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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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‘If an African dies here, no one cares’ – abuses of migrants and refugees in detention in Libya

By Amnesty International researchers Winter had arrived in Libya and at one of the country’s largest immigration detention centres, its crippling effects were clear. Migrants and refugees held at the centre near Gharyan, some 80km south of Tripoli were in … 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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‘The world needs to know what’s happening here’ – Migrants living on the margins in Athens

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 Last week I wrote from the island of Lesvos, where my colleagues … 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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