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12 Sep 2019
The Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM), and the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR) were adopted by the international community in 2018. These Compacts aim to better regulate international migration and manage major crises that...
29 Apr 2019
The National Herald reports that the number of unaccompanied minors (UAM) seeking asylum in Greece has increased in 2018, at the same time warning about the complaints from the activists in Greece that those minors are being 'routinely locked up in...
19 Mar 2019
As unaccompanied and separated asylum-seeking, refugee and migrant children form a significant part of the refugee and migrant population who are still arriving in Serbia, the number of unaccompanied children is changing substantially and accounts...
17 Jul 2018
Last Week the UN General Assembly has agreed to better manage the international flow of migrants and protect human rights. The UN Global Compact for Migration (GCM) is a collective agreement among UN member states to improve cooperation and...

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01 Dec 2017
COUNTDOWN TO WINTERCountdown   #OpenTheIslands (Athens, December 1, 2017) – The Greek government, with the support of European Union leaders, should act now before the onset of winter to end Greece’s “containment policy,” 12 human rights and...
27 Oct 2017
While thousands of refugees are forced to live in bleak refugee camps in Greece, Destination Unknown campaign member Terre des Hommes is providing families with secure, dignified accommodation. Terre des Hommes’ Tatjana Aebli speaks to one family...
03 Oct 2017
For 3 years, Gil and Sadie Klassby have been running a school for refugee children at the Harmanli refugee camp. In the beginning, the British natives started and developed the school with their own resources, but during the second and third years...
22 Sep 2017
Attention has been drawn to Hungary's increasingly tough anti-migration measures follwing UNHCR commissioner Filippo Grandi's recently criticised Hungary's “very clear intention” to curtail the access refugees have to protection in the country....
21 Sep 2017
Open Democracy follows the cases of migrant families living in Russia whose children are struggling to enroll in school due to the tightening restrictions on school attendance. This has particularly adverse affects for migrant children who are...
20 Sep 2017
The Austrian Defense Minister Hans Peter Doskozil has drawn attention to new migration routes across the Balkans being opened up by people smugglers, in an interview with the German newspaper Die Welt. Following Hungary and Macedonia's decision to...

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