Despite all the international attention, Afghan refugees are not welcome

by Rashmee

Posted on September 14, 2021 / open Democracy


Nobody really knows what prospects await Afghan refugees when countries have yet to see human …

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Inside the Afghan resettlement process in London

by Rashmee

Posted on September 8, 2021 / open Democracy


Within hours of Afghan refugees’ arrival in the UK, local councils sprang into action, as …

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The Afghan situation comes home to Greenwich

by Rashmee

Posted on August 31, 2021


Late last evening, I received an urgent email from my local authority. “As you know …

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Even a pandemic can’t stop the desperate flow of refugees to Europe

by Rashmee

Posted on April 19, 2020 / The Arab Weekly


In the circumstances, an EU humanitarian package might serve as a band aid but not …

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Erdorgan waves his refugees trump card in Europe’s face

by Rashmee

Posted on February 28, 2020


Today (Friday, Feb. 28), Turkey’s president Erdogan has been speaking to US President Donald Trump, …

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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 …

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The migration compact doesn’t help a fraught debate

by Rashmee

Posted on December 16, 2018 / The Arab Weekly


It’s being billed as the first international deal on the migration crisis but it’s not …

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Love refugees? Is Britain redefining a fraught debate?

by Rashmee

Posted on December 9, 2018 / The Arab Weekly


On Black Friday, November 22, an unusual shopping experience was offered to Londoners. A pop-up …

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Ethiopia, UAE and Bangladesh: Sanctuary from the heart?

by Rashmee

Posted on July 26, 2018 / The Arab Weekly


Something quite remarkable with respect to refugees may be quietly under way in parts of …

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Why Europe seeks an ‘Australian solution’ to the migrant issue

by Rashmee

Posted on July 8, 2018 / The Arab Weekly


When European leaders talk of establishing “disembarkation platforms” for migrants in the Middle East and …

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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