Category Archives: Refugees

Crunch time for Qatar on migrant workers

By James Lynch, Amnesty International’s researcher on migrants’ rights in the Gulf Late last year, when I met a group of men employed by Lee Trading and Contracting, their situation had all the hallmarks of a crisis. Unpaid for months … 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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‘It starts right here’ – the road ahead for South Sudan

By Alex Neve, Secretary General, Amnesty International Canada So many moments stay with me. During the course of this recent mission in South Sudan people recounted unimaginable suffering and acute fear; they showed tremendous strength and unflagging resilience; and they … Continue reading

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The plight of Iraq’s civilian population

By Donatella Rovera , Amnesty International’s Senior Crisis Response Adviser. Thousands of Iraqi civilians displaced by the current conflict are stranded at checkpoints separating the areas controlled by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the rest of Iraq. At first … Continue reading

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Ukraine’s Mariupol – suspicion, mistrust and a fear of what’s to come

By Denis Krivosheev, Deputy Director of the Europe and Central Asia Programme at Amnesty International At first sight it seems as if it’s business as usual in Mariupol in south-eastern Ukraine. This strategic port city just across a thin stretch … Continue reading

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