Thousands of asylum seekers face eviction in Greece sparking fears over homelessness

Migrant boys play with a ball outside a hotel in Kranidi town about 170 kilometers (106 miles) southwest of Athens, Tuesday, April 21, 2020   –   AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis Thousands of asylum seekers in Greece face the prospect of being left homeless … Read More

Nicaragua: After two years of crisis, more than 100,000 have fled the country

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UNHCR/Daniel Dreifuss – Persecuted Nicaraguans flee to Costa Rica in search of international protection. Over the past two years, more than 100,000 people in Nicaragua have sought asylum abroad, reportedly fleeing persecution and human rights abuses, the UN refugee agency, … Read More

Europe has relied on Turkey to stem another migration crisis. That plan backfired.

This is the story behind the clashes at the Greek border. Migrants wait to board a ferry in the port of Mytilene, on the island of Lesbos, Greece, on March 20. (Vangelis Papantonis/AP) In the midst of Europe’s coronavirus problem, a new border … Read More

Venezuela refugee crisis: ‘we are beginning to see outbreaks of xenophobia’

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Social stability in Latin America is at risk under the pressure of Venezuelan refugees. More than 4 and a half million people have left the country and the flow continues to grow dramatically as the political crisis has not been … 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

EU countries agree plan to handle migrants and refugees

Macron says 14 states back mechanism to redistribute people saved in the Mediterranean The rescue ship Alan Kurdi picking up 44 people from a wooden boat in the Mediterranean this month. Photograph: Fabian Heinz/Sea-Eye/EPA The French president, Emmanuel Macron, has said … Read More

America closes the doors to asylum-seekers from the South

A new rule issued by the White House effectively prevents Latin Americans from claiming asylum at the southern border. COUNT THE ways in which the government under President Donald Trump has grown more hostile to foreigners who seek sanctuary. For … Read More

Widespread Misery: The EU Continues to Erode The Rights of Refugees

By the beginning of 2018, nearly 13 million Syrians were displaced. Photo: Nikolay Doychinovnikolay, AFP Millions of refugees – mostly from Syria – have poured into Turkey since the outset of its Southern neighbor’s bloody civil war in 2011. And though the … Read More

Number of Migrants Rises in Greece as EU Fails in Relocation Efforts

Refugees and migrants keep arriving to Greece, despite the reduction in numbers, following the EU-Turkey deal of 2016. File photo More than five thousand refugees and migrants came to Greece during the first sixty-three days of 2019, according to the … Read More

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