Tag Archives: Forced migration

31Aug/15

Kerry calls climate change “seismic challenge,” compares threat to WW 2

At Glacier conference Kerry calls climate change a “seismic challenge” and warns of the potential threat of refugees caused by rising waters.

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31Aug/15

Merkel: Germany must speed up processing asylum applications, fight right-wing extremism

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says asylum applications must be processed more quickly to send back persons who were denied the status, adds that Germany must take a hard line on right-wing extremism.

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30Aug/15

When even a migrant camp is little refuge

(NVO) – Migrants in Serbia are largely free to come and go as they please but it’s a different situation in Hungary, where refugee camps require migrants to be held for 24 hours.

The policy prompted several migrants to jump a fence and try to escape the Roske refugee camp in southern Hungary on Saturday (August 29) in order to avoid being fingerprinted by authorities.
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29Aug/15

Migrants prepared “to die on journey of death” to reach EU

Aid workers distribute food and water to migrants on the Macedonian border as they wait to continue on what one Syrian refugee calls “a journey of death” to reach the European Union.

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25Aug/15

Up to 3,000 refugees, migrants expected a day in Macedonia – UNHCR

UN Refugee Agency predicts the number of migrants crossing the border between Greece and Macedonia to remain at 3,000 per day.

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16Aug/15

Migrants from countries other than Syria turned away from Kos refugee ship

Migrants on the Greek island of Kos are turned away from a ship processing and accommodating refugees as Syrians are given priority.

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07Aug/15

Berliners supply migrants with water and food as temperatures soar

As summer temperatures soar in Berlin, people in the city donate water, food and other essential supplies to migrants waiting in the heat outside the official building where they hope to apply for asylum.

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07Aug/15

Greece, Europe must act to end “totally shameful” migrant situation, UN says

The conditions for migrants on many Greek islands are “totally shameful” the director of the U.N.’s refugee agency says, calling for Greece and Europe to act to end the crisis.
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