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    Venezuelans are taking desperate measures to escape

    The last time Génesis Vasquez heard her husband’s voice, he was about to board a small wooden boat sailing from Venezuela to the nearby island of Curaçao. Unable to find permanent work in Venezuela and struggling to provide for his family, Jóvito Gutiérrez Yance hoped to find new opportunities abroad. “Pray for me and light a […] More

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    Mozambique: Irresponsible Chinese mining operation threatens to wipe out coastal village

    • Mining giant Haiyu denies responsibility for flood which left 290 people homeless• Mozambican authorities fail to regulate mining industry to ensure people’s safety• Village residents denied remedies and compensation for their losses An irresponsible Chinese mining operation in Mozambique has put an entire coastal village of more than a thousand people at serious risk […] More

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    Uganda: Transforming the lives of refugee women

    Credits: Mary Theru, producer / Walter Kigali, camera-editor  |  27 March 2018 Uganda: Transforming the lives of refugee women Uganda has begun a massive biometric data verification exercise to help fix any discrepancies in refugee data and allow for greater efficiency and transparency. With support from UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency and partners, the government is conducting biometric […] More

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    Life is a daily battle for families in Ukraine conflict zone

    By Kate Bond in Mariinka, Ukraine  |  27 March 2018 It was just an ordinary day for Liuba and her son Misha in Mariinka, a town devastated by the conflict in eastern Ukraine. They were used to the rattle of machine guns as they prepared breakfast. So when they fell silent, 10-year-old Misha ran to his grandmother’s house […] More

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    European Qualifications Passport for Refugees: integration through education and employment

    European Qualifications Passport for Refugees: integration through education and employment Strasbourg/Athens, 27.03.2018 – Since the beginning of what is often referred to as the refugee crisis in Europe, the recognition of refugees’ qualifications has become one of the main tools to integrate them into European societies. Following a successful pilot project in 2017, which was […] More

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    UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner calls for improved access to pensions for the internally displaced and other rights

    UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner for Operations Mr. George Okoth-Obbo visits Maiorsk checkpoint.  © UNHCR/Hugo Reichenberger KYIV, Ukraine, 27 March, 2018 – Concluding a week-long visit to Ukraine, where four years of conflict have displaced an estimated 1.5 million people, UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner for Operations Mr. George Okoth-Obbo has called for enhanced actions to address the […] More

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    Australia: Scrap proposed laws that would suffocate NGOs and create a climate of secrecy

    The Australian government must immediately scrap two proposed new laws that, if passed, would suffocate the work of civil society, intimidate whistleblowers and limit scrutiny of government, Amnesty International said. The bills – the Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform Bill and the National Security Legislation Amendment (Espionage and Foreign Interference) Bill – are currently being […] More

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    Yemen: Huthi missile attack on Saudi Arabian cities is a possible war crime

    Responding to reports that the Huthi armed group in Yemen fired seven ballistic missiles at airports in Riyadh and other Saudi Arabian cities overnight on Sunday, killing one civilian, Samah Hadid, Middle East Deputy Director for Campaigns at Amnesty International, said: “Launching indiscriminate attacks is prohibited by international humanitarian law and can constitute a war […] More

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    Israel: Deportation of African asylum-seekers is a cruel and misguided abandonment of responsibility

    Israel’s policy of deporting African asylum-seekers to two unnamed African countries is an abdication of its responsibility to refugees and an example of the vicious political measures feeding the “global refugee crisis”, Amnesty International said today as the Israeli Supreme Court considers new evidence on the legality of the policy.  Under the government’s new “Procedure […] More

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    Malaysia: ‘Fake news’ bill must be scrapped

    Reacting to the news that the Malaysian government has tabled a vaguely-defined bill in parliament ostensibly outlawing “fake news”, which could land those found guilty with a 10-year prison term, James Gomez, Amnesty International’s Director for Southeast Asia and the Pacific, said: The vague and broad definition of ‘fake news’, combined with severe punishments and […] More

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    Madagascar must quash sentence against environmental activist Raleva

    Malagasy authorities should quash the two-year suspended jail sentence handed in 2017 to an environmental activist who was targeted for questioning the activities of a mining company, Amnesty International said ahead of his appeal hearing tomorrow in the city of Fianarantsoa. Raleva was convicted of ‘use of false title’ in October 2017 after questioning the […] More

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    Rohingya traders cater to all needs in Bangladesh settlement

    With a snap of his towel, refugee barber Najimuddin ushers his next client into the chair at this sprawling settlement in Bangladesh and reaches for his scissors. Smartly dressed student Firoz has studied pictures of soccer players and film stars in magazines and describes the style he wants: short on the sides but left longer […] More

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