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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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#EUFacilityForRefugees in #Turkey – €5.6 billion out of €6 billion now allocated in support of refugees

#EUFacilityForRefugees in #Turkey – €5.6 billion out of €6 billion now allocated in support of refugees

| July 19, 2019

The European Commission today (19 July) adopted a new set of assistance measures worth €1.41 billion, ensuring continued European Union support to refugees and host communities in Turkey. The programmes will focus on the areas of health, protection, socio-economic support and municipal infrastructure. The new measures are part of the second tranche of the Facility […]

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#Asylum and #Migration in the EU: Facts and figures

#Asylum and #Migration in the EU: Facts and figures

| June 24, 2019

The peaks in migration flows witnessed in the EU in 2015 and 2016 have subsided. Check out the latest migration and asylum numbers in our infographic. Click here to launch the interactive infographic. The arrival of more than one million asylum seekers and migrants to Europe in 2015 exposed serious flaws in the EU’s asylum system. To respond to […]

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EU Facility for #TurkeyRefugees – Solid progress in supporting refugees

EU Facility for #TurkeyRefugees – Solid progress in supporting refugees

| May 20, 2019

The European Commission has reported good progress in the implementation and programming of €6 billion of the EU Facility for Refugees in Turkey. More than 80 projects are currently up and running delivering tangible results to refugees and host communities in particular on education and health. Out of the €6bn, some €4.2bn has been allocated, […]

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