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13 Jan 2017
The UN Refugee Agency urges governments to do more to help and protect refugees and migrants battling freezing temperatures in Europe. BELGRADE, Serbia – Thousands of refugees and migrants are grappling with freezing conditions as severe winter...
24 Oct 2016
The 'Huffington Post' reports that Yvette Cooper has warned that child refugees risk slipping into the hands of smugglers as the Calais “Jungle” camp is demolished. After violence overnight in the Calais camp, Cooper, who is chair of the Home...
20 Oct 2016
'The Local' reports that during a Europol-led operation against human trafficking, police rescued 29 victims of forced prostitution in Vienna, Carinthia, Lower Austria, Vorarlberg and Tyrol. It was the first time that they found refugees among the...
20 Sep 2016
Human Rights Watch reports that all children have a legal right to an education. But too often, children forced to flee their homes also end up missing out on schooling–a double blow with dire consequences for their future. Parents trying to shield...
07 Aug 2016
AP reports that with Turkey in crisis and Europe's borders closed, smugglers in northern Greece are expecting a profitable summer. Greek police say smugglers are using increasingly sophisticated methods — motorcycle spotters, maps of border...
01 Aug 2016
IRIN reports that sixteen-year-old Hamza, an Afghan refugee, can't shake the memory of another teenager's bloody, dying body on the ground metres from his tent. The victim, also an Afghan refugee aged 16, suffered severe stab wounds and head...
27 Jul 2016
EurActiv reports on the alarming rhetoric used by the Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán. At a press conference on Tuesday Orbán described migrants and refugees who have fled war and oppression in the pursuit of a better life and freedom as 'poison'. He...
25 Jul 2016
Amnesty International urges heads of state, set to meet in the forthcoming days in order to draw up a response plan to the refugee crisis, not to be thrown off-course by narrow national self-interest. Amnesty International has also produced a five...
22 Jul 2016
The IOM reports that almost 3,000 people have died this year in their attempt to reach Europe in the hope of claiming asylum and establishing a better life. Fleeing persecution, war and economic uncertainty and deep poverty these people have risked...
01 Jul 2016
The Huffington Post reports that Turkey has taken in more Syrian refugee children than any other country - more than 700,000 of them. But 400,000 are out of school and a lack of funding means they will still be shut out of the education system when...

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