On April 19, staff of International Organization for Migration traveled to Kalamata, Greece to gather information from witnesses to a reported shipwreck that may have caused the deaths of upwards of 400 migrants and refugees in the Mediterranean Sea. Late Tuesday, after learning [continue reading].
Europol has recently published a report stating that at least 10,000 unaccompanied refugee children are missing. The EU’s law enforcement agency says ten thousand unaccompanied refugee children have disappeared since arriving in Europe, and that many “may [continue reading].
“Every day, I listen to harrowing stories of people fleeing for their lives, across dangerous borders and unfriendly seas. But there’s one story that keeps me awake at night, and it’s about Doaa,” Melissa Fleming Voice for refugees. As head of [continue reading].
More than fifty-seven percent of Palestinians live in poverty, this is greater than the half. Children are left with traumatic memories of the violence that they have witnessed in their short lives. Education is crippling and there’s no food.  According to Islamic Relief [continue reading].
The remains of 25 people have been found aboard 11 wooden boats that have washed up on the coast of northern Japan in the last two months. Several of the dilapidated vessels bore Korean characters and Japanese police believe the victims were either fishermen unable to return to [continue reading].
After years of waiting and hoping the civil war in Syria would come to an end, Saad and his wife Oula finally decided to leave their home in Damascus and travel to Austria, where Oula’s brother has lived and worked for the past 11 years. They spoke to The Local about their [continue reading].
Macon, Georgia: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) arrested 29 people in 13 cities and eight states Thursday on sex trafficking and related charges in a sweeping operation dubbed “Operation Safe Haven” targeting a [continue reading].
Munira is a 16-year-old Yazidi girl who escaped ISIS captivity. This is her tragic story of slavery and torture at the hands of ISIS fighters. Open Your Eyes is working with young people, activists, bloggers and filmmakers to raise our voices against ISIS. “Join us on our [continue reading].
The Nigerian Army has announced its capture of one of the commanders of the Boko Haram sect. The Army said this was part of the successes of an operation which also saw to the rescue of about 178 captives of the sect in Bama area of Borno State. A statement made available to the [continue reading].
Mass graves found at trafficking camps at Thailand-Malaysia border in May Thailand on Friday indicted 72 people suspected of involvement in human trafficking, just days before the United States issues its latest assessment of the country’s anti-trafficking efforts next [continue reading].