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More than 60 percent refugees coming to Europe are actually economic migrants, claims EU official

Jan 27, 2016

More than 60 percent refugees coming to Europe are actually economic migrants, claims EU official

European Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans claimed that new figures prove that “60 percent” of those who seek refugee status are actually not entitled to it as they are not people fleeing war in their home countries. #NewsTracker #Greece #Germany #Slovenia #EU #Denmark #Morocco #European Commission #Tunisia #Hungary #Austria #UNHCR #Frans Timmermans #World War Two #Shareworthy #Refugee crisis #Prime Minister Viktor Orban #Miro Cerar #NOS
Will there be an end to suffering? UN-sponsored Syria peace talks to start on Friday

Jan 26, 2016

Will there be an end to suffering? UN-sponsored Syria peace talks to start on Friday

UN-sponsored Syrian peace talks scheduled to start today will now begin here on Friday and will likely continue over six months, the UN said today #NewsTracker #UN Security Council #UNHCR #Al Nusra #Syria peace talks #islamic-state #International Syria Support Group
Denmark invokes memories of Nazi Germany as it debates new bill to seize refugees' cash, valuables

Jan 15, 2016

Denmark invokes memories of Nazi Germany as it debates new bill to seize refugees' cash, valuables

Denmark's parliament on Wednesday debated a controversial plan to seize refugees' valuables, with the bill widely expected to pass after being backed by a majority of lawmakers. #UN #Denmark #World War II #Nazi #Holocaust #refugees #UNHCR #Shareworthy #Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen #Integration Minister Inger Stojberg
Hazardous journey of hope: More than one million migrants travelled by sea to Europe in 2015 alone, says UN

Dec 31, 2015

Hazardous journey of hope: More than one million migrants travelled by sea to Europe in 2015 alone, says UN

More than one million refugees and migrants braved the seas in 2015 seeking sanctuary in Europe, nearly five times more than in the previous year, the United Nations' refugee agency said on Wednesday. #United Nations #Syria #NewsTracker #Greece #Migrants #refugees #UNHCR #Mediterranean Sea #Europe's refugee crisis
Clashes force 40,000 people out of homes in Somalia: UN relief agency

Dec 01, 2015

Clashes force 40,000 people out of homes in Somalia: UN relief agency

Renewed fighting between Galmudug and Puntland armed forces in Somalia had forced about 40,000 people to flee their homes. #NewsTracker #UN #Somalia #clashes #refugees #War #UNHCR #fighting #Human Rights Committee
Canada to donate $75 million to the United Nations for Syrian refugee relief

Nov 27, 2015

Canada to donate $75 million to the United Nations for Syrian refugee relief

Canada's Liberal government announced on Thursday a US$75 million (CA$100 million) contribution to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to help fleeing Syrians, fulfilling a campaign promise from its recent federal election. #United Nations #NewsTracker #Canada #UNHCR #Paris attacks #Syrian Refugee Crisis #Justin Trudeau
2.2 million people displaced in Nigeria: UNHCR

Nov 20, 2015

2.2 million people displaced in Nigeria: UNHCR

The population of internally displaced people (IDP) in restive northeast Nigeria has risen to 2.2 million, a top official with United Nations High Commission for Refugees(UNHCR) has said. #Nigeria #Human Rights #refugees #UNHCR #displacement
India calls on UNHCR to respect countries and guard against intrusive monitoring

Nov 17, 2015

India calls on UNHCR to respect countries and guard against intrusive monitoring

Cautioning the UNHCR to guard against "intrusive monitoring", India has said it should respect the right of each state to manage its affairs. #UN #UNHCR #India #Intrusive Monitoring #Selective country spotlighting
French football giants PSG to donate $1.12 million to aid migrant relief amid crisis

Sep 10, 2015

French football giants PSG to donate $1.12 million to aid migrant relief amid crisis

rench champions Paris Saint-Germain will donate one million euros ($1.12m) to two associations, through their foundation, put into place to help the influx of refugees across Europe, the club announced on Wednesday. #NewsTracker #football #Aid #PSG #Ligue 1 #refugees #UNHCR #EU Migrant Crisis