Category Archives: Asylum

7 things you probably didn’t know about migrants

Is a migrant the same as an immigrant? Are migrants good or bad for the economy, and can you name some famous ones? Find out today, on International Migrants Day. 1. What’s the difference between an immigrant and a migrant? … Continue reading

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Rescuing a thousand refugees and migrants in the Mediterranean

This is the second blog from a search and rescue operation with the Italian Navy by Amnesty’s Europe campaigner, Matteo de Bellis. We are patrolling the central Mediterranean between the Italian island of Lampedusa, Tunisia and Libya. The Virginio Fasan … Continue reading

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On patrol with the Italian Navy, searching for refugees in danger at sea

This is the first of two blogs by Amnesty’s Europe campaigner, Matteo de Bellis, who spent the last week on a search and rescue operation aboard an Italian Navy frigate, the Virginio Fasan. At the peak of the tourist season, … Continue reading

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Push-backs across the border? – The ‘dirty work’ of keeping refugees out of Bulgaria

By Barbora Černušáková, Amnesty International‘s Researcher on Bulgaria We met Hassan on a rainy day in a reception centre for refugees and asylum-seekers in Harmanli, Bulgaria, about an hour’s drive from the Turkish border. He shares a room with seven … Continue reading

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Holding centres will not stop migrants risking their lives off Europe’s shores

By Sherif Elsayed-Ali, deputy director of global issues at Amnesty International As the summer “boat season” approaches, with a surge in migrants, asylum seekers and refugees making the perilous sea crossing from north Africa to the European Union, the authorities … Continue reading

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