Pushed back into Serbia, refugees describe brutal beatings by Hungarian police

Belgrade, Serbia – In a trash-filled area of dilapidated buildings known as the “barracks” along the train tracks of Belgrade’s central train station, where large rats scurry around and medics boil water in a pot over an outdoor fire, discussions revolve around the latest rumors—about the...

The eight "squares" hope

When leaving, a handsome boy, while watching us as we try to understand each other, offered me his translation services from Arabic to English. Little Levant introduces the container of his family, where the only table inside is an improvised studio of his father Shergo. Painted bottles,...

A BLUE PRINT FOR DESPAIR. HUMAN RIGHTS IMPACT OF THE EU-TURKEY DEAL

In the absence of safe and legal routes into Europe, hundreds of thousands of refugees and migrants have travelled irregularly over the last few years, at considerable risk to their own lives. This has undeniably confronted European leaders with logistical, political and humanitarian challenges....

Angelina Jolie: Refugee Policy Should Be Based on Facts, Not Fear

The lesson of the years we have spent fighting terrorism since Sept. 11 is that every time we depart from our values we worsen the very problem we are trying to contain. We must never allow our values to become the collateral damage of a search for greater security. Shutting our door to refugees...

A refugee looks back: what the 1940s teach us about today’s crisis

In the late 1940s, an intransigent Congress made it difficult for many post-WWII European refugees to come to the U.S. Among those displaced persons was Milan J. Kubic, the author of this piece. This is how President Truman fought Congress, won, and opened America's doors.