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09 Feb 2020
Annie Chapman, a doctor from London and a volunteer of the Boat Refugee Foundation (BRF) in Lesbos, Greece, has recently published an observer special report at the Guardian. Her story about dire living conditions and a close look at cases of...
27 Jan 2020
Stories from child survivors of the Holocaust could help children fleeing conflict today, say researchers from Aberystwyth University who study how past trauma affects the adult life of survivors. They believe these stories could also give insight...
26 Jan 2020
The Moria complex on the island of Lesbos has capacity for 3,000 people, but there are now more than 19,000 people crammed inside, more than 1,000 of which are unaccompanied migrant children. Doctors Without Borders (MSF) claims that many of these...
18 Jan 2020
Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have developed the first positive psychology-based intervention program for young refugees. The program, called Strengths for the Journey, published in Development and Psychopathology journal, evaluated...
13 Jan 2020
Many migrant children have been raised in societies where living conditions and paediatric healthcare differ from those of industrialized countries. As a result, migrant children have important healthcare needs. Researchers claim that the burden of ...
07 Jan 2020
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) revealed that 1,283 individuals died trying to migrate to Europe across the Mediterranean Sea in 2019 — 44% of the deaths confirmed during the same period in 2018. While the number of recorded...
07 Jan 2020
The European Commission launched an online, international ‘Migration’ Atlas, with data for 198 countries and information updated daily. You can check trends, statistics, and demographics for countries, and find information related to migration,...
18 Dec 2019
Since 2019, Bosnia and Herzegovina has been the key transit country for migrants heading towards the EU. The EU has yet to apply lessons learned from the challenging migration situation that developed in the Balkans following the implementation of...
16 Dec 2019
Malta is a signatory of the international convention on child protection, but children from non-EU countries are no longer eligible to reside in Malta if their parents’ yearly salary is under €19,000, plus €3800 per child. There are a few exceptions...
10 Dec 2019
The new Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) study shows that immigrants in Austria still perform far below their native peers, while in Germany 20% of 15-year-olds can barely read. According to Kronen Zeitung's report, the...

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