Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Smugglers Target Ethiopian, Somali Teens for Deadly Trip to Yemen

Despite being seven months pregnant, Mesno Taha left her home in Harerge, Ethiopia to find peace and a better future. She trekked to the...

At Least 50 Migrants Drown as Smuggler Throws Them Into Sea

 The migrants — average age 16 — were fleeing two desperate places, Ethiopia and Somalia. They were headed to the shores of another, Yemen. But early Wednesday morning, as...
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Unwelcome stranger: Anwar – An African asylum seeker in Israel – Video

This short documentary tells the story of Anwar, a Sudanese anti-government activist who fled his home in Darfur in 2003. As many as 300,000 people...

Roxbury heist target handles cash for African immigrants

The Roxbury money exchange business targeted in Tuesday’s gunpoint robbery of $420,000 in cash has outlets across the country and caters to African immigrants,...

Smuggler who ‘revelled in’ torturing migrants arrested in Italy as almost 9,000 refugees rescued...

A Somali man who colluded with Libyan smugglers to torture and extort fellow migrants in squalid prisons has been arrested in Italy as the...

EU effort to halt migrants flounders in Libya’s chaos

When Libya's coastguard received the first of a long-awaited batch of patrol boats from Italy last month, two of the four vessels still had...

For Western Union, Refugees and Immigrants Are the Ultimate Market

“One million Syrian customers,” CEO Hikmet Ersek says. “Do you think they will ever forget Western Union?” Early in the summer of 2014, executives at Western...

How does it feel to be a refugee? Hear their words

While the need to address the refugee crisis is at an all-time high, unfortunately so is the level of anti-refugee rhetoric and misinformation about...

Somaliland immigration dissipates rumored visa restrictions

The Department of Immigration of the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Somaliland allayed fears of restrictions to entry visas to Somaliland for...

Surge of Somali Deportations Worries Communities Already Facing Marginalization

Among the thousands of people Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detain, arrest and deport there are a reported 4,000 Somali nationals in the deportation...

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Le Monde: Somaliland, the lessons of a ghost country

The former British protectorate (Somaliland), self-proclaimed independence of Somalia in 1991, has not been recognized by any state but tries to consolidate the exercise...

Pentagon foresees at least two more years of combat in Somalia

Amid its escalating campaign of drone strikes in Somalia, the Pentagon has presented the White House with an operational plan that envisions at least...

Humanitarian data breaches: the real scandal is our collective inaction

Why it’s time for an independent investigatory body CAMBRIDGE, 8 December 2017: The news that a platform used by at least 11 major operational NGOs and...