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KUNAMA REFUGEES SET FREE

 

KUNAMA REFUGEES IN THE US
FOUND NOT GUILTY OF TERRORISM SUSPICIONS
By Amanda Les Myers (AP)

 

PHOENIX (AP) – All charges have been dropped against three Kunama refugees who were accused of putting a fake bomb through security at Phoenix’s airport in a possible “dry run” for a terror attack.  U.S. District Judge Neil Wake dropped the charges against Luwiza Daman, Asa Shani and Shullu Gorado on March 13 at the request of a federal prosecutor who cited new information in the case, according to court documents obtained Thursday.  “Based on the new information, further prosecution is not in the interest of justice,” wrote Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Koehler in his motion to dismiss the charges.

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CATHOLIC CHAPEL IN REFUGEES CAMP DAMAGED

CHAPEL IN THE CHOUCHA REFUGEE CAMP IN TUNISIA DAMAGED

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It happened the night between Sun and Sat, Feb 26 and Feb 27. No one was injured, and so far no clear motivation was given for the vandalic action. According to the Tunisian military officer, who visited the place, the damage was allegedly caused by a strong wind. One wonders though how can only the tent of the chapel be damaged, while surrounding tents were untouched . . .  Anyway, for the moment, it was thought safer to move the Christian place of worship to the Eritrean section of the camp. The UNHCR requested and inquest into the matter.

For more details, read Abba Mussie’s report on the story   http:habeshia.blogspot.com

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ITALY CONDEMNED FOR REFUGEES REFUSAL

Italy condemned by European Court of Human Rights

 

Local News — 23 February 2012 — 13:15CEST

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has ruled that by pushing migrants back to Libya, Italy violated the European Convention on Human Rights and in particular the principle of non-refoulement, which prohibits returning migrants to countries where they may face persecution or inhuman or degrading treatment.

The case concerns the first push-back operation carried out in May 2009 when the Italian authorities intercepted a boat carrying about 200 Somalis and Eritreans, including children and pregnant women. These migrants were taken on board Italian ships, forced back to Tripoli and handed over to the Libyan authorities against their will.

The emigrants were not informed on their real destination and were led to believe that they were heading towards the Italian coast. 11 Somalis and 13 Eritrean, traced and assisted by the Italian Council for Refugees (CIR) in Libya after their refoulement, lodged a complaint against Italy to the EctHR.

The Court fully condemned Italy for violation of three fundamental principles: that no one shall be subjected to torture or to inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, the right to an effective remedy and the prohibition of collective expulsions.

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REFUGEE SEARCHING MACHINE

LOST AND FOUND FOR REFUGEES

nullRefugees Signing up for the Service

At the Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya.

By MOLOUK Y. BA-ISA

Published: Feb 15, 2012 21:56 Updated: Feb 15, 2012 21:56

Lebanon, Iraq, Libya and now Syria — violence in so many places in the Middle East has torn loved ones apart. Men and boys may be forced into hiding. Women and children run for their lives. Too often it’s impossible to go back to the place that once was home.

According to the UN’s High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), in 2010 the number of people forcibly displaced worldwide reached 43.7 million. This includes internally displaced people (IDP) and those who have crossed their national borders and become refugees. Every minute, eight people flee their homes to escape conflict or persecution. Famine also drives people to the desperate decision to abandon everything.

In 2005, David and Christopher Troensegaard Mikkelsen met Mansour, a young Afghan refugee. Mansour had reached safety in Copenhagen, but he was desperate to find his family. David and Christopher wanted to help but soon found out how hard it was to search for missing relatives. Since none of the family tracing programs used collaborative technology, a lot of time was spent filling out the same forms in different offices. This silo effect meant that information wasn’t shared and families weren’t being reunited.

“In a very short time we were able to see that the best way for us to bring people together was through technology,” said David Mikkelsen.

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ABBA MUSSIE NOMINATED FOR UNHCR AWARD

ABBA MUSSIE NOMINATED FOR UNHCR AWARD

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Liberated from Bedouins Deatained in Israel

REFUGEES LIBERATED FROM BEDOUIN TRAFICKERS
DETAINED BY ISRAELI GOVERNMENT


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TRAFFICKING IN ORGANS IN THE RISE

  • DECEMBER 12, 2011

BY JOEL MILLMAN AND MATT BRADLEY

CAIRO—Egypt’s year of political upheaval has left a shortfall in some law enforcement, and that has been a boon for criminal organizations that traffic in human organs, a human-rights group says.

On Monday, the Coalition for Organ-Failure Solutions, a nonprofit international health and human-rights organization, is to release a new study that shines a spotlight an underground trade that world health experts say thrives here and affects thousands of African refugees in the country.

The report, titled “Sudanese Victims of Organ Trafficking in Egypt,” includes video testimony of corroborating victims, as well as documentation of ultrasounds, and records from transplant …

 

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ERITREANS ABANDONED IN HIGH SEA BY GREEK NAVY

The conference heard that the experience of one Eritrean refugee, published in the report, is “all too familiar.”   The boat on which he was fleeing was intercepted by Greek authorities, who then confiscated the engine and abandoned its occupants. He was rescued by fishermen, but detained on arrival in Greece.

Even those who make it to Europe cannot be considered safe

Stefan Kessler

A conference in Brussels has heard that the EU “actively hinders” the arrival of refugees to Europe.

The event was told this is the result of a “deep-seated aversion” of EU countries to give forced migrants access to asylum procedures.

Member states had also “failed” to agree on comprehensive reforms to improve national asylum systems, it was said.

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ISRAEL PASSES LEGISLATION TO RETURN REFUGEES

“Across the world, 88 percent of Eritrean migrants who seek asylum are recognized as refugees,” said Reut Michaeli, an attorney for The Hotline for Migrant Workers. “I find it very difficult to believe that the ones who come to Israel are any different.”

Israel OKs Funding to Block African Migrants

By AMY TEIBEL     Associated Press

JERUSALEM (AP) – The Israeli Cabinet voted unanimously Sunday to finance a $160 million program to stanch the flow of illegal African migrants by stepping up construction of a border fence and expanding a detention center to hold thousands of new arrivals.

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Israel MoI Determined to Deport Africans

“I will safeguard the Jewish majority and the state, and I ensure that the last of the Sudanese, and the Eritreans, and all of the infiltrators, to the last of them, will return  to their countries,” Yishai, of the Shas party, told Army Radio. “I have pity on the people of Israel.”

Israel’s Yishai determined to deport Africans

December 8, 2011

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s interior minister, Eli Yishai, promised to deport the tens of thousands of Africans who have crossed into his country illegally in recent years.