Category Archives: Refugees

Taking torture personally

How do you support someone who has been tortured? That’s what this issue of WIRE explores, to mark the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture on 26 June. We speak to Farida Aarrass about why she will never give … Continue reading

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Syrians struggling to begin new lives in Istanbul

By Anna Shea, Legal Adviser on Refugee and Migrant Rights at Amnesty International. What struck me most when I met Zeinah (not her real name), a 29-year-old Syrian refugee in Turkey, were her warm personality and marvelous smile. But her … Continue reading

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Families torn apart in the name of security

By Muthoni Wanyeki, Amnesty International’s Regional Director for East Africa. Last month, 18-year-old Ayaan suddenly found herself at the head of her household. Her mother and father had been arrested in Nairobi as part of the counter-terrorism operation dubbed ‘Usalama … 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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Will Europe let more refugees and migrants die at sea?

By Elisa De Pieri and Matteo de Bellis, Europe Researcher and Campaigner at Amnesty International. “When the boat sank, I could not find my friends. I was asking: where are they? Then I found Omar, but another friend was nowhere … Continue reading

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