Archive for month July, 2017

  • July 9, 2017

    Chios at...

      New research by Refugee Rights Data Project (RRDP) finds that the island of Chios, Greece is at a breaking point. The continued arrival of refugees from conflict-ridden countries has led to chronic overcrowding, while providers are struggling to provide some of the most basic services required.   Critical living conditions  ...

  • July 8, 2017

    Leading, Learning,...

    More people are displaced in the world than ever before, and humanitarian organisations are often overwhelmed with the amount of people in need. Yet when we think of leaders to address the issue of forced displacement, we often envision heads of states or the UN. Rarely do we think of refugees....

  • July 8, 2017

    What makes...

    2017 marks the fifth anniversary of the migration management crisis in Europe. The lack of a consistent policy, combined with the growing pressure of new arrivals in frontline states – Italy and Greece, has stressed available resources. It has brought on the chaos. Now, we have several reported cases of...

  • July 8, 2017

    The Struggle...

        It was a Wednesday in early January when I went to ARCI Porco Rosso for the first time. I didn’t know much about the place except that it was considered something like a club house for the young Italian left in Palermo, Sicily. Indeed, I knew that you...

  • July 7, 2017

    Refugees and...

    In this era of the greatest global refugee crisis since World War II, people concerned with the status and the future of refugees should take the time to reacquaint themselves with the history of the international refugee regime. In this context, it is particularly important to review the 1951 Geneva...