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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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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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MEPs call for solidarity and measures to prevent #Coronavirus crisis in refugee camps

MEPs call for solidarity and measures to prevent #Coronavirus crisis in refugee camps

| April 6, 2020

Migrants who arrived on the island of Lesbos waiting to board a Greek navy ship in Mytilene ©Costas Baltas/Reuters/Adobe Stock  The situation of refugees in Greece calls for a concerted EU response to avoid a Covid-19 outbreak, according to MEPs on the civil liberties committee. As Europe grapples with the challenges of the coronavirus crisis, […]

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#Turkey – Commission continues humanitarian support for #Refugees  

#Turkey – Commission continues humanitarian support for #Refugees  

| March 6, 2020

During a mission to Gaziantep in Turkey, Crisis Management Commissioner Janez Lenarčič visited aid projects helping Syrian refugees and met with key partners providing cross-border assistance in Idlib. Lenarčič said:  “The European Union has delivered on its commitment to help the refugees in Turkey. I have heard firsthand from the refugees how important EU aid […]

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#Rohingya crisis: EU allocates €31 million for #Bangladesh and #Myanmar

#Rohingya crisis: EU allocates €31 million for #Bangladesh and #Myanmar

| March 5, 2020

The European Commission is releasing €31 million in humanitarian aid to address the Rohingya crisis in Bangladesh and Myanmar. “The Rohingya crisis is now in its third year. It is more important than ever to maintain our support and not forget those that remain dependent on humanitarian aid to survive. The EU is committed to supporting […]

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Irish court allows appeal against extradition for #VietnameseTruckDeaths – RTE

Irish court allows appeal against extradition for #VietnameseTruckDeaths – RTE

| February 13, 2020

An Irish court on Wednesday (12 February) granted a lorry driver leave to challenge his extradition to the UK in connection with the deaths of 39 Vietnamese people found in the back of a truck near London last year, national broadcaster RTE has reported, writes Graham Fahy. British authorities are seeking Eamonn Harrison, 23, on […]

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#UNHCR issues recommendations for EU to make 2020 year of change for #Refugees protection

#UNHCR issues recommendations for EU to make 2020 year of change for #Refugees protection

| January 12, 2020

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has launched a set of ambitious but achievable Recommendations for the 2020 Croatian and German Presidencies of the Council of the European Union (EU). The Presidencies and the envisaged EU Pact on Migration and Asylum present unique opportunities to better protect forcibly displaced and stateless people in Europe and abroad, while supporting […]

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