Tag 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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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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Europe’s race to the bottom on protecting refugees from Syria

By Sherif Elsayed-Ali, Amnesty International’s Head of Refugee and Migrants’ Rights In much of Europe, ‘asylum-seeker’ and ‘refugee’ have become dirty words. It is rare to find a politician who will express genuine concern for refugees in public; when it … Continue reading

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‘I feared the Greek police more than the Syrian military’

By Amnesty International’s researcher on migration in the European Union The snarled-up traffic on the bus ride from the airport gave me some much-needed time to reflect on my recent research trip, where I looked at how Greece is shutting … Continue reading

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