Media Listing June/July 2013

Yemen

1. Does Yemen have the Resources to take care of its refugee population?

Future Directions International, July 03, 2013

With an increasingly negative outlook, Yemen must act to avoid the possibility of state failure as early as 2017, given the numerous security challenges and the impending water crisis that it faces.

 http://www.futuredirections.org.au/publications/indian-ocean/29-indian-ocean-swa/1140-does-yemen-have-the-resources-to-take-care-of-its-refugee-population.html

2. Hadi complains burden of 2 million African refugees

National Yemen, June 13, 2013

Yemen has asked IOM to provide assistance to some 200,000 Yemeni migrant workers forced to leave Saudi Arabia since April as part of a crackdown on undocumented migrants in the Kingdom.

http://nationalyemen.com/2013/06/14/hadi-complains-burdens-of-2-million-african-refugees/

3. Yemen national policy for IDPs

Yemen Post June 26, 2013

Yemen coalition government approved on Tuesday following a cabinet meeting a national policy, which seeks to address Yemen's IDPs problem. Hit in 2011 by both a terror insurgency in its southern territories and a revolutionary movement, Yemen found itself having to deal with an estimated 507, 000 Internally Displaced People (UNHCR 2012 data).

http://www.yemenpost.net/Detail123456789.aspx?ID=3&SubID=7001

4. Yemen Struggles to Absorb Returnees from Saudi Arabia

IOM, July 05 2013

Yemen has asked IOM to provide assistance to some 200,000 Yemeni migrant workers forced to leave Saudi Arabia since April as part of a crackdown on undocumented migrants in the Kingdom.

http://www.iom.int/cms/en/sites/iom/home/news-and-views/press-briefing-notes/pbn-2013/pbn-listing/yemen-struggles-to-absorb-return.html

5. Water fights spark concern over refugee influx

IRIN July 20 2013

 Somali refugee Asmaa Abdullah, 35, and her three children, have been struggling to get water for more than a year in the run-down Safia neighbourhood of the Yemeni capital, Sana’a.

http://www.irinnews.org/report/95907/yemen-water-fights-spark-concern-over-refugee-influx

Ethiopia

6. Ethiopian migrants tell of torture and rape in Yemen

BBC July 18 2013

The BBC's Yalda Hakim visits a so-called 'torture camp' Efta is just 17 but has experienced shocking brutality. The Ethiopian teenager survived a treacherous boat journey being smuggled across the Red Sea.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-23321638

7. Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia

UNHCR June 11, 2013

http://data.unhcr.org/Sudanese_Refugees_in_Ethiopia/country.php?id=65

8. Over 4,600 Ethiopian refugees cross Eritrea in June

Erigazette July 19,2013

A record-breaking 4,634 Ethiopian refugees and asylum seekers have crossed into neighboring Eritrea for the month of June, opposition sources in Asmara have disclosed.

http://erigazette.org/?p=5886

Uganda

9. Congolese influx into Uganda reaches 60,000

Aljazeera, July 15, 2013

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/africa/2013/07/201371410175504702.html

10. UNHCR rushes aid as 66,000 Congolese refugee’s stream into Western Uganda

UNHCR, July 15, 2013

The UN refugee agency is providing emergency shelter, blankets and other essential relief items to some 66,000 Congolese refugees who have fled fighting for the safety of western Uganda in the last five days.

http://www.unhcr.org/51e3d7f89.html

European Union

11. Malta Forced to Cancel Repatriation of African Refugees

Voice of America, July 10, 2013

http://www.voanews.com/content/malta-forced-to-cancel-repatriation-of-african-refugees/1699185.html

12. Jimmy Mubenga case exposes the dark side of deportation

Guardian, July 10 2013

This verdict shatters any illusion that deportation is a peaceful state activity or that we should trust those doing its dirty work

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jul/10/jimmy-mubenga-dark-side-deportation

13. Malta forced to cancel repatriation

VOA news, 10 July 2013

This verdict shatters any illusion that deportation is a peaceful state activity or that we should trust those doing its dirty work

http://www.voanews.com/content/malta-forced-to-cancel-repatriation-of-african-refugees/1699185.html

Israel

14. Israel begins deporting Eritrean refugees to troubled African homeland

Los Angeles Times, July 15, 2013

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu calls the crackdown on Africans seeking asylum an 'extraordinary achievement.' Critics call it heartless and illegal.

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/middleeast/la-fg-israel-refugees-20130716,0,3081312.story

US

15. US charges Saudi princess with human trafficking

France 24, July 13, 2013

Saudi Arabian Princess Meshael Alayban was charged with human trafficking in southern California on Wednesday after she was accused of bringing a Kenyan woman to the United States and holding her against her will as a servant.

http://www.france24.com/en/20130711-usa-saudi-princess-charged-human-trafficking-california?ns_campaign=editorial&ns_source=FB&ns_mchannel=reseaux_sociaux&ns_fee=0&ns_linkname=20130711_usa_saudi_princess_charged_human_trafficking

Kenya

16. Saudi princess held as Kenyan captive escapes

Daily Nation, July 11 2013

Saudi Arabian Princess Meshael Alayban was charged with human trafficking in southern California on Wednesday after she was accused of bringing a Kenyan woman to the United States and holding her against her will as a servant.

http://www.nation.co.ke/News/Saudi-princess-held-as-Kenyan-captive-escapes/-/1056/1912332/-/ie4cht/-/index.html

17. ‘Moment of hope’ as UN to help 60,000 Somali refugees to go home

Reuters, July 10 2013

(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Tens of thousands of Somali refugees have returned home as security in their homeland has improved, the United Nations said on Wednesday, saying it would support a further 60,000 refugees who are ready to go back.

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/07/10/uk-somalia-refugees-idUKBRE9690QG20130710

18. 60,000 Somali refugees go home

UNHCR, July 13, 2013

Tens of thousands of Somali refugees have returned home as security in their homeland has improved, the United Nations said on Wednesday, saying it would support a further 60 000 refugees who are ready to go back.

http://wartabis.com/2013/07/13/60-000-somali-refugees-go-home/

Saudi Arabia

19. Saudi Arabia: Protect Migrant Workers Rights

HRW, July 02, 2013

UPDATE: On July 2, King Abdullah extended the deadline for migrant workers in the kingdom to regularize their residency and employment status to November 4.

http://www.hrw.org/news/2013/07/01/saudi-arabia-protect-migrant-workers-rights

20. Counter terrorism law can hurt humanitarian action

IRIN, July 22 2013

GENEVA, 22 July 2013 (IRIN) - The growing body of counter-terrorism legislation is having a direct impact on humanitarian action, restricting funding, stalling project implementation, and resulting in an increased climate of self-censorship by aid workers, according to a new, independent study.

http://www.irinnews.org/report/98454/counter-terrorism-laws-can-hurt-humanitarian-action

 

 

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