Category: Asia


Eight children among 23 migrants who drowned in Greek and Turkish waters

In two separate incidents, 23 migrants, including eight children, drowned when their boats sank off the coasts of Turkey and...
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“Not enough food, bathrooms, or healthcare services,” says Ramin, an Afghan returnee

Ramin*, 22, is one of the many Afghans who have been returned home this year after attempting to migrate irregularly to Europe....
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Over 55,000 migrants intercepted by Turkish Coast Guard in 2019

Turkey has reinforced its efforts to block irregular migrants from reaching Greece. In 2019, the flow of irregular migrants...
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Bosnia: Migrants resist closure of “shameful” Vucjak camp

In response to mounting international pressure, Bosnian authorities have decided to shut down Vucjak, a makeshift migrant camp...
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“Where are the human rights?” asks an Afghan migrant facing camp closures in Greece

Migrants in Greece are becoming increasingly concerned about their futures as the government moves ahead with its plan to shut...
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Greek authorities to shut down overcrowded migrant camps on islands

The Greek government announced the planned closure of at least three overcrowded migrant camps on the Greek islands near Turkey...
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Police evacuate around 1,600 migrants from makeshift camps in Paris

Almost 600 police officers were deployed to evacuate over 1,600 people from two makeshift migrant camps in northern Paris on 7...
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New Greek asylum law sparks uproar from human rights community

A new asylum law passed by the Greek government has raised concerns among human rights organisations who say the bill would...
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Over 90,000 irregular migrants arrested this year in north-western Turkey

At least 90,000 irregular migrants were arrested by security forces in Edirne, Turkey, during the first nine months of 2019,...
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