Category Archives: refugees/asylum

Refugee Crisis in Europe

As reported by The Guardian, European leaders are fighting each other over the refugee crisis. “More than 1.8 million people have entered Europe irregularly since 2014 and Italy is currently sheltering 170,000 asylum seekers.” There is undoubtedly a crisis, yet 1.8m people … Continue reading

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Europe sees rise in unaccompanied children seeking asylum

Pew Research Centre reports that there has been a rise in unaccompanied minors seeking asylum, with half of them coming from Afghanistan. “Since 2008, about 198,500 unaccompanied minors have entered Europe seeking asylum, according to data from Eurostat, the EU’s statistical agency. … Continue reading

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Syrian refugee crisis

“An estimated 9 million Syrians have fled their homes since the outbreak of civil war in March 2011, taking refuge in neighbouring countries or within Syria itself. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), over 3 million … Continue reading

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How many refugees does each EU country take?

Here you can access a series of clear graphs on the proportion of refugees taken by each country in the EU. Sweden and Germany take the highest number per population. This is partly because Sweden and Germany are more likely … Continue reading

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Migration across the Mediterranean

The number of migrants and asylum seekers so far in 2015 is now approaching a quarter of a million, according to the latest analysis by the International Organisation for Migration (17th August Update). “Some 102,000 migrants crossed to Italy from … Continue reading

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The perilous journey of asylum seekers to the EU

The BBC reports that this year, 63,000 migrants have reached Greece and 62,000 Italy. 1,865 died in the crossing, mostly trying to get to Italy. Last year, 3,279 people died. “The largest migrant group by nationality in 2015 is Syrians – … Continue reading

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UN accuses Australia of violating the human rights of asylum seekers

Australia is systematically violating the international Convention Against Torture (CAT) by detaining children in immigration detention, and holding asylum seekers in dangerous and violent conditions on Manus Island, a United Nations report has found. ” the Government of Australia, by … Continue reading

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