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European border agency Frontex warns Isis is weaponising refugees

European border agency Frontex warns Isis is weaponising refugees

‘Some people might get radicalised or manipulated or used or utilised by terrorist groups after they enter the EU’ Western security officials are warning the Isis terror group may be trying to manipulate refugees into carrying out terrorist attacks. There are also fears Isis will sneak in trained fighters among the mass movements of people fleeing war, hunger and extreme …

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UK activists use ‘lifejacket graveyard’ to highlight plight of refugees

UK activists use ‘lifejacket graveyard’ to highlight plight of refugees

As world leaders gather in New York for the first UN Migration Summit, humanitarian organisations in London, UK, laid out 2,500 lifejackets in Parliament Square today to highlight the plight of refugees. The “lifejacket graveyard” display includes 625 lifejackets that were used by children who made the dangerous journey to Europe. The display is aimed to “remind the leaders of …

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Turkey still shooting at refugees as young as three, says Human Rights Watch

Turkey still shooting at refugees as young as three, says Human Rights Watch

Turkish border guards are still shooting at Syrians fleeing violence in their hometowns, killing or injuring children as young as three, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday. The rights group said in a statement that Turkish border guards in March and April used excessive force against Syrians and a smuggler trying to reach Turkey, killing five people, including a child …

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110+ refugees have been killed since April 29, IOM says

110+ refugees have been killed since April 29, IOM says

More than 110 people have been killed since April 29 taking the perilous voyage across the Mediterranean Sea, a spokesman for the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Tuesday. “Just since Friday we know of 4 shipwrecks and 113 people killed, just off Libya,” Joel Millman told a news briefing. In one of the four incidents, an Italian merchant ship …

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Over 400 refugees die in Mediterranean

Over 400 refugees die in Mediterranean

Hundreds of refugees are feared to have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea after their boats capsized. Italy’s President, Sergio Mattarella, said there seemed to have been “yet another tragedy in the Mediterranean”. His comments followed a report by BBC quoting the Somali ambassador to Europe that 400 people had died crossing from Egypt to Europe. Reports said the refugees were …

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Front-Line States in the Region Bear the Overwhelming Share of Refugees from Syria and Iraq: Prof. Susan Akram

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By Kourosh Ziabari The refugee crisis in the European Union, exacerbated by the ceaseless war and fighting in Syria, underlines the escalation of what many observers consider the most agonizing humanitarian catastrophe since the World War II. Thousands of Syrians and Iraqis have fled their homes since the ISIS terrorists began confiscating lands in the two countries, killing innocent civilians …

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UNHCR condemns use of tear gas against refugees at Macedonia-Greece border

UNHCR condemns use of tear gas against refugees at Macedonia-Greece border

The United Nations’ refugee agency UNHCR condemned on Monday the use of tear gas by Macedonian police against refugees on the border with Greece and said such action damaged Europe’s image. Dozens of migrants and refugees were wounded on Sunday when Macedonian police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at crowds on the Greek side of the border, aid workers …

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Greek parliament approves law to deport refugees to Turkey

Greek parliament approves law to deport refugees to Turkey

The Greek parliament has approved a law which will allow the deportation of refugees to Turkey starting from Monday. The bill is going to be implemented based on an EU-Turkey deal signed last month. It is expected to halt the uncontrolled influx of refugees fleeing war-torn countries, particularly Syria. From the 300-seat parliament, 169 Greek MPs voted in favour and …

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Greece readies to send first refugees back in EU-Turkey deal

Greece readies to send first migrants back in EU-Turkey deal

Some 750 refugees would be sent back between Monday and Wednesday, the first wave of deportations under the much-criticised deal. Greek authorities were gearing up on Saturday to send hundreds of failed asylum-seekers back to Turkey, which is racing to set up reception centres under a controversial EU migrant deal. “Planning is in progress,” Yiorgos Kyritsis, spokesman for Greece’s refugee …

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Refugees Church and Mosque Destroyed in France

Refugees Church and Mosque Destroyed in France

Authorities in France have demolished a makeshift mosque and a church used by refugees in the north of the country. The incident happened on Monday at the northern port city of Calais at the Calais Camp, which is also known as the “Jungle,” where thousands of asylum seekers from Syria, Sudan and other countries have taken refuge. Authorities said the …

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