Author/illustrator Erik Thurman is an award-nominated creator who specializes in long-form comics journalism and nonfiction comics about current events. On August 1st, 2016, the political comics/cartoons website The Nib published his comic on the Myanmar Rohingya refugee crisis, which can be read in full here.
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
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
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
Migrants stranded in Colombia as route to US closed Al Jazeera July 7
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
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
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
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
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
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
Brexit fallout: Anti-migrant attacks surge in the UK Al Jazeera 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
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
“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.
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
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.
The short documentary Stitches is the story of a man who finds peace in knitting —after establishing a life in exile as an Afghan refugee during the Soviet–Afghan War. The subject is the filmmaker Abdullah Abo Jassin’s uncle, who writes, “His story connects in a way with all what my family has been through over the past decades.”
(via The Atlantic)
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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.”
Read more (via The Art Newspaper)
“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.