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01 Aug 2016
IRIN reports that sixteen-year-old Hamza, an Afghan refugee, can't shake the memory of another teenager's bloody, dying body on the ground metres from his tent. The victim, also an Afghan refugee aged 16, suffered severe stab wounds and head...
01 Aug 2016
The Tablet reports that economic hardship experienced by Syrian refugee families living in neighbouring countries is forcing children into arranged marriage and child labour, a report by Caritas Europe has found.
31 Jul 2016
The Independent reports that so far this year at least 3,000 migrants have died whilst attempting to cross the Mediterranean. This puts 2016 on course to be the most deadly year yet in the continuing refugee crisis. Whilst the numbers of people...
26 Jul 2016
Human Rights Watch reports on Italy's illegal forced returns of migrant children to Greece. The practice has been going on since 2013 and in October 2014 the European Court of Human Rights ruled that summary returns of migrants from Italy to Greece...
22 Jul 2016
The IOM reports that almost 3,000 people have died this year in their attempt to reach Europe in the hope of claiming asylum and establishing a better life. Fleeing persecution, war and economic uncertainty and deep poverty these people have risked...
15 Jul 2016
WTSP reports that a leading humanitarian group is blasting Pfizer (PFE) and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) for what it says is a refusal to lower the price of their pneumonia vaccines, making it harder to treat refugee children in Greece and in other...
13 Jul 2016
In this press release the European Commission expresses the intention to completely reform the current Common European Asylum System with the hope of moving towards a fairer, more efficient and more humane asylum policy. The European Commission says...
30 Jun 2016
National Geographic reports that in the stories about refugees who have fled to Greece, one word comes up often—stuck. Fleeing conflict in Syria, Afghanistan, and other countries, the asylum-seekers have hit roadblocks and closed borders. While the...
20 Jun 2016
Human Rights Watch have reported that delays in registration and limited implementation of temporary protection policies in Turkey mean that many Syrian refugees are left without effective protection or access to jobs and services that they...
16 Jun 2016
A brief has been prepared by the Hungarian Helsinki Committee summarizing the recent legislative changes to the Hungarian asylum law between April and June 2016, including their detrimental effects on asylum-seekers and refugees in the country....

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