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Let’s stop accusing each other of lack of compassion, shall we? If we are sincerely interested in finding a solution to this horrendous migration crisis, then hurling insults is not going to help. Compassion is the beginning of this discussion, not the end. We all start from there. The next …

European Union

FACTBOX-How big is Europe's refugee and migrant crisis?

Facts and figures about the refugee crisis that brought 1 million refugees and migrants to Europe last year<p>By Emma Batha<p>LONDON, Nov 30 (Thomson …

How did Europe's refugee crisis start?

From escalating violence in the Middle East and Africa to incoherent asylum policy at home - DW looks at how the EU has found itself in the midst of …

2016: A look at Europe's ongoing migrant crisis

The year 2016 saw the migrant crisis dominate headlines once again. From the controversial EU-Turkey deal to the closing of the Calais “Jungle”, FRANCE 24 looks back at the key events of the year.<p><b>January 1, 2016:</b> More than 1,000 women were assaulted during New Year’s Eve celebrations in Cologne, …

Migrant crisis: UN says 5,000 drown trying to reach Europe this year

<b>The number of undocumented migrants who drown in the Mediterranean trying to reach Europe has reached 5,000, the highest annual total yet, the UN says.</b><p>The latest figures, released by the UN's refugee agency, include 100 deaths reported on Thursday after two rubber dinghies sank off Italy.<p>The …

As refugees traverse France's Roya Valley, locals ask: Should we help them?

Several residents of the region are facing charges for supplying aid to migrants who crossed over from Italy. They say they feel obligated to help, …

How Trump's Anti-Muslim Immigration Crackdown Will Test Canada's Acceptance of Refugees

Among many things, Canada is likely going to see a huge influx of people seeking refugee status.<p>It has been less than week since his inauguration, and President Donald Trump has wasted no time signing a smorgasbord of controversial executive orders: rolling back Obamacare, killing federal aid for …

Mike Pence's Refugee Problem

Rini is a Syrian mother of four, wearing jeans and a turtleneck sweater, with her black hair pulled back. She no longer has panic attacks. She no …

Donald Trump

Virtual case worker Eva could interview refugees in future

Anne, Martin and Eva (right): your friendly virtual team. Image: Virtask, with permission<p>A virtual case worker called Eva could interview potential …

Bidi Bidi camp was opened six months ago but already hosts a fifth of all the South Sudanese fleeing violence and hunger in their home country<p>Moses Roba still has the scar on his face from when the glass shattered. It runs around the outside of his right eye, starting at the tip of his eyebrow and …

Africa

Western Sahara: Forty years in a refugee camp

<b>Thousands of Sahrawis, natives of Western Sahara, have been living in refugee camps in Algeria for more than 40 years.</b><p>As the political deadlock continues, they face a cut in aid and some fear renewed conflict.<p><i>Journalist: Sally Nabil; cameraman: Andrew Brown</i>

How Italy’s Gianfranco Rosi made the stunning Oscar-nominated migrant doc Fire At Sea

‘I like to have more questions than answers in my films’<p>The Oscar-nominated Italian documentary <i>Fire at Sea</i> is more than a story about the migrant crisis. First and foremost, it’s a movie about Lampedusa. Lampedusa is a tiny island off the coast of Sicily, where boatloads of migrants from Africa and …

Refugee facilities in Belgrade, where it is -15C, have been described as ‘worse than the jungle in Calais’ by aid workers<p>Hundreds of new refugees and migrants, many of them children, are arriving in Serbia every day despite the prospect of sleeping rough in sub-zero temperatures and reports of …

Save the Children

NEW CALAIS CRISIS: Migrant numbers on French north coast grow despite freezing conditions

GETTYMigrants are slowly returning to Calais and northern France, charity workers say<p>New encampments are springing up across the north coast of …

Italy's Growing Refugee Problem

The large number of migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea from Africa to Italy continues unabated, with more coming now than in previous years. …

East Bay cafe that gives jobs to refugees opens for business

BERKELEY — A cafe with a mission to help refugees find stability and settle in the Bay Area has opened its doors in Berkeley.<p>1951 Coffee Company has …

Italy may require asylum seekers to do community service

MILAN — Last year, 181,000 migrants reached Italy by sea, crossing the Mediterranean at the risk of their lives. More are expected to come this year. But Italy, with its sluggish economy, is struggling to host those migrants, especially asylum seekers who are guaranteed six months of free housing …

MSPs investigate destitution amongst asylum seekers

Ways in which Scottish public services can help asylum seekers facing destitution are to be investigated by MSPs on Holyrood’s equalities and human …

Thousands housed in inadequate facilities are at risk as temperatures plummet, warn aid groups and local mayors on islands<p>A new bout of cold weather across southern Europe has reignited fears for thousands of refugees and migrants sheltered in deplorable conditions in Greece.<p>Forecasts of freezing …

Weather

The Islamic State wanted the West to fear refugees and Muslims. It worked.

President Trump had long promised major restrictions on refugees and visitors from Muslim countries. Now he has entered office, it looks like he is going to make good on his word.<p>This week, the Trump administration is preparing a draft executive order that would immediately and indefinitely block …

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Vermont Mayor Seeks Syrian Refugees To Help Boost Small Town's Economy

The town of Rutland, Vt., is seeking Syrian refugees to help bring its economy back to life.<p>Transcript<p>ARI SHAPIRO, HOST:<p>Now to Vermont, and a town where the mayor is seeking Syrian refugees. Just last week, the first two of possibly 25 refugee families arrived in Rutland. It's a blue collar town of …

European commission opposes Maltese idea to replicate Ankara deal to reduce crossings from Libya to Italy, which resulted in 5,000 deaths in 2016<p>The European commission has rejected proposals to offer Libya a deal similar to the EU’s agreement with Turkey on migration, revealing divisions over how …

Joseph Muscat

Refugees Expecting To Move To The U.S. In The Next Few Weeks Will Most Likely Have To Wait Years

Donald Trump's executive order halting refugee resettlement could throw off everything.<p>Um Mohammed, 30, is a Syrian refugee who was resettled in New Jersey a little over one year ago with her husband and two children. She’s been working for months to bring over her parents and two siblings from …

'Staying there would be a terrible thing': The world's opinion of the US is already changing

Her flight from the civil war in Syria has taken her only as far as the southern Turkish city of Hatay near the border with her homeland.<p>Like other Syrians, Iraqis and Yemenis who spoke to Reuters on Wednesday, Faraj was alarmed by media reports that Trump will impose a temporary ban on most …

Trump Expected to Order Temporary Ban on Refugees

U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to sign executive orders starting on Wednesday that include a temporary ban on most refugees and a suspension of visas for citizens of Syria and six other Middle Eastern and African countries, say congressional aides and immigration experts briefed on the …

The Dark Agenda Behind Globalism And Open Borders

<b>From France</b> <br>written by ericbasillais , October 26, 2016<p>Great summary of your thoughts Brandon.<p>I am not insisting on our cultural differences …

Davos offers unsettling glimpse of new world order | Reuters

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Imagine a world where the relationships and roles that have defined the global order for the past three quarters of a century have been turned on their head.<p>Communist China is the world’s champion of free trade and globalization. The United States has turned its back …

New Russia-Syria accord allows up to 11 warships in Tartus port simultaneously

A 49-year deal to prolong Russia's control of a key Mediterranean port means a massive expansion of its naval presence in Syria. Another accord was …