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One smuggled human’s year-long journey from Africa to Europe

  By Maxim Tucker, Press Officer – Global Campaigns, Thematic Issues and UN. (BORGO MEZZANONE, ITALY) Ebrima’s bedroom is a stark corrugated square, five metres long and five metres wide. He shares it with one other asylum seeker – each … Continue reading

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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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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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The long and winding road for migrants in Mexico

By Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s Secretary General The scrublands and desert in Mexico’s northern state of Coahuila are the last stop for Central American migrants before attempting to cross the border into the USA. By the time they reach Saltillo, … Continue reading

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