Tag Archives: Refugees

Rescuing a thousand refugees and migrants in the Mediterranean

This is the second blog from a search and rescue operation with the Italian Navy by Amnesty’s Europe campaigner, Matteo de Bellis. We are patrolling the central Mediterranean between the Italian island of Lampedusa, Tunisia and Libya. The Virginio Fasan … 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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Syrians struggling to begin new lives in Istanbul

By Anna Shea, Legal Adviser on Refugee and Migrant Rights at Amnesty International. What struck me most when I met Zeinah (not her real name), a 29-year-old Syrian refugee in Turkey, were her warm personality and marvelous smile. But her … Continue reading

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Families torn apart in the name of security

By Muthoni Wanyeki, Amnesty International’s Regional Director for East Africa. Last month, 18-year-old Ayaan suddenly found herself at the head of her household. Her mother and father had been arrested in Nairobi as part of the counter-terrorism operation dubbed ‘Usalama … 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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