Ghettoization, Insecurity & Destabilization: the Refugee Crisis in Southeast Europe & South Caucasus This paper is the product of IISA research and HOLDS Foundation fieldwork in refugee camps/sites. By exploring both the causes of the refugee crisis — particularly post-Communist history of the Balkans and Southern Caucasus regions — and effects the crisis has had on host […]PublishedAugust 8th, 2017 Author Legacy
Over 1 million Afghan refugees have returned to their country of origin. This is the largest influx of refugees returning to Afghanistan since the Taliban regime fell in 2011. According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), one-fifth of refugees returned involuntarily from neighbouring Pakistan and Iran. As security deteriorated last year, more than 200,000 Afghans […]PublishedNovember 30th, 2016 Author Legacy
Donal J Trump has done it! Despite his hate speeches, his treatment of women and his view on others faiths and colour of skins etc., He is the new leader of the ‘free world’. He won by a significant lead, reflecting how majority of American people think today! His selection to the presidency is not […]PublishedNovember 9th, 2016 Author Legacy
Hundreds of thousands of Afghan refugees in Europe, Pakistan and Iran are being forced to return to their country of origin by the European Union (EU), UN agencies and governments in the region. The flow of returning refugees from neighbouring Iran and Pakistan is estimated by the United Nations to number more than half a […]PublishedOctober 25th, 2016 Author Legacy
Only a third of the total number of Afghan refugees in Iraq are UN-registered as the Iranian authorities have not provided all of them with the opportunity to legally claim asylum. Those born within Iran’s borders do holding UN-recognise refugee status; however, they lack many of the rights granted to Iranian Citizens. A large number of […]PublishedOctober 20th, 2016 Author Legacy
The number of people internally displaced by conflict in Afghanistan doubled to 1.2 million in the past three years. Afghanistan is currently one of the largest source of refugees in the world, with approximately 2.6 million Afghan citizens having fled the country. However, a large number of people forced to flee their homes due violence remained […]PublishedOctober 10th, 2016 Author Legacy
Turkey will complete the construction of a 900-km (560-mile) wall along the Syrian border within 5 months, an official at a Turkish state institution has revealed. By the end of February, the country seeks to complete the construction of a 3m (10ft) high and 2m (6.5ft) wide concrete wall made up of seven-tonne portable blocks topped with […]PublishedSeptember 30th, 2016 Author Legacy
The UN reported the US-backed coalition in Yemen has created more than more than 180,000 refugees since March 2015. Yemeni refugees have fled to neighbouring Middle Eastern and North African countries, with 51,000 refugees living in camps in Oman, 39,880 in Saudi Arabia and 36,162 in Djibouti.PublishedAugust 23rd, 2016 Author Legacy
Coinciding with the World Refugee Day, the European Union extended on the 20th June the mandate of EUNAVFOR Med (Operation Sophia) until 27 July 2017. The area of operations of this EU military missions is within the Central Mediterranean, predominantly off the Libyan and Italian coasts. Currently the mission has four surface vessels and six […]PublishedJune 21st, 2016 Author Legacy
According to preliminary data by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), from May 25 to May 31, approximately 1,083 refugees were reportedly dead or missing in nine separate incidents while en route to Europe. The majority of these deaths have occurred in the so called “Central Mediterranean route”. Many refugees embark on unsuitable vessels from Libya or […]PublishedJune 3rd, 2016 Author Legacy
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