Tag: European Union

Amnesty- Rights took back seat in EU amid refugee crisis

Amnesty- Rights took back seat in EU amid refugee crisis

Feb 24, – The rights group’s chief, Salil Shetty, criticized the European Union — with the exception of Germany for failing refugees in need, saying that European summits increasingly focused on measures designed to keep out refugees or hasten their return. Respect for human rights regressed across Europe in 2015, as countries moved to restrict […]

February 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
Toll climbs to 85 in weekend Boko Haram attack in Nigeria

Toll climbs to 85 in weekend Boko Haram attack in Nigeria

Feb 02, – It was the third deadly attack to hit the area in four days, after suicide bombers killed at least 24 people in two separate attacks on towns to the south. At least 85 people died this weekend when Boko Haram insurgents stormed and torched a village near the restive northeast Nigerian city […]

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Almost 40 dead after migrant boat sinks off Turkey

Almost 40 dead after migrant boat sinks off Turkey

Jan 30, – More than one million refugees and migrants arrived in the European Union last year and some 3,600 died or went missing, forcing the EU to mull suspending its Schengen open-borders area for up to two years. Almost 40 people drowned and 75 were rescued after a boat carrying migrants to Greece sank […]

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European Union blasts Greece over migrant crisis

European Union blasts Greece over migrant crisis

Jan 28, – The criticism came ahead of a Swedish announcement that it intends to expel up to 80,000 migrants who arrived in 2015 and whose application for asylum has been rejected. The European Union blasted Athens for its handling of the migrant crisis, saying it had “seriously neglected” its duty to protect the bloc’s […]

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EU tells Turkey migrant flows ‘still way too high’

EU tells Turkey migrant flows ‘still way too high’

Jan 11, – European Union vice president Frans Timmermans said Turkey and Brussels had to speed work up on implementing the action plan, while Ankara reaffirmed it was looking at a measure to tempt more Syrians to stay in Turkey by granting them work permits. The number of migrants crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey […]

January 11, 2016 | By | Reply More
Triple suicide attack ‘kills 27 on Lake Chad island’

Triple suicide attack ‘kills 27 on Lake Chad island’

Dec 06, – “Three suicide bombers blew themselves up in three different places at the weekly market on Loulou Fou, an island in Lake Chad,” the source in the capital N’Djamena told AFP, speaking on condition of anonymity. A triple suicide bombing on an island in Lake Chad on Saturday killed at least 27 people […]

December 6, 2015 | By | Reply More
Britain ‘to take 15,000 Syrian refugees’- report

Britain ‘to take 15,000 Syrian refugees’- report

Sep 06, – Prime Minister David Cameron has been under pressure internationally and domestically to address the refugee crisis. The British government is poised to accept 15,000 Syrian refugees and hopes next month to get backing for air strikes against Islamic State jihadists, the Sunday Times reported. On Thursday, he said he was “deeply moved” […]

September 6, 2015 | By | Reply More
Photos of drowned Syrian boy shock world as refugee crisis grows

Photos of drowned Syrian boy shock world as refugee crisis grows

Sep 03, – Ugly scenes erupted meanwhile in Hungary as migrants refused to get off a train to be moved to a camp, prompting Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban to lash out at Germany over its handling of the spiralling situation. Harrowing pictures of a drowned Syrian toddler washed up on a Turkish beach brought […]

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French patrol ship rescues 217 migrants off Libya coast

French patrol ship rescues 217 migrants off Libya coast

Apr 02, – The Commandant Birot helped several dozen people in distress and intercepted two suspected people smugglers, according to the statement. A French patrol ship rescued 217 migrants from three small boats that had run into trouble off the coast of Libya on Saturday, the maritime police said in a statement. “The intercepted vessels […]

May 2, 2015 | By | Reply More
700 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean shipwreck

700 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean shipwreck

Apr 19, – The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) and Italy’s coastguard said only 28 people had survived the wreck. Their testimonies suggested there had been about 700 people on board the 20-metre (70-foot) fishing boat, officials said. As many as 700 migrants were feared drowned Sunday after their packed boat capsized off Libya in what […]

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