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Refugees

2018

19

Jun

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French police cut soles off migrant children’s shoes, claims Oxfam

French border police have been accused of detaining migrant children as young as 12 in cells without food or water, cutting the soles off their shoes and stealing sim cards from their mobile phones, before illegally sending them back to Italy. A report released on Friday by the charity Oxfam also cites the case of a […]

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Country: France
Source: The Guardian

19

Jun

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Hundreds of migrant children caged along US border

Inside an old warehouse in South Texas, hundreds of children wait in a series of cages created by metal fencing. One cage had 20 children inside. Scattered about are bottles of water, bags of chips and large foil sheets intended to serve as blankets. One teenager told an advocate who visited that she was helping […]

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Country: United States
Source: AP

12

Jun

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Attorney General Sessions limits asylum for domestic violence victims

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on June 11 overturned a key immigration case that had granted asylum to a Salvadoran woman who had been raped and beaten by her former husband. The decision could have wide-ranging impacts on immigrants seeking refuge in the United States from violence in their home countries Sessions’ ruling came after he […]

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Country: United States
Source: Reuters , BBC Türkçe

12

Jun

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French authorities clear 336 migrants from camp near Dunkirk

Authorities have cleared 336 migrants from a makeshift camp outside Dunkirk and assigned them to reception centres in the region of northern France. The closure came just weeks after some 400 migrants were transferred to centres from a local gymnasium, where they were temporarily sheltered after another camp was shut. The town of Grande-Synthe, the […]

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Country: France
Source: CTV News , Dünya Bülteni

11

Jun

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Italy’s Matteo Salvini shuts ports to migrant rescue ship

A rescue vessel carrying 629 migrants is stranded in the Mediterranean after Italy’s new interior minister refused permission for it to dock. Matteo Salvini, leader of the right-wing League, said Malta should accept the Aquarius but he was rejected. Malta says the German charity SOS Méditerranée picked up the migrants in Libyan waters, which means […]

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Country: Italy
Source: BBC , Amerika'nın Sesi

06

Jun

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French police clear out two more migrant camps in Paris

French police on Monday began to clear out two more illegal migrant campsites in Paris, the country’s latest attempt to deal with an influx of refugees which began about three years ago. The Paris police department said in a statement that they were in the process of clearing out an illegal refugee campsite at the […]

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Country: France
Source: XINHUANET

01

Jun

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Bomb-belt Barbie shocks child asylum seekers in Dutch language lesson

Child asylum seekers receiving Dutch language lessons in Emmen were face with some horrible pictures during their lessons over the past weeks. Pictures like a Barbie wearing a bomb-belt, and traffic signs changed to show sexual texts were shown during a powerpoint presentation for the Verbal Dutch course by the CED-Groep, Dagblad van het Noorden reports. “We do not […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: NL Times , TRT Haber

30

May

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Austria plans to cut benefits for non-German speaking immigrants

Austria plans to cut benefits for immigrants, including refugees, who do not speak German in a controversial move that puts the country in conflict with the EU. Chancellor Sebastian Kurz intends to cap refugees’ benefits receive at €563 a month. They will only be able to claim the amount given to Austrians – €863 – if […]

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Country: Austria
Source: The Telegraph

23

May

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French government orders evacuation of Paris migrant camp

The French Interior Ministry on Monday pledged to evict about 2,300 migrants camped next to popular Parisian canals. The contentious decision has highlighted the problem of how European nations are managing the continuing migrant influx. For several months migrants have been settling on the banks of two canals in the northeast of Paris. Aid organizations […]

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Country: France
Source: Deutsche Welle

23

May

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Belgian police fired bullet that killed migrant toddler, prosecutors say

A Belgian policeman fired the bullet that killed a two-year-old Kurdish girl during a high-speed chase of a van transporting migrants in Belgium last week, prosecutors confirmed Tuesday. Prosecutors announced the results of the probe into the death of Mawda Shawri, after officials said on Friday that she had died from a bullet wound in the […]

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Country: Belgium
Source: NDTV , TRT Haber