BADIL releases the spring issue of al-Majdal No.59, titled “Palestinian Refugees: Multiple Displacements and the Issue of Protection.”
This issue discusses the multiple displacements of Palestinian refugees from the perspective of the international response or lack thereof. The articles examine the asylum procedures of a number of countries spanning Europe and the Americas.
Specifically, this issue contains articles highlighting the situation of Palestinian refugees from Syria seeking asylum in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Greece, and across Europe. This is a follow-up to al-Majdal No. 56 and 57 that focused on Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Turkey and inside Syria itself.
This issue also provides an overview of decades-old Palestinian communities in the Americas and those who arrived in the last two decades, particularly focusing in Latin America, which is host to the largest number of Palestinians outside the Arab world. The positions of different governments vis-à-vis these Palestinian communities are examined. Additionally, the article about Brazil follows the evolution not only of the Palestinian community there, but also of Brazilian solidarity movements with the Palestinian people.
Al-Majdal No. 59 brings back to the fore the long-neglected issue of the protection gap of Palestinian refugees across a wide range of geographical perspectives.
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