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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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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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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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The desperate struggle of #refugees living in #Turkey

The desperate struggle of #refugees living in #Turkey

| January 10, 2019

When refugees flee the misery of the conditions in their country-of-origin for Turkey, they carry little more with them than fervent hopes for a better life. Yearning to finally have broken free of the unbearable hardships of their former existence, it is all too easy to believe this is a chance to leave behind the […]

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#Migration in the Mediterranean: Why the EU needs Partners in the Region’

#Migration in the Mediterranean: Why the EU needs Partners in the Region’

| November 28, 2018

A conference on ‘Migration in the Mediterranean: Why the EU needs Partners in the Region’ was organised by the Brussels-based NGO European Foundation for Democracy in the European Parliament today (28 November 2018). The conference hosted, by MEP Gérard Deprez (ALDE/BE), Tunne Kelam (EPP/EE) and Geoffrey Van Orden (ECR/UK) focused on current challenges in the […]

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New report highlights #refugees in Europe

New report highlights #refugees in Europe

| May 17, 2018

The European Foundation for Democracy is a Brussels-based policy institute dedicated to upholding Europe’s fundamental values of freedom and equality, regardless of gender, ethnicity or religion. This week they launched their report “Refugees in Europe – Review of Intergration Practices and Policies”. The report says:  “One of the greatest challenges facing twenty first century Europe […]

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