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Campaign groups and Nicosia residents unite to condemn ‘racist’ police operation

Published in Neos Kosmos, October 2009

Cyprus’ leading migrant support organisation joined forces with residents and activist groups last weekend to demonstrate against Nicosia police’s latest hunt for illegal immigrants in the old town area of the city. 1,025 more words


Pretty happy!

They’re happy … I’m happy … the Rainbow Bee-eaters are back at the Newstead Cemetery. Two pairs this morning, performing courtship acrobatics and catching insects on the wing … we are now in early summer. 31 more words

Bird Observations

Small giant

So small yet so tenuous; this small Goldcrest had no doubt flown the North Sea before refuelling in cliff top bushes. It never ceases to amaze me why birds, especially ones as small as this, put themselves at risk in such a big way.

Wildlife Photography

Surreal Scene of Migrants Atop Spanish Border Fence

Among the top issues this year for European countries along the Mediterranean has been how to handle the flow of migrants from Africa and the Middle East who seek a better life within their borders. 187 more words

OHCHR Releases Recommended Principles and Guidelines on Human Rights at International Borders

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights yesterday issued Recommended Principles and Guidelines on Human Rights at International Borders. OHCHR, along with multiple stakeholders, has been working on the principles and guidelines since 2012. 974 more words


Waiting for Justice

Standing in solidarity with refugees is often a very fulfilling, sometimes even exciting activity. There are tender and happy moments, there are stories that make us shake our heads in wonder and delight. 736 more words

Cherubic Chinese Children

Yep, I like the alliteration of this blog title nearly as much as I adore Chinese kids.

Last weekend, some fellow interns and I visited a migrant school on the outskirts of Pudong. 318 more words