful, Emotional Experiment

    When talking about the problem of refugees, we use dehumanized language which reduces human tragedy to numbers and statistics. But this suffering concerns real people, who – just like us – have families, loved ones, friends. Just like us, they have their own stories, dreams, goals. It is only...
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    Turkey: New Hope or Despair and Suffering for Refugees?

    The European Union’s deal with Turkey further endangers and degrades the lives of individuals fleeing persecution and seeking asylum in Europe. This deal announced on 8 March 2016 seeks to stop the flow of migration to Europe by deporting asylum seekers from the Greek Islands to Turkey. Deportations from...
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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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    Pope Francis Returns From Greece With 12 Syrian Refugees

    In a “gesture of welcome”, Pope Francis returned from Greece to the Vatican with 12 Syrian refugees, including six children. The three families, all of whom are Muslim, flew with the Pope on his plane back to the Vatican. Earlier, Pope Francis visited refugees and migrants living in the...
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    #Techfugees: Ending the Invisibility of Refugees

    Michael Harrington once wrote in 1962 ‘That the poor are invisible is one of the most important things about them. They are not simply neglected and forgotten…What is much worse, they are not seen.’ While this is certainly true today, the internet and technology have managed to break barriers by supporting...
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    Masked Men Are Attacking and Molesting Child Refugees in Sweden

    Up to 100 ‘masked men’ have been accused of attacking and molesting child refugees in Sweden, reported local and international media. Believed to belong to a Neo-Nazi group, the masked men dressed in all-black outfits gathered in the capital city of Sweden to “punish migrants”. “They gathered...
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    Taking Away Refugees’ Valuables: A Harmful and Disgraceful Move

    The policy recently initiated by the governments of Denmark and Switzerland to seize the valuables of refugees on arrival is another example of governments’ senseless responses to the humanitarian crisis that refugees face in reaching Europe. Notice that I am calling it a humanitarian crisis not a “refugee crisis”...
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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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    What if Europeans Had to Seek Refuge in Africa and the Middle East?

    More than one million refugees and migrants from Syria and other countries entered Europe in 2015 hoping to rebuild their lives. Known as the ‘refugee crisis’, the influx of arrivals to Europe has resulted in controversy across the world. But what if the tables were turned and Europeans had to seek...