Showing posts with label refugees. Show all posts
Showing posts with label refugees. Show all posts

Friday, July 6, 2018

Europe: Moves to further limit refugee flow prompt concern

Europe: Moves to further limit refugee flow
Rights groups and watchdogs have expressed concern over several countries' proposals to return asylum seekers to Greece as several European leaders call for refugee routes to be closed.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Italy's new gov't moving fast in speaking out against refugees, asylum seekers

Salvini has vowed to expel as many as 500,000 migrants from the country
Less than a week into the mandate of Italy's newest government, officials are already raising eyebrows for the hardline stance they are taking against refugees.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

End of Welcoming Culture: Germany Sets Up Centers for Asylum Seekers

Germany Sets Up Centers for Asylum Seekers
The welcoming culture of Germany, which came about in 2015, when its citizens applauded the arrival of trains filled with migrants and asylum seekers, vanished as the new government announced plans to accelerate the processing of asylum applications and establish holding centers to ensure consistent deportations.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Friday, April 13, 2018

Rules of Engagement: At least 30 injured in Gaza-Israel border protests

At least 30 injured in Gaza-Israel border protests
Israeli troops have shot and wounded at least 30 Palestinians during a large protest on the Gaza-Israel border in which demonstrators hurled stones and burned tyres near the frontier fence, Palestinian medics said.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Merkel in favor of extending German border controls

Merkel in favor of extending German border controls
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) has spoken out in favor of extending German border controls on Tuesday, supporting a call to maintain such measures adopted by Interior Minister and CSU leader Horst Seehofer.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Pakistan not to expel Afghan refugees, says minister

Pakistan not to expel Afghan refugees
Pakistan will not force some 2 million Afghan refugees in the country to leave but encourages voluntary repatriation, a Pakistani cabinet minister said Monday, as the legal stay of around 1.4 million registered refugees in Pakistan will end on March 31.

Monday, February 26, 2018

‘Refugee bottleneck in Greece result of EU & NATO failure to deal with Syria problems’

Around 47,000 asylum-seekers have found themselves unable to leave Greece
The EU is the biggest culprit in the refugee crisis in Europe, and you can’t leave it to Greece alone to deal with it, Stephen Morris from the English Democrats party says. Why aren’t NATO and the EU doing anything, he asks.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

French gov't presents new migration, asylum rules amid criticism

French gov't presents new migration, asylum rules
French government on Wednesday unveiled a new bill to better handle migration crisis and asylum requests, saying it would balance between efficiency and humanity amid growing critics from human rights groups and even from its ranks.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Friday, February 9, 2018

Palestinians Protest US Aid Cuts in Front of UNRWA Headquarter in Gaza

He called on the United Nations to defend UNRWA
The popular committee of refugees in Deir al-Balah refugee camp organized a protest in front of UNRWA headquarters to express rejection of the US decision to cut aid.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

EU Says Asylum Numbers Dropped by Almost Half in 2017

Asylum Numbers Dropped by Almost Half in 2017
The European Union's asylum agency said the number of people seeking international protection in Europe in 2017 dropped by almost half compared to the year before and that most applicants were Syrian.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

US lifts ban on refugees from 11 countries

US lifts ban on refugees from 11 countries
The United States has announced plans to lift its ban on refugees from 11 "high-risk" countries, but said those seeking to enter the US would come under much tougher scrutiny than in the past.

Friday, January 5, 2018

2017 Mediterranean Refugee Arrivals Down by Almost Half

A total of 171,635 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea
A total of 171,635 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea during 2017 compared with 363,504 arrivals across the region in 2016, according to the UN migration agency on Friday.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

US wants to cut aid to UN refugee agency to force Palestine into talks with Israel

US wants to cut aid to UN refugee agency
The US wants to stop funding a UN agency aiding millions of Palestinian refugees to coerce Palestine into talks with Israel. The negotiations soured after Washington's contentious recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Syrian refugees in Lebanon drop below 1mn for first time since 2014 – UN

Syrian refugees in Lebanon drop below 1mn for first time since 2014
The number of registered Syrian refugees in Lebanon has dropped to below 1 million for the first time since 2014, AFP reported on Tuesday, citing the UN.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

German communities should be paid for taking in refugees

Berlin’s immigration policy
Local communities should be appropriately paid for taking in refugees to reduce social tensions, Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said, adding that Germany is becoming “a land of desire” like the US was in the 19th century.

Monday, December 18, 2017

French cities overwhelmed by refugee flow, govt must step in urgently

The mayors of seven major French cities say they have been “backed up against a wall” by an unending influx of refugees. Paris must address the strain on the areas, which are struggling to accommodate new arrivals, they wrote.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

EU 'has east-west split' on migrant quotas

migrant quotas
EU leaders are bitterly divided over a quota scheme for housing migrants, as they begin a summit in Brussels.
Summit chairman Donald Tusk called mandatory EU-wide quotas "ineffective". He spoke of a split "between east and west" over asylum policy.

Five million of our brothers: It is Turks who will shape Europe's future

Europe's future depends on the Turks who live there, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a large public rally on Thursday.