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Rappler's latest stories on xenophobia


U.N. chief says coronavirus sparked 'tsunami of hate and xenophobia'

May 08, 2020 - 1:21 PM

'The pandemic continues to unleash a tsunami of hate and xenophobia, scapegoating and scaremongering,' Antonio Guterres says

ANTONIO GUTERRES. United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres speaks during a press briefing at United Nations Headquarters on February 4, 2020 in New York City. File photo by Angela Weiss/AFP

Nigeria, South Africa pledge to stop xenophobic attacks

Oct 04, 2019 - 9:48 AM

The president of both countries agree to set up 'early warning systems' to prevent attacks on foreign nationals

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari (L) and South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa shake hands following their opening remarks during his official state visit at Union Buildings in Pretoria, on October 3, 2019. Recent xenophobic attacks threaten to dominate Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari's three-day official visit to South Africa and the presidency in Abuja has said he would use the state visit to discuss the "welfare of Nigerians". Phill Magakoe / AFP

1,500 flee homes in South Africa amid xenophobic violence – U.N.

Sep 20, 2019 - 10:56 PM

South Africa, the continent's second largest economy, is a major destination for other African migrants. But they are often targeted by some locals who blame them for a lack of jobs.

Venezuelans in Peru take up Maduro's offer to fly home

Aug 28, 2018 - 11:22 AM

The move is part of the socialist government's 'Return to the Homeland' scheme to counter a mass exodus and woo back young Venezuelans to work in the crisis-torn country

'RETURN TO THE HOMELAND.' Venezuelan migrants wait to enter the boarding area of the international airport in Lima after a group of Venezuelan nationals – who chose to return to their country after experiencing difficulties in Peru – received a plane ticket paid by their government, on August 27, 2018. Photo by Teo Bizca/AFP

Sikh man wounded in latest suspected U.S. hate crime

Mar 05, 2017 - 3:19 PM

Authorities are investigating the suspected hate crime shooting of a Sikh man at his home near Seattle

Call to Filipinos: Stay vigilant, protest xenophobia in U.S.

Feb 09, 2017 - 7:10 PM

The Trump administration s actions not only imperil Filipinos and other immigrants in the US but threaten to plunge the Philippines and its neighbors into war

Protesters at Washington Dulles International Airport. File photo by Paterno Esmaquel/Rappler

Back to 1930s nationalism? Historians battle over comparison

Nov 23, 2016 - 12:30 PM

So as the return of ultra nationalism xenophobia and anti elitism spur Trump anti EU voters in Britain and a host of far right parties in Europe does history offer comfort or cause for concern?

In this file photo, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump makes his way off stage after a rally at the Cambria County War Memorial Arena in Johnstown, Pennsylvania on October 21, 2016. Mandel Ngan/AFP

Rise in racist incidents in U.S. points to Trump-emboldened backlash

Nov 15, 2016 - 9:30 AM

A surge in reports of racist incidents has minorities and civil rights groups worried that Donald Trump s election as US president has emboldened hate groups

Demonstrators hold placards that read 'No to racism, no to Trump' during a protest outside the US Embassy in London on November 9, 2016 against US President-elect Donald Trump after he was declared the winner of the US presidential election. Ben Stanstall/AFP

Trump and his aides plan next moves as protests spread

Nov 13, 2016 - 11:49 AM

UPDATED Trump has sought to strike a conciliatory tone since his election sent a shockwave around the world

VISITING CAPITOL HILL. US President-elect Donald Trump (C) talks to the media with his wife Melania Trump after a meeting with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell(R) R-KY on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on November 10, 2016. Yuri Gripas/AFP

Race hate trial of Dutch anti-Islam MP to open without him

Oct 31, 2016 - 12:11 PM

A 3 judge bench will hear the case against Geert Wilders on charges of insulting a racial group and inciting racial hatred after comments he made about Moroccans living in The Netherlands

ON TRIAL. This file photo taken on December 18, 2014 shows Dutch far-right wing PVV-leader Geert Wilders standing at the Parliament building in The Hague. Evert-Jan Daniels/ANP/AFP

UK PM faces backlash over Brexit immigration plan

Oct 05, 2016 - 9:22 PM

UPDATED Theresa May s address to the Conservative party conference comes as the pound plunged on currency markets and amid growing criticism of proposals to make businesses publish lists of how many foreign workers they employ

British Prime Minister Theresa May delivers a keynote address on the final day of the annual Conservative Party conference at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham, central England, on October 5, 2016. Ben Stanstall/AFP

Ramadan: We carry what we cannot let go

Jul 06, 2016 - 8:07 AM

Life like Ramadan is also about movements toward the right direction: to continuously change for survival

Australian minister under fire for 'illiterate' refugees comment

May 18, 2016 - 10:22 AM

Peter Dutton: For many people they won t be numerate or literate in their own language let alone English and this is a difficulty Now these people would be taking Australian jobs there s no question about that

In this file photo, Australia's Immigration Minister Peter Dutton (C) speaks to members of the media at East Arm Wharf in Darwin, Australia, December 17, 2015. Neda Vanovac/EPA

Brussels police clash with far-right mob at attacks shrine

Mar 28, 2016 - 12:35 AM

UPDATED Under fire Belgian authorities meanwhile detain 4 terror suspects after carrying out 13 raids as they seek to round up a web of jihadists with links to the carnage in the Belgian capital and to attacks and plots in France

Masked and hooded men walk amongst floral tributes in area outside the stock exchange in Brussels on March 27, 2016 as tensions mounted after the square was invaded by some 200 far-right football hooligans. Riot police fired water cannon on March 27, 2016 at far-right football hooligans who invaded a square in the Belgian capital that has become a memorial to the victims of the Brussels attacks, an AFP journalist said. Police took action after about 200 black-clad hooligans shouting nationalist and anti-immigrant slogans moved in on the Place de la Bourse where people were gathering in a show of solidarity with the victims. / AFP / PATRIK STOLLARZ

Pope slams 'rejection' of migrants, refugees in Easter message

Mar 27, 2016 - 7:01 PM

UPDATED Pope Francis also speaks of areas affected by climate change

Trump drives White House race down ugly road

Mar 14, 2016 - 12:58 PM

Can the genie be put back in the bottle now that mounting tensions pitting Trump s angry frustrated crowds against equally fired up protesters have tipped over into violence?

DIVISIVE. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during his campaign rally at the Sunset Cove Amphitheater on March 13, 2016 in Boca Raton, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

Australian behind Singapore 'xenophobia' site to plead guilty to sedition

Mar 07, 2016 - 6:09 PM

Singapore s sedition laws make it an offense to promote hostility between different races or classes in the multiracial city state

NO TO FOREIGNERS? Anti-foreigner sentiments in Singapore have been sparked anew by a planned Philippine celebration in June. Image from Wikipedia

UN rights chief attacks 'rising roar of xenophobia' amid migrant crisis

Feb 29, 2016 - 10:26 PM

A growing number of migrants worldwide are fleeing sickening atrocities and often encounter cruelty and xenophobia instead of compassion says UN rights chief Zeid Ra ad Al Hussein

OPEN THE BORDERS. A man carries on his shoulders a child holding a banner reading "Open the borders" during a demostration of migrants and refugees protesting behind a fence and barbed wire at the Greek-Macedonian border, near Gevgelija, on February 27, 2016. Photo by Robert Atanasovski / AFP

Facebook pledges to combat racism on German platform

Sep 14, 2015 - 10:49 PM

As Germany faces a record influx of refugees and a backlash from the far right social media like Facebook have seen an upsurge of hateful xenophobic commentary

Why F. Sionil Jose may just be our Donald Trump, Part 1

Aug 01, 2015 - 6:00 PM

Racists – including but especially the old ones – often see the world in black and white terms Real history however is a lot much grayer and complicated than what his jaded xenophobic mind wants us to believe

Filipinos not targeted in South Africa violence

Apr 25, 2015 - 8:45 AM

The attacks on immigrants mainly Africans in Johannesburg and Durban have killed at least 7 people and displaced more than 5 000

 SEEKING SAFETY. Mothers and their children wait in line to be give food at a Red Cross refugee camp set up for foreign residents due to recent xenophobia attacks in the Primrose area of Johannesburg, South Africa, April 20, 2015. Kim Ludbrook/EPA

Johannesburg marchers condemn attacks on immigrants

Apr 24, 2015 - 4:12 AM

At least seven people have been killed in three weeks of unrest that have revived memories of xenophobic bloodshed in 2008

END VIOLENCE. Some of the thousands of people are seen carrying anti xenophobia posters during a mass march calling for an end to attacks against foreign nationals, in Johannesburg, South Africa. Photo by Kim Ludbrook/EPA

South Africa to deploy army over anti-immigrant attacks

Apr 21, 2015 - 10:10 PM

South African soldiers will be deployed to tackle gangs hunting down and killing foreigners after at least seven people died in a wave of anti immigrant violence

ATTACKED. A man lies in the street after he was reportedly stabbed by a mob in Alexandra Township, Johannesburg, South Africa, 18 April 2015. Photo by Kevin Sutherland / EPA

Foreigners tell of being 'hunted like dogs' in South Africa

Apr 21, 2015 - 6:10 PM

I will not go back It is better to be poor than be hunted like dogs because you are a foreigner

SEEKING SAFETY. Mothers and their children wait in line to be give food at a Red Cross refugee camp set up for foreign residents due to recent xenophobia attacks in the Primrose area of Johannesburg, South Africa, April 20, 2015. Kim Ludbrook/EPA

Zulu king denies inciting S.Africa anti-foreigner attacks

Apr 20, 2015 - 11:32 PM

Addressing a tribal gathering of several thousand Zulus in the port city of Durban King Goodwill Zwelithini insists he had been misrepresented

S.Africa vows crackdown against anti-immigrant attacks

Apr 19, 2015 - 9:28 PM

South Africa s Home Minister Malusi Gigaba resolves to end all acts that seek to plunge our country into anarchy

German police see rise in far-right extremism – report

Dec 14, 2014 - 10:05 PM

According to the German police there is a significant nationwide increase in xenophobic offenses

Three buildings in the village centre of Vorra, a former inn, a nearby residential building and a converted barn, which were intended to accommodate refugees, burned down during the night 12 December. Police is investigating on suspicion of malicious arson. Daniel Karmann/EPA

Swedish bus driver sacked for refusing black passengers

Nov 12, 2014 - 10:23 PM

A passenger named Samson tells public broadcaster Sveriges Television how the bus driver had pointed at him and ordered him off the vehicle apparently because he was black

Singapore Asiad star's dad refutes 'foreigner' tag

Sep 30, 2014 - 3:16 PM

The father of Singapore s Asian Games swimming star Joseph Schooling has hit back at critics questioning their family background amid discontent over foreign born athletes competing for the city state

SINGAPOREAN OR NOT? Gold medallist Joseph Isaac Schooling (Singapore) poses with his medal on the podium during the victory ceremony for the men's 100m butterfly swimming event during the 17th Asian Games at the Munhak Park Tae-hwan Aquatics Centre in Incheon on September 24, 2014. Philippe Lopez/AFP

An open letter to England

Aug 24, 2014 - 5:22 PM

To my mind you represented everything that s screwed up with this world – intolerance aggression and the severe affective climate

Google removes Singapore hate blog against Filipinos

Jun 20, 2014 - 8:12 AM

UPDATED Google s decision to remove the blog drew mostly positive reactions from Singaporeans online including the cabinet minister in charge of approving foreign worker permits

Pinoy group in Singapore drops Independence Day event plan

May 26, 2014 - 9:32 AM

UPDATED Organizers of a planned Philippine Independence Day event in Singapore s main shopping district withdrew their permit application police say

NOT PUSHING THROUGH. The planned Philippine Independence Day celebration at Singapore's Orchard Road won't push through anymore, after organizers reportedly withdrew their permit application with the police. Screenshot of the PIDCS page on Facebook