Bangladesh: 200,000 Rohingya people rally to mark Genocide Day

About 200,000 Rohingya people rallied in the World’s largest refugee camp in Kutupalong, Bangladesh, today to mark two years since the start of the biggest ever stream of refugees out of Myanmar. They were forced to flee violence by Myanmar forces. Today’s rally was described as Genocide Day. In August 2017, around 740,000 Rohingya, residents

News from the borders: Calais and Dunkirk

Since the highly publicised “clearance” of encampment The Jungle in Calais three years ago migrant struggles in the area have been largely ignored other than a minor panic over refugee dinghies in the Channel – but that doesn’t mean the situation is resolved, writes Chiara Lauvergnac. The Calais Jungle is not “finished”. There are still

What do you know about the European Migrant Smuggling Centre?

 A long read from Are You Syrious on the EUROPOL project, and whom it really helps. Content warning: police violence ‘’Protecting people, especially the most vulnerable ones, has to be the top priority for all police forces on this planet” — Robert Črepinko, head of the European Migrant Smuggling Centre. “ A woman was placed in a

Refugee struggle: secret document could prove Turkey is not a safe third country

Germany’s largest pro immigration advocacy organization PRO ASYL, together with Refugee Support Aegean (RSA) have urged the European Asylum Support Office  (EASO) to release a potentially crucial report on the Turkish asylum system. The document, dated 15th June 2016,  is believed to include information that would show that Turkey is not a safe third country

Calais border and a few small boats

An increasing number of migrants are crossing the Channel by boat, with over 220 intercepted from November to the end of December, at sea or just after reaching the UK coasts. This is a result of increased controls at the Calais border, and the construction of huge border fence paid for by the UK. Most