November 21, 2017
November 21, 2017

There's international condemnation of the apparent slave auction in Libya reported on by CNN. InfoMigrants takes a look at the crucial role interpreters play in the asylum proceeding. Help organizations are alarmed by worsening conditions for migrants in Paris and Greece. This and more in today's roundup.

World reacts to migrants being sold off as slaves in Libya: US television network CNN aired footage last week of an apparent slave auction in Libya. African migrants were apparently seen as being sold off as farm hands to locals.

Asylum requests: a good interpreter can make all the difference: Refugees applying for asylum in Germany often need translators and interpreters, who can communicate their situation honestly. Reality however, is different. Many asylum applicants bear the brunt of untrained, and sometimes untrustworthy, interpreters who jeopardize their asylum requests.

MSF warns: winter making it worse for migrants in Paris: The situation is getting ever worse for homeless migrants and refugees in Paris. According to Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and Médecins du Monde (MDM), about a thousand refugees and migrants are living on Paris streets amid the arrival of winter and plunging temperatures, mainly north-east of the French capital and in the Seine-Saint-Denis area.

Lesvos grinds to a halt over ongoing refugee crisis: A day of strikes and protests began on Monday on the Greek island of Lesvos, with local authorities shutting down completely to try and deliver a message to the government and beyond about the worsening migrant crisis.

Living in the jungle: Refugees stranded at the Serbian-Croatian border: Hundreds of refugees are camped out at the Serbian-Croatian border, trying to cross the border to the EU using all means possible to get away from the terrible conditions. Dimitris Tosidis reports from Šid, Serbia.

A Milan guide for migrants by migrants: Migrant women living in Milan have created a guide on migrant communities in Milan in collaboration with the Istituto iBVA Girogiromondo. The guide points to sites of cultural and historic value.

 

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