Rethinking refugee support: Responding to the crisis in South Eastern Europe

The migration crisis that began in 2015 has had a major impact on countries in South Eastern Europe. Outlining findings and recommendations from a new project, Amanda Russell Beattie, Gemma Bird,Jelena Obradovic-Wochnik and Patrycja Rozbicka explain that the EU’s response to the crisis has resulted … Read More

Greek winter may claim refugee lives if Europe does not act now

Unless Europe urgently steps up its support to tens of thousands of refugees in Greece, harsh winter conditions may claim lives of vulnerable families living in squalid conditions. “We’re facing a preventable human catastrophe. The refugee camp in Lesvos is … Read More

Turkey needs greater burden-sharing in managing Syrian refugee crisis

Turkey has maintained an open-door policy since the start of the Syrian conflict and now hosts 3.6 million refugees. Representatives of international humanitarian organisations underlined the need for a greater sharing of the refugee burden during a symposium held at the UK parliament on May … Read More

Refugees increasingly entering Greece via land routes

Greek police detained 1,658 refugees and migrants in March after they crossed the border from Turkey by land. A barbed wire fence sits on the Greek-Turkish border [File: Reuters] Athens, Greece – A growing number of refugees and migrants are reaching Greece via land routes … Read More

Athens Prepare New Bill to Accelerate Asylum Procedure

posted in: News, Refugee Crisis Europe

The Greek government has prepared a new bill that will speed up the country’s asylum procedure amid an increase in migration to Greece this year, Greek Migration Policy Minister Dimitris Vitsas said Friday. “We are bringing a new bill in parliament … Read More

Rohingya problem world’s fastest-growing crisis: EU

posted in: European Union, News

A Rohingya refugee woman washes clothes in a stream at Palong Khali refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar. Reuters file photo UNB, Dhaka European Union Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides today described the Rohingya crisis as the … Read More