Where Europe’s Migrants Wait – By Sara Pestianni

Informal encampments for transiting migrants are sprouting all over Europe, from the outposts of Calais, Idomeni, Chios, and Lesbos, to the capital cities of Rome, Athens, and Paris. Manifesting as patchworks of tent cities and makeshift shelters in repurposed buildings, these encampments throw into sharp relief the consequences of Europe’s...
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Two people smugglers jailed

At 5am on 6 January 2016 Border Force officers at the UK inward tourist controls at the Channel Tunnel in Coquelles, France stopped a British-registered car containing 2 men and a woman. Enquiries by Border Force found the vehicle’s driver, Ana-Maria Roman, and the other passenger, Skender Amati, had left...
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Refugee Olympic Team makes history at Rio Games

By: Jonathan Clayton   |  5 August 2016 Rose Lokonyen carries the Olympic flag and leads the Refugee Olympic Team during the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Games in Rio.  © UNHCR/Benjamin Loyseau RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – To tumultuous applause, ten refugee athletes made history on Friday evening marching into the famed Maracanã...
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Priti Patel calls for fresh international push on education and jobs for Syrian refugees on visits to Jordan and Lebanon

The international community must go further and faster in delivering on pledges made at the London Syria Conference. Development Secretary Priti Patel (centre-left) and Lebanese Education Minister Elias Bou Saab (centre-right) see the progress made at a local school in Bekaa Valley. Picture: Foreign Office Speaking at the close of...
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IOM, Italy Launch “AWARE MIGRANTS” Campaign

taly – “AWARE MIGRANTS,” an information campaign jointly developed by the Italian Ministry of Interior and the IOM Coordination Office for the Mediterranean in Rome, was launched yesterday (28 July). It aims to raise awareness among potential migrants about the dangerous journey across the desert and the Mediterranean. The campaign mainly...
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