How Can Germans ‘Stay at Home’ If They Are Homeless?

Expand Hot drinks for homeless people: A Bahnhofsmission team member passes out hot drinks, Berlin, Germany. © 2020 Berliner Stadtmission/Breuer The queues are getting longer outside the soup kitchen for homeless people behind the Berlin Zoo railway station. Since the coronavirus reached Germany, the center closed its doors and now staff and volunteers serve people […]

Greece/EU: Urgently Relocate Lone Children

Expand A boy stands next to a hole in the fence of the Moria camp following rainfall, on the island of Lesbos, Greece, November 22, 2019.  © 2019 Elias Marcou/Reuters (Athens) – European Union (EU) Member States should urgently relocate unaccompanied children from the Greek islands to safety in their territory, while ensuring that the […]

India’s Protesters Should be Heard, Not Assaulted

Expand Indian students of the Jamia Millia Islamia University shout slogans during a protest, in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019. © 2019 AP Photo/Altaf Qadri Tens of thousands in India are protesting a discriminatory citizenship law embraced by the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government on December 12. At the forefront of these protests are […]

US Immigration Raids Target Meat Industry

Expand Workers are escorted onto a bus for transportation to a processing center following a raid by US immigration officials at a Koch Foods Inc., plant in Morton, Mississippi, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. © 2019 AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis On Wednesday, United States immigration authorities arrested 680 people during raids on 7 food processing plants across […]

Ethiopia: Growing Uncertainty Marks Abiy’s First Year in Power

Expand Abiy Ahmed, newly elected prime minister of Ethiopia, is sworn in at the House of Peoples’ Representatives in Addis Ababa, April 2, 2018.  © 2018 Hailu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images This week marks Dr. Abiy Ahmed’s one-year anniversary as Ethiopia’s prime minister. Abiy’s charismatic style appealed to individuals from across Ethiopia’s many ethnic and political divides, […]

In Memory of Medi Ssengooba

Expand Dr Akwasi Osei, Chief executive officer of Ghana&rsquos Mental Health Authority, Medi Ssengooba, and Shantha Rau Barriga. &copy Private With great sadness we share this news that Medi Ssengooba, a dear friend, partner, and friend at Human Legal rights Watch, died a week ago following a short illness. Medi would be a strong advocate, […]