Stories about Refugees from October, 2013
After Lampedusa Shipwreck, Italy Considers Decriminalizing Illegal Immigration
The tragedy, in which 350 or so African migrants were killed, has renewed debate about illegal immigration in Italy, which is a destination for many African migrants.
Overwhelmed by Syrian Refugees, Bulgaria Seeks EU Aid
Bulgaria, as the closest EU country to Syria, is seeing more than its fair share of the average 5,000 refugees that are fleeing Syria every day. Unprepared and inexperienced in dealing with this influx of refugees seeking shelter, food and protection, Bulgaria has requested assistance and financial aid from the...
363 Coffins Close, Reopening the Debate on Illegal Immigration in Europe
The shipwreck of a boat full of immigrants off the coast of Lampedusa, which caused more than 360 deaths, reopens the debate in Europe on illegal immigration.
Artists Search for Eid in Syria's War
Syria’s rising talents and distinct voices share their views on Eid Al Adha - a festivity difficult to celebrate among the rubble and dead bodies.
Asylum-Seekers Continue Hunger Strike in Hungary
Sixty asylum-seekers went on hunger strike yesterday in a southeast Hungarian detention camp for asylum-seekers, atlatszo.hu investigative journalism site's blog reported in their Blog Action Day post [hu] on human rights. The Office of Immigration and Nationality confirmed that the strike was started by five Malian citizens who were joined by...
Helping Balochistan Earthquake Victims
More than 300,000 people have been affected in the recent earthquake in six districts of the Balochistan province in Pakistan. Kashif Aziz at Chowrangi provides some info on how to help the Balochistan Earthquake victims.
How is Lebanon Dealing with the Massive Influx of Syrian Refugees?
Lebanon is now home to about one million Syrian refugees - or around a quarter of its own population. Here's a snippet on how some of them are faring in Lebanon.