Stories about Refugees from February, 2016
Aqeela Asifi: A Teacher in Exile Continues the Struggle
Imagine teaching for 23 years in a small Afghan refugee camp, and then, one day, learning that Stephen Hawking himself has lauded you and your work
Unexpected Border Closure Leaves Thousands of Afghan Refugees Stranded in Greece
In Idomeni, a small village next to the Greek-Macedonian border, the only hope seems to be a passport.
Asylum Seeker ‘Baby Asha’ Becomes a Rallying Point for Opponents of Australia's Offshore Detention
Australia's immigration minister confirmed that 1-year old asylum seeker ‘Baby Asha’ would not be deported back to Nauru.
Eviction in Calais Refugee Camp Poses Special Threat for Unaccompanied Minors [Updated]
For the hundreds of unaccompanied minors living in Calais' "Jungle" refugee camp life is extremely hard, and the eviction of camp residents by French authorities won't make it easier.
Iranian Newspapers Document Abuse and Mistreatment of Afghan School Children
“There’s no official directive condoning physical violence against Afghan students. The problem is society’s views.”
Meet Fish, a Resident of the World's Largest Refugee Camp
After 23 years in the Dadaab camp, Abdullah "Fish" Hassan escaped due to violence, but his daughters are still refugees there.
Abandoned Shoes Protest Calls Attention to Macedonia's Massive Emigration Problem
"The scene was sad. We only have short time to make things better, to keep our youth here. To make everybody understand: We deserve better."
It's Not a Food Truck. It's a Mobile Kitchen Feeding Refugees Around Europe.
Ghafoor Hussain has kitted out a big bus with a rolling kitchen to supply refugees with a hot meal.
North Carolina High Schoolers Could Be Deported to “Certain Death”, Despite Teacher and School Board Opposition
The six Central American students facing deportation from the US crossed the border as minors and could be in mortal danger if sent back to their country of origin.
When a Syrian Town Has So Many Foreign Fighters That English and German Are Common Languages
Manbij is populated by so many foreign fighters that English and German are now commonly spoken languages in the small town.
Calls for Civil Disobedience in Australia Over Children's Offshore Detention
UN:"#LetThemStay: #Nauru is not a safe or appropriate environment to send vulnerable people, esp children."
Afghan Five-Year-Old Murtaza Ready to Meet Argentine Football Star Messi
"We do not have any personal desires but what we expect is opportunities for our children to have a better future."
Seizing Jewelry Isn't the Only Awful Change to Denmark's Refugee Law
The law says asylum seekers must now wait up to three years to have their spouses and children join them, which could violate Denmark’s international treaty commitments.
A Syrian Man Takes Refuge in a Korean Honeymoon Resort Island
Ahmed Lababidi, 22, left the war-ravaged city of Aleppo back in 2012, fleeing across the Turkish border. He followed his younger brother on a journey to South Korea.