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Refugees

2020

14

Jan

The U.S. is putting asylum seekers on planes to Guatemala

The chartered U.S. government flights land here every day or two, depositing Honduran and Salvadoran asylum seekers from the U.S. border. Many arrive with the same question: “Where are we?” For the first time ever, the United States is shipping asylum seekers who arrive at its border to a “safe third country” to seek refuge […]

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Country: United States
Source: AA , Washington Post

10

Jan

US to start collecting DNA from people detained migrants

The Trump administration’s plan to collect DNA evidence from migrants detained in U.S. Customs and Borders Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facilities will commence soon in the form of a 90-day pilot program in Detroit and Southwest Texas, CNN reported on Monday. News of the plan first emerged in October, when the Department of […]

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Country: United States
Source: NYT

08

Jan

‘Unacceptable for people’: Danish asylum centre slammed in anti-torture report

The committee called the centre at Ellebæk in North Zealand “unacceptable for people”. The Strasbourg-based European Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) is the anti-torture committee of the Council of Europe. The report is based on visits to Ellebæk and other detention centres including Nykøbing Falster Arrest. Both facilities house migrants who are under arrest […]

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Country: Denmark
Source: The Local

06

Jan

Gov’t to Double Border Control Troops

The Hungarian government will double the number of soldiers patrolling the borders “in light of increasing migration pressure”, Szilárd Németh, state secretary at the defence ministry, told a press conference on Sunday. Németh spoke at the border police base at Madaras, in south-eastern Hungary, and said that last year, the number of illegal entrants had grown almost […]

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Country: Hungary
Source: Trt Haber , Hungary Todaay

2019

25

Dec

Germany rejects EU calls to accept children from Greek migrant camps

Germany has rejected calls from the European Commission asking the country to take in more unaccompanied migrant children from overcrowded refugee camps in Greece. Horst Seehofer, the interior minister, on Christmas Eve said while he was concerned about the plight of the migrants, doing so without a concerted European strategy would only encourage people smugglers. “A solo act by Germany […]

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Country: Germany
Source: TRT Haber , Telegraph

23

Dec

Denmark denied refugees asylum by arguing it’s safe for them to go home to Syria

A seemingly small ruling in Denmark is alarming refugee advocates that a new precedent could be set for Europe to send Syrians seeking asylum back to their war-torn home. On Tuesday, Denmark’s Refugee Appeals Board denied asylum requests by three Syrian women, arguing that they didn’t face any individual dangers in returning to their hometown of Damascus, […]

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Country: Denmark
Source: TRT Haber , WP

20

Dec

ICE deported thousands of family members, minors as overall arrests dropped

U.S. immigration officials deported approximately 12,000 family members and unaccompanied minors last fiscal year, far fewer than the “millions” President Trump pledged to arrest months ago in frustration about rising border crossings, according to a federal report released Wednesday. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement deported 5,702 family members, a 110 percent jump from the prior year, according […]

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Country: United States
Source: TRT Haber , WP

19

Dec

Clashes break out in migrant camp on Greek island of Samos

Clashes broke out Thursday between police and a group of migrants at a refugee camp on the eastern Greek island of Samos, prompting the local mayor to shut down a nearby elementary school and kindergarten. The clashes came as about 200 people began protesting conditions in the dramatically overcrowded camp and demanding they be allowed […]

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Country: Greece
Source: TRT Haber , NYT

19

Dec

Homeless households in England rise by 23% in a year

The number of households considered newly homeless or at risk of becoming so has increased by 11.4% across England in the past year, according to government figures, a rise of almost 7,000 households. Between April and June 2019, 68,170 households were initially assessed as homeless or threatened with homelessness. Of those, 32,220 households were deemed […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: Bloomberg , The Guardian

18

Dec

‘We Want to Die’: Kids at Greece Migrant Camp Speak About Miserable Life

There is an epidemic of self-harming in children between the ages of 12 and 17, with some of them attempting suicide in the Greek camp. Nearly 18,000 people, including 7,000 children, are currently living in the camp, which was built to house just 2,000, BBC News reports. Angela Modarelli, a child psychiatrist with Doctors Without […]

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Country: Greece
Source: BBC , Albawa