Author: Tamana Mirzada

Refugee Children Forced To Work After Calais Camp Demolishment

  Refugee children, who have been sent to welcome centres across France after the Calais camp demolishment, claim they have been forced into labour. Interviews with unaccompanied minors took place from refugee camps and Frances official centres discovered that children have been forced into unpaid labour and ordered to pick

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Turkish President Claims Europe Is Not Ready For Refugees

  The Turkish president issued a veiled threat to unleash a wave of refugees on Europe as EU officials warn of a potential collapse of the union’s deal with Ankara, which has curbed the flow of refugees across the Aegean Sea. According to AlJazeera, the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

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European Leaders Blamed For Refugee Deaths In The Mediterranean

  According to The Independent, England, and other European countries have impacted the refugee crisis more negatively by forcing people, who are escaping conflict and persecution, to undertake dangerous journeys. In particular, a report by the Unraveling the Mediterranean Migration Crisis (MEDMIG) project, declared that the strict refusals to open

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Djibouti Welcomes Yemeni Refugees

The regional secretariat for mixed migration reported that an estimate of 36,162 Yemeni refugees have landed in Djibouti since violence had erupted in Yemen. Thousands of Yemeni people are living in Markazi, which is one of the main refugee camps in Djibouti. Markazi is a gated compound outside the fishing

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Bulgaria bans Face Veiling

Last Friday the Bulgarian parliament declared the wearing of face veils banned in public , with the objective to boost security in the wake of Islamist militant attacks in Europe. The ban on burqas that was pushed by the nationalist Patriotic Front coalition, echoes similar measures in western European countries such

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Eastern Europe And Anti-Muslim Sentiment

After the migrant crisis that has seen more than one million refugees from Syria and elsewhere flood into Germany over the past year, Islamophobia has entered the political mainstream in the Czech Republic and other eastern European countries. In particular, 10 days ago, anti-Islam demonstration were provocatively staged outside Saudi

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Switzerland Shuts Down Italy Refugee Camp

Throughout July this year Switzerland had already began to reinforce firm controls on refugees by train from Como–an Italian bordertown. Since then, Switzerland has turned away two thirds of those who tried to enter the country compared to one in seven in June this year. However starting in early September

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Greece activists cleared

A court in Greece has cleared at least 26 activists who were were arrested by the Greek court for pro-refugee solidarity action. Those who were arrested were foreigners from Austria, Britain , Germany , Morocco, Spain and Switzerland. The Thessaloniki court threw out charges of “disturbing a religious gathering”. Yet, 19 of

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Dangerous Conditions for Kids of the Calais Refugee Camp

Reports addressed by the Guardian suggest that the dangers children face in Calais (a port city in northern France across the English Channel), are abundant and comprehensive. Recently, Unicef UK had described the main fears that children have as, “violence displayed by the police, civilian militias and traffickers, as well

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EU Nears Completing System to Resettle Refugees

  European officials are upon finalising plans to create a system that addresses refugee resettlement in the European Union. This systems is sought to advocate a solution to the current European migration crisis. Officials have suggested to create a semi-standardised system which may allow asylum seekers to expect similar treatment

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Refugees Stuck On “No Man’s Land”

  More than hundreds of refugees are currently stuck on the Hungarian-Serbian border which is also known as “no man’s land”. An area which is not Serbian Territory, which Hungarian authorities have not administered. The crisis on the border occurs days after Hungary had introduced stricter border controls that allow

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Conditions Worsen in Greek Refugee Camps

An estimate of at least 3,600 refugees live in poor conditions in abandoned Olympic stadiums and old airports in Athens. Many of them come from Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan and Syria, and are now left in the Elliniko camp in Greece. The Elliniko camp consists of three sites, which are the

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Increased Migrant Rescue Off Libyan Coast

Thousands of migrants have risked their lives this year, fleeing conflict and instability in Africa and the Middle East, often in small and overcrowded vessels in an attempt to reach European territories. The majority of migrants have made Italy their destination, as the Libyan Coast is only 1,776 kilometres away from Italy. The

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