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

Friday, November 20, 2020

UN prepares for 200,000 refugees from Ethiopia conflict - RTÉ

200,000 refugees from Ethiopia conflict

Rebels from Ethiopia's Tigray region fired rockets at the capital of neighbouring Amhara region, Amhara authorities said, raising concern that a conflict between the insurgents and the central government could spill into a wider war.

Monday, September 28, 2020

Foreign aid workers on Lesbos probed for helping traffickers deliver migrants to Greece

Foreign aid workers on Lesbos probed for helping traffickers deliver migrants to Greece

Greek police have launched a criminal investigation into dozens of foreign aid workers on the island of Lesbos, who were allegedly in cahoots with human traffickers, delivering illegal migrants to Greece from Turkey.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

EU Commission Abandons Refugee Quotas in Bid to Appease Eastern States

EU Commission Abandons Refugee Quotas in Bid to Appease Eastern States

EU Commissioner Ylva Johansson said the body's view of those trafficked across the Mediterranean had changed from refugees to illegal immigrants, She said two-thirds of arrivals were expected to have their asylum claims rejected and be deported.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Ireland to take four(4!) unaccompanied minors from Moria camp

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Ireland is to take four(4!) unaccompanied minors left homeless following the fire which destroyed large parts of the Moria camp on the Greek island of Lesbos.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Protecting refugees in Europe: UNHCR calls for a ‘year of change’

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After years of shifting policies and heated debate, UNHCR said that the ambitious but achievable recommendations would provide a common and workable asylum system within the EU through sustainable reform and revitalized financial support for host countries.

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.

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.