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How weavers in Burkina Faso are now on Europe’s migration front line

How weavers in Burkina Faso are now on Europe’s migration front line

carolyn.simon@hrc.org February 6, 2018 0

Speed, endurance, dexterity and an eye for colour: just some of the skills needed when weaving on a loom. Eveline Ouédraogo masters them all

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Inside the EU’s flawed $200 million migration deal with Sudan

Inside the EU’s flawed $200 million migration deal with Sudan

January 30, 2018 0

As millions of dollars in EU funds flow into Sudan to stem African migration, asylum seekers say they are increasingly trapped, living in a perpetual state of fear and exploitation in this key

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Aid agencies rethink personal data as new EU rules loom

Aid agencies rethink personal data as new EU rules loom

carolyn.simon@hrc.org January 18, 2018 0

Sweeping European privacy regulations are forcing the humanitarian sector to radically rethink how it handles data on tens of millions of people, interviews with experts and aid industry insiders reveal.   Aid agencies

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Five migration trends to watch in 2018

Five migration trends to watch in 2018

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 17, 2018 0

2017 saw a host of new and quickly deepening humanitarian crises from Southeast Asia to Africa . But behind this rising tide of forced displacement was an isolationist and xenophobic political backdrop that

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Europe sends Afghans back to danger

Europe sends Afghans back to danger

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 4, 2018 0

Conflict is getting worse in Afghanistan — but that’s not slowing deportations from Europe

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Libya’s downward spiral to shortages, militia power, and migrant abuse

Libya’s downward spiral to shortages, militia power, and migrant abuse

dan.rafter@hrc.org December 7, 2017 0

Social media has become a bush telegraph in the Libyan capital Tripoli, used by anxious citizens to warn each other of militia violence and how to get around the endless shortages as the

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EU fails to identify and protect gay, lesbian, and transgender asylum seekers

EU fails to identify and protect gay, lesbian, and transgender asylum seekers

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 20, 2017 0

Daar* was scared to tell anyone he was gay, let alone the foreign officials who held his future in their hands.   So when the 28-year-old Syrian from Damascus had his first interview

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The Libyan migrant “prisons” of Europe’s making

The Libyan migrant “prisons” of Europe’s making

dan.rafter@hrc.org November 1, 2017 0

The consequences of Italian and European migration policies for migrants and refugees stuck in Libya are ugly and stark: from militia wars to increasing extortion to overcrowded detention “prisons” where pregnant women can

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Old route, new dangers: Migrant smugglers revive Black Sea route to Europe

Old route, new dangers: Migrant smugglers revive Black Sea route to Europe

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 16, 2017 0

Advertised as a "tourist yacht" to Europe, spacious and loaded with food and water, it was in fact a stripped-down, rusty blue fishing boat lacking any supplies for two stormy days at sea.

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Trouble in CAR, trapped in Raqqa, and Trump at the UNGA: The Cheat Sheet

Trouble in CAR, trapped in Raqqa, and Trump at the UNGA: The Cheat Sheet

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 15, 2017 0

IRIN editors have scanned the humanitarian horizon to get you up to speed with this forward-looking weekly digest:   CAR risks return to civil war   Central African Republic is on the brink

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