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24 Oct 2016
The 'Huffington Post' reports that Yvette Cooper has warned that child refugees risk slipping into the hands of smugglers as the Calais “Jungle” camp is demolished. After violence overnight in the Calais camp, Cooper, who is chair of the Home...
23 Sep 2016
Reuters reports on repeated evictions of Roma families in France, which it states leave children vulnerable to exploitation. France has been condemned for many years for its treatment of Roma communities, often bulldozing makeshift shelters and...
22 Sep 2016
The New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants is a common outcome document agreed upon by UN Member States that lays the foundation for a global approach to large movements of refugees and migrants. The Declaration expresses the political will...
19 Sep 2016
Remember little Alan Kurdi, age 3, who drowned in the Mediterranean Sea, as he and his family fled war-ravaged Syria? The world looked on in horror at the images of his lifeless body lying on the shore. One year later, the horror hasn’t stopped –...
03 Aug 2016
Hopes of many NGOs campaigning for governments of wealthier nations to do more to provide support to refugees have been somewhat dashed this week as the UN member states have failed to agree on a concrete refugee resettlement target. The Guardian...
29 Jul 2016
The EU Observer reports the findings of the European Commission's new survey assessing the attitudes of Europeans to key issues. More than 130,000 people were interviewed across 34 countries and by far the most important issues in people's minds are...
27 Jul 2016
EurActiv reports on the alarming rhetoric used by the Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán. At a press conference on Tuesday Orbán described migrants and refugees who have fled war and oppression in the pursuit of a better life and freedom as 'poison'. He...
25 Jul 2016
Amnesty International urges heads of state, set to meet in the forthcoming days in order to draw up a response plan to the refugee crisis, not to be thrown off-course by narrow national self-interest. Amnesty International has also produced a five...
22 Jul 2016
The IOM reports that almost 3,000 people have died this year in their attempt to reach Europe in the hope of claiming asylum and establishing a better life. Fleeing persecution, war and economic uncertainty and deep poverty these people have risked...
12 Jul 2016
In this article, Open Democracy reports on the migration routes used by migrants in the Balkan region over the last year. The distinction is draw between the Balkan route - a migration path that has existed for years and is still in use - and the...

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