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Refugees

2019

19

Apr

Belgium launches Facebook campaign to dissuade potential refugees

Apart from a website, which is designed to educate aspiring asylum seekers on their chances of settling in Belgium, there would also be a special Facebook campaign targeting certain groups, namely Palestinians and Moroccans. Belgium’s Immigration Office has launched a six-month-long dissuasion campaign aimed at potential migrants in their countries of origin, as well as refugees in transit countries, Minister of Asylum, Migration, Health […]

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Country: Belgium
Source: Sputnik

18

Apr

Salvini ‘crossed red line’ with refugee boat policy, says military

Italian military officials have accused Matteo Salvini of “unprecedented interference” as tension mounts over the far-right interior minister’s policy of closing ports to rescued migrants. Salvini, who is also Italy’s deputy prime minister, sent a letter to the heads of the navy and coastguard reportedly ordering them to maintain the policy by paying close attention to […]

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Country: Italy
Source: TRT Haber , The Guardian

18

Apr

German Cabinet agrees tougher rules for deporting migrants

German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer gained Cabinet backing Wednesday for his Orderly Return Bill. The plan will go to parliament for debate, and could pass before the summer recess. However, German states do not all approve of the plan which would see asylum seekers who are to be deported being held in state jails rather than pre-deportation holding […]

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Country: Germany
Source: DW , DW

17

Apr

Refugees face violence, abuse on Europe’s new Balkan route

In early April, Greek police near the northern city of Thessaloniki used tear gas to prevent refugees from making their way to the border with North Macedonia. The refugees were headed to Central and Western Europe, driven by a series of false reports on social media that the border crossings to North Macedonia and Albania had […]

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Source: TRT Haber , DW

15

Apr

Malta: 4 EU nations will take in 64 migrants from aid ship

Ending another European standoff over immigration, Malta on Saturday announced a deal to distribute 64 migrants rescued at sea off Libya 10 days ago among four European Union nations. The migrants, who will be distributed among Germany, France, Portugal and Luxembourg, were transferred to Maltese army boats from the ship that saved them and were […]

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Country: Malta
Source: TRT Haber , AP

11

Apr

A migrant girl was fed crackers and canned tuna in school

A millionaire Italian footballer has stepped in to pay for a migrant girl’s school lunches after she was fed crackers and canned tuna because her parents could not afford meal vouchers. Antonio Candreva, who plays for Inter Milan and Italy, phoned the mayor of Minerbe, near Verona, where the eight-year-old girl goes to school after […]

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Country: Italy
Source: Euro News , The Times

08

Apr

Migrant rescue vessel Alan Kurdi claims food shortage aboard stranded ship

The NGO vessel Alan Kurdi is carrying 64 people it rescued last Wednesday and is still stranded in international waters outside Malta, with its crew warning that food shortages and bad weather are taking their toll. Sea-Eye have released a video on Twitter and a statement made by spokesperson Carlotta Weibl, outlining the situation on the migrant […]

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Country: Italy
Source: BBC , Malta Today

08

Apr

Greek police fire tear gas at refugees demanding access to border

Police have used tear gas and stun grenades to disperse refugees and migrants during a second day of scuffles outside a camp in northern Greece. Since Thursday, hundreds of people stuck in Greece have arrived at a field next to the camp in Diavata, close to the second city of Thessaloniki, in the hope of travelling […]

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Country: Greece
Source: Aljazeera

05

Apr

Migrant ship with 64 people denied safe port by Italy and Malta

A humanitarian aid ship carrying 64 rescued migrants was holding position in the Mediterranean Sea on Thursday as both Italy and Malta refused it safe harbour, leaving the migrants sleeping in cramped conditions on deck as a storm approached. Their refusal sets the stage for another Mediterranean migrant standoff that can only be resolved if some European […]

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Country: Italy
Source: TRT Haber , The Guardian

01

Apr

Boy cautioned over Huddersfield school refugee attack video

A 16-year-old boy has received a police caution for an assault on a Syrian refugee filmed and shared online. Footage showed the 15-year-old being dragged to the ground and having water poured into his face at a school in Huddersfield. Prosecutors had decided there was insufficient evidence to bring charges of racially aggravated assault against […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: TRT Haber , BBC