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Source: DW

Hungary's Orban threatens pro-refugee NGOs, slams Muslim immigration

Today 06:04 GMT

Written under the auspices of putting Hungarian universities on a level playing field, many see the legislation as unfairly targeting CEU because it is largely financed by Orban critic George Soros.

"Dark clouds are gathering over Europe because of immigration," said Orban, who is hoping to be elected to a third term in April. "Nations will cease to exist, the West will fall, while Europe won't even realize that it has been invaded," he ominously declared.

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Source: New York Times

How the E.U.’s Migrant Crisis Reached the Streets of Brussels

Today 06:04 GMT

Sudanese migrants like Mr. Khater are increasingly visible in Brussels, around train stations, in public squares and parks, sometimes sleeping in the streets.

After a public outcry condemning the remark as xenophobic, he offered his apologies to the prime minister, who did not accept them.

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Source: DW

Rumors feed a surge in migrants to Agadez

Friday 21:53 GMT

False rumors about a safe passage to Europe have drawn a large number of migrants to Agadez – even from far-away Asian countries.

The mayor of Agadez, Rhissa Feltou, says that there has been a major surge of Sudanese nationals coming to Agadez lately, "but also other countries where I don't have enough information to go into detail about nationalities and numbers." In addition to their numbers, there have also been changes in the demographic profiles of migrants and refugees passing through Agadez.

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Source: The Guradian

‘It was heartbreaking’: the bleak truth behind Bafta-chasing migrant drama

Sunday 10:50 GMT

Aamir, by Vika Evdokimenko, has been nominated for best short film by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts

The plot is based largely around events that Evdokimenko and her husband witnessed while volunteering in the Calais migrant camp, dubbed the Jungle, in 2016. “One day, this 13-year-old Afghan boy with very red eyes approached the build crew, desperate for a door to his shelter, but they didn’t have enough wood – so he threatened them with a box-cutter,” said Evdokimenko.

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Source: The Guradian

Japan had 20,000 applications for asylum in 2017. It accepted 20

Saturday 03:20 GMT

Japan accepted just 20 asylum seekers last year – despite a record 19,628 applications – drawing accusations that the country is unfairly closing its door on people in genuine need.

Since 2010, Japan has granted work permits to asylum seekers with valid visas to work while their refugee claims were reviewed, a change the government says has fuelled a dramatic rise in “bogus” applications from people who are simply seeking work.

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Source: Fox News

Major refugee aid fraud under investigation in Uganda, U.N. reveals

Friday 16:22 GMT

A press statement from U.N. officials in Uganda, however, declares that the scandal involves “gross mismanagement, malpractices in the registration of refugees, fraud, corruption, trafficking of girls and women, and threats to U.N. staff.” Another release from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the U.N.’s refugee relief agency, refers to “faking documents on delivery of food assistance as well as demanding refugees pay bribes to access various services that should be free of cost.”

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Source: DW

Data Analysis: Aid money alone will not be enough to stop the causes of migration

Friday 19:07 GMT

Since 2015, the climax of the refugee crisis in Europe, the EU has allocated €3.2 billion ($40 billion) under the "EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa"to tackle the causes of "irregular migration."

This involved analyzing statistics on the level of financial aid that developing countries have been receiving, and matching this data to the number of people who emigrated from these countries. It turns out that if more money is given to developing countries, it can prevent an increase in the proportion of people who emigrate, and possibly even reduce these numbers in the long term.

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Source: DW

Is Europe doing enough to protect human rights?

Friday 16:23 GMT

"Since this agency has come into existence, we have adopted in Europe a charter of fundamental rights which has hard-wired protection of human rights into policymaking and I see on a day to day basis how the outcome is better because of the charter," said O’Flaherty.

Did O'Flaherty recognize the difficulty, therefore, of his organization reporting on the condition of human rights in Europe to governments who may be quite happy with things as they are?

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Source: DW

Follow the money: What are the EU's migration policy priorities?

Saturday 08:06 GMT

From tackling the root causes of migration to fighting human trafficking: The EU has many different goals for its migration policy.

By following the money from the EU we can see which areas the union puts the most emphasis on when it comes to migration policy. The numbers show that stopping migrants along the way is at least equally important as changing the underlying causes of migration.


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