Criminalization of aid puts migrant lives at further risk | WESTT Blog

Aiding smuggling, facilitating clandestine movement, criminal organization and espionage. These are the charges against three volunteers in Lesvos and accusations against an NGO rescue ship—both tales of individuals and civil society filling the gaps that the state has not been able to provide.

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How Skewed Migration Priorities Divide “Good” and “Bad” Asylum Seekers | WESTT Blog

Who are we excluding when advocating for refugees rights? In a blog post for WESTT, Women’s Eco-Nomic and Social Think Tank, I look at how perceptions of migrants impacts policy. The case study is on Afghan asylum seekers in Greece, but this is also relevant to child detention in the US & migration policy debates in the EU

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Brussels Police Prevent Kurdish Demonstration | VOA News

Police in Brussels, Belgium, prevented a group of Kurdish protesters from marching near the city center, March 10, 2018. Brussels’ Kurdish community has held demonstrations against Turkey’s military operations in Afrin, Syria. In January, Turkey began an offensive against the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), which Ankara considers a terror organization. The Kurds deny they are a terror group.

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