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18 Sep 2019
Between 1st of January and 12th September Turkey has stopped 269.059 irregular migrants crossing Europe, the highest ever. The number is expected to grow by the end of the year. Previous years figures of intercepted illegal migrants were: In 2018...
28 Jun 2017
According to Morocco World News, the Spanish city of Melilla which nears Northern Africa, is collaboratively working with officials in Morocco in order to front the increasing number of unaccompanied foreign minors entering the city, as announced by...
20 Jan 2017
Accodring to the Human Rights Watch, Croatian authorities are using violence against asylum seekers. After several interviews with Afghans refugees, they reported that they have been forced to go back to Serbia. 
16 Jan 2017
"Sputnik International" reports that the number of migrants being stopped at Germany's borders has doubled, while voluntarily deportations are on the rise, according to the German media. Nearly 55,000 migrants who were not eligible for or were...
10 Oct 2016
NPR reports that the European Union and the government of Afghanistan have agreed to a plan that could send tens of thousands of asylum seekers back to Afghanistan, even as fighting in some parts of the country intensifies. The agreement was...
19 Aug 2016
The head of asylum services in Finland has confirmed that over  7,700 asylum seekers left or were removed from Finland during the course of 2015. The Helsinki Times reports that many applicants have used Finland as a transit country on their way to...
15 Jul 2016
Reuters reports that the UN calls for Hungarian authorities to launch a thorough investigation into claims that Hungarian police have used brutal tactics in their efforts to force migrants back into Serbia. The new law, which permits Hungarian...
20 Jun 2016
Human Rights Watch have reported that delays in registration and limited implementation of temporary protection policies in Turkey mean that many Syrian refugees are left without effective protection or access to jobs and services that they...
01 Apr 2016
Amnesty International provides new press release in reaction to the new EU-Turkey refugee deal. Accroding to AI, the large-scale forced returns of refugees from Turkey to war-ravaged Syria expose the fatal flaws in this controversial refugee deal. ...
26 Oct 2015
The Telegraph reports that according to the German media, a major change of policy in Germany is underway, as Germany is to start deporting Afghan asylum-seekers as it struggles to bring the refugee crisis under control.  Angela Merkel’s government...

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