14-year-old boy is youngest refugee to die trying to cross UK border from Calais Jungle

The death of a 14-year-old boy, killed on a French motorway while trying to reach his family in Britain, despite having a legal right to asylum in the UK, has sparked urgent calls for the Government to stop playing “disgusting politics” with the lives of refugee children. The young Afghan – who has a brother …

Violent clashes break out between asylum seekers and far-Right protesters in eastern Germany

Far-Right protesters blocked an ambulance reaching an injured asylum seeker after violent clashes broke out between the two groups in an east German town. Witnesses in the town of Bautzen described running street battles between teenage asylum-seekers throwing bottles and far-Right protestors shouting neo-Nazi slogans. More than 100 police officers were needed to end the …

Unaccompanied children detained in Greece

Greek authorities registered over 3,300 unaccompanied asylum-seeking and migrant children arriving in Greece in the first seven months of 2016. Many of these children had fled violence and armed conflict in their home countries, including Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq. Others were escaping discrimination and crushing poverty. Alone in Greece without parents or an adult responsible …

UK to build ‘big new wall’ in Calais to stop migrants

Construction will begin soon on a “big new wall” in the French port city of Calais to prevent refugees and migrants from entering Britain, the UK has announced. The four-meter (13 foot) high wall is part of a £17 million ($23 million) deal struck between Britain and France earlier this year to try to block …

German Minister of Justice said number of refugees committing crimes surge, crowding German prisons

Prisons in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, are overwhelmed due to the influx of refugees, German Minister of Justice Guido Wolf told German newspaper Die Welt. According to Wolf, the share of refugees arrested for various crimes has grown from 37 percent (from the total number of prisoners) to 44.6 percent over the last two years. This trend …

4 dead, 23 missing after boat carrying refugees capsizes off Aegean Sea

Four people were killed and 23 others went missing after a boat carrying 31 refugees capsized in the Aegean Sea, a security source said Thursday. The boat had set sail from Bodrum town in western Turkey’s Muğla province before it capsized off Karaada island about four miles away, the source said on condition of anonymity …

Danish nationalist party distributes ‘anti-refugee spray’

Members of a Danish nationalist party sparked controversy when they distributed cans of spray labeled “Asylum Spray: Legal [and] Effective” in the town of Haderslev in southern Denmark on Saturday. The Danskernes Parti (Party of the Danes) is currently trying to qualify for the next parliamentary elections and seeks to have all non-Western immigrants thrown …

170 refugees who drowned off Egypt coast ‘do not deserve sympathy’, Egyptian MP says

An Egyptian MP has said that hundreds of refugees who drowned off the coast of Egypt “do not deserve sympathy” and suggested they deserved to die. Elhamy Agina, who has previously said women must undergo female genital mutilation (FGM) to help curb male “sexual weakness”, also blamed the parents of refugees for not bringing them …

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