RSSEuropean Agenda on Migration

Migration: Relocation of #UnaccompaniedChildren from #Greece to #Portugal and #Finland

Migration: Relocation of #UnaccompaniedChildren from #Greece to #Portugal and #Finland

| July 9, 2020

The next transfers will take place later in the month, with 18 children finding new homes in Belgium, 50 in France, 106 (including siblings and parents) in Germany, 4 in Slovenia and 2 in Lithuania. While the scheme started with an aim to relocate at least 1,600 children and young people, member states have now […]

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Exploring #Migration causes – why people migrate

Exploring #Migration causes – why people migrate

| July 3, 2020

Group of migrants walking along railway tracks. ©Ajdin Kamber/AdobeStock People migrate for many reasons , ranging from security, demography and human rights to poverty and climate change. Find out more. The number of people residing in an EU country with the citizenship of a non-member country on 1 January 2019 was 21.8 million, representing 4.9% of […]

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Greece’s new asylum system designed to deport, not protect, warn the Greek Council for Refugees and #Oxfam

Greece’s new asylum system designed to deport, not protect, warn the Greek Council for Refugees and #Oxfam

| July 2, 2020

The new Greek asylum system is designed to deport people rather than offer them safety and protection, warned the Greek Council for Refugees (GCR) and Oxfam today (2 July). This means that people who have fled violence and persecution have little chance of a fair asylum procedure, and even families with children are regularly detained […]

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EU mobilizes international donors to support #Venezuela refugees and migrants and countries in the region

EU mobilizes international donors to support #Venezuela refugees and migrants and countries in the region

| May 28, 2020

On 26 May, the European Union and the Spanish Government convened the International Donors’ Conference in solidarity with Venezuelan refugees and migrants and countries in the region, with the support of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM). International donors pledged a total of €2.544 billion (of […]

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#UNHCR and #IOM urge European states to disembark rescued migrants and refugees on board the Captain Morgan vessels

#UNHCR and #IOM urge European states to disembark rescued migrants and refugees on board the Captain Morgan vessels

| May 22, 2020

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), are calling on Malta and other European States to speed efforts to bring some 160 rescued refugees and migrants, who remain at sea on board two Captain Morgan vessels, on to dry land and to safety. A separate group of 21 people, mostly […]

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EU channels further assistance to #Greece to protect refugees and migrants #Coronavirus

EU channels further assistance to #Greece to protect refugees and migrants #Coronavirus

| May 13, 2020

In response to a request from Greece via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, Czechia, Denmark, France and the Netherlands have offered customized containers for shelter and medical care for refugees and migrants in Greece at risk of coronavirus. This follows support already provided by Austria via the Mechanism. The EU will co-ordinate and co-finance the delivery […]

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#IOM and #UNHCR announce temporary suspension of resettlement travel for refugees

#IOM and #UNHCR announce temporary suspension of resettlement travel for refugees

| March 18, 2020

As countries drastically reduce entry into their territories owing to the COVID-19 global health crisis, and restrictions around international air travel are introduced, travel arrangements for resettling refugees are currently subject to severe disruptions. Some states have also placed a hold on resettlement arrivals given their public health situation, which impacts on their capacity to […]

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