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08 Jul 2016
The EU Observer reports that plans are in place for the EU to propose new laws pertaining to refugees in the forthcoming days. EU migration commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos says that a new system is required to "pool European resettlement efforts...
07 Jul 2016
In this press release the European Parliament has announced plans, over the next three years, to produce a list of safe countries of origin which will replace the national lists of the EU member states. The purpose of the EU list is to enable member...
06 Jul 2016
Human Rights Watch argues that the efforts of the European Union to stem the flow of migrants from Libya endanger the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in the region. Migrants and asylum seekers are at risk from violent abuse not only at...
27 Jun 2016
Picum reports that the plan proposes using aid, trade and other funds to encourage countries to reduce the number of migrants reaching EU shores. It was put forward by the Commission at the beginning of June and will be discussed by European heads...
20 Jun 2016
Thomson Reuters Foundation News reports that today, for every 10 refugees there are almost 20 internally displaced people (IDPs) who fled similar violence but did not or could not cross an international border. By the end of 2015, there were more...
14 Jun 2016
Reuters reports on a recent UNICEF report that says that many refugee children face severe hardships on their journey to Europe, including death, rape, forced labour, drownings in the mediterranean and other kinds of abuse. The report indicates that...
12 Jun 2016
'The National' reports on an Afghan father's search for his missing children who disappeared after the boat they were on sank, as no bodies were recovered, he is convinced that they are still alive. With 10,000 missing children asylum seekers in...
03 Jun 2016
ABC News reports that Amnesty International has called on the European Union to stop the "illegal" and "reckless" deportation of refugees to Turkey in a 35 page report that the group published. Amnesty International has argued that the plan to...
17 May 2016
A New York Times mentioned a report by two multinational law enforcement agencies on how smugglers made between $5 and $6 billion by smuggling asylum seekers into Europe. The smugglers moved about one million people into the continent, with 90% of...
08 May 2016
The Guardian reports on the children stranded in Idomeni camp in Greece and how they attempt to sneak across the border, trying to make their way to Western Europe, only to be beaten, abused, kidnapped, or to be returned to the camp, where they vow...

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