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.
Scores of refugees staying at the hotel, which is supervised by the International Organisation for Migration, had tested positive for Covid-19, news reports said.
With Europe now the epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic, the EU has slammed shut its external borders to halt the spread of Covid-19.
Alongside the perils of the war in Syria and living in displaced camps, the spectre of coronavirus is ever present for Syrians.
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.
As Turkey opened its borders to refugees who want to move to Europe, EU leaders, after years of dithering, called for setting up a no-fly zone in Idlib to prevent a major humanitarian crisis from unfolding.
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.
Overnight, Greek islanders attacked police guarding the sites of the future detention camps on the islands of Lesbos and Chios. A large crowd later laid siege for hours to a Lesbos army camp where riot-control squads were billeted.
Ankara's UN envoy says Turkey will continue to respond by all necessary means against any attacks by the Assad regime on Turkish troops.
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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