Category: Middle East


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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Greece: Migrants allegedly beaten by border authorities

Greek authorities are beating and mistreating migrants in an attempt to push them back into Turkey, according to migrants who...
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Iraqi Kurdish smuggler sentenced to four years in Spanish prison

Shwana Rafiq, a 36-year-old Iraqi Kurdish asylee in Spain, has been sentenced to prison for his leading role in a gang that hid...
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Turkish authorities intercepted almost 4,000 migrants in span of one week

During a week-long period in early November, Turkish security forces arrested at least 3,893 irregular migrants across the...
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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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Headway programme creates 550 job and training opportunities for KRI youths

Rwanga Foundation has launched the Headway programme which creates job opportunities – mainly for youth and women – in the...
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Another 500 migrants picked up near Greek islands

At least 474 migrants have been picked up on or around the Greek islands between 16 and 17 October 2019, according to Greek...
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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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