refugee crisis

Belgrade Refugees Make a Break for the Hungarian Border

By Aleksandar Vasovic BELGRADE, Oct 4  – Several hundred refugees set off from central Belgrade on Tuesday morning and headed for the Hungarian border, holding handwritten banners and chanting demands for open borders, Reuters witnesses said. The crowd walked north along the city’s Sava river, stopping occasionally to negotiate with police. All of them appeared

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“Unfair” Refugee Distribution Stokes Global Crisis

LONDON, Oct 4 – The burden of the global refugee crisis is being unfairly shared, with just 10 countries hosting the majority of refugees, humanitarian groups said, urging wealthy nations to step up their response. Fighting in Syria, Afghanistan, Burundi and South Sudan has pushed the total number of refugees to a record 21.3 million

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Refugees: Finding Home in Lesvos

Lesvos knows that the newcomers will contribute more than they receive; few can be more conscious of this than those who were once uprooted themselves. For this reason, residents of Lesvos do not see a burden in today’s refugees, but a new world in its inception. Full story here: http://newsweekme.com/?p=6542 Social Streams

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UAE to Receive 15,000 Syrian Refugees in the Next Five Years

NEW YORK: The UAE has announced that it is to welcome 15,000 Syrian refugees over the next five years with the aim of sharing in the responsibility of addressing the Syrian refugee crisis, local media reported. Speaking at the “Leaders’ Summit on Refugees” at the UN headquarters, Reem Ebrahim Al Hashemi, Minister of State for International

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Spotlight on Syria as World Leaders Gather at United Nations

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, Sept 18 – The spotlight will be on Syria when world leaders gather at the United Nations next week as the United States and Russia try to shore up a fragile truce deal and President Barack Obama pushes for a boost in global refugee aid. Some 135 heads of state

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Merkel Wants Germany to Get Refugees into Workforce Faster

By Georgina Prodhan and Paul Carrel FRANKFURT/BERLIN, Sept 15 – Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday that Germany needed “viable solutions” to integrate refugees into the workforce faster after she met with blue-chip companies, which have hired just over 100 refugees since around a million arrived in the country last year. Merkel, fighting for her

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Work on Calais Wall to Shut Out Migrants to Start this Month

LONDON/CALAIS, France, Sept 7 – Work on building a wall along the approach road to the French port of Calais to try to stop migrants from jumping aboard trucks bound for Britain will begin this month, British officials said. Immigration Minister Robert Goodwill told lawmakers that security was being stepped up in Calais, home to

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