Europe’s open borders are facing a major test with the arrival of north African migrants straining neighborly relations, raising fears barriers will be dusted off and placed back between countries.
TIME has a good article about how the diplomatic row over refugees in Europe is exposing a “deep and hardening anti-immigration sentiment across Europe”
Meanwhile, Bulgaria says it has sent an aircraft to Tunisia to help repatriate Sudanese refugees that have fled the war in neighboring Libya.
A senior UNHCR official has called for stepped up efforts to protect the thousands of refugees and asylum-seekers persecuted every year for their sexual orientation and gender identity.
Hundreds of Eritrean refugees gathered in the Ethiopian capital on Wednesday to call for democratic rule in Eritrea, which thousands have fled in recent years citing rights abuses.