Posts Tagged ‘refugees and migrants’

70-year-old heads off to work with refugees in Thailand Comments 0

Monday, May 28th, 2018
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70-year-old Brother Denis O’Brien was farewelled from Ōtaki last weekend. He has been there only for a short time but now he is off on a mission to Thailand. He is planning to stay in Thailand for two years and then he will come back to New Zealand. O’Brien celebrates his 50th Jubilee of Marist Religious Read more

European leaders knowingly complicit in torture Comments 0

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

European Union (EU) leaders are “knowingly complicit in the torture and exploitation” of thousands of migrants and refugees from Libya. In a new report titled “Libya’s Dark Web of Collusion”, Amnesty International says the EU finances the Libyan coastguard and officials running the country’s detention camps to carry out torture and exploitation. At present, the Read more

Refugees given Hobson’s choice as detention centre closed down Comments 0

Thursday, May 18th, 2017
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Refugees detained on Manus Island have been warned not to revolt as Papua New Guinea authorities revealed plans for the gradual closure and demolition of the Australian detention centre. Refugees and detainees were told to consider their options, but not to leave it too late to make a decision. “No one will be resettled in Read more

Life in a refugee camp Comments 0

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

“I was not born to live here like this,” says Ali. “I have three languages but I really want to learn Japanese. I love Japanese movies.” Ali is from Iran. He says he is not alone, but he seems very alone. We are in a refugee camp at Grande–Synthe, a Dunkirk suburb, sitting under a Read more