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Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh at risk of COVID-19 infection

Activists are warning that conditions at crowded camps in southeast Bangladesh are leaving a million Rohingya refugees at risk of contracting the new coronavirus. Internet shutdown in and around the camps is making the situation even more dangerous. Al Jazeera's Mohammed Jamjoom reports. SOURCE: Al Jazeera News Read More
bubmag
March 30, 2020
Refugees

It’s Every State for Itself Now in Pandemic Panic

The federalist structure as we’ve always known it is under real strain, and the prospect of armed officers patrolling internal borders is emerging fast. If that sounds alarmist, consider that President Trump is currently considering imposing an “enforceable quarantine” in New York, New Jersey and parts of Connecticut—and that Rhode…
bubmag
March 29, 2020
Refugees

Berlin to take up to 100 children from Greek refugee camps

By Madeline ChambersBERLIN (Reuters) - Berlin will take in 80 to 100 children from Greek refugee camps, an official in the German capital said on Tuesday, as concern mounts about migrants amassing on the Turkish-Greek border.European politicians are struggling to agree what to do about the tens of thousands of…
bubmag
March 10, 2020
Refugees

Child dies as refugee boat capsizes off Lesbos

This video appears to show a Greek coastguard vessel crossing the bow of an overcrowded rubber dinghy full of refugees and migrants, who can be heard screaming as the wake hits them.  On the same day, a child was reported to have died after a boat capsized off the coast…
bubmag
March 9, 2020
Refugees

NATO is in denial about the risk of war between Turkey and Russia

For most close observers, it has long seemed only a matter of time before the long, bloody proxy war between Turkey and Russia for regional predominance in the Middle East would break out into full-scale direct hostilities. That came closer to happening last week, when Russian-backed Syrian forces attacked a…
bubmag
March 8, 2020
Refugees

Turkey’s Erdogan to discuss migrant issues with EU in Brussels

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is due to hold talks with senior European Union officials in Brussels over a refugee crisis unfolding at the Turkish-Greek border, as Germany said the bloc was considering taking in 1,500 child refugees. Tens of thousands of asylum-seekers have been trying to break through the land border…
bubmag
March 8, 2020