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Refugee electrocuted while attempting to climb on Eurostar train heading for UK

Refugee electrocuted while attempting to climb on Eurostar train heading for UK

Man hit by bolt of electricity at Paris’s Gare du Nord station .A refugee has been electrocuted while attempting to climb on the roof of a Eurostar train heading for the UK. The unidentified man was killed at Paris’s Gare du Nord, the busiest railway station in Europe, after being hit by a bolt of electricity from overhead power lines. …

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560,000 Palestinian refugees affected in the Syrian crisis

Dont Forget Over Half a Million Palestinians from Syria

The Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) Pierre Krähenbühl revealed that “the lives of 560,000 Palestine refugees have been impacted by the deepening conflict in Syria and 430,000 Palestine refugees – 95 per cent of those Palestine refugees remaining in Syria – are in need of emergency humanitarian assistance”. In his speech at an international conference …

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UN says 400000 Syrian child refugees in Turkey not in school

UN says 400000 Syrian child refugees in Turkey not in school

Nearly half a million Syrian refugee children are currently enrolled in schools across Turkey. But despite a more than 50 percent increase in enrollment since last June, over 40 percent of children of school-going age – or 380,000 child refugees – are still missing out on an education, UNICEF said today. “For the first time since the start of the …

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Syrian boy with no arms in Donald Trump’s America says ‘anything is possible in this world’

Syrian boy with no arms in Donald Trump's America says 'anything is possible in this world'

Ahmad Alkhalaf, 11, hopes his mother and four siblings – currently in Turkey – will be allowed to join him and his father in the US despite Donald Trump’s pledge to stop Muslim immigration Ahmad Alkhalaf has had a busy year. He attended Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address as a special guest of a congressman. He learned …

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Angela Merkel: ‘Particularly sickening’ if Berlin attacker is proven to be a refugee

Angela Merkel: 'Particularly sickening' if Berlin attacker is proven to be a refugee

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said it would be “particularly sickening” if the attacker who drove a lorry into a Berlin Christmas market turned out to be a refugee who had sought sanctuary in the country. Twelve people died in the attack and at least 48 more were injured. Ms Merkel also said she was “shocked, shaken and deeply saddened” by …

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Lesbos Fatal Blast a Stark Reminder of Hardships Refugees Face in Greece

Lesbos Fatal Blast a Stark Reminder of Hardships Refugees Face in Greece

Greece and EU Should Deal With Crowded Conditions on the Islands. The fatal explosion at a refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos Thursday night is a stark reminder of the perilous conditions faced by thousands of asylum seekers in Greece. The explosion, likely caused by a cooking gas container, killed an elderly Kurdish woman and her young grandchild …

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Italian navy saves 550 refugees as smugglers’ trawler capsizes in Med

Italian navy saves 550 refugees as smugglers' trawler capsizes in Med

Praise for sailors’ swift action as dramatic photographs show overloaded boat turning over as naval vessel approaches. More than 500 people narrowly escaped drowning on Wednesday after their smugglers’ boat capsized in the southern Mediterranean, a series of dramatic photographs have revealed. As Italian naval ships approached to rescue the stricken asylum-seekers, their boat – a repurposed trawler – tipped …

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Migrant girl, 4, reunited with her mother on Italian island after twist of fate

Migrant girl, 4, reunited with her mother on Italian island after twist of fate

Oumoh, one of 15 asylum seekers rescued from Mediterranean in November, was recognised by a fellow refugee who saw a photo on police officer’s phone. When Oumoh, four, arrived on the Italian island of Lampedusa earlier this month, no one could work out how she had reached there. Where was she from? Who and where were her parents? The authorities …

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Nazi language becoming increasingly common in Germany’s discussion of refugee crisis, researchers say

Nazi language becoming increasingly common in Germany's discussion of refugee crisis, researchers say

Rise in use of Nazi phrases comes amid unprecended growth in number of attacks on asylum seekers and refugee accommodation. Following the conclusion of World War II, Germany embarked on an initiative to rid their society, culture and politics of any remains of Adolf Hitler’s Nazi ideology. However, researchers have said words belonging to the years of the Third Reich …

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Calais refugee children forced to work on fruit farms and share accommodation with adults, charity claims

Calais refugee children forced to work on fruit farms and share accommodation with adults, charity claims

Refugee children sent from the demolished makeshift “Jungle” camp in Calais are being made to work in fruit farms, a charity has claimed. Safe Passage, a programme run by immigration charity Citizens UK, said refugee children living in the reception centres set up to accommodate those evicted from the Calais camp last month are being forced to work on farms …

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