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Refugees

2017

20

Sep

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French police clear 557 people including 60 children from makeshift migrant camp

French police yesterday encircled a makeshift migrant camp in a wooded area near Dunkirk, clearing out 557 people. It was the second such operation in two days in northern France, where asylum-seekers and migrants gather in hopes of making it across the English Channel to Britain. Sixty children were among the people removed from the camp […]

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Country: France
Source: Daily Mail

12

Sep

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Belgian NGO hits out at police action against refugees

Clearing refugees from public parks and transport hubs in Brussels has been described as “inhuman” by a Belgian NGO. Brussels-based aid organization Humain on Tuesday said recent increased police action against refugees taking shelter in parks and metro stations had caused anxiety. It claimed the 500-600 refugees who had been based in the Maximilian Park […]

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Country: Belgium
Source: Anadolu Agency

11

Sep

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Denmark: No room for refugees from UN this year

Denmark’s minority center-right government doesn’t want to accept any refugees this year that come in under a U.N. quota system, an official said Saturday. The U.N. refugee agency has made deals with countries, including Denmark, to take in a number of refugees each year. Since 1989, Denmark has accepted about 500 such refugees every year. But […]

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Country: Denmark
Source: ABC NEWS

09

Sep

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Hungary and Slovakia defiant after EU court rebuke

Hungary and Slovakia pledged not to change their opposition to taking in asylum seekers after the EU’s top court on Wednesday (6 September) dismissed the two countries’ complaints over the EU’s migration quota scheme. Slovak prime minister Robert Fico said his country respects the European Court of Justice’s (ECJ’s) decision to reject their complaints but […]

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Country: Hungary
Source: EUOBSERVER , Anadolu Agency

06

Sep

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Sweden is deporting a 106-year-old blind Afghan refugee to the “safe” part of Afghanistan

Sweden, long regarded as Europe’s most refugee-friendly country, is no longer making a name from its generosity. The Scandinavian country is on a mission to quickly deport the rejected asylum seekers lingering within its borders. Among them is 106-year-old Bibikhal Uzbek, a blind, disabled grandmother from Afghanistan. Just weeks from her 107th birthday, Uzbek was […]

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Country: Sweden
Source: QUARTZ

05

Sep

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Refugees targeted by ‘deliberate’ fire in Edinburgh

An Egyptian refugee living in Scotland has told the BBC he fears for the lives of his children after a fire attack at their home in Edinburgh. The father-of-four claims his family was the target of a blaze at a block of flats in the Wester Hailes area of the city on Saturday. Police said […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: BBC

05

Sep

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Disturbing footage of G4S guards ‘choking and mocking immigrant’

Disturbing footage appears to show immigrants being choked and mocked by guards at a privately-run immigration center. It’s claimed this incident forms part of an alleged culture of abuse at the Brook House detention centre, which is located near Gatwick Airport. The BBC said it exposes ‘a brutal and failing environment, where self-harm and drug […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: Metro

25

Aug

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Italian police use water cannon against refugees occupying Rome square

Police in riot gear clash with refugees near main train station after about 800 were evicted from office building on Saturday Police using water cannon and batons have clashed with refugees who had occupied a square in Rome in defiance of an order to leave a building where they had been squatting. Television images from […]

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Country: Italy
Source: The Guardian

22

Aug

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Austrian soldiers to stop migrants from Italy

Austria is building up a stronger police and military presence on its borders in an attempt to reduce the number of asylum seekers trying to enter via Italy, Slovakia, Slovenia and Hungary. Austria is sending soldiers to stop migrants coming from Italy, while Bulgaria has said the EU should “defend” its borders by “force of […]

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Country: Australia
Source: EU Observer

21

Aug

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Sweden to deport 106-year-old Afghan woman, believed to be the world’s oldest refugee

The Swedish Migration Agency rejected the asylum application and ruled for the deportation of a 106-year-old Afghan woman, who is blind, confined to bed and is believed to be the world’s oldest refugee. According to the report of Sweden’s public radio broadcaster, the agency denied the asylum request of Bibikhal Uzbek, who has been living […]

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Country: Sweden
Source: Daily Sabah