Category: Asia


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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Hundreds of migrants homeless as another Greek camp damaged by fire

Hundreds of people are living on the streets without shelter after a fire broke out in an overcrowded migrant camp in Greece. The...
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Another 700 migrants relocated to Greek mainland from overcrowded island camps

A further 700 refugees and migrants were relocated from the Greek islands to the mainland on 7 October. The move is part of...
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Afghan woman found dead after deadly fire in Greek reception centre

The remains of an Afghan irregular migrant were found following a deadly fire that broke out at the overcrowded Moria camp on the...
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US court ruled in favour of Afghans and Iraqis, calling visa delays unlawful

A federal judge in the United States of America has ruled that the delay in processing visa applications for hundreds of Iraqis...
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About 270,000 irregular migrants held in Turkey in 2019

About 270,000 irregular migrants have been held in Turkey between 1 January and 12 September 2019, said the Migration Management...
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