Yasmin Rathschlag-Islamshah: Helping people with their difficulties

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Helping people with their difficulties (In German: Den Menschen bei ihren Schwierigkeiten helfen). Introduction by Sadrudin Jamal Yasmin Rathschlag-Islamshah (center) with members of the association “Women for Women in Stolberg”. Photo: M.-L. Otten An interview of Yasmin Rathschlag-Islamshah led by Marie-Luise Otten for Aachener Zeitung. This article was printed in the…

University of Oldenburg, African and European partners jointly investigate the reasons behind global migration — Deutschland de

Learning to understand what prompts migration: In a Master’s programme coordinated by University of Oldenburg, African and European partners jointly investigate the reasons behind global migration — By Nicole Sagener ***** Rueben Okine still likes sitting in the library at the University of Oldenburg and is often to be found there. Oldenburg is in the…

Germany: This year three billion euros from the BMZ budget is earmarked for the task "Displacement and Development" — Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development|Video

 TACKLING THE ROOT CAUSES OF DISPLACEMENT – SUPPORTING REFUGEES – STRENGTHENING HOST COMMUNITIES Worldwide, there are about 60 million displaced people – more than at any other time since World War II. These people are fleeing from suppression and persecution, from war and from human rights abuses. Many thousands more have had to leave their…

Round table on flight and migration: Steinmeier meets heads of international organisations

Tackling the reasons why people flee, helping refugees in need, putting a stop to people smugglers, integrating people in need of protection and, where possible, helping people to return home – how can the international community address these Herculean tasks? Steinmeier and representatives of refugee organisations at a joint press conference War, starvation and oppression force people…

Germany: Honest Syrian refugee hands in €150,000 he found cleaning out his donated wardrobe| “Allah would never allow me to take someone else’s wealth” he says

(Image from the independent) Berlin, (IINA) – A Syrian refugee has attracted praise after he discovered a large stash of money in a second-hand wardrobe and turned it to German police citing religious reasons, The Independent daily reported. Muhannad M., who refused to give his full name, found €150,000 shortly after moving into his new…

Germany: ‘Turkey and the refugee deal’ – False friends forever — Qantara de articel by Stefan Buchen| Read the past history on genocide of Armenians and more…

Germany is facing a crucial question. How can the refugees be stopped? Demonstrating an alarming lack of historical awareness, Chancellor Angela Merkel is putting all her faith in an alliance with Turkey. Yet as events of the early 20th century clearly showed, Germany should never make its political destiny dependent on co-operation with the nationalistic…

Information for refugees who want to study in North Rhine-Westphalia — Wissenschaft NRW de|There are no tuition fees in NRW

Deutsch English Français العربية Map of North Rhine-Westphalia  Education and research know no borders. That is why the Education and Science Ministry and NRW colleges and universities support refugees who want to study in North Rhine-Westphalia. This website will help you find the information you need. In addition to general information, it includes the phone…

‘Refugees in Israel Waiting for Holot’ — Qantara de article by Ylenia Gostoli| An estimated 42,000 – mostly Sudanese and Eritrean – resides there are refers as ″infiltrators″

Holot, Israel′s desert detention centre, recently released 1,200 asylum seekers. With the state dragging its feet over the processing of asylum applications, however, thousands more are likely to receive a summons. By Ylenia Gostoli Refugees board bus At the end of last month, 1,200 asylum seekers were released from Holot, an ′open′ detention centre in…

Five practical ways you can help refugees trying to find safety in Europe|More than 350,000 signed petition for Britain to take its fair share of Europe’s refugees — Independent Co UK

As the crisis affecting thousands of people worsens, here’s what you can do More than 350,000 of you have signed our petition for Britain to take its fair share of Europe’s refugees, and it looks like David Cameron has listened. But there is still a huge amount of work to be done before desperate people…

Documenting Syria

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I have spent a month in Syria looking at the war in order to understand why this war is happening. At the moment I am in the process of writing about my experience. I had the opportunity to talk to many people from political, military and humanitarian wings of the…