With four million refugees, Turkey sustains its status of being the country that hosts the largest number of refugees in the world, says Selin Unal, spokesperson of UN agency for refugees in Turkey.
UN refugee agency says one percent of all humanity displaced by conflict, repression and upheaval. Myanmar, Afghanistan, Syria, South Sudan, and Venezuela hard hit.
Greek officials say housing must be secured for other vulnerable asylum seekers on the islands, many of whom "sleep under trees", giving the excuse to moving more than 11,200 people out of flats, hotels and camps on the mainland.
European Commission should launch an investigation into human rights violations at Greek border, says Turkish foreign ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy.
The new figure brings the total number of people living in internal displacement to a record 50.8 million, according to a report by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).
With Europe now the epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic, the EU has slammed shut its external borders to halt the spread of Covid-19.
Greece is detaining migrants at a secret extrajudicial location before deporting them to Turkey without processing their asylum claims, a New York Times report says. Meanwhile, EU asks Greece to probe violence against refugees.
As Berlin prepares to resettle "an appropriate share" of Syrian children, it remains to be seen whether these young minds will be disassociated from their parents and cultures entirely as they are integrated in their host country.
Thousands of people in Athens protested against the European Union’s refugee policy, marching in solidarity with migrants and refugees who have been blocked at the Greece border from entering the EU territories.
Migrants see Greece as a transit gateway country. If they stay, it’s only for a lack of options or because the EU has yet to take responsibility in a tragic episode of global upheaval.
Greece’s newly formed centre-right government has promised to take a tougher line on the refugee crisis and plans to set up a sea barrier and detention facilities.
On a piece of unowned land between Iran and Afghanistan, a small makeshift clinic is offering the first medical response to dozens of refugees returning from Iran - and many return with stories of horrendous injustice.
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