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29 Sep 2016
'Wired' reports that "refugees are disoriented and vulnerable," says Joanne Liu, 51, international president of Doctors Without Borders. "Their phones don't work, data is expensive and they can't tell their families they are safe." So tech startups...
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 –...
15 Sep 2016
Bray Refugee Solidarity Group initiated a peition cammpaign to the Justice and Home Affairs Council of the EU about unaccompanied children travelling across Europe and often going missing. They summarise their demands in 10 points, including the...
14 Sep 2016
“Detention for administrative purposes can never ever be in the best interest of a child” states François Crépeau, UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, in the...
08 Sep 2016
Conference 'Social Innovation for Refugee Inclusion'  to examine new approaches to the sustainable integration of refugees takes place next week- 12-13 Septembre 2016 in Brussels. The Council of Europe’s Intercultural cities network will address the...
05 Sep 2016
'The Independent' reports on the words of a senior Human rights lawyer Christina Velentez, a fellow at Chatham house has called on the EU who are “failing” refugees, to fulfil their international obligations in line with the UNHCR mandate. This...
05 Sep 2016
The latest statistics from the International Organisation for Migration show that over 250,000 child migrants crossed irregularly into Italy and Greece in 2015. 72% of those arriving in Italy were unaccompanied. The report states that child...
05 Sep 2016
UNICEF reports on the staggering number of children who have turned to smugglers- half a million since January 2015, risking exploitation. The organisation states that more than 90 per cent of journeys made by refugees and migrants coming to the EU...
29 Aug 2016
Jessica Steventon reports on the effects of the UK asylum system on children’s mental health for Open Democracy. Eurostat has estimated that there are as many as 90,000 unaccompanied asylum seekers who arrived in Europe to claim asylum in the last...
28 Aug 2016
Independent reports that European nations continue to squabble about whether, and how, to share the newcomers between them and the issues that drove refugees to Europe in the first place — such as Syria's unrelenting war — are unresolved. Overall, 2...

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