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Refugees

2019

05

Dec

‘People are not animals’; stranded migrants freeze in Bosnian forest

A senior human rights envoy who visited the camp on Tuesday demanded its immediate closure, though a Bosnian government minister said it could take up to a month to move the refugees to a more secure location. “People are people, not animals,” said Mauloddin, 24, an Afghan who set off for Europe 3-1/2 years ago. […]

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Country: Croatia
Source: AA , Reuters

04

Dec

In France, anti-Zionism and antisemitism will be considered equivalent

The French National Assembly approved the draft law, which regarded anti-Zionism as equivalent to antisemitism. French National Assemblyin the voting, anti-zionismn Anti-Semitismand without any sanction, the bill was accepted with 72 ‘no’ vote and 154 ‘yes’ vote. The bill was based on the International Holocaust Memorial Alliance’s definition of anti-Semitism. In an open letter published in the […]

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Country: France
Source: AA , MBS News

04

Dec

‘Medevac’ law: Australia denies medical evacuations for refugees

Australia has controversially repealed a law which allowed sick refugees held offshore to be treated in the country. The government’s push to scrap the “medevac” law – passed by opposition MPs in February – has drawn criticism as cruel and inhumane. But Prime Minister Scott Morrison argued the law had presented a “national security” risk. […]

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Country: Australia
Source: AA , BBC

02

Dec

ICE set up a fake university, then arrested 250 people to whom it gave visa papers

It has been 11 months since unsealed federal court documents revealed that U.S. immigration officials created a fake university to lure foreign-born college students who were trying to stay in the country on student visas that might not have been legal. The University of Farmington, a fictitious school that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement marketed […]

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Country: United States
Source: Euro News , MySanantonio

02

Dec

Germany: Thousands of migrants return after deportation, report says

Thousands of migrants in Germany have applied for asylum multiple times and return to the country after having been deported, according to a report by German newspaper Die Welt am Sonntag published on Sunday. There are nearly 5,000 asylum-seekers who have reapplied for asylum after being deported from Germany since 2012, according to the report, which cites official government figures. […]

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Country: Germany
Source: DW , DW

02

Dec

Turkey treats migrants allegedly beaten by Greek troops

A group of irregular migrants allegedly pushed back forcibly to Turkey after being beaten by Greek soldiers are being nursed back to health in Edirne, northwestern Turkey, near the Greek border. The 68 irregular migrants caught by Turkish border guards in a forbidden military zone — including Afghan, Pakistani, Algerian and Bangladeshi nationals — had […]

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Country: Greece
Source: CNN , AA

28

Nov

French police evacuate migrants from northern Paris site

French police started evacuating migrants on Thursday (Nov 28) from an illegal camp site in northern Paris, the local police force said in a statement, as the government aims to show it is taking a tougher stance on illegal immigration. The police said it would be moving between 200 and 300 people from the illegal […]

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Country: France
Source: TRT Haber , Channel News Asia

26

Nov

Children of Moria — A generation lost

The majority of migrants and refugees who have reached Greece since January 2018 are women and children according to the UNHCR. Children make up 36.1% and women 23.3% of the total arrivals to Greece. Since January 2019, some 104,000 migrants and refugees have reached European shores; 29.2% of them being children and 19.2 % women. […]

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Country: Greece
Source: AA , Info Migrants

25

Nov

Trump Administration Separates Some Migrant Mothers From Their Newborns Before Returning Them to Detention

It has been almost a year since President Donald Trump signed the executive order purporting to end his policy of separating parents and children at the U.S.-Mexico border. However, his administration’s broader zero-tolerance policy continues today—and because of it, a particularly heinous form of family separation is playing out in Texas. As Rewire.News reported in part one of this […]

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Country: United States
Source: Rewire

25

Nov

Spanish rescue ship stranded in heavy seas off Italy with 62 African migrants on board awaiting port OK

 Italian authorities have evacuated 11 migrants from the Open Arms ship but not granted port access to the vessel, leaving it stranded in rough seas with 62 African migrants still on board, a spokeswoman for the Spanish rescue mission said on Sunday. Among those evacuated are two young children and their families, several people suffering […]

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Country: Italy
Source: EN , Reuters