Monday, July 16, 2018

Worrying ‘climate of xenophobia’ in Europe, says UN chief

The UN's refugee chief says a worrying "climate of xenophobia" has taken hold in Europe as the continent struggles with the biggest influx of...

700+ migrants missing or feared dead in Mediterranean shipwrecks

At least 65 migrants have died from shipwrecks in the Mediterranean Sea in the past week. And with hundreds still missing, officials fear the...

Merchants’ Network Help Refugees Flee the Horrors of Yemen

In Berbera, the self-declared republic of Somaliland's port city, the ruins of Ottoman and British colonial buildings dot the scraggly landscape around a school...

Mediterranean Migrant Arrivals Top 363,348 in 2016; Deaths at Sea: 5,079

IOM on Friday (06/01) reported preliminary totals for all 2016 migrant and refugee arrivals to Europe via the Mediterranean Sea, as well as estimated...
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The massive implications of Trump’s Muslim travel ban in 5 maps (Somaliland exempted)

Donald Trump's latest proposal to stop immigration "from any nation that has been compromised by terrorism" is an "expansion" of his blanket ban on...

EU considers ringfencing Greece to stop flow of migrants

EU leaders are weighing a drastic plan to staunch the influx of asylum-seekers by blocking their passage into Macedonia, stoking fears in Athens that...

USA: More than half the nation’s governors say Syrian refugees not welcome

More than half the nation's governors -- 26 states -- say they oppose letting Syrian refugees into their states, although the final say on...

Somaliland To Trump: Take Us Off Your Travel Ban

Somaliland can't catch a break. Its arranged marriage to Somalia fell apart more than a quarter century ago, yet the world refuses to recognize...

U.S., Turkey Halt Visitor Visas as Diplomatic Spat Escalates

The U.S. and Turkey each suspended visa services for citizens looking to visit the other country, a sharp escalation of a diplomatic spat that...

Almost 100,000 flee Yemen in four months since fighting started

Almost 100,000 people have fled Yemen since conflict erupted there in late March, but the UN refugee agency warned on Tuesday that its regional...

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France revels in Les Bleus’ World Cup victory

Jubilant celebrations erupted throughout the country Sunday as France beat Croatia to win the World Cup. Follow coverage of the reactions to Les Bleus'...

Obama to attend his sister’s event in Kenya before heading to South Africa

Former President Barack Obama is visiting his father’s homeland of Kenya before heading to South Africa, where he’ll take part in events honoring Nelson...

Against tremendous odds, Abdi Nor Iftin made it from war-ravaged Somalia to America

Now a Maine resident, he tells his harrowing tale in his new memoir. “Call Me American” tells of a Somali boy, the son of nomadic...