1. What happened in Idomeni
— Internazionale (@Internazionale) April 11, 2016
The April 10th confrontations in Idomeni. Beyond the 300 injured by rubber bullets and tear gas.
2. London/1 The migration deadlock and the Brexit
“Brexit: the mother of all migration debates”. On Open Democracy, an entire section of the website is devoted to the debate on the Brexit referendum. What will be the effects on the Ministry of immigration if London leaves the EU ?
3. 95 thousands under 18 requested asylum in 2015
At least 95,000 unaccompanied children applied for asylum in Europe in 2015 – four times the number (23.572) of asylum seekers in 2014. The Bureau of Investigative Journalism revealed that only 17 of the 29 countries they approached provided any data. The Eurostat website estimates there were 77,000 asylum requests by under 18 years old, not a significant difference in broad terms.
4. London/2 The government hacked migrants’ phones.
The British Home Office revealed that Immigration officials have been allowed – for the past three years! – to hack the phones of refugees and asylum seekers, including rape and torture victims.
5. Open Migration at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia
“The refugees crisis: how television can contribute to a better understanding ?”. The whole video of the debate between Barbara Serra, Francesca Paci, Corrado Formigli and Andrea Menapace at the International Journalism Festival, that took place in Perugia from April 5 to April 9.
6. And what if we called them “travellers”?
“ For some time now, I think we should meet the challenge of the conversation about migration, and focus our attention on travel inequalities”. Why for Italians, Germans or French we use the word “travellers”, but not for Afghans, Syrians or Eritrean? The novelist Igiaba Scego reflects on the issue. What does matter is to have the “good” passport.
7. Now migrants come from Egypt too
Another effect of the EU-Turkey agreement: crossings from Egypt resumed. The video of the Italian coastguards rescue of 300 migrants on the Egyptian coasts near Alexandria.
8. The Syrians and the eternal return
This is what’s it’s come to for Syrian refugees desperately trying to find safety in Europe. pic.twitter.com/swIEItvPaX
— Kenneth Roth (@KenRoth) April 9, 2016
9. The online school for refugees
Who is the 25-years-old man who created Kiron, the first online school for refugees? The portrait of Markus Kessler, a son of refugees escaped from East Germany after the fall of the wall, who launched, with a friend, a project that currently involves 15 universities and offers concrete work opportunities.
10. (Syrian) family lexicon in Canada
Winter in Canada through the eyes of Syrian refugees. The telling of a surprising new normal for a family through the photogallery of Hani Al Moulia, arrived with her brothers and her parents in 2012.