(IRIN) – Europe’s financial crisis and rising xenophobia are complicating access to medical treatment for undocumented migrants, according to a new report by the international NGO Médecins du Monde (MdM).
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Article first published 30 March 2013 (www.socialistworker.co.uk)
By Sadie Robinson
A baby could be left paralysed because her parents don’t have the right to live in Britain. This makes her ineligible for treatment.
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(IRIN) – In the violence immediately before and after Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was toppled in October 2011, thousands of sub-Saharan migrants were forced to flee. Since then, however, the authorities have detained in harsh conditions, and subsequently deported, hundreds more, according to former Chadian migrant workers.
This report online: http://www.irinnews.org/report.aspx?reportID=97617
The Where We’re From interactive app tracks migrants around the world. This application is now being hosted by IOM.int. Its endlessly fascinating to explore where we’re from. The underlying data for the map was published by the World Bank in 2010. We want to bring it up to date so please send your country migration data to firstname.lastname@example.org. Soon there will be individual migration flow maps on IOM’s country pages as well. Further customization is also possible.
From pre-arrival to detention and deportation, Borderline Justice describes the exclusionary policies, inhumane decisions and obstacles to justice for refugees and migrants in the current legal system.
Source: Institute of Race Relations
(IRIN) – By early evening, Alexandra Park in central Athens starts to fill up with young, male migrants. They gather on benches, and some even kick a ball around, but they are not here for recreation – this is where they sleep, hoping their numbers will provide some protection from sexual predation and racist attacks.
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(IRIN) – Just as Greece appears to have successfully stemmed the flood of undocumented migrants crossing the land border with Turkey, a new influx of migrants and asylum seekers has started arriving on its eastern Aegean islands.
(IRIN) – Lack of funding to monitor migrant patterns in Vietnam risks worsening the spread of drug-resistant malaria, health experts said on the sidelines of a World Health Organization (WHO) annual regional meeting in Hanoi, which closed on 28 September.
This report online: http://www.irinnews.org/report.aspx?reportID=96417
By Diana Eltahawy, Amnesty International’s Libya Researcher
“They [Libyans] don’t treat us like humans. For them, we are animals or slaves”, 23-year-old Nigerian woman detained in Khoms detention centre for “irregular migrants”.
Source: Amnesty International