Rapidly changing asylum policies, plus legal and
bureaucratic hurdles mean that many Syrian asylum seekers in Germany are
separated from their families for years or even forced apart post-arrival. Gender shapes this experience.
A new power structure is emerging in the Middle East as Russia
uses its intervention in Syria to position itself as an important
partner for regional powers as diverse and opposed to each other as
Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Israel and Iran.
migrants in Turkey face many forms of violence - sexual
harassment, forced and early marriage, polygamy and trafficking for sexual
exploitation. The perpetrators include soldiers, border officers and
students, learning about global values, become frustrated that they are unable to
experience this world. Learning about diversity, they possess limited
opportunities to interact with people from elsewhere.
The liberation of Mosul, backed up by Sunni powers, themselves backed up by western powers, will only add to the general feeling of injustice experienced by Shias and will only benefit Iran and its conspiracy theories.
This is a collaborative article, written by a Syrian refugee minor with
additional information from the refugee communities of Konitsa Refugee Camp,
Greece, with support from a collective of non-aligned academics.