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Migrant workers in Libya

CNN’s disinterest in the broader context of migrant labour in Libya and elsewhere is a symptom of the corporate media’s inattention to underlying social and economic forces in contemporary conflicts.

Rosarno

Documentary reportage: Struggling against xenophobia, African migrants try to survive in Italy.

Unwelcoming shores

Young Afghan girl at a detention centre: Photo by Noborder Lesvos.

Greece gives refugee status to 0.05% of asylum seekers after a first interview and recently abolished meaningful appeals… Yet, EU member states continue to return migrants, asylum seekers, and even unaccompanied children to Greece, simply pretending that everything is perfectly fine.

Caught between a crocodile and a snake

Rohingya refugee child in Teknaf, Bangladesh: Photo by Tin Soe, Kaladan Press Network.

Originating from the Rakhine State in western Myanmar, most of the Rohingya refugees have been denied official refugee status by the government of Bangladesh. Out of the estimated 250,000 Rohingyas who fled Myanmar, only a paltry 28,000 men, women and children are officially recognised as refugees and eligible for basic support from UNHCR.

Lost childhood

Grandparents for Asylum demonstrating in Denmark: Photo by Amila Jašarević.

Children in Danish asylum centres: “In their desperate search for normalcy and stability, these children often take refuge in the virtual world of social networking websites like Facebook or Myspace.”

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