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Afghan Refugee Attempts Suicide In Athens

Amin By SABOOR NADEM and JOSH FRIEDMAN A 17-year-old Afghan asylum seeker slit his wrists with a razor at a Greek refugee camp in Athens on Monday. The suicide attempt failed, and following a brief hospital stay, he returned to the Elliniko refugee camp with bandaged wrists. The teen, whose name is Amin, said

By |April 27th, 2016|Afghanistan, European Union, Featured, Greece|

Refugees Throw Dinner In The Garbage (Video)

Saboor Nadem reports from the refugee camp at the Olympic baseball stadium in Athens, Greece. Watch asylum seekers throw chicken, rice, peas and potatoes in the garbage in protest of the quality of food they receive.

By |April 25th, 2016|Afghanistan, Europe, Greece, News, Politics, Syria|

Fleeing The Taliban With Eyes On Lithuania

Left to right: Lithuanian Major Vadimas Jeriominas pictured with Afghan interpreters Hamidullah Azimi, Basir Yousofi and Nader Yusufi in Ghor Province, Afghanistan By JOSH FRIEDMAN When NATO pulled out of the war in Afghanistan, the battle had just begun for a group of Afghans who served western forces. At least six of those

By |April 22nd, 2016|Afghanistan, European Union, Featured, Josh Friedman, News, Politics|

The Idomeni Podcast

Brent Sanders showing off a jacket and a tent he grabbed in Idomeni. FreeManCast: Idomeni and Refugee Integration The podcast offers a critical look at the refugees arriving in Europe. Josh Friedman is joined by Brent Sanders to discuss a recent trip to Idomeni, Greece and the Greek-Macedonian border.

Lithuanian Interpreter From Afghanistan Stuck At Greek-Macedonian Border

Basir Yousofy An asylum seeker currently stranded at the Greek-Macedonian border is a former Lithuanian interpreter who reportedly worked with Lithuania's military in Afghanistan. Basir Yousofy says the Taliban was hunting him in Afghanistan because he worked with foreigners, Americans and non-Muslims. Documents obtained by FreeManPost appear to corroborate Yousofy's story, though the authenticity of the

Syrians, Afghans and Iraqi Kurds At Greek-Macedonian Border

Watch interviews with asylum seekers from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan who are trapped outside Idomeni, Greece at the Greek-Macedonian border. Some have been camped at the border for a month. A video report on the situation at the border can be seen here.

Thousands Of Refugees Stranded At The Greek-Macedonian Border

Josh Friedman reports from outside Idomeni, Greece at the Greek-Macedonian border where 10,000 or more asylum seekers are stranded. Europe has shut down the Balkan refugee route, leaving the people at the border in limbo. Watch previous reports from the Greek-Macedonian border:

By |March 21st, 2016|Afghanistan, Europe, European Union, Featured, Greece, Iraq, News, Politics, Syria, Turkey|

Where Does Your Passport Rank?

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Seven countries issue passports that provide more visa-free travel options than the U.S. passport, according to recently released rankings. German citizens have the world's top travel document. Henley & Partners (H&P), a residence and citizenship planning firm, ranks passports based on the number of countries and territories to which they provide visa-free access.

Covering Europe’s Refugee Crisis

Relive the 2015 edition of the European refugee crisis in a series of video reports from the Balkans and beyond. More than 1 million asylum seekers arrived in Europe in 2015, the majority of whom beached in Greece and traveled across the Western Balkans to reach more prosperous European Union states. Interviews with asylum seekers from

From Africa, the Middle East and Beyond to the Macedonian Border

Refugees, or economic migrants, have poured into Europe from all over Africa and as far east as Bangladesh. Many are now stuck in no man's land at the Greek-Macedonian border. Josh Friedman reports.  

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