Terrorism, 20-year-old from Bangladesh arrested in Brescia, Italy.

Terrorism, 20-year-old from Bangladesh arrested in Brescia, Italy.

A 20-year-old from Bangladesh, in Italy as an asylum seeker, was arrested on a precautionary custody order in Brescia by the police on charges of promoting Islamic terrorism. He was accomodated in a refugee camp. Through his Facebook profile he would have sworn loyalty to ISIS. According to the magistrate,... Continua »
Who are the Rohingya Muslims?

Who are the Rohingya Muslims?

The Rohingya are often described as “the world’s most hated minority”. Mostly ethnic Bengalis of Muslim faith, the Rohingyas live in the western region of Myanmar bordering the mother land Bangladesh as well as the hilly area of the Chittagong Hill Tract, where normally they deal with drugs smuggling, theft, robbery,... Continua »
Japan accepted 28 asylum seeker in 2016

Japan accepted 28 asylum seeker in 2016

Keeping the trend of the previous years, Japan rejected more than 99 percent of refugees also in 2016. Justice ministry says it accepted 28 asylum seekers out of a new record of 10,901 applications last year. In the previous year 2015 Japan accepted 27 asylum seekers out of 7,586 applications. In 2014,... Continua »
The Eritreans fleeing to Ethiopia

The Eritreans fleeing to Ethiopia

The disputed border town of Badme is where war broke out between Ethiopia and Eritrea in 1998. It lasted for two years and devastated both countries. In 2002, a Hague boundary commission ruled that Badme was part of Eritrea. It was a ruling that both countries initially accepted. But Ethiopian troops... Continua »
When NGOs save children who don’t want to be saved

When NGOs save children who don’t want to be saved

An interesting article by Neil Howard, from Al-Jazeera.   The Guardian recently featured a heart-rending story about children rescued from trafficking in Togo, paralleling a previous story on the same subject in Benin. Both reports painted a picture that will be familiar to many: ruthless employers exploiting the innocent; parents... Continua »