Europe Bound to Profit From Refugee Influx

October 10, 2015

Refugees should be seen as a blessing for the European economy, not a curse. European leaders have publicly acknowledged their open door policy for refugees is not only a moral obligation, but also a calculated step that could benefit Europe in the long-term. This is something that politicians...

The World This Week: A New Age of Migration

August 22, 2015

Millions are fleeing their homelands for their lives, and hundreds of millions are leaving ancestral villages for cities in search of better lives. Homo sapiens sapiens is the Latin name for the subspecies that human beings belong to. Apparently, this subspecies originated in East Africa and...

A History of Violence: African Asylum Seekers in Israel

January 29, 2014

The mistreatment of African asylum seekers in Israel is a serious human rights violation. The narrative of hostility, suspicion and aggression towards immigrants and asylum seekers is not new, nor is it unique. Reports of governmental and societal mistreatment of asylum seekers ebb in and out of...

Xenophobia in Greece

June 17, 2013

In Greece, Human Rights Watch has documented increasing violence against asylum seekers and refugees that goes largely unpunished. Last year was very tough for Greece, and there are few prospects that 2013 will be easier. Millions of people have been directly affected by the sweeping...