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EU needs to offer work visas to bring migration under control

EU needs to offer work visas to bring migration under control

carolyn.simon@hrc.org June 28, 2017 0

As migration is now viewed as an almost existential crisis for the European Union, it can be easy to forget that the EU developed a centralised policy on the matter only in the past two years.

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Disposable Africans – migration and its consequences

Disposable Africans – migration and its consequences

June 21, 2017 0

Much ink has been spilt trying to make sense of the migration flow across the Mediterranean, a stretch of sea that has become the frontline of capitalism’s most urgent question: What’s more valuable

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Countdown to AMISOM withdrawal: Is Somalia ready?

Countdown to AMISOM withdrawal: Is Somalia ready?

dan.rafter@hrc.org February 28, 2017 0

The swearing-in last week of Somalia’s new President Mohamed Abdullahi “Farmajo” was greeted with a surge of optimism on the streets of Mogadishu that a new era of stability was on its way.

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Why are Afghan refugees being forced back to a worsening war?

Why are Afghan refugees being forced back to a worsening war?

October 24, 2016 0

The UN planned to provide assistance to about 250,000 displaced people in Afghanistan this year. Now it’s looking at a million — far more than the government and aid agencies are able to handle.

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Egypt boat disaster shines light on new migration trend

Egypt boat disaster shines light on new migration trend

October 10, 2016 0

Just before sunrise on a warm September morning, mobile phones in the village of Green Island on Egypt's Mediterranean coast began ringing urgently.   “Our children began calling us from the sea

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Troubled waters

Troubled waters

August 29, 2016 0

"I was very scared in the sea. The boat was overcrowded. I could barely move. I was afraid of dying, but even more afraid of being caught by the Libyan police.” Ali*, a 21-year-old

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All at sea: Libyan detention centres at crisis point

All at sea: Libyan detention centres at crisis point

carolyn.simon@hrc.org June 1, 2016 0

“Yesterday, we received 203 new migrants, today it was 585, and tomorrow there will be more, and the next day, and the day after.”   Khalid al-Tumi runs the Zawiya migrant detention centre,

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Bye bye dreams

Bye bye dreams

dan.rafter@hrc.org March 2, 2016 0

In July 2015, Mohammed Lamin*, a 26-year-old Gambian, was pulled from a stricken smuggler’s boat in the Mediterranean. On board the rescue vessel, he spoke to IRIN about his hopes that Europe would

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Is migration the elephant in the room?

Is migration the elephant in the room?

dan.rafter@hrc.org November 26, 2015 0

The migration crisis that has preoccupied Europe for the last six months has highlighted how unprepared one of the richest continents in the world is to deal with what lies ahead as climate

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Understanding the surge in migrant boat crossings to Europe

Understanding the surge in migrant boat crossings to Europe

dan.rafter@hrc.org May 29, 2014 0

JOHANNESBURG/TRIPOLI 29 May 2014 (IRIN) - Italian newspapers have recently been full of reports of countless rickety boats conveying thousands of desperate migrants to its shores.

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