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Deeply disappointed by @JustinTrudeau's decision to shut down the Canada-US border to refugees, in contravention of international refugee law and arguably Canadian constitutional law. /1
Decision puts health of Canadians at risk. When crossing at known points, like #RoxamRoad, refugee claimants go through medical checks and self-isolation. Closing down such routes pushes asylum seekers to cross surreptitiously, with no screening. /2
Canadian border decision also puts health and safety of #Refugees at risk. The experience with closing safe routes for asylum seekers elsewhere (US, EU) shows that people don't stop crossing borders, they just use more dangerous routes. Result: loss of life. /3
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1. Story time folks before you go to bed. Photos may be a bit irrelevant, but that is to keep your interest alive.

Sharing the updates based on my today's visit to the Signature Bridge camp and the continued plight of the refugees living there.
2. Newly arrived refugees in Signature Bridge don't have cots. There are snakes around. Living under tarpaulin is not convenient as the heat increases. They are coming up with such structure to cope.

@humanaidint is proving wooden beds to all such families.
3. We had provided a month's ration to every newly arrived family. However, today they asked for more food support. I was reluctant. I said we can't provide food forever as we want to focus more on education, health, vocational training & income generation, legal assistance etc.
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1. Back from the Signature Bridge camp. Let me do some storytelling to help you understand the current situation of these #refugees from Pakistan, what has @humanaidint done for them and what we intend to do.
2. Refugees living in this camp started coming to India since 2018; first camped in a place in Majnu ka Tila, but soon asked to vacate it by the host community. They used to come to this forest to collect firewood. Since no one lived in this vulnerable land, they squatted here.
3. Approximately 50 families lived here until two months ago, but there is influx of new migrants of late. 20 families arrived a month ago, 10 more arrived last week and many more are on their way. But this camp has no electricity, water, sanitation and other facilities.
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But the real question is: How many percent of these refugees #ISIS and extremist terrorists blending? #Syria #Turkey #Refugees - - - “No 'Legal Basis' for Greece to Suspend Asylum: UNHCR”
I’m going to repeat myself again: Weaponizing #Refugees for Geopolitical & Political Gain is Wrong: Ethically, Morally, and in TGD long-term politically and geopolitically.#Turkey #Syria #Russia #EU
Then again, neither politics nor geopolitics ever been about ethics or morals. Silly silly me! #Turkey #Syria
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Μια απάντηση από τη γιαγιά Ουρανία προς όλους εκείνους που ρωτούν γιατί να γίνεις πρόσφυγας ή μετανάστης, γιατί να πάρεις όλα τα ρίσκα... #πρόσφυγες #μετανάστες
Στην Ελλάδα καταφθάνουν (ειδικά από το 2015 και μετά) με κάθε τρόπο χιλιάδες άνθρωποι κατατρεγμένοι, φτωχοί, καταδυναστευμένοι, είτε μόνοι τους με τους συντοπίτες τους
ή και μαζί με τις οικογένειες τους, τους γέροντες, τα μωρά, τα σκυλιά, τα γατιά και παίρνουν όλα τα ρίσκα διασχίζοντας χώρες, επικίνδυνα εδάφη, εμπόλεμες περιοχές
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THREAD on current #Refugeesgr situation: When I talk about Greece, and the EU as a whole, coming close to breaching international law in regards to refugees it is not to say that Turkey is blameless, or that they have crossed that line into officially contravening 1/
There is at its core a conflict between EU asylum policies and international law. Despite EU conventions stating that States are required to abide by the refugee convention et al, the practicality is somewhat different when put into perspective of its own regulations. 2/
The EU's primary goal is that of exclusion. There is nothing legally untoward about that in and of itself. A State is recognised as having a right to "protect" its own borders. It is the manner of that protection which is the issue here though. 3/
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1. Ladies and gentlemen, you need to read this story to understand the extremely challenging situation of newly arrived refugees living in Signature Bridge camp, in the midst of forest. See these photo and I will explain their plight and vulnerability. @humanaidint
@humanaidint 2. About 60 refugee families live here in the midst of forest, without any basic facility, such as water, electricity, toilets, education, access to health etc. Many more families, facing persecution in Pakistan, are arriving everyday here. #refugees
@humanaidint 3. Almost all the houses are of tarpaulins without any doors. Imagine, even girls and women have to live here and there is no electricity in the area. They have to visit the nearby forest to relieve themselves.

There is hardly any asset in the houses, not even cots to sleep.
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In 2015, a UNHCR report on the refugee crisis found that, "Britain’s right-wing media was uniquely aggressive in its campaigns against refugees and migrants."

In the past 5 years, not much has changed.

#Refugees #Immigration #MediaBias @Refugees 1/7
Today's example from the Mail Online blames far-right terror attacks in Germany on the so called 'migrant crisis' of 2015, when Angela Merkel opened the borders to migrants crossing the Mediterranean. 2/7…
The article also mentions "headline-grabbing stories of sexual assaults, notably on New Year's Eve 2015/16 when more than 1,000 women in 12 cities including Cologne claimed to have been sexually assaulted, mostly by immigrants." 3/7
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Dear @antonioguterres, Pakistan has never cared about #Afghan #refugees but has earned international support from their sufferings and the aid that gained was used to boost terrorism, these two pictures are clear messages.

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Pakistan had a lot to weaponize Afghan Taliban but the Afghan refugees in #Balochistan seek food and education from trash, benefiting 0% from the aid provided by the @UN and international community to #Pakistan.

The presence of terrorist heads in Pakistan such as #OsamaBinLaden & Mulla Mansoor are enough to define Pakistan's role for peace in the region. The roots of terrorism in Afghanistan can be traced back to 1979, after Pakistan supported the Afghan Mujahiden #UNInterveneBalochistan
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OK. Here we go. #ICJ Provisional Measures Order #TheGambia v #Myanmar #Rohingya #Genocideconvention Judge Sebutinde - not on the bench.
- Background of application - omitting procedural history etc.
Reference to #Rohingya group that self-identifies as Rohingya; prima facie jurisdiction need not be definitive as to merits of the case - art 36(1) ICJ Statute & Art 9 Genocide Convention - this needs to be satisfied first
Parties to GC - no reservation to art 9 by Myanmar but to art 6 & 8; no reservations of Gambia; “dispute” exists where hold “clearly opposite views” re performance/non-performance of obligations;one party maintains dispute, other denies it. Therefore compromissory clause comes in
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Thread 1.| Protests and strikes today in #Lesvos, #Chios, #Samos, #Leros, #Kos against the presence of #hotspots and the plans for new closed reception and detention centers. All the trade associations and local authorities call for the protest. #OpentTheIslands #Refugeesgr
2. The main tone is that the local population is angry with the situation and the negligence of the government. In ##Chios & in Lesvos a lot of people participated in the protests. The officials' speeches were pointing the need to stop the new centers and this inhuman situation
3. The general atmosphere from the published texts seems to be mainly against #refugees, strengthening #racism and #xenophobia, although there are also voices with a #humanitarian approach like the union of Chios Psychiatrists…
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Liberal Judaism is dismayed by the government’s failure to guarantee protection for the right of vulnerable child #refugees to be reunited with aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters, parents or grandparents who are in the UK.

If this safe and legal route is closed, we fear lives will be lost as desperate young people resort to lorries and dinghies to reach their family members.

We urge the government to rethink their position and to reinstate within the withdrawal bill the commitment to protect the rights to family reunion as they are now after exiting the EU – and vow to keep campaigning on this vital issue.

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@unhcr #UNHCR

According to research by the weekly magazine "@sternde", employees of the @UN refugee agency @Refugees were able to enable #Africans to move to the #West in exchange for #cash payments. Among other things,
the #employees issued false #papers with which the #Africans made it onto the coveted lists of the so-called "resettlement" program.
Several western states, including #Germany, offer refugees who are particularly worthy of #protection a secure future in their country. Above all,
people who are at risk of #disease and #persecution should benefit from this.However, since there are currently only 50,000 to 60,000 such resettlements per year worldwide, the chances of getting one of the places are negligible.
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Regarding installation of barbed wire fencing to prevent #Rohingya #refugees from leaving their camps, I found the comment by @KellyTClements Deputy High Commissioner of UN Refugee Agency, particularly disturbing.…
"We’ll try to see how it can be implemented in a way that doesn’t adversely affect the refugee community nor the host". Sounds like there was no objection, yet this is such a backwards and damaging move for the well being and rights of #Rohingya #refugees.
It was exactly this type of pandering to Myanmar authorities by UN agencies that allowed the unfolding of the Rohingya genocide to take place, and now it sounds like they are taking the same approach in Bangladesh.
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Day 2 #Gambia v #Myanmar #ICJ begins, w/#ASSK up first. She declares #genocide is a crime, applied by #ICTR to #Rwanda but not to #Kosovo or #Croatia by #ICTY or #ICJ, because of a lack of dolus specialis.
Gambia has put fwd 'Incomplete & misleading factual picture'. Situation in #Rahkine is 'complex & not easy to fathom'. (same rhetoric as we have heard for years)
Complexities go back for yrs. Claims conflict btwn Arakan Army w/5000 fighters & the #Myanmar Army, w/Arakan Army seeking independence. The conflict has led to displacement & security measures such as curfew & checkpoints, applied to all regardless of background.
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#JournalistsSpeakUpForAssange We express our grave concern for #Assange wellbeing, his detention and the draconian espionage charges. This case stands at the heart of #freespeech .@gianninasegnini signed
#Assange made an outstanding contribution to public interest journalism, transparency, government accountability. He is singled out and prosecuted for publishing information that should never have been withheld from the public .@noamchomskyT signed #JournalistsSpeakUpForAssange
Julian Assange charged #EspionageAct for publishing #WarDiaries State Dept Cables In a democracy, journalists can reveal war crimes torture and abuse without having to go to jail. It is the very role of the press in a democracy. .@edwyplenel signed #JournalistsSpeakUpForAssange
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#Migration #Libya Do you know that more than 30% (personal estimate) of national @UNHCRLibya partner staff have resigned in the last 2 years? Can you guess why?

- Those are experienced people who held key positions & managed the work since 2014 when #UNHCR wasn't on the ground.
- One has refused a management position just because of the current mess & the sudden redirection of #refugees from GDF/Detention to the CDC.
- Others were burning out due to the moral clashes they face in their daily work that contradicts their idea of #humanitarianPrinciples
Many others including myself 3 years ago, I was a partner staff to #UNHCR in #Libya
I wasn't satisfied with the knowledge gap& the top-down approach from UNHCR to its frontline partners as risk transfer strategy, AND for not providing efficient aid while we had potential+capacity
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A couple examples of media's malice, lying, hypocrisy, manipulation, projection etc.. etc... In other words: Fake News!

Monday's #QAnon Post 3628 11/25/19

Enemy of the People.
You are the news now.
Facts matter.
2 of many.

From Monday's #QAnon Post 3628 11/25/19

#Obama #Trump #SocialMedia #Health #ElectorialCollege Gay Parents
3 of many.

From Monday's #QAnon Post 3628 11/25/19

Jessica Valenti #CatCall #Border #Hacking #Comey
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Why #Malema more popular in other African Countries more than here in South African? You know why 🙄
He Promised Africans that he will open boarders for all Africans to SA while he enjoys luxury in Sandton. He wants to be a Hero of rubbish .
South Africa *
South Africans we must never forget that the EFF chose Nigeria over us as citizens of this Country. They chose Burna Boy because they want to promote this madness of opening boarders . As a Country we are very much United we don't need Julius to play Dr Unity of Africa
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50. The Legacy of US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, Jordan, Nato in Syria
#RegimeChange #FakeNews #FalseFlag #terrorism #SyriaInvasion #WarCrimes #CrimesAgainstHumanity
1 to 20. The Legacy of US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, Jordan, Nato in Syria 🤨👇🏼…
21 to 40. The Legacy of US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, Jordan, Nato in Syria 🤨👇🏼…
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#Amnesty raising Alarm & Says #Turkey sending #Syrian #Refugees back to #Syria #SafeZone. Amnesty should also reminded the world that: #Europe does Not want & is NOT accepting any of these refugees. - - -…
The Ludicrous Hypocrisy is so obvious & transparent: #Turkey has been hosting-housing-feeding 3+ Mil Syrian Refugees for YEARS (including healthcare & is education!) While #EU doing everything they can to avoid them entry. How is that for “Human Rights” Motto??! Enough already!
Do you know how much #Turkey has spent on #Syria refugees In the last 6 years? Over $40 Billion. Do you know how much the entire European nations in #EU contributed to this? Less than $5 Billion. Don’t let the #MSM misinform & fool you on this topic!
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Doing social media for @NewSanctuaryNYC means I rarely take a break from #immigration news. Every day the Trump administration looks for another way to cause harm to black & brown people. Thread highlights some of the current policies. We MUST not stop fighting back. #impeach 👇🏼
The Trump administration is doing another secretive pilot test in El Paso, this time “Prompt Asylum Claim Review,” a program to speed up deportation of #asylum seekers.…
"These new policies have resulted in the separation of family units, lasting trauma and heartache, and shocking detention conditions for both children and adults."…
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No words can describe how I feel today. I have read the news about the bodies found in the back of a lorry with lots of horro. It brought back memories of my journey when we were stuck nearly to death in lorries and tankers and freezers with meat and chicken

Photo from 2015
The death of fellow humans whose bodies were found near Essex had me losing my mind. I was there before in 2015. I can fell what they have been through. I can hear them screaming to death because I was there. I can feel them clinging onto life but in-vain…
The screams of these people still haunts me. I can never forget that moment when I touched death while being kept in the back of the freezer lorry. I can never forget the eyes of those who were with me on that tanker, no air, no light nothing but the smell of death
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#TulsiGabbard is the de-facto leader of the emerging leftwing sovereign populist movement in the United States.
I suspect this is by design.
In due time, DNC and RNC will be dissolved and replaced by a #PatriotParty.
She will be one of the leaders.
She's never going to win the democratic primary, but many voters will see how the DNC and MSM have ganged up on her and will not vote for Hillary or Michelle. Some on the anti-war left might even vote Trump as an act of protest and reprisal.
If she were to run as an independent. She would siphon votes from the Democrats, not from Trump. She would actually help him. Why would a republican vote for her instead of POTUS? It doesn't make any sense whatsoever.
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