By Katarina Höije
BAMAKO, 4 September 2015 (IRIN) - Many people in northern Mali had high hopes their lives would improve following the signing of a peace deal in June, but the ongoing fighting in the north of the country is increasingly threatening the livelihoods of millions, affecting everything from access to food, water, education and grazing.
BEYROUTH/ISTANBUL, 4 septembre 2015 (IRIN) - Imaginez que la Syrie n'existe pas, que la guerre n'y ait jamais eu lieu. La crise des migrants en Europe ne paraîtrait alors pas si terrible.
Les deux pays de l'Union européenne (UE) où sont arrivées le plus de personnes par bateau sont l'Italie et la Grèce.
OXFORD, 4 September 2015 (IRIN) - In the face of a surge in migrant arrivals, the EU Commission has urged member states to take a tougher stance on rapidly returning migrants who don’t qualify for asylum, but a European Court of Human Rights judgement this week may make countries think twice about fast-tracking repatriations.
JERUSALEM, 4 September 2015 (IRIN) - The Facebook request was simple: “Man needs a home.” The actual demand was perhaps less so. Late in August, Israeli activists began asking fellow citizens to take strangers – asylum seekers or refugees just freed from detention – into their homes. Dan Levi, a university student in Jerusalem who turns 27 in a few days time, was one of those to respond to the call.
OXFORD, 3 September 2015 (IRIN) - By now, most of us have seen the gut-wrenching photographs of a lifeless Syrian toddler washed up on a Turkish beach. Countless Twitter and Facebook users have suggested only such horrifying images can shame EU leaders into taking action on Europe’s refugee crisis.