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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...
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...
24 Sep 2016
Leaders from countries along the Balkan migration route were set to gather Saturday in Vienna to discuss ways to better protect the external EU borders. Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern has also invited Greek Premier Alexis Tsipras and German...
05 Sep 2016
Deutsch Welle reports on the large number of unaccompanied minors seeking asylum in Bulgaria, many of whom are held in detention centres; 142 children are currently registered in the detention centers of Busmantsi and Lyubimets, a large percentage...
07 Jun 2015
'Politico Magazine' reports on a migration wave from the Mediterranean to the EU, a large number of dead migrants and the conditions of the refugees. The magazine calls it as the migration crisis to which the EU responds with an attempt to create a...
28 May 2015
'Middle East Eye' reports that tens of thousands of refugees and migrants are expected to try and enter Europe through the so-called Western Balkan route this year as the exodus from parts of the Middle East and Africa continues. The route has...
Foster care and refugee children in Bulgaria
21 Apr 2015
On April, 15 -16, 2015 in Bulgaria UNHCR held a seminar on foster care and refugee children. The seminar had the title 'Training of trainers of foster parents'. The seminar was attended by representatives of the state and the non-governmental sector...

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