Refugees

This is why the West should pay attention to the drama in Macedonia

A series of dramatic events have been unfolding in the small and historically peaceful Balkan country of Macedonia. Although these events have received much less international attention than Brexit, French elections or even the Eurovision contest, they have significant implications for the rest of …

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Greece, Germany agree to slow refugee family reunification: report

"Family reunification transfer to Germany will slow down as agreed," Greek Migration Minister Yiannis Mouzalas wrote to German Interior Minister …

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Bulgaria Mulls Limiting Asylum Seekers' Movement

Bulgaria's refugee agency proposes introducing 'designated areas of movement' for asylum applicants - which rights groups say will violate their …

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This Is What Life Is Like For The Forgotten Children Of Calais

It has been six months since the notorious Calais "Jungle" camp was demolished – but many people have been left behind, including kids.<p>Posted on May 29, 2017, 08:09 GMT<p>Sian Butcher / BuzzFeed<p>Under shadows cast by electric pylons, a group of young people sit on the grass near a motorway leading to …

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11 migrants detained near Romania-Hungary border

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian border police say they have detained 11 Syrian and Iraqi migrants who are suspected of trying to illegally cross the border and reach the Schengen zone.<p>Police said in a statement Monday that a man with both Romanian and Hungarian citizenship is also being …

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Police intervene to restore order at refugee centre

Czech police intervened Monday to quash a protest by refugees at a centre for them at Balková in the Plzeň region. A special police squad was called …

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Voters back deportation of asylum seekers if refugee claims fail – Guardian Essential poll

Labor maintains lead over Coalition as disillusionment with politics dominates survey results<p>Australians are behind a recent declaration by the immigration minister, Peter Dutton, that asylum seekers should be deported to their country of origin if their claims for protection are unsuccessful, …

Manus Island

Uprooted By Conflict, Stuck In Limbo, Yearning For A Place To Call Home

Dali Shonia, 57, pulled down the surgical mask covering her face to reveal a single loop of black thread piercing her upper and lower lips.<p>"I will not un-sew my mouth until they give me an apartment," she said.<p>It was Feb. 5, 2017, the eleventh day of the hunger strike, according to a handwritten …

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'Mini shanty town' springs up next to city shopping centre sparking fears homelessness crisis is out of control

A mini 'shanty town' has sprung up next to a city shopping centre– prompting fears the homelessness crisis is getting worse.<p>Earlier this year a …

Poverty

Hope hard to kindle for the forgotten refugees of Central African Republic

After fleeing conflict at home, 11,000 Central Africans have found safety at Mbilé camp in Cameroon. But the demise of a scheme that meant women no longer had to scavenge for firewood has added to concern about meagre food rations<p>In Mbilé refugee camp in the east of Cameroon, home to 11,000 people …

Africa

Personal photos taken on disposables by refugees in Paris

‘Disposable Perspectives’ is a beautiful project that returns the crisis to those it affects<p>At the end of 2016 I spent five weeks volunteering in the then newly opened Porte de la Chapelle refugee camp in Northern Paris. During my time there a number of journalists visited to take photos. Some …

Photography

New study claims Swiss rejected fewer Jews during Nazi era

New research has reignited debate on Swiss policy towards Jews fleeing the Nazis. A historian claims around 3,000 Jewish would-be refugees were …

European News

No steps from G-7 for coping with Italy's migrant crisis

May 29, 2017 5:00 AM<br>TAORMINA (Italy) • Italy chose to host a Group of Seven (G-7) summit of wealthy nations on a hilltop overlooking the …

Migration

This refugee aid app was a passion project. Now hundreds of nonprofits rely on it.

Shelley Taylor calls herself a Silicon Valley veteran. Veteran, she tells me, "means old."<p>Raised in Palo Alto, Taylor has an extensive tech background. She isn't an engineer, but she wrote the "bible of user interface" back in 1995 at the dawn of website creation, inventing a lot of the language …

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34 migrants rescued in sea after boat caught fire

This dramatic footage shows a Portuguese Air Force airplane saving 34 migrants after their boat caught on fire off the Spanish coast.

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UNICEF urges G7 leaders to adopt six-point action plan to keep refugee children safe

At least 36,000 of the refugees and migrants rescued since January have been taken to Sicily, the site of this year’s summit, and the Italian G7 …

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For women left behind in Senegal, the exodus to Europe brings rewards, risk and regret

African migrants often depend on women and families to make their journeys possible – and as more die in the sea crossings, many question whether sending breadwinners to Europe is worth risking their lives. <b>Laura Dean</b> sees how Senegalese women are grappling with hard choices<p>Walking along the dirt …

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Hungary signs accord with archbishop to support Iraqi clinic

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's government is donating 145 million forints ($525,000) to Saint Joseph's Clinic in Erbil, Iraq, which provides services for mainly Christian refugees living in the city.<p>An agreement on the donation, meant to cover the clinic's medical supplies for six months, was …

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Ottawa pledges to match donations for famine relief in Africa, Mideast

Aid agencies are urging Canadians to respond generously to the federal government’s matching fund for famine relief in Africa and the Middle East, calling it a response to the worst humanitarian crisis in decades.<p>The Liberal government said Monday it would match donations made by Canadians to …

Africa

European refugees in Egypt

Looking for peace in the Sinai desert<p>When Axis and Soviet forces invaded Eastern Europe and the Balkans in the early years of World War II, they sent thousands of refugees fleeing south and east to escape the chaos.<p>Many fled across the Mediterranean, hopping from island to island in search of …

World History

Poland Bucks the EU: 'We Won't Be Blackmailed' Into Taking Refugees

In an effort to aid the humanitarian refugee crisis, the European Union committed to resettling 160,000 refugees currently living in Italy and Greece …

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Three asylum seekers airlifted to Malta for medical treatment

Three asylum seekers, two women and a man, have been airlifted to Malta for urgent medical treatment.<p>Upon receiving a request for assistance by the …

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Iraqi refugee: embrace refugees as the Bible tells us, as our neighbors

<i>Editor's note: This article is adapted from</i> “The Refugee: A Story of God’s Grace and Hope on One Man’s Road to Refuge” <i>by Jalil Dawood.</i><p>No one wants to be a refugee.<p>I didn’t want to be one. I didn’t want to leave my family, my community or my country – Iraq -- 35 years ago. I didn’t want to start all …

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U.S. Quietly Lifts Limit on Number of Refugees Allowed In

WASHINGTON — Despite repeated efforts by President Trump to curtail refugee resettlements, the State Department this week quietly lifted the …

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Spain saves 157 migrants in 5 boats crossing from Africa

MADRID (AP) — Spain's maritime rescue service has saved 157 migrants from five small boats attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea.<p>The service completed five different rescue missions in waters east of the Strait of Gibraltar to reach the small craft from late Friday through until Saturday …

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The Criminalization of Migration in Europe: The Way Ahead

CoM has pandered to many human catastrophes sans accomplishing the fundamental principles of IRL. It is, indeed, a well-established fact of …

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Charity highlights plight of migrants at G7

While G-7 leaders were working on their final joint communique on Saturday (27 May), the British charity Oxfam staged a protest to draw attention to migrants, displaced people and refugees.<p>One or the main topics of the G-7 summit in Taormina is migration, and Oxfam is worried that the approach of …

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Massive migrant rescue off Italy as G7 ended

As the G7 leaders arrive home after their summit in Sicily, some 1500 migrants have been taken ashore in Naples by the charity Doctors Without Borders.<p>It is a stark reminder of the migration issue that Rome wanted to highlight during the G7, deliberately choosing a hilltop location overlooking the …

Migration

The Other Side of Hope review – wry refugee comedy

A Syrian asylum seeker finds friendship with a hapless Finnish restaurateur in part two of Aki Kaurismäki’s migrant trilogy<p>The latest from Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki follows Syrian asylum seeker Khaled (Sherwan Haji) as he attempts to make a new life for himself in Helsinki. Emerging from a …

Film (UK)

Manus Island detainee class action begins

Fifty current and former Manus Island detainees will give evidence in a class action their lawyers say will shine a light on conditions in the …

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