Cecile Pouilly

Influx sparks warning on Greek refugee centres

Conditions for Syrian and Iraqi refugees are deteriorating on the Greek islands where there’s been a surge in arrivals in recent weeks.

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UNHCR: refugees face police violence, push-backs in Balkans

Concern is growing for asylum-seekers facing freezing conditions in the Balkans amid reports that they are still facing police violence and expulsion from European Union Member States.

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Peacekeepers who abuse their power should be punished

Peacekeepers convicted of abusing their positions of power should be given sentences that fit the crimes they have committed.

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Call for restraint in Burundi where “sense of fear” rules

Attacks on a journalist and a well-known human rights defender in Burundi prompted the UN human rights office (OHCHR) on Tuesday to issue a call for restraint from all opposing groups.

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