Twelve Syrian refugees launched a hunger strike in a camp on a Greek island on Friday, in an attempt to place pressure on authorities who have left them stranded for months. Eleven Kurdish-Syrians and one Arab asylum seeker announced the hunger strike in the Moria camp on the Greek island of Lesbos after authorities failed to provide them with travel documents to continue their journey to mainland Greece. Some of the protesters have been rejected entry onto the mainland and h
Refugees stuck within the borders of Europe have now set up their own television station in an attempt to mock western media reporting of the crisis. The migrants who travelled thousands of miles to flee from war and poverty in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan among other nations, have taken it upon themselves to portray their struggle in what they see as a more appropriate manner. Refugee.tv is a channel created in cooperation with a German-Austrian film team that hopes to empowe
When airstrikes began pounding Yemeni soil, few expected them to continue for more than 13 months – and counting.
"I never imagined it would last for this long," Riyam Ali said, a 22-year-old British Yemeni who has lived in Aden all her life. Riyam was in the comfort of her home when she heard the first sounds of war.
Gunshot rounds, young men chanting, cars swerving and finally, a bomb that destroyed the building next door. A deafening silence followed as the factory w