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2017

17

Nov

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Czech Republic to host European anti-migrant, anti-Muslim parties in mid-December

A new model of cooperation will be on the agenda of the meeting of European anti-migrant and anti-Muslim parties, to be attended by Marine Le Pen and Geert Wilders, in Prague in mid-December, Tomio Okamura, leader of the Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPD) movement, told journalists on Wednesday. “There will be a discussion of the […]

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Country: Czech Republic
Source: Prague Daily Monitor

16

Nov

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EU’s policy of helping Libya intercept migrants is ‘inhuman’, says UN

The EU’s policy of aiding Libyan authorities to intercept migrants and return them to detention is “inhuman”, the United Nations said on Tuesday. The UN’s human rights chief accused European countries of ignoring warnings over the deal struck with Libya. Authorities say it has caused detainees to rise sharply to almost 20,000. UN monitors who […]

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Country: European Union
Source: BBC

09

Nov

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US to scrap Central American child refugee program

The United States will no longer accept applications for its special child refugee program, which had allowed minors fleeing violence in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras to apply for asylum in the US before leaving their home countries. President Donald Trump’s administration had informed Congress in September that it intended to scrap the Central American Minors […]

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Country: United States
Source: Deutsche Welle

08

Nov

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Child refugees are being abused by European border officials

A recent report by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Serbia details how child refugees are being abused by border force officials all along the Balkan Route. The Balkan Route is a path—popular with Syrian, Iraqi, and Afghan refugees—that runs from Turkey into Greece, Bulgaria, and north toward Germany. Last year, the EU and Turkey placed extra border control forces and electric fences […]

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Country: European Union
Source: VICE

07

Nov

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Over 200 attacks reported on refugee shelters in Germany

As hate crimes against migrants in Germany continue, more than 200 attacks on refugee shelters were reported across Germany. According to Federal Criminal Police (BKA) statistics published by the Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung, 226 attacks were registered so far in the country. Despite the downward trend, there is an attack on an asylum center almost every […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Daily Sabah

03

Nov

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30,000 rejected asylum seekers ‘disappeared’ in Germany

About 30,000 failed asylum seekers due for deportation are unaccounted for within Germany’s refugee processing system and are believed to have disappeared. The authorities think that some may have left for other European countries but many are believed to live under the radar, protected by family or friends in an environment that police and other […]

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Country: Germany
Source: The Times

03

Nov

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Syrians on hunger strike in Greece over bid to rejoin families

More than a dozen Syrian refugees are on hunger strike in Athens to highlight the plight of 2,000 people waiting for at least six months to be allowed to rejoin families, mainly in Germany. “Some of us have been here for two years,” Fuad, a Syrian father in his thirties, told reporters on central Syntagma […]

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Country: Greece
Source: The Sun Daily

30

Oct

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French police ‘use beatings, tear gas and confiscation’ against Calais refugees

Police violence towards refugees in Calais has intensified to “excessive and life-threatening” levels, according to a new report, and the overall situation for unaccompanied minors has deteriorated markedly, a year after the refugee camp there was razed. The report by the Refugee Rights Data Project (RRDP) says French police tactics against the estimated 700 refugees […]

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Country: France
Source: The Guardian

27

Oct

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Federal Immigration Agents Target 10-Year-Old Girl Straight Out of Surgery

A 10-year-old Laredo girl threatened with detention after Border Patrol agents followed her to a Corpus Christi hospital where she had surgery was transferred to a San Antonio children’s shelter Wednesday. Rosa Maria Hernandez, who is in the U.S. illegally, was taken by immigration officials to a West Side shelter that contracts with the Health […]

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Country: United States
Source: San Antonio Express News

23

Oct

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Asylum Seekers in Abysmal Conditions on Greek Islands

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras should end the Greek government’s “containment policy” of confining asylum seekers to the Aegean islands, 19 human rights and humanitarian aid organizations said in an open letter released today. Thousands of people, including very young children, single or pregnant women, and people with physical disabilities, are trapped in abysmal conditions as winter sets in. […]

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Country: Greece
Source: Human Rights Watch