Over 63,000 Migrants Reach Europe Via Mediterranean So Far in 2019 – IOM

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© Photo: Refugees 4 Refugees MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Over 63,000 migrants and refugees reached Europe by crossing the Mediterranean Sea through 18 September this year, some 20 percent less than during the same period in 2018, the International Organization for … Read More

Migrant Crisis Dominates Former Greek PM Tsipras’ Meeting with Pope Francis

President of main opposition party SYRIZA and former prime minister Alexis Tsipras had a one-hour meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Saturday. According to SYRIZA sources, Tsipras thanked the Pontiff for his efforts to raise international awareness on … Read More

Germany: Over 600 attacks on refugees in first half of 2019

Asylum-seekers and refugees continue to be a target of attack in Germany — and they are almost always victims of far-right violence. Offenses range from verbal slurs to arson and dangerous bodily harm. German police registered a total of 609 attacks … Read More

Turkey plans to return 1 million Syrians, warns of new migrant wave in Europe

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ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey plans to resettle 1 million refugees in northern Syria and may reopen the route for migrants into Europe if it does not receive adequate international support for the plan, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday. Ankara, … Read More

German right-wing extremists planned ‘hunt’ of migrants: reports

A police report seen by German media has found that extreme-right protesters explicitly tried to violently chase down foreigners. Disagreement over whether such a “hunt” took place nearly toppled the German government. New details have emerged in the investigation into … Read More

Nearly 900,000 asylum seekers living in limbo in EU, figures show

Backlog of claims persists despite number of arrivals almost halving in two years.  A boy at an unofficial camp on the Greek island of Lesbos. Photograph: Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images Close to 900,000 asylum seekers in the EU are waiting to … Read More

Germany to strip asylum status of ‘refugees’ who go home on holiday

YASIN AKGUL/AFP/Getty Images German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has announced the government will be cracking down on Syrians with asylum status who go on holiday back to Syria. Bavarian center-right leader Horst Seehofer said that the government would be looking … Read More

Dozens of bodies of migrants who perished in the Mediterranean wash up on Libya’s shoreline

UNHCR, the UN’s refugee agency, called it “the worst Mediterranean tragedy” so far this year. Around 150 African migrants died off the Libyan coast on Thursday, in their apparent bid to reach Europe. Now their bodies are washing up on … Read More

Anti-immigrant rage spills over in Germany following child murder in Frankfurt

Anti-immigrant rhetoric has grown more prominent in days following the murder of an 8-year-old at Frankfurt Station. TA picture taken on August 5, 2019, at Frankfurt am Main’s central station shows flowers that people left to pay tribute to an … Read More

‘Kicks and Punches’: 300 German Police Officers Attacked Trying to Deport Migrants in 2018

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The number of deportees being expelled from Germany is continuing to decline, statistics by the country’s Interior Ministry suggest. While airlines are being blamed for hampering the process, police are reporting that assaults against officers carrying out deportations have become … Read More

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