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Women Migrants Fearing Rape Take Contraceptives Before Journey

By Lin Taylor LONDON, Nov 30 – Women migrants fleeing wars, political instability and poverty are taking contraceptives in the expectation of being raped but are so desperate they still embark on the journey, a human rights group said on Wednesday. Women and girls who risk sexual violence as they flee their home countries are

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Resettled In the Baltics, Refugees Flee for Wealthier Lands

By Andrius Sytas and Gederts Gelzis RUKLA, Lithuania/MUCENIEKI, Latvia, Nov 28 – In early November, 34 Syrian and Iraqi refugees boarded buses heading for Germany from Lithuania, the country where they had been resettled. No one expects them to return. Only a tiny number of refugees from war in the Middle East have been sent

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Australia, U.S. Announce Refugee Resettlement Deal

By Harry Pearl and Colin Packham SYDNEY, Nov 13  – Australia has reached a resettlement deal with the United States for refugees being held in Papua New Guinea and Nauru after attempting to reach Australia by boat, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Sunday. Under Australia‘s tough border security laws, asylum seekers intercepted trying to

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New Film Displays Germans in Best and Worst Light in Refugee Crisis

By Erik Kirschbaum BERLIN, Nov 2 – The best of Germany and its humanitarian treatment of refugees is on display alongside the worst of Germany and its bouts of ugly anti-foreigner racism in a riveting new film about the crisis that premieres on Thursday. “Willkommen bei den Hartmanns” (Welcome at the Hartmanns) is both a comedy

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As Calais ‘Jungle’ Closes, Women Migrants in Smaller Camps Fear Influx

By Lin Taylor and Sally Hayden NORRENT-FONTES, France, Oct 25  – At a small, muddy makeshift migrant camp in the quiet countryside of Norrent-Fontes, some 70 kilometres (43 miles) from Calais in northern France, Ethiopian and Eritrean women prepare to cook injera, a type of flatbread, for their lunch. Inside a wooden shack lined with

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Protesters Attack EU Asylum Offices on Greece’s Lesbos

ATHENS, Oct 24 – Asylum-seekers attacked the premises of the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) on the island of Lesbos on Monday, protesting against delays in dealing with asylum claims, Greek and EU authorities said. About 70 people, most from Pakistan and Bangladesh, threw rocks and burning blankets at EASO containers inside the Moria migrant

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Daesh, Refugees Top Agenda for Italy PM’s Visit to White House

By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON, Oct 18  – President Barack Obama will welcome Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Tuesday for an official visit in which they will discuss the shared fight against Daesh and the future of Europe which faces slow growth and a refugee crisis. Italy has been an ally in Washington’s efforts in

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First 14 Unaccompanied Children from Calais “Jungle” Reach Britain

LONDON, Oct 17 – A first busload of children arrived in Britain on Monday from the “Jungle” camp near the French port of Calais as the British government started to act on its commitment to take in unaccompanied migrant children before the camp is destroyed. The fate of children staying in the Jungle, a squalid

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