It’s time for the world to discuss the very concept of asylum and refuge all over again

by Rashmee

Posted on March 27, 2021


/ FAITH, HOPE… The British government has proposed a massive overhaul of the way it treats asylum seekers, saying their claim to protection would be assessed by how they arrive rather than whether they deserve protection. The idea that a refugee’s route to safety – ie, whether it is legal or not – is the … Continue reading “It’s time for the world to discuss the very concept of asylum and refuge all over again”

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Can the world afford changing the rules on refugees?

by Rashmee

Posted on August 4, 2019 / The Arab Weekly


If the Western world no longer feels obliged to provide refuge to people from poorer countries, at the very least it should cease destabilising Arab and African countries for geopolitical gain. The Trump administration has decided on the Temporary Protected Status given by the United States to approximately 7,000 Syrians. The designation, granted by the … Continue reading “Can the world afford changing the rules on refugees?”

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From Lewiston, Maine, here’s a African refugee story with a difference

by Rashmee

Posted on December 3, 2015


Here’s a refugee story with a difference. In Lewiston, Maine’s second-largest city, Somali refugees are bringing new vibrancy to the declining former mill town. There presence is a controversial issue, of course (how could it be otherwise) but generally, Since 2002, the number of children in Lewiston’s schools has risen by 10 per cent. As … Continue reading “From Lewiston, Maine, here’s a African refugee story with a difference”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK