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EU adopts €297 million in concrete actions for #Refugees and local communities in #Jordan and #Lebanon

EU adopts €297 million in concrete actions for #Refugees and local communities in #Jordan and #Lebanon

| December 6, 2019

The European Union has adopted a new €297 million assistance package to support refugees and host communities in Jordan and Lebanon via the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis. The EU has also decided to extend the mandate of the Trust Fund which will allow the Trust Fund’s projects to run […]

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People seeking protection in #Greece denied a fair asylum process – Oxfam and Greek Council for #Refugees report

People seeking protection in #Greece denied a fair asylum process – Oxfam and Greek Council for #Refugees report

| December 6, 2019

People who seek protection in Greece are regularly denied access to a fair and efficient asylum process, Oxfam and the Greek Council for Refugees (GCR) revealed in a new report. The report ‘No-rights zone’ highlights the severe and chronic lack of lawyers and access to crucial information in the overcrowded EU ‘hotspot’ camps on the Greek islands. This […]

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European Border And Coast Guard Agency reinforced mandate now in force

European Border And Coast Guard Agency reinforced mandate now in force

| December 5, 2019

The European Border and Coast Guard Agency’s reinforced mandate has entered into force, giving it the operational capacity and powers needed to effectively support the 115,000 member states’ officers on the ground. Starting from January 2021, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency will be equipped with its own standing corps of border guards ready […]

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How the EU deals with #Migration

How the EU deals with #Migration

| September 13, 2019

Afghans braving rough seas to cross from Turkey to the Lesvos, Greece.©UNHCR/Achilleas Zavallis  Migration represents challenges and opportunities for Europe. Learn how the EU deals with refugee movements and asylum. The unprecedented arrival of asylum seekers and irregular migrants in the EU, which peaked in 2015, required an EU response on a number of levels. […]

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Rome court says migrant ship #OpenArms can enter Italy’s waters, overriding #Salvini

Rome court says migrant ship #OpenArms can enter Italy’s waters, overriding #Salvini

| August 16, 2019

An administrative court in Rome ruled on Wednesday (14 August) that a Spanish rescue ship carrying around 150 migrants should be allowed to enter Italian territorial waters in defiance of a ban imposed by Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, write Crispian Balmer and Catherine MacDonald. Salvini, leader of the far-right League party, quickly responded that he […]

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The challenges and opportunities of the #RefugeeCrisis

The challenges and opportunities of the #RefugeeCrisis

| August 9, 2019

The refugee crisis has become a rising challenge and it has been stirring global politics, and there is no easy solution from a historical point of view. During World Refugee Day on 20 June this year, the United Nations released the latest data and statistics on the causes of refugee crisis. The data shows that […]

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#EUFacilityForRefugees in #Turkey – €127 million for EU’s largest ever humanitarian programme

#EUFacilityForRefugees in #Turkey – €127 million for EU’s largest ever humanitarian programme

| August 7, 2019

The European Commission has announced an additional €127 million to ensure the continuity of the Emergency Social Safety Net programme under the EU Facility for refugees in Turkey. This new funding brings the total EU contribution to the project to €1.125 billion. Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Commissioner Christos Stylianides said: “The EU is upholding […]

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