Syrian refugees face exploitation in the Turkish garment industry. Greek politicians say living conditions for migrants are at a critical point and a social enterprise in Lebanon has launched a new initiative to renovate refugee housing using recycled material. This and more in today's roundup.
Syrian refugees face exploitation in Turkish garment factories: The Business and Human Rights Resource Centre (BHRRC) reports ongoing abuse of Syrian refugees working for the Turkish garment industry. The Britain-based charity surveyed and inspected 37 major European brands with Turkish factories in their supply chains on the policies and practices undertaken to tackle exploitation. Click here to read more.
Comic artists: A sense of arrival after taking refuge: Refugees and migrants are often talked about in Germany - rather than being able to talk about their experiences themselves. InfoMigrants highlights a new platform in multiple languages for migrants and refugees to express their views through comics. Click here to read more.
Living conditions on Greece's islands at 'critical point': Living conditions on Greek islands have reached a 'critical point' according to the mayors of the five islands worst hit by the ongoing migrant crisis. The problem is exacerbated by low numbers of migrant returns to Turkey, they say. Click here to read more.
Refugee centers in Germany suffer near-daily attacks: Far-right attacks on refugee homes in Germany still happen nearly every day, statistics show. Though the total number of attacks is down, there are still more incidents than before the 2015 refugee crisis. Click here to read more.
Kurdish Dalkurd soccer team in Sweden's top division: A football team set up as a social project 13 years ago will play this year in Sweden's top league, Allsvenskan. The club Dalkurd FF was created by nine Kurdish migrants and has grown to represent the hope of millions of Kurds worldwide to claim their identity through sports. Click here to read more.
Recycle Beirut employs refugees in Lebanon: Recycle Beirut is a social enterprise aiming to find a single solution to the refuse and refugee crises in Lebanon. It has recently launched a new initiative to renovate refugee housing using recycled material. Click here to read more.