protection or safety, especially that given by a government to people who have been forced to leave their own countries for their safety or because of war:
to seek/apply for political asylum
30 jan. 2020
France is now receiving more asylum applications than any other EU country. Last year saw some 133,000 requests, up 7.3 percent on the previous year. Also on the rise are cases of forced repatriation: foreigners whose applications have failed and who are deported back to their home country. It’s an expensive and time-consuming process fraught with legal, humanitarian and logistical concerns. Our colleagues Hakim Abdelkhalek, Philippe Maire and Delphine Chevalier from France 2 were given rare permission to film an example of forced repatriation.
31 okt. 2018
There is concern that the EU is returning aslyum seekers to the very instability they fled in the first place. In early October the bloc reached a deal with the Afghan government to deport an unlimited number of the country’s asylum seekers. International rankings annually list Afghanistan as one of the most dangerous, violent countries in the world. Meanwhile, a billion-dollar dam project in Indonesia is threatening one of the habitat of the world’s rarest orangutan. There are only around 800 of the recently discovered species in the wild. Officials says the project, backed by China, will improve electricity supply but conservationists worry the environmental risk is too high. And tourism is booming in one of China’s most isolated areas: the Gobi desert. From road trip, to hiking, camping and riding camels, visitors trek along the Silk Road in tours that are catered to adventure lovers.
15 jan. 2020
After an asylum seekers’ camp in northern Paris was cleared last November, France plans to continue to break up others across the country. Although the number of places in shelters has doubled, with over 108,000 beds available for asylum seekers, makeshift camps are still scattered around the capital’s ring road, where several thousand people are living in squalid conditions. FRANCE 24’s team reports.
1 sep. 2017
For the past few months, a small park in northern Paris has been the closest thing to a home for a group of Moroccan youths who illegally entered the European Union. Most are teenagers but some are as young as ten. Living rough on the streets, they smoke, drink alcohol and commit petty crimes. Their presence in the neighbourhood has sparked both anger and pity amongst locals. And while some social workers are providing them with a basic level of support, authorities are a rare sight. A report by Jean Barrère and Norredine Bezziou, with Julia Sieger. A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett and Florence Viala.
7 feb. 2017
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20 apr. 2016
Sweden once flew the flag for an open door migrant policy, but the Scandinavian country has now done a dramatic U-turn: introducing border controls and tighter legislation, creating one of the most restrictive asylum policies in Europe. Our reporters went there to investigate what caused the turnaround and what it means for the latest arrivals of refugees. A programme prepared by Josh Vardey and Elise Duffau.
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11 mrt. 2021
After four years of fleeing from Afghanistan, Irfani arrives in Paris in spring 2011; he lives on a basketball court, under the train tracks, with more people in the same situation. While he waits for an answer to his asylum claim, Irfani discovers France, its customs, culture and language.
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20 mrt. 2014
Subscribe to BBC News www.youtube.com/bbcnews Almost two million undocumented immigrants have been deported from the US since Barack Obama entered the White House, more than under any previous president.
Many of those sent back to Mexico have to walk through a door in the fence separating California and the Mexican town of Tijuana. Some were caught trying to enter the US illegally, others had lived in the US – without papers – for years.
The BBC’s Valeria Perasso reports from both sides of the border on what happens to deportees once they pass through this door.
29 okt. 2011
Read the transcript: http://to.pbs.org/veD2dI From Alabama, Paul Solman reports on how the nation\’s toughest immigration law is affecting the state\’s workers and employers.
30 apr. 2019
It might not be the most humane way to buy a cat, but we can’t argue that it’s efficient. What would you do if you saw this at your grocery store?