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Refugees

2019

20

Jun

Indian migrant girl, 6, died in Arizona desert as mother sought water

A six-year-old girl from India died of heat stroke in an Arizona desert after her mother left her with other migrants to go in search of water, a medical examiner and U.S. Border Patrol said on Friday. The girl, Gurupreet Kaur, soon to celebrate her seventh birthday, was found by U.S. Border Patrol west of […]

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Country: United States
Source: Sputnik , Reuters

19

Jun

Trump says millions in U.S. illegally to be deported starting next week

President Trump says millions of people living in the country illegally will be deported, beginning next week. In a pair of tweets Monday night — the eve of formally announcing his re-election bid — Mr. Trump said U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement would next week “begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens […]

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Country: United States
Source: TRT Haber , CBS

17

Jun

Italy lets 10 stranded migrants disembark but moves to ban rescue ships from its waters

Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini allowed 10 of the 53 migrants stranded on the Sea-Watch 3 rescue ship to disembark on Saturday, but pressed ahead with plans to ban such boats from Italian territorial waters. The 10 rescued migrants, including two pregnant women and three minors according to local media, were brought to the island […]

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Country: Italy
Source: AA , Euro News

12

Jun

Italy to fine migrant boats up to €50,000 for approaching without permission

The 18-article decree brings in fines of up to €50,000 for the captain, owner and operator of a vessel “entering Italian territorial waters without authorisation”, Salvini told reporters on Tuesday after a cabinet meeting. Although charity vessels which rescue thousands of migrants are not mentioned they would be hit, with Salvini saying repeat offences would […]

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Country: Italy
Source: TRT Haber , The Local

10

Jun

Hungary behind on minor migrant protection

The Children’s Rights Committee of the Council of Europe said that in the migrant transit zones along the Serbian-Hungarian border, there is a lack of effective measures to protect child migrants and asylum seekers from sexual abuse. A report by the Children’s Rights Committee of the Council of Europe “deplores” the lack of effective measures […]

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Country: Hungary
Source: Euro News , Info Migrants

04

Jun

Imam jailed for helping migrants cross the English Channel

A French court has sentenced an imam to two years of jail for providing migrants with inflatable boats to reach Great Britain through the English Channel. The man, a 39-year old political refugee from Iran, fainted as the criminal court announced on Monday his immediate incarceration. Another 29-year old Senegalese man who attended the Mosque […]

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Country: France
Source: Euro News , Euro News

04

Jun

1,600 children missing from Dutch asylum shelters

More than 1600 child asylum seekers have gone missing from their accommodation in the last four and a half years, raising fears that some may have been pushed into street crime and prostitution. According to figures obtained by NRC, the number is higher than previously thought because separate figures were kept by the COA, the […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: TRT Haber , Dutch News

31

May

Trump to threaten Mexico with tariffs over immigration

US President Donald Trump is preparing to threaten Mexico with tariffs to put pressure on the country to crack down on individuals seeking asylum in the United States, although some White House officials are trying to talk him out of the move, the Washington Post reported on Thursday. Trump earlier on Thursday told reporters he […]

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Country: United States
Source: TRT Haber , Aljazeera

31

May

Hard-right Greek leader Kyriakos Velopoulos wants border wall

The new face of Greece’s hard right has called for a border wall along Greece’s northern frontiers to block illegal migrants. Kyriakos Velopoulos, 53, founder of the new Greek Solution party – which won a seat in Brussels on Sunday – suggested laying a minefield and building a wall on the border with Turkey and […]

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Country: Greece
Source: TRT Haber , The Times

30

May

Violence breaks out between residents of refugee camp and police on Greek island of Samos

Police clashed with residents from a refugee camp on the Greek island of Samos on Saturday morning, an NGO has told Euronews. The refugees and asylum seekers were staging a protest march about living conditions in the camp but had their route blocked by police at around 7.30 am local time, a member of the […]

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Country: Greece
Source: Euro News , Euro News