Tag Archives: European migrant crisis

25Oct/16

The end of ‘The Jungle’

(NVO) – French workers begin demolishing the Calais migrant “Jungle”, with officials hoping that its thousands of residents evacuate peacefully. Gavino Garay reports.
They’re tearing down the Jungle..the migrant camp in Calais that’s become a symbol of the EU’s failure to deal with Europe’s migration crisis.
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08Dec/15

Blocking Muslim refugees supports terrorism – U.N.’s Guterres

Countries rejecting Syrian refugees because they are muslim are fuelling Islamic State and other militant groups, the U.N. says.

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30Nov/15

Another mass brawl erupts at Berlin refugee shelter

German police make several arrests after a mass brawl erupts among several hundred migrants and security personnel at a Berlin refugee shelter, the second such incident in the German capital in 24 hours.

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26Nov/15

Remember the 71 bodies in truck when demonising migrants-Austrian police

An Austrian regional police chief calls on “people and decision makers” to remember the 71 dead, abandoned in a meat truck on an Austrian motorway last summer before dismissing refugees as “only economic migrants.”

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12Nov/15

Europe in “race against time” to save open borders – EU’s Tusk

European Council President Donald Tusk says Europe is in a “race against time” to save its system of passport-free travel, EU leaders offer Africa aid, visas for migrant help.

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18Oct/15

Bishops urge UK’s Cameron to take in more Syrian refugees

UK Bishops write to British Prime Minister, David Cameron urging him to increase the number of Syrian refugees the country will take in to at least 50,000, saying the UK must do more to help. The UK Defence Secretary, Michael Fallon MP defends Cameron’s position on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show.

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17Oct/15

Calais migrant camp numbers double to 6,000

(REUTERS) – They call this camp in Calais on France’s north coast “The Jungle.”

Only a few weeks ago, it housed about 3-thousand people, but French authorities say the population has now doubled, as more migrants come in and fewer are able to move on across the channel to the United Kingdom.
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17Oct/15

U.N.’s Ban tells refugee class of his own displaced childhood

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, visiting refugee families in Rome, calls Europe’s escalating refugee situation a “crisis of global solidarity”.

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08Oct/15

EU ministers meet to discuss deportations amid flood of Syrian refugees

EU justice and home affairs ministers meet in Luxembourg where they are set to agree on plans to step up deportations of illegal immigrants.

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