migrant crisis

Afghans Feel Forgotten in Europe’s Migrant Crisis

By Dasha Afanasieva CESME, Turkey, March 6 – As the European Union and Turkey focus on stemming the flow of Syrian refugees attempting perilous journeys across the Aegean sea to Greece, another migrant community whose numbers are also swelling says it is being overlooked. Largely denied the chance for legal resettlement in Europe and struggling

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EU Looks to Turkey to End Migrant Crisis, Uneasy Over Rights

By Alastair Macdonald and Francesco Guarascio BRUSSELS, March 7 – EU leaders sit down with Turkey’s premier on Monday seeing a glimmer of hope for an end to the refugee crisis that has divided Europe but troubled by having to seek favours from a government that scorns their ideas of human rights. With tens of

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Dutch Find 10 Syrian War Crime Suspects Among Thousands of Migrants

AMSTERDAM, Feb 29 – Dutch authorities identified about 30 war crimes suspects, a third of them Syrians, among the 59,000 people who applied for asylum last year, the immigration minister said on Monday. Klaas Dijkhoff released the data in a letter amid an increasingly heated debate over immigration, stoked by an increase in arrivals from

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Egypt Migrant Departures Stir New Concern in Europe

By Francesco Guarascio BRUSSELS, Feb 28  – The European Union fears Mediterranean migrant smuggling gangs are reviving a route from Egypt, officials told Reuters, putting thousands of people to sea in recent months as they face problems in Libya and Turkey. “It’s an increasing issue,” an EU official said of increased activity after a quiet

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UK Deal Done, Merkel Resets Sights on EU Migrant Plan With Turkey

By Paul Carrel BRUSSELS, Feb 20 – With a deal secured to help keep Britain in the European Union, German Chancellor Angela Merkel swiftly refocused her sights on pressing ahead with a joint EU solution to the bloc’s refugee crisis in tandem with Turkey. Along with the deal for Britain, tackling Europe’s migrant crisis in collaboration with Turkey was a top priority

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EU’s Juncker Sees Progress in Migrant Crisis, Praises Merkel

BERLIN, Feb 17 – European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told Germany’s Bild daily that Europe is making progress in tackling the migrant crisis and praised Chancellor Angela Merkel for sticking to “long-sighted” policies in the face of criticism. In an interview published on Wednesday, a day before leaders hold a closely-watched summit on the refugee

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Two Pakistanis, Syrian Man Injured in Gang Attacks in Cologne

BERLIN, Jan 11 – Two Pakistanis and a Syrian man were injured in attacks by gangs of people in Cologne, German police said late on Sunday, the city where the vast majority of dozens of New Year Eve assaults on women took place. Local newspaper Express reported that the attackers were members of rocker and

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EU Sees Little Drop in Migrants Since Turkey Deal

BRUSSELS, Dec 17 – The European Union has seen little evidence that Turkey has managed to reduce departures of migrants for Greek islands in the two weeks since it signed an agreement to do so, an EU document showed on Thursday. The report by the Luxembourg government, in its current capacity as president of EU

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Refugees Drown After Boat Sinks In Kos

ATHENS, Nov. 17 – Eight migrants drowned and at least another three were missing after their inflatable boat sank off the Greek island of Kos early on Tuesday, the coastguard said. Seven people were rescued, and emergency crews were still trying to recover all the bodies of the people who died from the capsized vessel,

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To Uphold an Oath

In an age of refugees, upholding medical ethics is no mean feat By Nicholas Noe Kos, Greece—At its zenith, Kos had once revolutionized the field of medical ethics. Hippocrates and his disciples had bestowed the world with a lasting gift: the pledge to do no “harm or injustice” to those in need of care. To

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