Category Archives: Updates

29 Mar

Rise in Attacks against Asylum Seekers & Refugees

Attacks against asylum seekers have risen in some countries in Europe. In Greece, there have been reports of fighting between ethnic groups, which have made women refugees feel increasingly unsafe. There has also been an increase in anti-refugee rhetoric by ...

27 Mar

Turkey Now Largest Refugee Hosting Country

As of March 2016, Turkey is the largest refugee hosting country in the world. Turkey is now hosting over 3 million refugees from at least 70 countries, and this number is expected to rise. This puts Turkey at the epicenter ...

25 Mar

EU-Turkey Deal Requires Vigilance

Earlier this month, the European Union (EU) and Turkey reached a deal in which Turkey has agreed to accept all asylum seekers arriving in Greece in exchange for compensation. Additionally, it will be easier for Turkish citizens to receive a ...

26 Feb

Berlin Opens First LGBT Refugee Reception Center

Berlin is in the final stages of opening its first LGBT refugee reception center, which will house up to 120 individuals. This comes after widely-reported abuse of LGBT refugees. Even when they reach “safe haven,” exceptionally vulnerable refugees, including LGBTs and ...

15 Feb

Tens of Thousands stranded at Syria-Turkey Border

Since the turn of the month, Turkey, which previously allowed refugees to enter freely, closed its southern border, leaving tens of thousands stranded on the Syrian side. The refugees were fleeing the relentless bombardment of Aleppo as government forces advanced towards ...

12 Feb

Czech NGOs join ORAM to call for final end to Phallometric Testing in the Czech Republic

ORAM has sent a letter to the Czech Minister of the Interior, Hon Radek John, demanding that the Czech Republic definitively end its practice of phallometric testing, and enclosing our recent report.  The letter was co-signed by two Czech asylum ...