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Refugees

2018

19

Apr

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Austrian cabinet agrees on measures to tighten asylum procedures

The Austrian cabinet decided Wednesday on a new packet of measures to tackle asylum misuse and illegal immigration, local media reported. The measures are to bestow greater power to authorities, who will in future be able to analyze the mobile phones of asylum seekers to check which route they took to reach Austria. Should they […]

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Country: Austria
Source: Hürriyet

13

Apr

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French police ‘make’ migrant children older on paper to return them to Italy

Seven Italian charities have accused French border police of falsifying the birth dates of migrant children travelling alone in an attempt to pass them off as adults and send them back to Italy. In an appeal to the European commission and Italy’s interior ministry, the charities highlighted evidence of two cases in which birth dates appeared […]

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Country: France
Source: The Guardian , Anadolu Ajansı

06

Apr

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French police drag pregnant migrant off train

Three French students in recent days released a video showing a squad of French police dragging a pregnant migrant woman off a train, holding her by her arms and legs, following a strenuous check punctuated by screams and protests. The woman was travelling with her family on a train from Ventimiglia and was forced to […]

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Country: France
Source: ANSA Med

05

Apr

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UN human rights experts urge France to bring water, sanitation services to coastal migrants

UN human rights experts on Wednesday urged the French government to do more to provide safe drinking water, sanitation services and emergency shelter for migrants and asylum-seekers in Calais and other areas along the coast of France. The migrants and asylum seekers are also in Grande-Synthe, Tatinghem, and Dieppe along the northern French coast. “Migrants […]

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Country: France
Source: XINHUANET

04

Apr

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Armed French police cross Italian border to test migrant for drugs

Italy on Saturday protested to France over a incident in which French border police entered a clinic run by a non-governmental organization that cares for migrants trying to cross the Alps, the foreign ministry said. The NGO, Rainbow for Africa, said that on Friday evening the French brought a Nigerian migrant to the railway station […]

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Country: France
Source: The New York Times

03

Apr

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Dutch government wants to send asylum seekers back to EU arrival country

The Dutch government wants to send asylum seekers back to the country they first arrived in when they came to Europe, State Secretary Mark Harbers of Justice and Security, which also includes Asylum and Migration, said to the Volkskrant. Harbers want all EU countries to implement this measure, so that traveling from country to country […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: NL Times

02

Apr

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Belgian minister under fire for favoring Christian migrants over others

Belgium’s State Secretary for Asylum and Migration came under fire for implying that the country favors Christian asylum seekers over non-Christians, reports said. In a message posted to celebrate the Easter holiday on his official Twitter account, minister Theo Francken from the far-right New Flemish Alliance (N-VA Party) said that Belgium has welcomed 903 Syrian […]

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Country: Belgium
Source: Daily Sabah

29

Mar

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Salvadoran asylum-seeker released from T. Don Hutto after sexual assault allegations

A Salvadoran woman who came forward four months ago with allegations of sexual assault by a guard has been released from the T. Don Hutto detention center in Taylor, Texas, where her abuser remained employed for the bulk of her detainment. Laura Monterrosa was released from detention Friday evening after a months-long campaign by the advocacy […]

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Country: United States
Source: Rewire News

27

Mar

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Norway politician who hit asylum seeker becomes justice minister

A politician convicted of beating an asylum seeker was appointed as acting justice minister in Norway on Tuesday. Minister of fisheries and a member of the anti-immigration Progress Party (FrP), Per Sandberg is temporarily replacing Sylvi Listhaug who resigned on the same day. The 58-year-old Sandberg, who’s also considered close to the FrP’s populist wing, […]

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Country: Norway
Source: Yahoo News

23

Mar

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30 Gambian migrants rounded up in Germany

Over 200-member police-troop descended on Donauworth town, in the Bayerische region (Munich) of Germany, where more than 300 Gambian migrants reside, conducting arrests and taking at least 30 into custody. According to eyewitnesses, the “unfriendly police action” included assaults, when hound dogs and riot gear police raided the community on Tuesday afternoon in an operation […]

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Country: Germany
Source: The Point