Open Letter – Stand up with Hungary for a #WelcomingEurope!

Yesterday, Hungary’s Parliament passed a series of laws that criminalise individuals and NGOs that offer help to migrants in need. With this open letter, civil society organisations call European citizens to sign and mobilise behind the #WelcomingEurope European Citizens’ Initiative. Hungarian...

This could completely change the face of refugee aid

We live in a world with an estimated 22.5 million refugees, a global crisis that is only becoming more protracted and complex. With humanitarian funding deficits at $16.7 billion, it is essential that we find alternative funding solutions wherever we can. The practice of zakat, the Muslim duty...

EU migration row boils over as Italy and France trade insults

France and Italy have traded insults, rifts have widened in Germany’s ruling coalition and Austria has called for an “axis of the willing” to take action as a simmering row over how Europe should handle irregular migration finally boiled over.

Hungary moves to jail NGOs for helping migrants

Individuals or groups who help migrants not entitled to protection to submit requests for asylum or who help illegal migrants gain status to stay in Hungary will be liable to jail under legislation submitted to parliament on Tuesday (29 May).

Shaming the EU into leading on refugees

The chief of Refugees International says Europe is not living up to its promises on human rights. And if closing that gap means creating awkward moments, he's ready.

Emergency state to be extended due to migrants

Irregular migration exists and that is why it is necessary to extend the state of emergency at the northern and southern borders, CSOs representatives claim. The Government submitted a bill to the Parliament to extend the state of emergency until 31st of December 2018.