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02 Nov 2015
The Guardian reports, that record numbers of migrants and refugees crossed the Mediterranean to Europe in October – just in time for the advent of winter, which is already threatening to expose thousands to harsh conditions.  The latest UN figures,...
01 Nov 2015
'The Guardian' reports that Senior Europol officer, Brian Donale warns traffickers are exploiting people’s desperation, forcing them into prostitution and slave labour. As thousand of people are crossing Europe to seek international protection,...
01 Nov 2015
According to the Associated Press, Syrian asylum seekers are facing increasing violence in Germany, with three different attacks in which Syrians were injured taking place over the weekend.  Groups of 20 or more people committed the attacks in...
27 Oct 2015
UNICEF published a report on the humanitarian situation in Europe. Below are some of the key highlights outlined in the report.  There has been a sharp increase in the number of refugees and migrants arriving in Greece during the second half of...
27 Oct 2015
The WHO Regional Office for Europe and the Ministry of Health of Hungary conducted a joint assessment mission on 12–16 October 2015 to analyse the public health implications of large arrivals of refugees and migrants and the capacity of the...
26 Oct 2015
According to an article on CBSNews, school teachers from the Kawergosk refugee camp in northern Iraq are leaving for Europe, in search of better opportunities. Already nine of the camp teachers left for Europe over the summer, which means that the...
25 Oct 2015
According to the European Commission, tackling the challenges faced by the Western Balkans requires a collaborative cross-border approach. This is why President Juncker convened the leaders of the countries concerned and most affected by the...
23 Oct 2015
The UN refugee agency said today it was concerned by "credible testimonies" it has received of sexual violence and abuse against refugee and migrant women and children on the move in Europe and called on authorities to take steps to ensure their...
05 Jun 2013
The European Parliament is in the process to adopt a report on the situation of unaccompanied minors in the EU. Terre des Hommes has been in direct dialogue and provided a range of recommendations to MEP Nathalie Griesbeck, in charge of producing...
29 May 2013
On 22 May, the European Commission released the Communication “Maximising the Development Impact of Migration”. It provides the basis for the position of the EU at the next UN High Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development of...

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