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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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Where are Syrian refugees? Hans Rosling’s video

Here is Professor Hans Rosling showing to which countries Syrian refugees have fled. DATA SOURCES http://data.unhcr.org/syrianrefugees/regional.php http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/home-affairs/what-we-do/policies/european-agenda-migration/

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The economic benefits of legal migration in the EU

Here is the European Commission’s agenda on migration.

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How to tackle refugee crises

The Migration Policy Institute has just released the report Rethinking Global Protection for refugees. The report argues that new policies and tools are needed to tackle the increase in refugee crises. It states: “The governments of western industrialized countries are … Continue reading

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Refugees in the EU

Ambassador of Sweden, Staffan Herrström, was right in claiming that the EU would have 100.000 more refugees if every Member State received as many per capita as Sweden does. FactCheckEU crunches the numbers here. “While the USA took in more than 50,000 … Continue reading

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