Category Archives: Refugees

Counting bodies in the Central African Republic

  By Donatella Rovera, Senior Crisis Response Adviser at Amnesty International The body of a 10-year-old boy, shot dead, whose hand had been cut off with a machete. The remains of the sons of a 76-year-old man who narrowly escaped … Continue reading

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The forgotten victims of Haiti’s earthquake

By Chiara Liguori, Caribbean researcher at Amnesty International Four years ago, a devastating earthquake struck the Caribbean island of Haiti, leaving an estimated 200,000 people dead and more than 2 million homeless. It was a disaster on an almost unprecedented … Continue reading

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An education in misery – Syrian refugees in Harmanli

By Krassimir Yankov, journalist and researcher from Bulgaria “It’s my turn to teach the children English now,” Mohammad Hussain told me on a recent chilly January evening at the Harmanli refugee camp in Bulgaria. We headed out for a short … Continue reading

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Life getting harder for Syrian refugees in Iraqi Kurdistan

By Neil Sammonds, Syria Researcher at Amnesty International Sitting on a thin mattress inside a ramshackle structure on a muddy hilltop, elderly Abu Fares told me how he came to live in poverty in Iraq’s relatively prosperous northern Kurdistan region. … Continue reading

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Freezing conditions, forgotten camps – refugees from Syria in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley

By Khairunissa Dhala, Refugee and Migrants’ Rights researcher at Amnesty International “We chose this camp because we couldn’t find anywhere to rent. We cannot afford anything since we came from Syria…my legs are swollen from the cold weather. We are … Continue reading

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