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Faneromeni Street Festival – World Refugee Day 2015 (Photo Gallery)

  The 2nd annual STREET FESTIVAL organised by the Future Worlds Center and UNHCR in celebration of the World Refugee Day, took place yesterday with memorable success. Faneromeni square was crowded with cheerful people from the very start of the Festival and reached its maximum capacity a few moments before sunrise while a joyful group … Continue reading

AIDA report: conditions in Cyprus for refugees fleeing persecution and war are still a far cry from EU standards

Ακολουθεί κείμενο στα Ελληνικά   FWC’s contribution to AIDA report: conditions in Cyprus for refugees fleeing persecution and war are still a far cry from EU standards AIDA’s updated report on Cyprus, drafted by NGO Future Worlds Center, has been recently published providing extensive information on asylum conditions. The AIDA project is jointly coordinated by … Continue reading

Hunger strike of stateless Kurds from Syria is escalating Position of NGO group regarding the regulation of the status and rights of Ajanib Kurds from Syria – Απεργία πείνας Κούρδων Σύριων: Κοινή ανακοίνωση ΜΚΟ

Ακολουθεί κείμενο στα Ελληνικά       On Thursday May 14th at 3 pm Kurdish refugees from Syria are protesting outside the Parliament demanding a just treatment from the Republic of Cyprus. After months of mobilizations, four protesters are already on a hunger strike, in a last effort to show the difficult status of their … Continue reading

No child left behind…except the children of war

A deeply touching photograph of a little girl went around the world a few days ago. A little girl in a Syrian refugee camp who has her arms stretched up in the air, surrendering to the camera which she had mistaken for a gun. We have all heard a lot about the drama of Syrian … Continue reading

Ξεφεύγοντας από τον πόλεμο: όταν προστασία σημαίνει να μένουν παιδιά πίσω

  Μια βαθειά συγκινητική φωτογραφία ενός μικρού κοριτσιού έκανε τον γύρο του κόσμου πριν από λίγες μέρες. Η φωτογραφία ‘’συνέλαβε’’ ένα μικρό κορίτσι σε ένα καταυλισμό Σύρων προσφύγων, με τα χέρια τεντωμένα στον αέρα, να παραδίδει τον εαυτό της στην φωτογραφική μηχανή που νόμισε για όπλο. Είχαμε βεβαίως ακούσει πολλά για το δράμα των Σύριων … Continue reading

Press Release: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty – 17th of October

  Press Release International Day for the Eradication of Poverty – 17th of October The domino effect with which the current financial crisis is affecting each and every one of us is making the “eradication of poverty” seem like a far-fetched vision. Rising levels of homelessness, poverty, and hunger have become a daily reality in … Continue reading

International Peace Day – 21st of September 2012

  “On this International Day, let us promise to make peace not just a priority, but a passion.” (UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, International Day of Peace, 21 September 2007) Today marks the 31st Anniversary of the International Day of Peace – a day of peacemaking in which millions of people across the world resolve to … Continue reading

Παλαιστινιος της Συριας βρισκεται για 3 μερες εγκλωβισμενος στην νεκρη ζωνη

Παλαιστίνιος της Συρίας βρίσκεται για 3 μέρες εγκλωβισμένος στην νεκρή ζώνη –Το Υπουργείου Εσωτερικών αρνείται να του επιτρέψει  να υποβάλει αίτηση ασύλου Αιτητής ασύλου, Παλαιστίνιακής καταγωγής από τη Συρία, κατέφυγε μέσω κατεχομένων στις 4/09 στην Κυπριακή Δημοκρατία για ν’αναζητήσει άσυλο από τον πόλεμο και τις κατάφωρες παραβιάσεις ανθρωπίνων δικαιωμάτων στη Συρία. Ωστόσο , οι αρχές … Continue reading

Torture, the great shame of the 21st century

26 June 2012, International Day in Support of Victims of Torture  The 26th of June marks the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture and provides us with an opportunity to honour the victims and survivors of torture, and for us all, survivors of torture and their allies, to stand in solidarity. Despite … Continue reading

Διεθνης Μερα Προσφυγων- Οι προσφυγες αναμεσα μας

H δεκαεξάχρονη Αμίνα δεν θα ξεχάσει ποτέ την ημέρα που αναγκάστηκε να φύγει από το σπίτι της στο Μογκαντίσου στη νότια Σομαλία, όπου έμενε με τη μητέρα και τις αδελφές της. Το όμορφο πρωινό εκείνης της ανοιξιάτικης μέρας του 2007 γέμισε σύντομα με φόβο και δάκρυα. Η κατάσταση στο Μογκαντίσου επιδεινωνόταν για χρόνια και  η  πόλη … Continue reading

World Refugee Day – The refugees amongst us

Sixteen-year-old Amina will never forget the day that she had to flee from her home in Mogadishu in southern Somalia, where she was staying with her mother and sisters.  There was a beautiful dawn, but the rest of that March day in 2007 was filled with fear and tears. The security situation in Mogadishu had been … Continue reading

Still Human Still Here: latest commentary on the DRC Operational Guidance Note

Read  latest commentary of Still Human Still Here’s on the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Operational Guidance Note (OGN) on http://stillhumanstillhere.wordpress.com/resources/. The commentary identifies the main inconsistencies and omissions between the available country of origin information and case law and the conclusions reached in the current DRC OGN (issued in May 2012). It is intended as a … Continue reading

UNHCR launches flagship publication on State of the World’s Refugees

UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres warned last Thursday that factors causing mass population flight are growing and over the coming decade more people on the move will become refugees or displaced within their own country. http://www.unhcr.org/4fc731db6.html

UNHCR publishes their Eligibility Guidelines for Assessing the Int’l Protection Needs of Iraqi Asylum Seekers.

http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/docid/4fc77d522.html

UNHCR publishes their Eligibility Guidelines for Assessing the Int’l Protection Needs of Iraqi Asylum Seekers.

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