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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 deeply flawed $200 million migration deal with Sudan

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

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 30, 2018 0

The EU has allocated over $200 million to help Sudan stem migration since 2015 Asylum seekers allege Sudanese officials are complicit in abuse, extortion Traffickers said to hold people for weeks, beat and

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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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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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Martinets, migrants, and militants: The drawn-out saga of Libya and the ICC

Martinets, migrants, and militants: The drawn-out saga of Libya and the ICC

dan.rafter@hrc.org July 24, 2017 0

When International Criminal Court Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda addressed the UN Security Council in May, she assured the assembled nations that Libya was a priority in 2017.

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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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New Gambia, new migration?

New Gambia, new migration?

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

“I am very happy to be home,” said 18-year-old Mohammed Nyabally, sitting on the steps of his uncle’s house in Serekunda, a town near The Gambia’s coast. Just two weeks earlier, he was

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EU strategy stems migrant flow from Niger, but at what cost?

EU strategy stems migrant flow from Niger, but at what cost?

dan.rafter@hrc.org February 2, 2017 0

The EU-funded crackdown on migration through Niger has been effective at dramatically reducing the number of people heading northwards to the North African coast, and then Europe.

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EXCLUSIVE: EU migrant policy in Africa built on incorrect Niger data

EXCLUSIVE: EU migrant policy in Africa built on incorrect Niger data

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 31, 2017 0

The European Union has been touting a faulty figure for migration reduction through key transit country Niger as it looks to expand a policy of giving more development aid to African nations if

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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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