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Refugees

2019

15

Oct

EU silent over growing calls from migrant rescue vessels

EU countries have silently continued to watch the ongoing migrant tragedy at their shores a migrant rescue ship that rescued 176 migrants in the Mediterranean over the weekend, appealed for help to disembark them at any EU port. However, the crew of a ship said yesterday it had so far received no response from any […]

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Country: Greece
Source: TRT Haber

09

Oct

Under Trump, Louisiana is at epicenter of migrant detention

Tucked away in the dense forest of rural Louisiana is a barbed wire-ringed prison that has quickly become a major detention centre for immigrants detained at the border. The Winn Correctional Center is one of eight Louisiana jails that have started holding asylum seekers and other migrants over the past year, making Louisiana an unlikely […]

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Country: United States
Source: Habertürk , City News

07

Oct

Trump’s order will deny visas to immigrants who lack health-care coverage

The White House late Friday issued a proclamation saying it would deny visas to immigrants who “will financially burden” the U.S. health-care system starting Nov. 3, demanding that foreign nationals prove that they have insurance or are affluent enough to cover their own health-care costs before entering the United States. The new rule issued at 7 […]

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Country: United States
Source: EN , Washington Post

07

Oct

Macron under fire in blistering attack from Turkey after French President provoked outrage

Turkısh Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Tuesday accused Emmanuel Macron of overstepping his bounds after the French leader denounced the erosion of the rule of law under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. EU leaders have repeatedly expressed concern over the gradual breakdown of the rule of law in Turkey after a failed coup in 2016 prompted […]

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Country: France
Source: Sputnik , Express

04

Oct

US to Collect DNA of All Undocumented Migrants

The U.S. government plans to collect the DNA of all migrants detained after entering the country illegally, officials said Wednesday. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is developing a plan to take DNA samples from each of the undocumented immigrants and store it in a national database for criminal DNA profiles, they said. Speaking to […]

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Country: United States
Source: VOA

01

Oct

More than 1,000 migrants have died crossing the Mediterranean in 2019

More than 1,000 people have died trying to cross the Mediterranean this year, the UN has revealed. UN refugee agency UNHCR said the ‘bleak milestone’ had been reached for the sixth year in a row after a weekend which saw at least 12 migrants killed when their inflatable boat sank off Morocco. More than half […]

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Country: European Union
Source: AA , Daily Mail

27

Sep

Trump to cut number of refugees allowed in U.S. to lowest ever

The Trump administration on Thursday announced it plans to admit the lowest number of refugees in U.S. history over the next 12 months, placing a cap of fewer than 20,000 spots for millions of people around the world displaced by war, ethnic conflict and other forms of persecution. The U.S. is planning to resettle no […]

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Country: United States
Source: TRT Haber , CBS News

23

Sep

Five EU interior ministers want quotas for shipwrecked refugees

At a meeting in Malta, the three largest countries in the EU want to find a solution to the issue of distributing migrants. Will other countries follow their lead? Bernd Riegert reports. Malta, the smallest country in the EU, lies on the migration route stretching from Libya to Europe. Nine private rescue ships, among them […]

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Country: Germany
Source: DW

18

Sep

Foreign Minister: Italy opening borders dangerous to Europe

Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said on Sunday that all decisions that involved the opening of European borders to migrants were regrettable, including the Italian government’s, but Hungary will continue defending its borders. The Italian government’s decision to open the country’s borders to illegal migrants is regrettable and dangerous, Szijjártó told state news channel M1. What’s more, […]

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Country: Hungary
Source: EnSonHaber , Hungary Today

18

Sep

French police begin to clear migrants sheltered at Dunkirk gym

French police are clearing nearly 1,000 migrants from a gymnasium near the northern port city of Dunkirk after a court ruled it was a health and security hazard. The mayor of Grande-Synthe, a suburb of Dunkirk, last December opened up the sports hall to migrant families seeking shelter from the cold. Since then, it has grown […]

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Country: France
Source: Aljazeera , Haberler