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Greece says Turkey not abiding by EU refugee agreement

Greece says Turkey not abiding by EU refugee agreement

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Sunday said Turkey was not complying with its refugee agreement with the EU and called on Germany and other EU states to take in migrants and asylum seekers directly from the island of Lesbos. Greece is working hard to deal with worrisome humanitarian conditions ...

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Europe’s policy on refugees has departed from core values

Europe’s policy on refugees has departed from core values

I have been to many refugee camps in Africa and Asia and none are as bad as Moria camp in Lesbos, Greece. This camp was built to accommodate 3,000 people. Currently, there are approximately 15,000 living there. The overcrowding has led to enormous tensions between and within ethnic and religious ...

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Inside the Belgian church helping to welcome migrants to Europe

A Brussels church has celebrated the International Day of the Migrant and the Refugee and reflected on its thirty years of helping new arrivals to Europe. The parish of Riches Claires has a dedicated committee for refugees that has been operating for thirty years. For many residents in the Belgian ...

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Refugee crisis in Cyprus close to tipping point

Refugee crisis in Cyprus close to tipping point

While in Turkey, Amir and Layla had to make a life-changing decision: to seek political asylum. They fled Iran when the Iranian government, where Amir was working, had doubts about his religion. They started travelling anywhere their Iranian passports could take them. When they realized they could no longer continue, they ...

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Myanmar’s Persecuted Rohingya Join Balkan Route into Europe

Myanmar's Persecuted Rohingya Join Balkan Route into Europe

“Army people were torturing my family,” Ali Mulla began his story. “That’s why I couldn’t live anymore in Myanmar.” Mulla, 17, spoke in a refugee and migrant camp near the northern Serbian town of Kikinda, some 7,000 kilometres from the home he fled in Southeast Asia. Stateless and persecuted in ...

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Displacement urgency draws private finance fix | Article

Displacement urgency draws private finance fix | Article

As another World Refugee Day is marked this week, the numbers and complexity of the global forced displacement crisis remain overwhelming, on the two-year anniversary also of the massive exodus of hundr of thousands of Muslim Rohingya into Bangladesh after de facto expulsion from Myanmar’s Rakhine state. Despite Sheikh Hasina’s ...

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