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PM Johnson says he wants to work with French to stop migrant boats

PM Johnson says he wants to work with French to stop migrant boats

| August 11, 2020

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he wanted Britain and France to work together to stop boats carrying migrants from crossing the Channel to England, as they have been doing in increasing numbers over the past few days, writes Kate Holton. “We want to stop that, working with the French,” he said. “There is […]

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UK steps up plans to tackle migrant Channel crossings with new commander

UK steps up plans to tackle migrant Channel crossings with new commander

| August 11, 2020

Britain appointed a commander on Sunday (9 August) to lead its response to illegal small boat crossings across the Channel and said it was exploring tougher action after a spate of migrant arrivals, writes Sarah Young. Taking advantage of calm sea conditions, hundreds of people including children and pregnant women have made the dangerous crossing […]

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#Turkey: Extension of EU humanitarian programmes supporting 1.7 million refugees receives green light

#Turkey: Extension of EU humanitarian programmes supporting 1.7 million refugees receives green light

| July 14, 2020

Following the Commission`s proposal on 3 June, the European Parliament has approved today a top-up of €485 million to support refugees in Turkey. The funding now cleared by both the Council and the European Parliament will allow the European Union to extend two flagship humanitarian programmes in Turkey until the end of 2021. These programmes […]

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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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Turkey’s policy in #Libya threatens EU

Turkey’s policy in #Libya threatens EU

| June 28, 2020

The Turkish intervention into the Libyan conflict caused the negative effect for the region: the balance of power changed and the GNA liberated Tripoli from the LNA forces and recently started a big-scale offensive on Sirte city. On 6 June after negotiations with the Commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, […]

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