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In Srilanka
June 21, 2018 6:00 am gmt |
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A Tamil asylum seeker family living in the small Queensland town of Biloela have had their appeal to stay in Australia rejected by the Federal Circuit Court, SBS news in Australia reported. Earlier in the year Nadesalingam, Priya and their two Australian-born daughters were pulled from a plane overni...
In Australia
November 23, 2017 4:53 am gmt |
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Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Thursday (November 23) that asylum seekers residing at the Manus Island detention camp in Papua New Guinea should leave the centre and go to alternative accommodation on the island. Police entered an officially-shuttered Australian-run detention camp...
In Australia
November 11, 2017 12:04 pm gmt |
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Asylum seekers in Manus Island detention centre were advised to move to an alternative location, said Acting Prime Minster for Australia, Julie Bishop on Saturday (November 11). Speaking in Perth, Bishop assured essential services would be provided to refugees. She later added “Those who were f...
In Srilanka
October 3, 2017 5:41 am gmt |
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The United Nation’s refugee arm has urged Australia to lift its game and ensure there’s proper care for people detained in Papua New Guinea following the suicide of a Sri Lankan Tamil, the Australian Associated Press reported. The 32-year-old’s death on Monday morning was the sixth refugee fatality o...
In Canada
September 20, 2017 9:09 am gmt |
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More than 5,700 asylum seekers crossed illegally from the US into Canada last month, a rise of almost 80% on July, government figures show. Canada has seen a surge of refugee claimants in recent months, especially into the province of Quebec. Crossings have increased relatively steadily since January...
In Europe
February 23, 2017 8:05 am gmt |
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A third plane of rejected asylum seekers left the German city of Munich for Afghanistan on Wednesday (February 22) reportedly carrying some 50 passengers on board. Germany deported a record 80,000 migrants denied asylum last year and officials have said that figure will rise in 2017 as Chancellor Ang...
In Britain
December 29, 2016 7:21 am gmt |
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Dozens of child asylum seekers formerly from The Jungle camp in Calais have launched a legal challenge to Home Secretary Amber Rudd. Lawyers say 28 of them want written reasons for the determination that it was not in their “best interests” to be relocated to the UK. They are seeking a ju...
In Europe
September 7, 2016 8:21 am gmt |
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Paris will open its first two centers for refugees as part of plan to better receive thousands of asylum seekers fleeing from war and poverty in their native countries, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo said on Tuesday. The Mayor released the details of the projects at a press conference and said the two cent...
In Srilanka
April 15, 2016 9:28 am gmt |
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Switzerland’s federal migration office (SEM) revealed that Swiss authorities received 146 applications from asylum seekers from Sri Lanka within the month of March 2016. The SEM dealt with the applications of 2,702 asylum seekers in March, of whom 875 were rejected in accordance with the Dublin regul...
In Europe
April 6, 2016 4:59 am gmt |
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Video filmed by TRT World on Tuesday (April 5) showed some 199 anxious migrants milling around a repatriation centre in the Turkish town of Pehlivankoy. The first group of 202 migrants, mostly Pakistani and Afghan, were shipped back to Turkey on Monday (April 4) under an agreement which will see Anka...
In Europe
January 27, 2016 4:46 am gmt |
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The Danish parliament has backed a controversial proposal to confiscate asylum seekers’ valuables to pay for their upkeep. Police will be able to seize valuables worth more than 10,000 kroner (1,340 euros; £1,000) from refugees to cover housing and food costs. MPs also approved plans to delay f...
In Europe
December 27, 2015 7:43 am gmt |
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Hundreds of migrants were waiting to cross from Austria into Germany on Saturday (December 26), according to German police who said they received up to 2,000 new asylum seekers every day. At a registration centre in the Bavarian city of Rosenheim, some 25 kilometres north of the Austrian border and a...
In Europe
November 25, 2015 6:13 am gmt |
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Sweden will introduce tighter border controls and asylum rules in a bid to reduce the number of asylum seekers reaching the country, and force other EU countries to take in greater numbers of refugees, the government said on Tuesday (November 24). Sweden expects up to 190,000 asylum seekers to reach ...
In Europe
October 7, 2015 9:48 am gmt |
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Spain is preparing to take in the new wave of refugees and asylum seekers coming from the Middle East, North Africa and Asia despite high domestic unemployment rate. A month ago Spain tried to limit the intake of refugees and asylum seekers to less than 3,000 people, a figure that has since jumped to...
In Europe
September 29, 2015 11:44 am gmt |
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The German cabinet approved tougher asylum laws at a meeting chaired by Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday (September 29) as a reaction to the current refugee crisis. According to the legislative package, which still needs approval from the upper and lower houses of parliament, asylum procedures wil...
In Middle East
September 14, 2015 12:59 pm gmt |
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Austria has said it is deploying troops to help deal with a migrant influx, and will tighten controls on its border with Hungary. The move came after Germany imposed controls on its border with Austria. EU states are struggling to cope with a steady stream of arrivals, many aiming for Germany where t...
In Europe
September 5, 2015 4:37 am gmt |
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Hundreds of candles were lit on yesterday (Friday) in central Barcelona in a symbolic move to ask the Spanish government to take in Syrian refugees that are struggling to get to Europe as the continent is struggling with its biggest wave of migration since World War Two. Barcelona Mayor this week ann...
In Europe
August 31, 2015 7:55 am gmt |
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The eastern Jutland asylum centre vandalized last week and following that, hundreds of Danes gathered yesterday (Sunday) to welcome the asylum seekers to Denmark and wanted those asylum seekers to feel safe.  Accordingly, the Danes created a human joy ring around as they wanted to show the asylum see...
In Europe
August 30, 2015 9:02 am gmt |
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A mass rally has been conducted peacefully in the eastern German city of Dresden support the refugees. The Dresden region has recently been the scene of several violent anti-migrant protests organized by right-wing groups. 1,000 people joined the protest, which was called by the Anti-Nazi Alliance. P...