By Elvira Blanco

NEWS ITEMS: AUGUST 2016

   AUGUST 1 – AUGUST 7, 2016

A Tale of Two Migration Flows The New York Times August 1
How Germany’s Troubled History Adds a Twist to Angela Merkel’s Migration Woes The Wire August 1
UK lawmakers say Europe’s efforts over migration crisis ‘lamentable’ Reuters August 2
A comprehensive national policy on labour migration now MalaysiaKini August 2
Brussels’ plan to INCREASE migration to Europe blasted by furious German MPs Express August 2
It’s Time to Start Preparing for the Challenges of Climate-Driven Migration World Politics Review August 2
Bodies found off coast of Libya as migrant toll climbs – IOM Channel News Asia August 2
Colombia denies airlift for Cuban migrants, to begin deportations Miami Herald August 2
Can Cambodia put an end to human trafficking? Deutsche Welle August 2
Migrants beat each other with chairs in German refugee center brawl RT August 3
Study: Sweden Europe’s most positive on non-EU migration The Local August 3
Nine out of ten Hungarians oppose illegal migration, survey confirms Hungary Today August 3
Brexit visa rush could equal 140 years’ worth of applications Financial Times August 3
Archbishop Warns Europe Migration Crisis Fueled by Muslims’ ‘Will to Conquer’ Breitbart August 3
Brexit: Registering EU migrants already living in Britain would amount to ‘140 years of work’ Evening Standard August 3
Europe hasn’t seen this many asylum-seekers since fall of Soviet Union: Study CNBC August 3
Scores of Asian migrants left stranded and penniless in Saudi Arabia Deutsche Welle August 3
Czech Police Intensify Controls at Border With Germany to Prevent Migration Sputnik News August 4
Will Europe be able to deal with the migration crisis alone if Turkey quits the pact? The European Sting August 4
Thailand Arrests 62 Myanmar Migrants Near Malaysian Border Radio Free Asia August 4
EU unprepared if migration deal collapses, Mouzalas warns Ekatherimini August 4
What does a Left-wing migration policy look like? Left Foot Forward August 4
Syrian refugees sent back to peril in hands of Islamic State The Washington Times August 4
Greece rescues 70 migrants at sea off Lesbos Swiss Info August 4
Migration crisis: 74% of Europeans want EU to do more European Parliament August 5
Refugee Olympic Team makes history at Rio Games UNHCR August 5
Uzbekistan: labour migration and domestic economic struggles The Times of Central Asia August 6
Record high global migration may give new meaning to ‘diaspora’ The Conversation August 7
Cuba blames US for surge in ‘unsafe’ migration Al Jazeera August 7

   AUGUST 8 – AUGUST 15, 2016

The World Loves Refugees, When They’re Olympians The New York Times August 8
Changing face of a migration hub in Senegal Deutsche Welle August 8
Chinese tourist mistakenly spends 12 days in German refugee camp after losing his wallet The Shanghaiist August 9
Police Storm German Church To Oust Immigrant Occupiers The Daily Caller August 9
Most Syrian refugees coming to U.S. are women, children USA Today August 9
The Latest: 260,000 migrants reach Europe in 2016; 3,100 die The Daily Progress August 9
A short history of Nauru, Australia’s dumping ground for refugees The Guardian August 9
As U.S. Politicians Shun Syrian Refugees, Religious Groups Embrace Them NPR August 10
Asylum seeker arrested after threatening to blow himself up at Denmark refugee centre The Independent August 10
Accepting Tamils 30 years ago changed Canada The Star August 10
Scotland’s population swelled by migration BBC August 10
Colombia to Deport 1,350 Cuban Refugees, With More Still Stranded PanAm Post August 10
The Quiet Tajik Refugee Crisis The Diplomat August 10
The Middle East Must Lead on Refugees Project Syndicate August 10
Many Europeans worry about refugee terrorists, poll says Deutsche Welle August 11
France’s Call for Refugee Hosts The Atlantic August 11
Pope Francis hosts Syrian refugees at lunch, sees children’s drawings of war Reuters August 12
Greek Govt: “Greece to Build 4 Refugee Camps on Crete for 2,000 Migrants” Greek Reporter August 12
Afghan refugees return but struggle to feel at home Anadolu Agency August 12
Don’t demonize refugees, U.N. says, as poll reveals negative attitudes Reuters August 12
Anti-slavery commissioner warns over migration crisis exploitation Belfast Telegraph August 12
Migration spurs biggest-ever population increase Radio New Zealand August 12
Beijing spells out strict residency rules for migrants to the capital South China Morning Post August 12
French millennials talk about life in a country struggling with unemployment, migration and terrorism The Washington Post August 12
Bulging Calais camp now home to ‘9,000 refugees’ The Local.Fr August 12
‘Sexual assaults on children’ at Greek refugee camps The Guardian August 13
Manus island: photos show aftermath of violent attack on Afghan refugees The Guardian August 13
Europe’s scapegoat The Economist August 13
Former refugees look to Election Day with a sense of duty The San Diego Union-Tribune August 14
Egypt’s navy foils illegal migration attempt of 146 Ahram Online August 14
A New Way of Seeing Indian Independence and the Brutal ‘Great Migration’ TIME August 14
Refugees’ achievements stand taller than a podium ESPN August 13
At least 19 injured as blaze strikes German refugee center  RT August 15
Iraqi refugees fared worse than others in first 3 years: internal study CBC News August 15
Recent attacks in Germany show folly of its open door to refugees South China Morning Post August 15

   AUGUST 16 – AUGUST 23, 2016

British workers could suffer from migration cuts: study Politico August 16
Berlin refugee hostel staff tied to crude emails Finacial Times August 16
Brexit economic damage will outweigh any wage boost from cuts to immigration – report RT August 16
Hungary’s annual Sziget Festival focuses on music and migration Euronews August 16
Migration crisis balloons in northern Italy as other EU nations close borders Christian Science Monitor August 16
Germany expects migration to add to unemployment Deutsche Welle August 16
Divorce Contributes to Decline in U.S. Migration UConn Today August 16
Migration crisis: Greece plans new shelters to reduce overcrowding on islands The Guardian August 17
Australia to close Manus Island refugee prison camp Al Jazeera August 17
Navy nabs 18 Australia-bound illegal migrants off Batticaloa Ceylon Daily News August 17
The Importance of ‘Arrival Cities’ CityLab August 18
This non-profit wants to use the sharing economy to ease Europe’s refugee crisis CNBC August 18
Nigeria warns against illegal migration to Europe Global Times August 19
Obama urged to double refugee intake Politico August 19
Who Are the Refugees Coming Into the United States? Voice of America August 19
In Pursuit of the African Dream Foreign Policy August 19
Experienced, Keen And Out Of Work: Skilled Migration In Australia The Huffington Post Australia August 20
Is Uganda the best place to be a refugee? The Guardian August 20
Refugees in Greek camps targeted by mafia gangs The Guardian August 20
Tunisia: In Tunisia, Returning Migrants Find a Ray of Hope All Africa August 21
British want EU migrants to stay after Brexit, says poll The Guardian August 21
Pangs of migration The Tribune India August 21
New global migration mapping to help fight against infectious diseases Science Daily August 22
Philippines get top marks in migration governance study Gulf News August 23
Number of migrant arrivals in Bulgaria drops in third week of August The Sofia Globe August 23
Germany to accept hundreds of migrants to boost EU program: Italy Reuters August 23
The Other Side: Life as a Syrian Refugee in Germany TIME August 23

   AUGUST 24 – AUGUST 31, 2016

Afghan Migrant Shot Dead by Hunters in Serbia NBC News August 24
Afghan Migrant Shot Dead by Hunters in Serbia The Guardian August 24
Migrant mothers at Pennsylvania center suspend hunger strike ‘due to threats’ Fox News August 24
“Nobody is ever just a refugee”: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s powerful speech on the global migrant crisis Quartz Africa August 25
How the refugee crisis became invisible New Statesman August 25
Free Wi-Fi excites migrant labourers The Hindu August 25
Refugee fired from internship helping other asylum seekers on first day after refusing to remove hijab in Germany The Independent August 26
UNHCR welcomes announcement of Independent Paralympic Team comprising two refugees UNHCR August 26
Migrant influx pushes German population growth to highest since 1992 Reuters August 26
Changing mood in Europe a year after Austria migrant disaster Yahoo! News August 26
‘Cruel Hoax’ As Migrant Engineers Are Told There Will Be Jobs The Huffington Post Australia August 26
Refugee artist detained on Manus Island wins international cartooning award The Guardian August 27
Moscow Warehouse Fire Kills 17 Migrant Workers/a> Wall Street Journal August 27
Australians rally against refugee detention centres Al Jazeera August 28
For one Syrian refugee, close, but no asylum CNet August 28
Merkel’s deputy breaks ranks over refugee policy Financial Times August 28
The U.S. Accepts 10,000th Syrian Refugee This Year The Atlantic August 29
New inflows stretching migrant, refugee centers on islands Ekathimerini August 29
9 Latin American Countries Slam US for Creating Migrant Crisis TeleSur August 29
Migrant Labour Fuels Tensions in Mauritius Inter Press Agency August 29
Nearly 9,000 unaccompanied refugee children have gone missing in Germany Quartz August 29
Merkel admits mistakes made in Germany, EU with refugee crisis Reuters August 30
Italy rescues 6,500 refugees from Mediterranean Al Jazeera August 30
UN Refugee Chief: World must act to end South Sudan suffering UNHCR August 30
The Beginning of the End for Private Migrant-Detention Centers? The Atlantic August 30
Retired judge, 88, offers ‘body swap’ with a refugee on Manus or Nauru The Guardian August 31
Next stop, Britain! Thousands of UK-bound migrants to move into two new camps near Gare du Nord in Paris prompting fears they will take over trains Daily Mail August 31
Massive Migrant Rescue Off Libyan Coast ‘Awe-Inspiring’ Voice of America August 31

NEWS ITEMS: JULY 2016

   JULY 1 – JULY 7, 2016

Brexit: the industries that will be hit hardest if EU migrants are forced to leave the UK The Independent July 4
Island Focus: Two migrant workers die in Malaysia The Jakarta Post July 4
Girl who claimed she was sexually assaulted by a migrant at an Austrian swimming pool which subsequently banned all foreigners admits she made it up  Daily Mail July 4
Central America Authorities Break Up Massive Migrant Smuggling Ring QCosta Rica July 4
Migrant workers protest seeking minimum wages The Hindu July 4
A pile of paperwork to hire migrant dairy workers NZ Farmer July 4
Plans afoot to empty Elliniko migrant camp Ekathimerini July 4
Bend it Like Beckham [in a Burka]: Qatar v. Migrant Workers’ Rights – A Game of Deflection Peace & Conflict Monitor July 5
No summer break for migrant schoolchildren in Greek camp Ekathimerini July 5
Hungary referendum on EU migrant relocation in October Politico July 5
Cameroonian gives birth as 4,500 migrants picked up in Mediterranean Africa News July 6
Five design innovations for Europe’s refugee crisis, vetted by Ikea’s head of design Quartz July 6
Italy’s Gruesome Migrant Organ Transplant Murders The Daily Beast July 6
Rights Group Blasts EU Plans on Halting Libya Migrant Exodus Voice of America July 6
Italy migrants: Nigerian killed in Fermo race attack BBC News July 7
The Italian Navy Has Recovered 217 Bodies from Migrant Ship Wreckage TIME July 7
Migrants put Sweden’s cozy Nordic Model under pressure Reuters July 7
Interpol warns Ugandan migrant workers Africa Report July 7
Recruitment challenges at migrant kindergartens Shanghai Daily July 7
German migrant crisis: Row erupts over cost of Angela Merkel’s integration policy Express July 7
Migrants stranded in Colombia as route to US closed Al Jazeera July 7

   JULY 8 – JULY 15, 2016

Cambridge frets over Brexit as city thrives on migrant staff The Guardian July 8
The Migrant Crisis Is Driving German Towns And Cities Into Debt Breitbart July 8
Greek Volunteers Are Bracing for Another Wave of Migrants Vice July 8
Migrant crisis: UN criticises Hungary over border controls BBC News July 9
The labour train – following the migrant workers of Tajikistan The Guardian July 10
Australian migrants denied citizenship on political grounds demand recognition The Guardian July 10
Nato to join EU warships in Libya migrant operation EU Observer July 10
Europe’s rail motorway halts over Calais migrant crisis The Local July 12
Migrant workers detained in Malaysia return home Myanmar Times July 13
Oman: Domestic Workers Trafficked, Trapped Human Rights Watch July 13
Greece: migrant dies after clashes at camp Fox News July 14
Hungary deploys army to push migrants back to Serbia BBC News July 14
Four migrants found dead, 945 rescued from boats in Mediterranean Reuters July 14
Focus on ‘glamorous’ farming to combat migrant flight from Africa: former Nigerian president Reuters July 15
UN: South Sudan refugees could soon hit one million Al Jazeera July 15

   JULY 16 – JULY 24, 2016

Attack in France Fuels Anti-Immigrant Parties on Europe’s Right The New York Times July 16
Migrants brawl in Hungarian camp as border tension grows The Irish Times July 18
Serbia, Macedonia, Boost Controls to Stop Migrants Balkan Insight July 18
Oxfam: Richest Nations Ducking Duty to Refugees News Deeply July 18
More Europe-bound migrants may be dying in Sahara than at sea Defence Web July 18
UK: Families opening doors to refugees Al Jazeera July 18
German train ax attack puts Merkel migrant policy back in spotlight Reuters July 19
Aboard a Mediterranean rescue ship, migrants share horror stories from Libya PBS July 19
‘Broken-hearted and sad’, British schoolchildren learn empathy for refugees Reuters July 20
Turkey’s failed coup could have disastrous consequences for Europe’s migrant crisis Vox July 21
Smartphone app lets users play refugee interrogator RT July 21
Migrant disaster boat was ‘packed like Auschwitz trains’ The Local.It July 21
The refugees making Greece feel like home Al Jazeera July 21
French cops dismantle massive migrant camp in central Paris that had been home to more than 1,000 Afghans and East Africans The Sun July 22
Most migrant sex workers satisfied with their work: Australian Institute of Criminology The Age July 22
Poland ‘changing for the worse’ for Muslims and refugees EU Observer July 22
Internet in Greek migrant camps as important as food, say aid groups Ekathimerini July 22
Refugees in Serbia stage hunger strike, demand Hungary opens border RT July 22
Italy on the brink: Warning of Calais-style camps as migrant numbers become ‘unmanageable’ The Express July 22
‘Unlimited xenophobia’ or fighting terrorism? Hungary launches controversial anti-migrant campaign RT July 22
IOM: Nearly 3,000 Dead Crossing Mediterranean This Year Greek Reporter July 23
Child migrants in Sicily must overcome one last obstacle – the mafia The Guardian July 24

   JULY 25 – JULY 31, 2016

Brexit fallout: Anti-migrant attacks surge in the UK Al Jazeera July 25
When a migrant’s desperate journey becomes a deadly journey PBS July 25
Bavaria calls for extra police and migrant crackdown after attacks The Guardian July 26
Thousands of child migrants let down by Britain and left to fall into the hands of people traffickers, warn peers The Telegraph July 26
One dead after violent clashes in Calais migrant camp The Local.FR July 26
Dispatches: Italy Illegally Returning Migrant Children to Greece Human Rights Watch July 26
Myanmar Migrants Found on Fishing Boat in Thai Waters Return Home Radio Free Asia July 26
German man jailed for life for murdering migrant boy Reuters July 26
Hungarian prime minister calls migrants entering Europe a ‘poison’ The Independent July 27
Haitian migrant crisis exposes rift in the Catholic Church BBC News July 27
‘Can’t welcome everyone’: Italy launches €1.5mn online project to deter migrants RT July 28
Protests break out in Greek migrant camp after woman dies Deutsche Welle July 28
German Chancellor Angela Merkel Stands Firm on Migrant Policy After Terrorist Attacks Wall Street Journal July 28
Byron accused of setting ‘immigration trap’ for migrant workers Evening Standard July 28
Unaware of rights, exploited migrant and trafficked workers suffer in silence -research Thomas Reuters Foundation July 29
‘Big risk’ of EU-Turkey migrant deal collapsing Al-Arabiya July 30
Migrant summer school helps fill education gaps, inspire dreams The Seattle Times July 30
Turkey out of migrant deal if EU fails on visa-free travel: Cavusoglu Deutsche Welle July 31
Five migrant bodies recovered, 1,100 rescued: Italy coastguard Reuters July 31
Migrant labourers most vulnerable The Indian Express July 31
More than 120 migrant bodies washed up in Libya’s Sabratha in July Reuters July 31

Emigration Museum in Gdynia, Poland

DSC9255_fot. Bogna Kociumbas

“The history of departures from the Polish lands is hundreds of years old. People traveled to different parts of the world for sustenance, in search of freedom, or for a different life. After Poland regained its independence, this situation remained unchanged. The journey was tackled on foot, by rail, aboard ships or – later – airplanes. After Poland joined the European Union, emigration became the experience of a generation of millions of young Poles. Today, almost everyone knows someone who chose emigration.

Gdynia is witnessing the birth of the first museum in the country dedicated to the history of Polish emigration. From the initiative of the city’s authorities, the historical edifice of the Marine Station – which witnessed the departures of Polish ocean liners for decades – is now seeing the birth of an institution which will recount the migrations and fates of Poles in the world in close connection to the modernity. The history of emigration is being written every day. Its multiple dimensions will be presented through our permanent exhibition.

The mission of the Emigration Museum in Poland is to recount the fates of millions of both anonymous and famous people – whose names emerge in the context of great achievements in science, sports, business, and the arts. It is the ambition of this institution to make them known to Poles at home, but it is also to encourage our compatriots living at home and abroad to get to know each other. Through educational and cultural projects, the museum hopes to become a place of encounter and discussion.”

Visit the Museum’s website here.

The Architecture of Displacement

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More than 500 children live in the refugee camp at Calais, France, which is today a growing town at the mouth of the Chunnel. The majority of these children are unaccompanied by parents or guardians. Life in the so-called “Jungle” is painful and tentative for them: According to Help Refugees, 129 children could not be accounted for in April following the sweeping demolitions of homes in the refugee camp in March.

The architecture of forced displacement is the subject of “Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter,” an exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art. The exhibit will assemble work by architects, designers, and artists responding to the global refugee crisis.

Read the full article here

MSNBC Special: Damned for Trying

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The largest flow of modern African migration funnels through a single country — Libya.

Coming from the south, migrants flee the vestiges of wars that have left entire nations in ruin. From the east, they escape a life of indefinite military servitude and violent conflict. From the west, they evade destitution and governments that arbitrarily jail whomever they please.

Some arrive by choice, others by force. But Libya is the purgatory where most migrants prepare to face the deadliest stretch of the Mediterranean Sea.

Click here to see the full project.

NEWS ITEMS: APRIL 2016

  April 26 – April 30, 2016
April 19 – April 25, 2016
HUMANITARIAN COSTS RISE AS REFUGEE CRISIS BECOMES THE NEW NORMAL NPR APRIL 25
MIGRANT CAMP MEASLES OUTBREAKS SPARK FEARS OF HEALTH CRISIS FINANCIAL TIMES APRIL 25
MIGRANTS SEEK NEW ROUTES INTO BALKANS AFTER FORMAL BORDERS SEALED THE WIRE APRIL 25
A MIGRANT’S JOURNEY: THE STORY BEHIND THE FACE THE NATIONAL APRIL 25
G5 SUMMIT TO FOCUS ON MIGRATION, SECURITY, AND TRADE BELFAST TELEGRAPH APRIL 25
MALARIA AFFECTS MIGRANT YOUNGSTERS MORE THAN OTHERS THE TIMES OF INDIA APRIL 25
GUAM’S MIGRANT WAVE COULD SWELL DUE TO DROUGHT PACIFIC DAILY NEWS APRIL 25
HERE’S WHAT YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT THE MIGRANT BOAT THAT CAPSIZES TWO WEEKS AGO BUZZFEED NEWS APRIL 25
CHILD ABUSE RIFE IN GREECE’S MIGRANT CAMPS THE TIMES APRIL 25
ISLAMIC STATE ROCKETS KILL FOUR SYRIAN REFUGEE CHILDREN IN TURKISH BORDER TOWN LOS ANGELES TIME APRIL 25
ITALY’S PLAN TO COMBAT LIBYAN MIGRANT SMUGGLERS COULD MEAN CHASING SHADOWS THE GUARDIAN APRIL 25
TSEGAY TEWELDE AND CALLUM HAWKINS MAKE BRITISH OLYMPIC TEAM THE GUARDIAN APRIL 24
GERMANY GIVES TEENAGE SYRIAN MIGRANT HOPE FOR THE FUTURE CBS NEWS APRIL 24
INCREDIBLE FOOTAGE SHOWS WHAT IT’S REALLY LIKE TO CROSS THE SEA IN A REFUGEE DINGHY EXPRESS UK APRIL 23
THIS IMMIGRATION BILL IS A CHANCE TO STOP THE DEATH OF INNOCENTS THE GUARDIAN APRIL 23
GERMAN CHANCELLOR ANGELA MERKEL PUSHES EU MIGRANT DEAL IN TURKEY VISIT WALL STREET JOURNAL APRIL 23
CAMBODIAN WORKERS TEMPORARILY BARRED THE  NATION APRIL 23
MAFIA BOSSES DECLARE WAR AFTER IMMIGRATION LEVELS IN SICILY SOAR EXPRESS UK APRIL 23
WHEN WE MOURN THE PASSING OF PRINCE BUT NOT 500 MIGRANTS INDEPENDENT UK APRIL 23
REFUGEE CAMP INSPIRES RUSSIAN BALLERINA’S NEW CARMEN THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD APRIL 23
HERE’S HOW THE PARIS ATTACKERS USED THE MIGRANT ROUTE THE WASHINGTON POST APRIL 23
MIGRANT CRISIS: “I’M TRYING TO DOCUMENT THE UNFOLDING REALITY” BBC NEWS APRIL 22
WILL EUROPE DO ANYTHING TO STOP THE DROWNINGS OF MIGRANTS? THE WASHINGTON POST APRIL 22
TWO SYRIANS CLEARED OF RAPING GIRL AFTER COURT HEARS SHE ‘FORCED HERSELF’ ON THEM DAILY MAIL UK APRIL 22
THIS 30-YEAR-OLD REFUGEE JUST WANTED TO BE A HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL STAR SALON APRIL 22
‘MY SOUL IS DAMASCUS’: PORTRAITS OF LIFE ON THE REFUGEE TRAIL THE GUARDIAN APRIL 22
BONNIE ‘PRINCE’ BILLY SHARES NEW SONG FROM NEW REFUGEE BENEFIT COMP PITCHFORK APRIL 22
UK GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES PLANS TO RESETTLE 3000 REFUGEE CHILDREN REFUGEE ACTION APRIL 21
THE HIGH PRICE OF ENDING THE REFUGEE CRISIS BLOOMBERG VIEW APRIL 21
REFUGEES ARE RUNNING OUT OF TIME TIME APRIL 21
GERMAN REFUGEES USE ADVERTISING TO TARGET ANTI-IMMIGRATION YOUTUBE VIDEOS BBC NEWS APRIL 20
TEXAS DRAWING MILLIONS MOVING FROM OTHER STATES THE TEXAS TRIBUNE APRIL 20
MIGRATION BETWEEN POOR COUNTRIES RISING FASTER THAN TO RICH ONES THE GUARDIAN APRIL 20
IS EUROPE DOING ENOUGH FOR REFUGEE SCIENTISTS? EUROSCIENTIST APRIL 20
TIGHTER ENFORCEMENT ALONG THE U.S.-MEXICO BORDER BACKFIRED, RESEARCHERS FIND NEWS AT PRINCETON APRIL 20
BULGARIA TRIES TO RESTRAIN ITS VIGILANTE “MIGRANT HUNTERS” THE ECONOMIST APRIL 19
MIGRATION CRISIS: ITALY THREATENED BY NATIONAL CRISIS BBC NEWS APRIL 19
A WAYPOINT FOR REFUGEES, LESBOS BRACES FOR HARDSHIP AS TOURISM DECLINES PBS NEWSHOUR APRIL 19
APRIL 10 – APRIL 18, 2016
 APRIL 1 – APRIL 9, 2016
MIGRANT CRISIS: ITALY AND AUSTRIA PLEDGE ‘FLUID’ BORDER DURING EXPECTED MIGRANT SURGE THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD APRIL 9
REFUGEE CRISIS: MIGRANTS RESCUED FROM LOCKED LORRY IN LEICESTERSHIRE AFTER BOY TEXTS ‘NO OXYGEN’ TO VOLUNTEER THE INDEPENDENT APRIL 8
MIGRATION PROVIDES OPPORTUNITY FOR AFRICA AFRICA OUTLOOK APRIL 7
REFUGEES IN GREECE WARN OF SUICIDES OVER EU-TURKEY DEAL THE GUARDIAN APRIL 7
SYRIANS IN GERMANY ‘WANT UPPER LIMIT ON REFUGEES’ THE LOCAL APRIL 7
BULGARIA, GREECE DEFENCE MINISTERS URGE CLOSER COOPERATION IN TACKLING MIGRATION CRISIS NOVINITE APRIL 7
GERMANY PLANS TO STOP SOME PASSPORT CHECKS AS MIGRANT NUMBERS DROP THE WALL STREET JOURNAL APRIL 6
HOW THE KREMLIN MANIPULATES EUROPE’S REFUGEE CRISIS OBSERVER APRIL 6
SIX WAYS THE EU IS FIGHTING TERRORISM AND MANAGING MIGRATION THE INTERPRETER APRIL 6
EU TO SPEND €100M TACKLING IRREGULAR MIGRATION IN SUDAN PUBLIC FINANCE INTERNATIONAL APRIL 6
WHY SYRIAN REFUGEES ARE AVOIDING REFUGEE CAMPS QUARTZ APRIL 6
‘STAGGERING’ NUMBER OF EUROPEAN JIHADIS: EU’S OWN BORDER AGENCY ADMITS TERRORISTS ARE EXPLOITING REFUGEE CRISIS AND LAX CONTROLS – BUT HAS NO IDEA HOW MANY ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS THERE ARE DAILY MAILAPRIL 5
GANG VIOLENCE BLAMED FOR REFUGEE CRISIS IN CENTRAL AMERICA REUTERS APRIL 5
500,000 UNREGISTERED MIGRANTS ROAMING GERMANY – REPORT RT APRIL 5
GHANA: NATIONAL MIGRATION POLICY LAUNCHED IN ACCRA ALL AFRICA APRIL 5
HOW VOLUNTEERS ARE FEEDING REFUGEES IN GREECE, ONE MAKESHIFT KITCHEN AT A TIME EATER APRIL 5
THREATS OF TERRORISM, MIGRATION WILL WORSEN WITHOUT GREATER ACTION, WARNS FORUM THE JERUSALEM POSTAPRIL 5
NO VALUABLES SEIZED FROM MIGRANTS IN DENMARK UNDER NEW LAW ABC NEWS APRIL 5
HUNGARY ISSUES ANTI-MIGRATION WARNING, CITES 900 ‘NO-GO AREAS’ IN EUROPE NEW EUROPE APRIL 4
AFTER THE FLOOD: VIENNA’S STRUGGLE TO MAKE ITS REFUGEE RESIDENTS FEEL AT HOME THE GUARDIAN APRIL 4
GREECE SENDS FIRST MIGRANTS BACK TO TURKEY UNDER NEW EU DEAL CNN APRIL 4
MEXICO TORTURES MIGRANTS – AND CITIZENS – IN EFFORT TO SLOW CENTRAL AMERICAN SURGE THE GUARDIAN APRIL 4
RUNNERS FROM KENYAN REFUGEE CAMPS VIE FOR A SPOT ON FIRST EVER REFUGEE TEAM AT RIO OLYMPICS PEOPLE MAGAZINE APRIL 4
CITIES NEED MORE POWER TO DEAL WITH REFUGEE CRISIS: REPORT THE GUARDIAN APRIL 4
TURKEY: THE BUSINESS OF REFUGEE SMUGGLING, SEX TRAFFICKING GATESTONE INSTITUTE APRIL 3
CALAIS ‘JUNGLE’: 129 UNACCOMPANIED CHILDREN MISSING SINCE REFUGEE CAMP DEMOLITION THE INDEPENDENTAPRIL 3
GERMAN MIGRANT NUMBERS PLUNGE DUE TO BALKAN ROUTE BORDER CONTROLS REUTERS APRIL 2
GREECE ON BRINK OF CHAOS AS REFUGEES RIOT OVER FORCED RETURN TO TURKEY THE GUARDIAN APRIL 2
REFUGEE CHEFS BRING THEIR RECIPES TO NYC FOOD COMPANY THE WASHINGTON TIMES APRIL 2
ANKARA, NOT BRUSSELS, SETS EU’S REFUGEE POLICY FORBES APRIL 2
BLEEDING CUBAN RAFTERS RESCUED IN FLORIDA STRAITS LIKELY SHOT THEMSELVES MIAMI HERALD APRIL 2
MIGRANTS SURGE FROM SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA INTO ITALY VOICE OF AMERICA APRIL 1
CUBAN MIGRATION TO US CONTINUES TO SWELL ON FEARS OF LOSING PRIVILEGES THE GUARDIAN APRIL 1
EUROPE REFUGEE CRISIS: BELGIANS WANT REFUGEES TO SIGN ‘NEWCOMER’S STATEMENT’ PROMISING TO REPORT TERRORIST ACTS INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES APRIL 1
GREEK PARLIAMENT VOTES MIGRATION BILL ACTIVATING EU-TURKEY DEAL GREEK REPORTER APRIL 1
OBAMA PLEDGE TO WELCOME 10,000 SYRIAN REFUGEES FAR BEHIND SCHEDULE CNN APRIL 1

Francis Alÿs films children’s games in refugee camps in northern Iraq

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“The artist Francis Alÿs is exploring the idea of a film about children playing in the refugee camps he visited in northern Iraq at the end of February. The Belgian-born, Mexico City-based artist was on his first research trip to the region, where he filmed and took photographs of children playing games such as marbles and hopscotch in Camp Kabarto and Camp Shariya.

Kabarto is home to 5,000 families, mainly from the Yazidi sect, who were forced to flee when Islamic State attacked Sinjar in 2014. It is estimated that 3,300 Yazidi families (17,000 people) from Sinjar are living in Camp Shariya.

The Baghdad-based Ruya Foundation invited Alÿs to visit Iraq to explore the possibility of creating a work about the refugee camps as part of Creativity for Survival, a wider project and series of workshops run by the foundation in response to the humanitarian crisis. Before visiting the camps, Alÿs hosted a workshop with artists and art students in Baghdad.”

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Immigrant Nation

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Immigrant Nation explores our connections to immigration, past and present, through storytelling. At the heart of the project is a simple idea: the U.S. is a nation shaped by immigration, and most families have personal story about it. These stories, whether they happened generations ago or quite recently, are not often shared. We want to bring them to the surface – exploring the interconnectedness of these narratives.

Immigrant Nation has three components: the web site, a series of short documentary films, and live events in schools, museums, libraries, film festivals and other public spaces designed to engage diverse communities in sharing their immigrant stories.”

Click here to visit the site.