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Global Europe 23-10-2020

$597 million raised for Rohingya refugees at aid conference

International donors on Thursday (22 October) stumped up an additional $597 million in humanitarian aid for Rohingya refugees languishing in camps in Bangladesh after they fled ethnic violence in Myanmar.

UN hails ‘decisive shift’ in refugee assistance at global meet

The UN hailed Wednesday (18 December) a "decisive shift" in the approach to helping surging numbers of displaced people, after a summit ended with billions in donations and concrete promises to simplify refugee integration.

UNHCR concerned over lack of Mediterranean rescue capacity

The Maltese authorities on Sunday (30 September) finally took 58 migrants from the Aquarius to Valletta after they had waited for days in rough seas on the rescue ship that can no longer go to port after its flag was pulled.
Global Europe 03-07-2017

Italy urges EU ports to take migrants as pressure builds

France and Germany's interior ministers met with their Italian counterpart in Paris on Sunday (2 July) to discuss a "coordinated response" to Italy's migrant crisis, hours after the latter had called on other European countries to open their ports to rescue ships.

EU opens sanctions procedure against Hungary, Poland and Czech Republic over refugees

The EU launched legal action yesterday (13 June) against Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic for refusing to take in their share of refugees under a controversial solidarity plan.
Global Europe 20-06-2016

UN refugee chief: Worrying ‘climate of xenophobia’ in Europe

The UN's refugee chief says a worrying "climate of xenophobia" has taken hold in Europe as the continent struggles with the biggest influx of migrants since World War II.

UN refugee chief concerned about EU-Turkey deal

The head of the UN refugee agency said yesterday (21 March) he will be scrutinizing for possible breaches of international law the rollout of a controversial EU-Turkey deal to stem migrant flows into Europe through Greece.
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