From Mosul to Moria: ‘A US air strike killed all of my family’


  An Iraqi refugee remembers the day when 12 of his relatives, including a six-month-old, died in the Battle for Mosul. Mohamed fled Mosul after a US attack, apparently targeting an ISIL sniper, killed 12 relatives including his mother, father and six siblings [Jawahir Hassan Al-Naimi/Al Jazeera] By: Richard Hardigan/Al Jazerra  Lesbos, Greece – At 5amContinue reading “From Mosul to Moria: ‘A US air strike killed all of my family’”

Why are Africans in Morocco Praying to Reach Europe?


Sub-Saharans in Tangier pray to be ‘lucky ones’ who reach Spain The popular Morocco-Spain route comes with danger, as authorities carry out raids and the navy fires on migrant boats. Migrants and refugees often ask Father Martinez of the Our Lady of the Assumption Cathedral for assistance and prayers [Joe Wallen/Al Jazeera] By: Joe Wallen/AlContinue reading “Why are Africans in Morocco Praying to Reach Europe?”

Just another Refugee from San Francisco


I saw a familiar head in line at the BelAir Market on West El Camino.  We used to call him Peanut head back in the day.   I hadn’t seen Peanut head in more than ten years.  We lost contact after my family moved to Sacramento in the nineties.   There he was, in living color, inContinue reading “Just another Refugee from San Francisco”

Germany will soon have more refugees in work than out: report


Refugees from Afghanistan train in Jena to learn metalworking. Photo: DPA. The number of employed refugees in Germany will exceed those out of work within the next two years, according to a new report.   By the end of 2018, some 410,000 refugees will have jobs in Germany, newspaper Bild reports, citing a new studyContinue reading “Germany will soon have more refugees in work than out: report”

These don’t look like children to me’: Concerns raised over ages of child refugees arriving in Britain


 Children from the migrant camp arrive in south London to register with the Home Office after travelling by coach from Calais CREDIT: NICK EDWARDS FOR THE TELEGRAPH   By: Peter Dominiczak (political editor) & Steven Swinford (deputy political editor) Uk Telegraph The Home Office has no way of verifying the age of child refugees beingContinue reading “These don’t look like children to me’: Concerns raised over ages of child refugees arriving in Britain”