Weve been taken hostage: African migrants stranded in Mexico after Trump’s crackdown

Hundreds of migrants from Africa are stuck in Tapachula because of Mexicos willingness to bow to Trump and stem the flow of migrants Neh knew she was taking a risk when she got involved with English-language activists in mostly-Francophone Cameroon. She had no way of know that her decision would eventually force her to flee her country, fly halfway across the world and then set out on a 4,000-mile trek through dense jungle and across seven borders only to leave her stranded in southern Mexico, where her hopes of finding safety in the US were blocked by the Mexican governments efforts to placate Donald Trumps anti-migrant rage. It is just too much, sobbed Neh,at a protest camp set up by …

I watched my family die: Shatila refugees’ suffering laid bare

Cartoonist Ella Baron travelled to Shatila refugee camp in Beirut, Lebanon, to hear the stories of women at Mdecins Sans Frontires womens health clinic Located on one square kilometre in central Beirut, Shatila is home to an estimated 14,000 people, although the true number may be more than twice that. The camp is not policed by the Lebanese authorities and most residents have limited access to housing, employment, electricity and water. Established in 1949 to accommodate Palestinian refugees, Shatila now has a population that is more than half Syrian. Syrian refugees seeking mental health services from Mdecins Sans Frontires (MSF) in Shatila are suffering less from the acute trauma of war than from shifts in family dynamics and relationships caused …

Aquarius migrants arrive in Spain after rough week at sea

Red Cross stands ready as rescue ship docks in Valencia The 630 migrants and refugees accuse the Italian government of cynicism and irresponsibility by refusing to let the rescue ship Aquarius dock in one of its ports. Their immediate fate was only settled on Monday when the new Cramped conditions on migrant rescue ship revealed video This is not a cruise ship, he said. Its a search-and-rescue ship. Its not made for people to stay on for more than two, three, four days. Because of the weather, we asked everyone to stay inside the accommodation and they were really cramped in the room we have. People were sick because of the waves. It was difficult to see and I have …