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Refugees

2020

15

Feb

Three migrants freeze to death after crossing US-Mexico border

A group of immigrants died while illegally crossing the border from Mexico into San Diego on Monday. The incident occurred near Mount Laguna in San Diego County, California. NBC News reports that Border Patrol dispatch responded to a notification that five people were in need of medical assistance near La Posta Indian Reservation on Monday around 2.15pm. The San Diego Sector Customs […]

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Country: United States
Source: AA , Independent

14

Feb

Germany says it will not grant asylum to ‘climate refugees’

Germany said on Wednesday it would not grant asylum to people claiming to be climate refugees. “The federal government does not plan to recognise the ‘flight from climatic conditions and changes’ as a reason for asylum and to make a corresponding change in the law,” it said in a statement. “People in third countries who leave […]

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Country: Germany
Source: EN , EN

10

Feb

Hungary closes Serbian border crossing as migrants demand entry

Hungary temporarily closed a border crossing with Serbia after dozens of migrants gathered at the site and demanded to be let into the country. The situation arose a week after Hungarian security staff fired warning shots to force back migrants trying to cross elsewhere on the border with Serbia. Children shouted “Open borders!” while some […]

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Country: Hungary
Source: Sputnik , rferl

08

Feb

UNHCR urges Greece to improve refugee conditions

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) urged Greece on Friday to increase efforts to address “alarming” overcrowding and precarious conditions for asylum seekers and migrants staying on the five Aegean islands of Lesbos, Chios, Samos, Kos and Leros. “UNHCR has been appealing to the Greek government to use emergency measures to expedite its plans to transfer […]

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Country: Greece
Source: TRT Haber , AA

07

Feb

Swiss school causes stir after boasting about low number of foreign students

Among the perks listed in a job advertisement seeking a new teacher, Göttibach primary school mentioned “lower than average number of children with a migration background”. The ad’s wording quickly sparked a wave of criticism. “It reads as though the job is more attractive because there are few foreigners at the school,” the president of […]

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Country: Switzerland
Source: Euro News , The Local

07

Feb

Is Hungary ‘starving’ asylum seekers to deter immigration?

The European Court of Human Rights has ordered Hungary – for the 28th time – to stop depriving an asylum seeker of food during his stay at the transit zone. The Afghan man’s pregnant wife and daughter had to give him food from their own portions during the course of a week, according to media […]

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Country: Hungary
Source: Milliyet , Euro News

05

Feb

138 Salvadorans deported by the U.S. were killed back home

At least 138 Salvadorans have been killed in the past seven years after being deported by U.S. authorities, a rights group said Wednesday in a report that highlighted the risk of returning migrants to the Central American nation. A majority of the Salvadorans — 109 — were sent home during the Obama administration, according to Alison Leal […]

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Country: United States
Source: AA , WP

04

Feb

Greece says it’s speeding up asylum cases and returns

Greece said it has begun to enforce fast track procedures for new asylum applicants and is stepping up deportations to Turkey, but aid organisations have voiced concerns that applicants’ rights are being trampled upon. Greece deported 53 asylum seekers in January, police told Al Jazeera, slightly higher than the monthly average of 45 since the EU-Turkey […]

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Country: Greece
Source: Sputnik , AJ

01

Feb

Trump expands travel ban to six additional countries

United States President Donald Trump issued an expanded version of his travel ban on Friday, an official said. The move was slammed by immigrant advocates and critics who say the policy discriminates against Muslims and others. The US will suspend the issuance of visas that can lead to permanent residency for nationals of Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar and Nigeria, acting […]

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Country: United States
Source: TRT Haber

31

Jan

Young Migrants Sell Themselves to ‘Older Men, Women’ for Food, Accommodation in Sweden

An increasing number of those classed as “unaccompanied migrant children” are being exploited for sex, crime or forced labour, Red Cross Sweden has reported. Exposure among unaccompanied children and young people has increased rapidly, and more of them are now falling outside the community’s safety net, the Red Cross report said. In a 103-person survey […]

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Country: Sweden
Source: Sputnik , Sputnik