About: refugee camps

Bosnia should close ‘unacceptable’ migrant camp: Council of Europe

Bosnia should urgently close a temporary migrant camp or people will "start to die" during the winter period, a European human rights official warned Tuesday (3 December).

EU governments ignore Greek request to help 4,000 child refugees

Greek minister responsible for migration Michalis Chrisochoidis sent a letter to his EU counterparts to share a burden of 4,000 unaccompanied minor refugees on Greek islands, but just one responded.
Global Europe 19-02-2019

Greek MEPs demand action on overpopulated migrant centres

Overpopulation of migrant reception centres on the island of Samos has reached the point of no return, with the local community and local authorities left overwhelmed and demanding assistance from the Greek government.
Future EU 20-07-2018

EU raps Hungary for ‘Stop Soros’ law, steps up legal battle

The European Commission yesterday (19 July) stepped up a legal battle with Hungary over EU migration rules and denounced as illegal its "Stop Soros" law that criminalises support for asylum seekers.
Global Europe 07-05-2018

The EU’s refugee crisis: Effective handling or botched up policy?

Dealing with the refugee crisis has proved to be an insurmountable task for Europe, due to the apparent lack of a coherent immigration policy and political indecisiveness. Europe's cohesion comes out shaken as a result, EURACTIV.gr reports.
Development Policy 05-04-2018

Commission announces €180 million to support refugees in Greece

The European Commission has announced new funding of 180€ million for aid projects in Greece, including the expansion of an aid programme for refugees. EURACTIV’s partner Euroefe reports.
Global Europe 20-02-2018

17 Turkish citizens ‘escape’ from Erdogan and seek asylum in Greece

The Greek coastguard has rescued 17 Turkish citizens, including children, who reached the island of Oinousses on Monday (19 February) and asked for asylum, citing fear of persecution back home.
Global Europe 19-01-2017

Turkey blocks UNHCR access to Syrian refugees

UN refugee agency UNHCR has been kept from visiting asylum seekers after they were deported from Greece to Turkey, according to a leaked letter from the organisation's Athens office.

‘Unmanageable’ situations at Greek hotspots, regional governor says

The refugee-hosting crisis in the Greek islands is spiralling out of control, a regional governor said after violent clashes that took place yesterday (19 September).
Global Europe 08-08-2016

Poll: Majority of Germans want to end Ankara’s EU hopes

Most Germans believe that the EU should stop accession negotiations with Turkey as well as a controversial refugee deal, according to a poll published on Sunday (7 August).

Turkish coup ‘increases’ migration flows to Greece

Migration flows from Turkey to Greece have intensified since the failed coup attempt in Ankara, according to official Greek data.
Development Policy 01-03-2016

EU to use overseas aid for refugee crisis at home

The European Commission will this week propose using funds usually earmarked for catastrophes outside the bloc to provide aid to EU countries affected by the migrant crisis, a spokeswoman said Monday (29 February).

London conference closes with €9 billion in pledges for Syria and region

UK Prime minister David Cameron said the London conference for supporting Syria and the region raised more than $10 billion (€9 billion) - the largest amount of money ever raised in one day in response to a humanitarian crisis.
Global Europe 23-11-2015

Refugee camps’ energy bills over $2bn due to neglected energy efficiency

The energy consumption of refugee camps has been neglected by international governments and humanitarian agencies, costing an estimated $2bn annually, according to a consortium of NGOs and think tanks. EURACTIV’s partner Edie.net reports.

EU turning blind eye to violence against women migrants

The crisis in Syria has drastically increased the proportion of female migrants making the journey to Europe. The UN High Commission for Refugees, NGOs and researchers are increasingly concerned about the violence these women face. EURACTIV France reports

German government reaches compromise, will speed up deportations

The leaders of Germany's ruling coalition, struggling with the biggest influx of migrants in decades, clinched an agreement on Thursday (5 November) on speeding up the asylum process for those with little chance of being allowed to stay.

Germany will filter refugees in camps at borders

Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Bavarian allies have agreed on a plan to set up "transit zones" at the border, to identify migrants who are ineligible for asylum, Bavarian Premier Horst Seehofer said on Monday (12 October).

Turkey frowns at EU refugee aid plan

Turkey has given a lukewarm response to a European Union plan to assist Ankara in coping with over two million Syrian refugees, indicating that funding needs to be drastically increased.

Commission details offer to Turkey to tackle refugee crisis

The EU has offered Turkey a plan under which it would resettle more refugees, but only if Ankara establishes new camps and boosts its coastguard to slow the flow of people to Europe, officials said on Tuesday (6 October).

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