asylum seekers

Afghan Boy’s Hope of New Life in Europe Ends in Suicide

By Sven Nordenstam and Benjamin Lesser SVANGSTA, Sweden, Sept 22 – Mustafa Ansari’s journey ended one April morning in his bedroom in a quiet Swedish village. At around 7 a.m., staff at the young asylum-seekers’ centre where Ansari was staying found him dead. The sheets of his metal bunk bed were tied so tightly around

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Syrian Crisis Lifts Asylum Seekers to Post-War High: OECD

PARIS, Sept 19 – The refugee crisis unleashed by the Syrian conflict has pushed the number of asylum seekers globally to a post-war record high, lifting overall migration flows, the OECD said on Monday. The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development’s 35 member states saw the number asylum seekers double in 2015 to 1.65 million,

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Number of Migrants Claiming Benefits in Germany Surges by 169 pct

BERLIN, Sept 5 –  The number of migrants claiming German welfare benefits soared by 169 percent last year, data showed on Monday, a figure likely to further boost anti-immigrant groups such as the Alternative for Germany (AfD), which performed well in a weekend election. Around 975,000 migrants were receiving benefits in accordance with the Act

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