Stories about Refugees
4 December 2015
"In fact, what is more troubling in a way is that the nature of the coverage only confirms a north-south divide..."
23 November 2015
Some 1,500 Cubans are stranded at the border between Costa Rica and Nicaragua after Nicaragua denies them entry, and violently turns them away alleging "violation of sovereignty."
“If I can create an empathetic bridge for them, through the poem, that that will create a really powerful success story.”
21 November 2015
After dental student Deah Barakat was shot to death, his friends and family in the US made his dream of a dental clinic for Syrian refugees happen.
16 November 2015
A look back at the scenes at Vienna's central train station in September, two months before the deadly violence from which many refugees are fleeing would touch Beirut and Paris.
12 November 2015
"...if the Burundian population remains poor, with all of the problems that come with a large population and a small territory, the country will always have violent cycles."
9 November 2015
1918, 1938, 1989. 9 November is a significant day in German history. This year, it was hijacked by the far-right PEGIDA movement.
8 November 2015
Four young women are planning to make their way to Lesvos, Greece, to help refugees as they land in Europe. Find out why and how you can help.
3 November 2015
The Philippines has an estimated 14 million indigenous peoples. The majority are living in remote villages threatened by destructive mining, development aggression, and militarization.
Iran's Afghan refugee population nears 1 million, with an additional estimated 1.4 to 2 million unregistered refugees living and working in the country.
30 October 2015
25 October 2015
Organized crime in Mexico and the violence that comes with it have created a mass of displaced people forced to leave their homes, creating "ghost towns" in their wake.
24 October 2015
21 October 2015
"We are from countries that have been colonised or had wars fought against them—by the same countries that now treat us like criminals and make us risk our lives...”
For residents of the Greek island of Chios, the past summer brought a lesson that "will continue. . . as long as the misery inside and outside our country persists."
18 October 2015
Gulwari Passarlay was only 12 when his mother sent him away from Afghanistan because she feared for his safety in the UK. He's written a book about his journey.
15 October 2015
“The forum represents a recognition of the struggle over many years of social movements in the city, above all, that of immigrants, who are increasingly taking on more leadership roles"
14 October 2015
The group Sea Watch organized an opportunity for parliamentarians, who hold power over the fate of refugees seeking Germany's safety, to see what riding in a precarious raft feels like.
11 October 2015
The Danish daily newspaper Information invited 12 refugees, some newly arrived, all professional journalists, to take over the entire 48 pages of the newspaper on Friday, October 9.
6 October 2015
Photographs of struggling Syrian refugees escaping death are plastered all over the Internet. Here's our pick of some photographs which are not what they seem. Rami Alhames explains.