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Stories about Refugees
12 August 2016
Over two thousand leaked files reveal a pattern of sexual abuse, assault and self-harm in Australia's detention centre for asylum seekers on the remote Pacific island nation of Nauru.
31 July 2016
Two Global Voices contributors spent a week working with a British charity in Calais, France in solidarity with the refugees and migrants of the so-called "Calais Jungle".
18 July 2016
The rescue operation Sos Méditerranée publishes accounts of people who have survived journeys across the Mediterranean Sea to Europe on their blog.
16 July 2016
Mercy Krua is a Liberian refugee who lives in Boston. Her son was also a Liberian refugee. But he decided to move back to Liberia and make his life there.
3 July 2016
2 July 2016
When a Syrian refugee moved into the Jellinek family's home in Berlin, he got help with his German. And the Jewish family developed a new appreciation for their country.
29 June 2016
With its many factions dispersed, the Syrian Revolution is now staggering between an internationally-planned political solution and the long, lost dream of military triumph.
26 June 2016
25 June 2016
President Obama is falling short on his pledge to accept Syrian refugees. But some Syrians already have visas and are living in the US, not as refugees, but as professors.
22 June 2016
"In the refugee camp, we have no facilities – even shoes we don’t have. There is no gym. Even the weather does not favor training..."
19 June 2016
The Greek government is making an effort to support Muslim refugees during Ramadan, but for those stuck in limbo the holiday is also a painful reminder of better days.
17 June 2016
‘Mother, Don’t Cry If They Couldn’t Find My Body’: Remembering the 4,000 Syrian Refugees Who Died En Route to Europe
A humanitarian agency is working to increase global awareness about the refugees from Syria who have died trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea, releasing a film called “The Sea Cemetery.”
16 June 2016
"I was paralyzed by the idea of exile. This is the first time I had decided to flee the country without knowing exactly when I would return."
15 June 2016
The civilian militias hunting refugees along the country's borders are a major manifestation of the rising tide of xenophobia in Bulgaria. Yet the authorities are mostly silent on the issue.
13 June 2016
11 June 2016
"It is an experience you would never want to go through unless you are truly desperate," Zozan Khaled Musa writers about her journey through Eastern Europe in search of refuge.
10 June 2016
"The idea of a safe trip...was just a lie that we used to comfort ourselves. I knew that all of them were liars, getting rich in the trade of humans."
9 June 2016
"Employers discriminated against us. I met people who were forced to do hard labor for little money. They lived like robots. I didn’t want that."
8 June 2016
"It was very hard to decide if I wanted to leave this country without coming back again...Even if it’s dangerous, it is my country. I like this country."
29 May 2016
"Rather than arguing over terminology, it is crucial to initiate a dialogue between the Buddhist majority and Muslim minority and negotiate a lasting solution."