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11 Jan 2019
A study published by the Federal Forum for Men shows that young male refugees in Germany have difficulties to start their new live – the trauma of surviving the war and persecution, media portraying them as violent, and mental health issues that...
10 Jan 2019
There are still 884 refugee children under the age of 13, and 2,300 young people aged 14-17 who are missing in Germany reports Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung (NOZ) citing Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA). According to them this number is higher now...
06 Jan 2019
The number of people trying to cross the English Channel to enter UK is increasing, amounting to a total of 239 since November. Before migrants tend to use vans, crossing the channel in ferries. This has changed, and now small and unsafe boats are...
06 Jan 2019
According to UNICEF, the main reason for brain drain in Bosnia is the fact young people grew tired of waiting, facing lack of hearing and investment. UNICEF representative Geeta Narayan explained that “with the increased number of migrants and...
05 Jan 2019
Rights activists accused European countries on Friday of a new "record of shame" for refusing to open ports to migrant children and families stranded at sea in the Mediterranean for two weeks. Migrants rescued off Malta on December 22 are still at...
05 Jan 2019
The border and coastguard agency Frontex said around 150,000 people entered the EU through irregular crossings in 2018, which is the lowest number since 2013, due to the fact significantly less migrants are taking the central Mediterranean route...
04 Jan 2019
Only a small fraction of refuges in Germany seeks psychological help, but even for those who do it is very difficult to get it. The anchor center for asylum seekers in Bavaria has an innovative clinic for mental health called SoulTalk, a result of...
04 Jan 2019
Sky News talked to 18 young people who came to the UK as unaccompanied minors from the Middle East or North Africa, trying to understand their decision to come to the UK and not stay in some of the other EU countries. Sky News illustrated their...
03 Jan 2019
A Facebook message calling for support of Mimmo Lucano, Riace's migrant-friendly mayor who has been suspended due to the ongoing court case against him went viral. The message invited people to come to celebrate the New Year in this small Italian...
03 Jan 2019
Ellen Water, the Director of Development at Doctors of the World UK wrote a blog for BMJ about the Open Minds project, an initiative by Doctors of the World, which, according to her “aims to promote mental health and wellbeing for people facing...

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