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Migrants without protection = Humanitarian principles at risk

Migrants without protection = Humanitarian principles at risk
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Matteo Salvini, the Minister of Interior of Italy, has stated that Italy wants to stop being Europe‚Äôs refugee dump. In the past years, various Italian coastal towns have become major hotspots for the registration of migrants in Europe. As a right-wing leader, Salvini has spoken loudly against migration from North Africa. Very recently, he declared […]

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Escaping the Venezuelan nightmare

Escaping the Venezuelan nightmare
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The agreement signed in September stipulates the acceptance of Venezuelans who arrive to countries, like Ecuador, Colombia and Brazil, without valid travel documents (such as passport or visa) since these are hard to get in Venezuela right now. Until recently, these migrants had to show up-to-date documents when travelling to other South American countries. Requesting […]

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Finland: Twenty beds, too many ill

Finland: Twenty beds, too many ill
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Many asylum seekers are traumatized by war, conflict, poor living conditions or different forms of physical exploitation. Their mental illness can deteriorate during the asylum application process once it is extremely demanding to live long periods of time being unsure about the future. Mental health care is urgently needed, especially in reception centres where life […]

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Outsourcing EU migration management to North Africa is a threat to human rights

Outsourcing EU migration management to North Africa is a threat to human rights
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The EU officials agreed on creating controlled migration centres in North Africa where refugee claims would be processed before migrants could enter Europe. Only those eligible for refugee status would be allowed to go to Europe while others would be returned to their home countries. While the official argument is that the number of deaths […]

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