The Norwegian Refugee Council is providing apartments for refugees stranded in the northern Greek port city of Thessaloniki, giving them a chance at regaining a normal life.
When war came to the Syrian town of Kobani, the widow Shamza Misto fled with six of her eight children across the border to Turkey and then to Greece. From there, she planned to cross through the Balkans to join her son and daughter in Germany.
But from the border town of Idomeni in Greece she watched with despair as the number of refugees allowed into the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia from Greece dwindled, to 15 a day, to 10 and then none as northern countries sealed their frontiers against refugees. Shamza and her children, aged four to twenty, were suddenly, like 60,000 others, stuck in northern Greece, the ancient and modern gateway to continental Europe.
Sep 21, 2020he persecution, ethnic cleansing, and attempted genocide of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar’s Rakhine state is an affront to the rule of law, a well-documented atrocity and, according to a top international lawyer, a moral stain on “our collective conscience and humanity”. So why are the killings and other horrors continuing while known perpetrators go unpunished? It’s a […]
Sep 01, 2020