Refugee facing deportation from Sweden saved by fellow passengers refusing to let plane leave


Father-of-two’s family told them about his situation while in departure lounge – and they took the only action they could A man facing deportation from Sweden has been granted a temporary reprieve after fellow passengers aboard his flight to Iran prevented it from taking off by refusing to fasten their seat belts. A Kurd fearing persecution in his home country ... Read More »

Syrian government blocking aid to millions of refugees

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I recently traveled to the Bab Al-Salam camp in northwestern Syria, so why couldn’t the aid trucks? My journey from the Turkish border to this makeshift site housing more than 16,000 displaced Syrians took only 10 minutes on foot. Yet, when I arrived at the camp, the absence of basic assistance couldn’t have been clearer. Children were playing in and ... Read More »

Asylum-seekers: thousands rally in protest against government’s policies

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Greens’ Sarah Hanson-Young says Cambodian proposition is aimed at “shipping human suffering around our region” – Jump to comments Thousands of people rallied around the country on Palm Sunday to protest against the federal government’s asylum-seeker policies. Marches were planned for Adelaide, Armidale, Brisbane, Canberra, Darwin, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. Protesters voiced several concerns about the government’s policies, including the ... Read More »

Pictured: Eerie scenes of long-abandoned airport, empty buildings and streets criss-crossed with barbed wire in Cypriot no-man’s land where nobody has been since 1970s


Intimidating barbed wire curls across the landscape, as a watchtower commands the surroundings from high ground. Businesses, cars and buildings lay idle, as they have done for decades. A few miles away, an airport stands, thick with dust while old aircraft decay by the landing strips outside. No commercial flights have run from Nicosia International Airport since 1977, once Cyprus’s ... Read More »

Μαρτυρίες και Φωτογραφίες από τα Κέντρα Κράτησης Μεταναστών στη Βόρεια Ελλάδα


Λίγα 24ωρα μετά την αναφορά των Γιατρών Χωρίς Σύνορα «Ο αθέατος πόνος στα κέντρα κράτησης μεταναστών», ανακοινώθηκε στους μετανάστες η επ’ αόριστον κράτησή τους βάσει της γνωμοδότησης 44/2014 του Νομικού Συμβουλίου του Κράτους (ΝΣΚ). Το απάνθρωπο πρόσωπο του Κράτους φάνηκε και από τον τρόπο με τον οποίο τους ανακοινώθηκε η απόφαση. Σύμφωνα με πληροφορίες από ανθρωπιστικές οργανώσεις, οι διοικήσεις εισήλθαν ... Read More »

Angus Campbell warns asylum seekers not to travel to Australia by boat


Critics say the Abbott government is politicising the military over its border protection strategies  The commander of Operation Sovereign Borders, Angus Campbell Australian customs and border protection has launched a series of advertisements on YouTube featuring the commander of Operation Sovereign Borders Angus Campbell warning asylum seekers, including unaccompanied minors, “you will not make Australia home”, drawing further criticism the ... Read More »

St Kilda church leader protests asylum seeker policy with Easter crucifix installation

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AN EASTER sculpture with a confronting political message is on display at the Uniting Church’s St Kilda Parish Mission. The Rev John Tansey installed the three life-size wooden crucifixes to voice his protest of the Federal Government’s offshore asylum seekers policy. Barbed-wire figures of a father, mother and infant hang from the imposing crucifixes on church grounds at the busy ... Read More »

ONS: Immigration into Britain in the 00s was nearly 350,000 higher than previously thought


The ONS blamed the error on the “inadequate sampling” of passengers  Net migration into the UK during the previous decade was 346,000 higher than previously claimed after officials failed to properly count new arrivals landing at regional airports, according to new figures from the Office for National Statistics. The embarrassing miscalculation reveals an influx equivalent to the population of Cardiff ... Read More »

Australia Is Persecuting The Persecuted

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Refugee activists significantly underestimated how brutal successive governments were prepared to be to stop the sight of asylum seekers drowning at sea, writes Pamela Curr After Australia watched an estimated 97 asylum seekers drown in the ocean off Christmas Island in 2010, a national tragedy, no new rescue policy was initiated. The total number of drownings since 1996 is estimated ... Read More »