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11 Aug 2019
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) announced that the first Safety Zone for unaccompanied children in the RRC Sofia - Voenna Rampa opened its doors on 17 June, 2019. During its first week, 39 unaccompanied children were accommodated...
22 Jun 2018
On the occasion of the International Refugee Day, June 20, the National Network for Children reported on UN data that over 68 million people were refugees or internally displaced in 2017. This is a record number after a five-year increase in the...
04 Apr 2018
Dnevnik published an informative interview with Diana Radoslavova from the Center for Legal Aid - Voice in Bulgaria, concerning the forgotten topic of refugees in Bulgaria. Mrs. Radoslavova explains the drop in interest in the subject with the...
13 Mar 2017
'The Guardian' reports that the United Kingdom is using EU rules to send asylum seekers from Syria and other countries back to eastern European states where they were beaten, incarcerated and abused. The Guardian has spoken to refugees who describe...
25 Nov 2016
'The Strait Times' reports that Bulgaria will move migrants who clashed with police at a refugee camp to closed camps and hopes to start extraditing some to their native Afghanistan next month, Prime Minister Boiko Borisov said on Friday (Nov 25).
24 Sep 2016
Leaders from countries along the Balkan migration route were set to gather Saturday in Vienna to discuss ways to better protect the external EU borders. Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern has also invited Greek Premier Alexis Tsipras and German...
07 Jun 2015
'Politico Magazine' reports on a migration wave from the Mediterranean to the EU, a large number of dead migrants and the conditions of the refugees. The magazine calls it as the migration crisis to which the EU responds with an attempt to create a...
Foster care and refugee children in Bulgaria
21 Apr 2015
On April, 15 -16, 2015 in Bulgaria UNHCR held a seminar on foster care and refugee children. The seminar had the title 'Training of trainers of foster parents'. The seminar was attended by representatives of the state and the non-governmental sector...
25 Mar 2015
The number of asylum applicants in Bulgaria increased by 55% on an annual basis in 2014, according to Eurostat data. In 2014, the highest number of applicants was registered by far in Germany (202 700 applicants, or 32% of total applicants),...

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