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Refugees brave Serbia’s cold in hope of better future

Refugees brave Serbia’s cold in hope of better future

Serbian authorities and UNHCR step up efforts to persuade children to move out of cold warehouses into government-run emergency shelters.

Eight-year-old Aziz, an Afghan refugee, tries to keep warm amid freezing conditions in Belgrade, Serbia.
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By: Josie Le Blond in Belgrade, Serbia   |  2 February 2017

Germany offers asylum seekers up to 1,200 euros to leave

 

  1. Germany offers asylum seekers up to 1,200 euros to leave

Germany offers asylum seekers up to 1,200 euros to leave

Incentives to encourage voluntary returns

01 FEBRUARY, 18:46pm

Migrants and refugees in Berlin

 - BERLIN - Germany on Wednesday began a program to offer incentives of up to 1,200 euros to every asylum seeker who voluntarily goes back to their home country, reported DPA.

Berlin will this year allocate 40 million euros for the project, called ''Starthilfe Plus''.

Tough choices for Afghan refugees returning home after years in exile

Tough choices for Afghan refugees returning home after years in exile

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Ariane Rummery – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

3 February 2017

Greece plans to fast-track asylum claims to save EU-Turkey deal

Greece plans to fast-track asylum claims to save EU-Turkey deal

By Apostolis Fotiadis, Refugees Deeply   |   Jan. 31, 2017 at 8:51 AM

 

The Elaionas refugee camp in Athens, Greece, on January 17. Photo by Nikos Libertas/SOOC

MV Aquarius braves cold and stormy weather to search for and rescue troubled refugee boats crossing the sea at nigh

MV Aquarius rescues refugees on Mediterranean Sea

MV Aquarius braves cold and stormy weather to search for and rescue troubled refugee boats crossing the sea at night.

Blocked by Trump, unwanted by Kenya, Somali refugees face new crisis as famine looms

 

Blocked by Trump, unwanted by Kenya, Somali refugees face new crisis as famine looms

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Somali refugees have no good options any more. With Kenya vowing to close the Dadaab refugee camp within months and resettlement to the United States suspended, many will succumb to growing pressure to return home, where al-Shabab militants and a potential famine await.

All international laws Trump's Muslim ban is breaking

All international laws Trump's Muslim ban is breaking

Trump's Muslim ban flies in the face of international law and treaties the US has ratified.

 

It shouldn't take the chancellor of another country or human rights officials in the world to tell Trump that fear and xenophobia are no excuse for discrimination, writes Dakwar [EPA]

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Doubt over refugees living in Indonesia

Doubt over refugees living in Indonesia

  • Thomas Brown

    Australian researcher based in Indonesia for the last 18 months looking at refugee issues in the country

Jakarta | Thu, February 2, 2017 | 01:28 pm

 

Among the people: Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi (left, crouching) speaks to refugees who fled Myanmar's Rakhine state and ended up in the Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhiya, Cox's Bazaar, along the borders of Bangladesh and Myanmar. (BAM-Kemlu/File)

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UN refugee chief calls for accelerated assistance for Aleppo

 

UN refugee chief calls for accelerated assistance for Aleppo

Shocked by scale of devastation, Grandi calls for massive investment and for efforts to secure lasting peace.

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi visits Aleppo
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By: Warda Aljawahiry in Aleppo, Syria   |  1 February 2017   |  عربي

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