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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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Welcoming Syria’s war-weary

By Philip Luther, Middle East and North Africa Programme Director at Amnesty International As the humanitarian and human rights crisis caused by Syria’s internal armed conflict shows no signs of abating, two important announcements made this week help us to … Continue reading

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‘What does Europe want from us?’ – Migrants detained for months on end in Greece

By Irem Arf Rayfield, Researcher on Refugee and Migrants’ Rights in Europe Flying back from our research mission in Greece, I can’t shake off the image of exhaustion in the eyes of the newly arrived migrants on the island of … Continue reading

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‘Why don’t they just send me back to die?’ – Migrants despair on Europe’s borders

By Naomi Westland, Press Officer at Amnesty International UK who has joined Amnesty’s researchers in Greece investigating what happens to refugees and migrants trying to get to Europe There is a rustic charm about Mytilene, the ramshackle port capital of … Continue reading

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