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The Hungarian government will double the number of soldiers patrolling the borders “in light of increasing migration pressure”, Szilárd Németh, state secretary at the defence ministry, told a press conference on Sunday.

Németh spoke at the border police base at Madaras, in south-eastern Hungary, and said that last year, the number of illegal entrants had grown almost tenfold, to 3,299. He added that the authorities expected that number to grow further.

Németh said that...

Germany has rejected calls from the European Commission asking the country to take in more unaccompanied migrant children from overcrowded refugee camps in Greece.

Horst Seehofer, the interior minister, on Christmas Eve said while he was concerned about the plight of the migrants, doing so without a concerted European strategy would only encourage people smugglers.

“A solo act by Germany would lead to a pull effect,” he said. German Development Minister Gerd Mueller said that...

A seemingly small ruling in Denmark is alarming refugee advocates that a new precedent could be set for Europe to send Syrians seeking asylum back to their war-torn home.

On Tuesday, Denmark’s Refugee Appeals Board denied asylum requests by three Syrian women, arguing that they didn’t face any individual dangers in returning to their hometown of Damascus, the Syrian government-controlled capital. The board’s ruling upheld a decision by the Danish Immigration Service.

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Clashes broke out Thursday between police and a group of migrants at a refugee camp on the eastern Greek island of Samos, prompting the local mayor to shut down a nearby elementary school and kindergarten.

The clashes came as about 200 people began protesting conditions in the dramatically overcrowded camp and demanding they be allowed to leave the island.

The protesters threw stones and other objects at police, who responded with tear gas and stun grenades. Others living in...

An average of nine children have been killed or maimed every day in Afghanistan so far this year, according to a new report from the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, which describes the country as “the world’s most lethal warzone”.

The report, entitled “Preserving Hope in Afghanistan: Protecting children in the world’s most lethal conflict”, accuses the parties to the fighting, which has dragged on for some 40 years, of failing in their duty to shield children from its consequences.

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There is an epidemic of self-harming in children between the ages of 12 and 17, with some of them attempting suicide in the Greek camp.

Nearly 18,000 people, including 7,000 children, are currently living in the camp, which was built to house just 2,000, BBC News reports.

Angela Modarelli, a child psychiatrist with Doctors Without Borders who works in the camp, told the publication:

“Hearing children of seven, eight years old saying, ‘I want to die’, is something that I’...

German weekly Der Spiegel published video footage Thursday showing masked Greek law enforcement officers forcibly sending dozens of refugees to an area in Turkey near its border.

Two masked men wearing camouflage suits were seen putting refugees on a small boat, crossing the Meric River and forcing them to land on Turkish soil.

Several retired and serving Greek police officers and soldiers confirmed to reporters they have been conducting “pushbacks” at the Greek-Turkish border...

Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi faced calls for Myanmar to "stop the genocide" of Rohingya Muslims as she personally led her country's defence at the UN's top court on Tuesday.

Myanmar's civilian leader sat through graphic accounts of mass murder and rape as the west African state of The Gambia set out its case at the International Court of Justice in The Hague. She is expected to disputes claims that Myanmar tried to exterminate minority Rohingya Muslims.

Around 740, 000...

A group of doctors, who last month pressured U.S. Customs and Border Protection to allow them to give flu vaccines to detained migrant children, have now taken their fight to the driveway of a detention facility in San Ysidro, Calif., and said they are not leaving until they get approval.

About 40 people, including medical doctors licensed to practice medicine in California, marched Monday from Vista Terrace Neighborhood Park to the detention facility, calling for CBP to let them in...

A senior human rights envoy who visited the camp on Tuesday demanded its immediate closure, though a Bosnian government minister said it could take up to a month to move the refugees to a more secure location.

“People are people, not animals,” said Mauloddin, 24, an Afghan who set off for Europe 3-1/2 years ago. “You see, ... it’s very cold weather, (there is) no sleeping, no food.”

Mauloddin is among some 600 migrants from the Middle East and Asia stuck in the camp at Vucjak,...

The Bangladeshi government is violating the right to education of nearly 400,000 Rohingya children residing in the country, a rights group claimed Tuesday.

Rohingya children are prohibited from enrolling in local schools, Human Rights Watch (HRW) says, basing the allegation on interviews with teachers, aid workers, government officials and more than 150 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. More than 700,000 mostly-Muslim Rohingya refugees from majority-Buddhist Myanmar’s western­ Rakhine...

Australia has controversially repealed a law which allowed sick refugees held offshore to be treated in the country.

The government's push to scrap the "medevac" law - passed by opposition MPs in February - has drawn criticism as cruel and inhumane.

But Prime Minister Scott Morrison argued the law had presented a "national security" risk.

At least 12 people have died under Australia's offshore detention policy.

Since 2013, the nation has sent asylum seekers...

It has been 11 months since unsealed federal court documents revealed that U.S. immigration officials created a fake university to lure foreign-born college students who were trying to stay in the country on student visas that might not have been legal.

The University of Farmington, a fictitious school that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement marketed as a hub for STEM students who wanted to enroll and not "interrupt their careers," had a fake name, a fake website and a fake...

A group of irregular migrants allegedly pushed back forcibly to Turkey after being beaten by Greek soldiers are being nursed back to health in Edirne, northwestern Turkey, near the Greek border.

The 68 irregular migrants caught by Turkish border guards in a forbidden military zone — including Afghan, Pakistani, Algerian and Bangladeshi nationals — had been trying to illegally cross to Europe.

Six of the migrants were found to suffer injuries due to beating.

The injured...

The majority of migrants and refugees who have reached Greece since January 2018 are women and children according to the UNHCR. Children make up 36.1% and women 23.3% of the total arrivals to Greece. Since January 2019, some 104,000 migrants and refugees have reached European shores; 29.2% of them being children and 19.2 % women.

Over 45% of the roughly 16,000 people living in and outside the Moria refugee camp on Lesbos are children, according to various NGOs on the ground. These...