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Dozens die of starvation in Yarmouk refugee camp
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Dozens die of starvation in Yarmouk refugee camp | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanIn the Palestinian refugee camp Yarmouk, only 8 kilometres from the Syrian capital, people are starving to death. Since over months, the camp is subjected to a dire siege by regime troops.

 
Record number of forcibly displaced this year
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Record number of forcibly displaced this year | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanAccording to UNHCR numbers, 5.9 million people were forced to leave their homes in the first half of 2013.

 
Corruption case shakes Turkey
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Corruption case shakes Turkey | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanA corruption investigation involving sons of ministers and high profile businessmen took thousands of Turks to the streets again. But the fact that the alleged corruptions came up as an act of vindication in a power fight between the government and a religious community that used to be its ally, leads to cautiousness.

 
Sexual violence as a weapon of war in Syria
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Sexual violence as a weapon of war in Syria | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanAccording to a report by Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network, 6000 Syrian women have been raped in 2013. Syrian women face further sexual violence in the refugee camps where they seek shelter.

 
UK plans against Romanian and Bulgarian migrants raise eyebrows
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UK plans against Romanian and Bulgarian migrants raise eyebrows | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanBulgaria and Romania in eight EU countries including the UK end at the beginning of 2014. UK’s plans to introduce new measures against migrants angers the EU.

 
Small victory for Tunisian women’s fight for equality
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Small victory for Tunisian women’s fight for equality | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanAs Tunisians marked the third anniversary of the Jasmine Revolution this month, the country was in the headlines all over the world once again, but this time due to a constitutional “revolution”.

 
Riace: from “ghost” to “host” town
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Riace: from “ghost” to “host” town | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanRiace, in the poor Calabria region of Italy, risked turning into a “ghost village” as its habitants fled abroad in search of jobs, until the mayor started an integration scheme that helped the immigrants live and work side by side with the locals.

 
Disenchantment
Gianluca Solera   

Disenchantment | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanWe need to build a trans-national Mediterranean network, which puts together the various experiences of resistance, protest and popular initiatives emerged in the last years in the region; a Mediterranean platform, that advocates for a new social contract, so urgent in times of profound crisis that involves peoples of Europe and the Mediterranean neighbouring countries.

 
The rising emergency of asylum seekers in Serbia
Federico Sicurella   

The rising emergency of asylum seekers in Serbia | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanThey flee Countries like Syria, where their lives are endangered, but are rejected by the local population who sets up barricades and fires. The tragedy of asylum seekers in Serbia.

 
Walls: an illusion of security from Berlin to the West Bank
Jon Henley   

Walls: an illusion of security from Berlin to the West Bank | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanAlthough doomed to crumble, humans have always built walls. From the failed Maginot Line to the Great Wall of China they are an indelible part of our history.

 

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