Over 30.000 people displaced between August and October in the Centre of Italy due to several earthquakes, whose tremors are still threatening the life of its inhabitants. Experts asserted October 30th quake has been the strongest in 35 years, registering a 6.6 on the Richter scale. One is man-made, the other is an uncontrollable –… Read More What Textils, Wars and Earthquakes Have in Common in Italy
On the 19th of July 2013, Australian Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, announced that from that day on, anyone who arrived to Australia by boat, without documents and in search for asylum, will not be able to stay on Australian territory as a refugee. For a country who’s national anthem ironically sings: “For those who’ve come across… Read More Australia: doors closed to refugees, you can go to Papua New Guinea instead
(Photo’s credits to UNHCR) Sudan. Around 2.3 million internally displaced persons (IDPs), about 140,000 refugees, 7,000 asylum-seekers and an estimated hundreds of thousands persons at risk of statelessness. The fights in Sudan’s Darfur contributed to make the number of refugees even bigger. Now more than a a quarter million people have joined the already… Read More The crisis hits everyone. UN deals with limited funds.
The Hague – Activists on their second day of hunger strike have been supporting imprisoned asylum seekers in the Netherlands who officially started the strike on 1 May 2013, protesting against a dysfunctional asylum Dutch policy. Around 20 activists were gathered today at Plein in The Hague city centre to hold a hunger strike that… Read More On-going hunger strike in The Hague to support imprisoned asylum seekers in The Netherlands