Salimullah, a Rohingya refugee, has been living in the Indian capital of New Delhi since 2013 when he fled violence in Myanmar. Stateless, and now homeless after a fire razed his camp, the 35-year-old lives in a tent with as many as 10 other people at a time. Before the pandemic,
The Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan has stoked fears of an exodus of Afghans and a repeat of Europe’s 2015/16 migration crisis, when more than a million people from the Middle East fled to the continent and resettled there. Thousands of Afghans have already
“I have no memories from Afghanistan, all of my life has been in exile.” Bahar’s lively eyes become darker as she narrates her refugee journey, which started 15 years ago. Despite being an exceptionally bright student, fluent in English and Greek
The harrowing scenes at Kabul airport, as desperate refugees try to reach planes bound for western countries, are provoking a moral and practical crisis: for whom are we responsible? Specifically, is Britain — with its offer to take 5,000
Few countries would like to face the conditions Lebanon is facing at the moment. It is a nation virtually under siege, bearing the brunt of economic and, due to the pandemic, health woes. It has been battered by economic ruin, suffering from a dire
Tram Pham tears up recalling how tough life was at first in the US. But she also remembers the joy she felt as a 22-year-old refugee from Vietnam when a nurse spoke to her in her native language and guided her through a medical screening required of new arrivals.
When it comes to refugees, their condition can be summed up in these terms: homeless, helpless and hopeless. Take the plight of Syrian refugees for instance. There are thousands of Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Turkey among other countries.
It is really unfortunate that the number of refugees is growing daily across the world. There seems to be no end to it. The latest country to add to that unmanageable and sad growth is Myanmar. The United Nations said recently an estimated 100,000 people
In the faces of Afghans desperate to leave their country after US forces withdrew, Thuy Do sees her own family, decades earlier and thousands of miles away.