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  • Expression
    3 years ago
    by zyery
    +24 +2

    What Americans thought of Jewish refugees on the eve of World War II

    The results of the poll illustrated above by the useful Twitter account @HistOpinion were published in the pages of Fortune magazine in July 1938. Fewer than 5 percent of Americans surveyed at the time believed that the United States should raise its immigration quotas or encourage political refugees fleeing fascist states in Europe — the vast majority of whom were Jewish — to voyage across the Atlantic. Two-thirds of the respondents agreed with the...

  • Expression
    3 years ago
    by darvinhg
    +32 +1

    How easy is it to buy a fake Syrian passport?

    Forgers in the Middle East are offering fake Syrian passports for as little as $250, days after it emerged that one of the Paris bombers may have entered Europe using false Syrian paperwork. The development raises fears over the potential security threat posed by tens of thousands of asylum seekers arriving in Greece every week, and will amplify calls to provide them with secure and legal routes to safety.

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by geoleo
    +42 +1

    Video Appears To Show Greek Coast Guard Attempting To Sink Boat Of Syrian Refugees

    A Greek coast guard ship allegedly attempted to sink an inflatable raft brimming with Syrian refugees in the Aegean sea, according to a video released by the Turkish Institute of Public Diplomacy on Friday (November 20). The video, shot by the Turkish coast guard on November 12, purportedly shows a man on board of a ship bearing Greek coast guard livery attempting to strike a raft with a long pole or lance when the refugees came alongside the vessel.

  • Video/Audio
    3 years ago
    by imokruok
    +16 +1

    "The Sea Is Big" by Zena Agha

    Her Syrian cousin died on a migrant ship. This is the poem she wrote for him and other refugees.

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by wetwilly87
    +36 +1

    Canada to give UN $75 million for Syrian refugee relief

    Canada’s Liberal government announced on Thursday a US$75 million (CA$100 million) contribution to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to help fleeing Syrians, fulfilling a campaign promise from its recent federal election. The contribution includes US$7.5 million (CA$10 million) for the U.N. refugee agency as part of the program to resettle thousands of Syrian refugees in Canada over the next few months.

  • Expression
    3 years ago
    by Chubros
    +38 +1

    Cities of Tomorrow: Refugee Camps Require Longer-Term Thinking

    Former mayor of the world’s second-largest refugee camp, humanitarian Kilian Kleinschmidt notes “the average stay today in a camp is 17 years. That’s a generation.” These places need to be recognized as what they are: “cities of tomorrow,” not the temporary spaces we like to imagine. “In the Middle East, we were building camps: storage facilities for people. But the refugees were building a city,” Kleinschmidt said in an interview.

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by zyery
    +42 +1

    Norway offers refugees free flights, thousands of dollars to leave the country

    Norway is offering asylum seekers thousands of dollars to leave the country as the global refugee crisis intensifies, and hundreds of people have taken the government up on its offer, The Local reports. A family with two children is eligible for up to $9,300 dollars – and free flights home, the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration told the media outlet. More than 900 people reportedly have accepted. “[Refugees] thought that when they came to Norway they would...

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by aj0690
    +33 +1

    Syrian refugees look forward to 'a beautiful future' in Canada after Toronto arrival

    For newly arrived Syrian refugee Samer Barkel, hearing his kids laugh and play after their arrival in Canada made the 13-hour journey from Beirut, Lebanon worthwhile. Barkel and his family were among the 163 Syrians who arrived in Toronto Thursday night in the first government aircraft carrying refugees. The Canadian government has pledged to bring in 25,000 refugees by the end of February.

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by messi
    +49 +1

    Edward Norton Helps Raise Nearly $400,000 for Syrian Refugees

    The story of a Syrian refugee has touched the heart of Edward Norton. The actor, 46, is working to raise money for a Syrian scientist who was featured in the popular photography blog Humans of New York last week. After reading the devastating story of the unidentified man referred to as “The Scientist” who lost his wife and daughter in a bombing and is fighting stomach cancer, Norton said he was moved to tears and inspired to step in and help.

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by grandtheftsoul
    +21 +1

    Paris police station attacker lived in German refugee shelter: police

    A man who tried to attack a Paris police station last week had lived in a centre for asylum seekers in Germany, German investigators said, a finding likely to fuel criticism of Chancellor Angela Merkel's liberal stance towards war refugees. The man was shot dead by French police on Thursday after he tried to storm the police station in northern Paris, brandishing a meat cleaver and wearing a fake suicide vest.

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by Chubros
    +37 +1

    10,000,000 More Asylum Seekers Heading To Europe, German Official Warns

    The massive surge of refugees in Europe hailing from the Middle East and Africa has barely scratched the surface for the number of asylum seekers who will come to the continent, a German politician warned Monday, the Express reported. It is the European Union's fault that as many as 10 million more will come to Europe because its countries' borders have not been regulated, the German development minister said, pointing in part to the...

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by zobo
    +33 +1

    New Charlie Hebdo cartoon suggests dead 3-year-old refugee Alan Kurdi would have become sexual attacker

    In hindsight, the death of Alan Kurdi, a 3-year-old Syrian refugee who washed up on a Turkish shore after the boat he was in sank, may mark the high point in European public sympathy for refugees. The widespread reports that refugees and migrants were involved in mass sexual assaults in Cologne and other European cities on New Year's Eve could well be its nadir. Now the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo has attempted to marry the two moments...

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by wetwilly87
    +23 +1

    'We told you so,' Eastern Europe tells Germany

    Influential politicians across Eastern Europe have pointed to the Cologne attacks, in which men of Middle Eastern appearance allegedly sexually assaulted over a hundred women, as proof that Germany’s open-door refugee policy has been a mistake. As Chancellor Angela Merkel seeks to reach a consensus on a quota system, whereby refugees would be divided up among European countries, the mood in Eastern Europe has now hardened against...

  • Video/Audio
    3 years ago
    by socialiguana
    +5 +1

    Pro-Immigration Filmmakers Go To Refugee Camp, Get Robbed [VIDEO]

    Two Dutch, pro-immigration filmmakers published a video Saturday of themselves getting brutally robbed at a refugee camp in Calais, France, known as “The Jungle.” Journalist Maaike Engels and photographer Teun Voeten were attacked at knife point while obtaining footage for their documentary “Calais: Welcome to “The Jungle.” The video shows Voeten getting tackled down by three masked men, before one man threatens Engels with a knife.

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by cone
    +31 +1

    Germany is forcing refugees to hand over their cash, jewellery and valuables

    German authorities have started confiscating jewellery, valuables and cash from refugees entering the country to make them fund their stay. Officials in Bavaria and other southern states seeing high numbers of asylum seekers arriving from Austria are following Denmark and Switzerland to implement the controversial practice.

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by TNY
    +25 +1

    Sweden 'to expel up to 80,000 failed asylum-seekers'

    Sweden expects to expel up to 80,000 asylum-seekers whose applications have been rejected, its interior minister was quoted as saying. Anders Ygeman said that charter aircraft would be used to deport the migrants over several years. "We are talking about 60,000 people but the number could climb to 80,000," Swedish media quoted him as saying. Some 163,000 migrants applied for asylum in Sweden in 2015, the highest per capita number in Europe.

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by zyery
    +28 +1

    Finnish PM drops promise to let refugees use his home

    Finland’s prime minister, Juha Sipila, has said he will not be able fulfil a promise to put up a family of asylum seekers. Sipila, a former telecoms executive, prompted controversy in September by saying he would open his second home in northern Finland to refugees. ‘Refugees are warm, emotional people. There’s a lot we can learn’ But on Sunday he told public YLE radio that he had had to put the plan on hold because of security concerns...

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by TNY
    +31 +1

    Is this the most controversial magazine cover about the migrant crisis?

    The right-wing Polish weekly magazine wSieci (The Network) has caused outrage with its latest front cover. The publication features the image of a white woman, draped with the European Union flag, screaming as she is being groped and assaulted by dark skinned male arms. Twitter users have compared the images with fascist propaganda in Nazi Germany and Mussolini’s Italy, which used images of women being attacked by...

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by ubthejudge
    +20 +1

    Fear of becoming 'strangers in our own country,' fuels German anti-migrant protest

    Every Monday evening in Dresden, thousands gather in front of the city's Opera House. They carry German flags and sing nationalist songs with one goal: to stop refugees and migrants from coming to Germany. Thomas is one of them and this Monday he held a placard with a photoshopped picture of Chancellor Angela Merkel dressed in a Muslim headscarf. He didn't want to give his last name but he told CNN he fears Germany's traditions are being eroded by Muslim migrants.

  • Expression
    3 years ago
    by AdelleChattre
    +24 +1

    This racist backlash against refugees is the real crisis in Europe

    The European coalition of the inhumane – contriving to trap refugees in Greece – cannot go on. A humanitarian evacuation plan is urgently needed. By Apostolis Fotiadis.