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06 Nov 2019
Bulgarian government accepted amendments to the Foreigners Act and the Child Protection Act to ease the application for residence for people from non-EU countries with Bulgarian origin. It includes the rules of procedure for family reunification and...
11 Aug 2019
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) announced that the first Safety Zone for unaccompanied children in the RRC Sofia - Voenna Rampa opened its doors on 17 June, 2019. During its first week, 39 unaccompanied children were accommodated...
03 Oct 2017
For 3 years, Gil and Sadie Klassby have been running a school for refugee children at the Harmanli refugee camp. In the beginning, the British natives started and developed the school with their own resources, but during the second and third years...
20 Sep 2017
The Austrian Defense Minister Hans Peter Doskozil has drawn attention to new migration routes across the Balkans being opened up by people smugglers, in an interview with the German newspaper Die Welt. Following Hungary and Macedonia's decision to...
17 Aug 2017
The Daily Sabah reports on the recent decision by the Bulgarian government to increase the level of border security on the Turkish-Bulgarian border to stop illegal migration from Turkey. The Bulgarian Defence Minister Karakachanov states that the...
24 Jul 2017
The Sofia Globe reports on the viewpoint of the UNHCR office in Bulgaria on Bulgaria's new ordinance on the integration of refugees. In sum, it is concluded although Bulgaria’s government has undertaken some positive actions towards improving the...
14 Apr 2017
Seventeen year-old Somalian refugee Ibitsam* was found and saved by Doctors of the World. In her words, the Doctors had known she needed emergency help the moment they had seen her. Ibitsam had frostbite and gangrenous spots formed on her feet which...
13 Mar 2017
'The Guardian' reports that the United Kingdom is using EU rules to send asylum seekers from Syria and other countries back to eastern European states where they were beaten, incarcerated and abused. The Guardian has spoken to refugees who describe...
25 Nov 2016
'The Strait Times' reports that Bulgaria will move migrants who clashed with police at a refugee camp to closed camps and hopes to start extraditing some to their native Afghanistan next month, Prime Minister Boiko Borisov said on Friday (Nov 25).
10 Oct 2016
'Devex' reports that to the majority of asylum-seekers and migrants — 7,000 people are now staying in Bulgaria’s reception and asylum centers — Bulgaria is merely a corridor. Most have their eyes on Germany, with visions of the generous social...

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