Migratie

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Report

In Italy this football team offers new perspective to African refugees

In Matteo Salvini’s Italy, where ports are closed for ships that recover migrants dispersed in the sea, a football team offers a new perspective to refugees from Africa. They share the dream of being ...
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A whole new world? Truths and terrors of the unaccompanied child refugees in Belgium

Every week thirteen unaccompanied refugees enter our country, more than half of them coming from conflict country Afghanistan. They become younger every time and carry more and more traumatic experien ...
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Opinion

Our Right of Passage Should be Safe Migration, Not Leaky Boats

‘I’m a migrant, but didn’t have to risk my life on a leaky boat or pay traffickers. Safe migration cannot be limited to the global elite.’ Thus spoke United Nations Secret ...
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Visual

Petruro Irpino, a new Italian model for locals and migrants living together peacefully

Petruro Irpino. In this small village, situated between the green hills of Avellino, people of different religions and coming from different parts in the world live together peacefully. Photographer A ...
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Opinion

The impact of “the refugee crisis”: rights are at risk in Europe

From summer 2015 until spring of 2016, an increase in the number of people arriving in Europe to seek international protection stimulated a profound political crisis. Although it was termed “the ...
Longread

Trump brings the European New Right into the White House. To be continued in 2017?

Everyone fears Trump will give the European far-right parties a boost. But it is the European New Right that laid the ideological foundations for Trump. Their network has been paving the way since 196 ...
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Interview

Geert Mak: ‘Fear is our biggest enemy’

'In 2004, there was barely any debate concerning Europe, outside of the EU-bubble. Today, because of all the misery and crises, we are agitatedly shouting at each other. However, we do that as Europea ...
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Opinion

‘We need immigrants just as much as they need us’

William Lacy Swing, director general of the International Organisation for Migration looks back at 2015 on the occassion of International Migrants Day. 'Now is the time for safe, secure and legal migr ...
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Opinion

Crisis situations are laboratories for human traffickers

July 30, 2015 is the second UN Day against Human Trafficking. William Lacy Swing, Director-general of IOM, emphasizes that the focus on human trafficking should be permanent. It is time, he says, that ...
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‘Human traffickers never keep their word’

It took the Surian refugee Omar not less than even months and almost 7000 euros to travel from Turkey to Austria. In a coffee shop in the Austrian city of Linz, MO* listened to his shocking testimony. ...
Report

'Welcome to Hungary (But not wholeheartedly)’

Finally, Europe. But forget about a warm welcome. Hungary is notorious for its harsh treatment of refugees and an inhospitable political climate. The problem is, once arrested at the border, a refugee ...
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Why some refugees do return to the hell of their homeland

Nazim is not heading to some promised land in Western Europe. He returns, broken by misfortune and disappointment. He will literally get back on his steps from Germany to Syria. His story reads like a ...

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