Afghan Refugees Trapped Between Poland and Belarus

Afghan Refugees Trapped Between Poland and Belarus

Humanitarian organizations and lawyers have urged Poland to allow a group of 32 Afghan refugees trapped between their border and that of Belarus for the past three weeks.  The four women, 27 men, and one 15-year-old girl have been trapped in Usnarz Górny – a village in the Podlaskie Voivodship (province), in north-eastern Poland, according […]

Political Rhetoric Linking Migration to Coronavirus Stokes Up Xenophobia

Political Rhetoric Linking Migration to Coronavirus Stokes Up Xenophobia

The recent comments by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, which links migration to the spread of the coronavirus, represents cheap political rhetoric aimed at denigrating the immigrant community in Hungary. Arguably, this is in line with some far-right-wing camps in Europe who are stoking up xenophobic fears against refugees, asylum seekers, and migrants at a […]

US Migrant Crisis Is a Curse of Burden Shifting

US Migrant Crisis Is a Curse of Burden Shifting

The U.S. migrant crisis unfolding in the filthy detention centers in Texas, the Mexican border and the murky waters of the Rio Grande casts a negative light on Donald Trump’s presidency. For some in Africa, it is inconceivable to imagine that the most powerful and most prosperous country on earth still embraces a divisive approach […]