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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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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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UK: New ministerial team, as Patel Appointed New Secretary of State for International Development

The Rt Hon Priti Patel was appointed Secretary of State for International Development on Thursday 14 July following Theresa May’s appointment as Prime Minister. International Development Secretary Priti Patel said: “I am delighted to have been appointed International Development Secretary by the Prime Minister and will make sure we invest...
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