Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau brought a youthful exuberance to our country’s 150th Birthday party on Parliament Hill, July 1st, 2017. His message: It doesn’t matter how you got here, because once you arrive, and can proudly say, “I am [continue reading].
Several infants crying, families arriving in over-crowded inflatable boats cold, exhausted and wet. These are some of the sights and sounds volunteers on Lesvos island say they can’t erase from their memory. “Some days you can sort of block it out because you know that you [continue reading].
Britain’s leading news anchor Jon Snow, dealt a massive blow to the Israeli military by smuggling Palestinian art out of Gaza and putting it on show in London back in 2014. According to The Independent: He interviewed artist Majdal Nateel earlier this month and volunteered to [continue reading].
The unprecedented flight of men, women and children from the war in Syria has captured the world’s attention, while around the globe there are 20 million people seeking sanctuary from war and oppression, in search of a life worth living. Most have fled to countries which are [continue reading].
Thousands of refugees were sleeping rough at Budapest’s Keleti station, waiting for trains to take them to western Europe. Then, they just got up and walked. Guardian journalist and filmmaker John Domokos went with them, every step of the way. This is the story of one Syrian [continue reading].
World Report 2016: Ken Roth summarizes key human rights issues in more than 90 countries and territories worldwide. The politics of fear led governments around the globe to roll back human rights during 2015. Wikipedia Bio: Kenneth Roth has stated that Jimmy Carter’s [continue reading].
On Thursday in Davos, Switzerland, at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, Trudeau pulled no punches as he vigorously defended the Canadian government’s decision to welcome 25,000 Syrian refugees by the end of February. Less than two months ago, Canadian Prime [continue reading].
A United Nations team of war crimes investigators will not probe air strikes by foreign countries in Syria, its chairman said on Wednesday, despite concerns that some attacks by foreign militaries could have violated the laws of war. The U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Syria is [continue reading].
Canadians are feeling the holiday spirit, and a renewed sense of pride in our country, and our leader. Canadian kindness and concern for the families arriving shone like a beacon for refugees setting foot in Canada after their long ordeal. The Toronto Airport was prepared 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].
Human Rights Watch accepts no funding from governments. We rely solely on the generosity of people like you to defend human rights. You Can help us Protect Families Who are Fleeing Violence and [continue reading].
On Tuesday 15th September 2015, Hungary shut the main land route for migrants into the European Union. Under new rules Hungary said anyone seeking asylum on its southern border with Serbia, the EU’s external frontier, would automatically be turned back, and anyone trying [continue reading].