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The EU will give Germany some €4.5 billion in compensation for having taken in hundreds of thousands of refugees since 2013, according to a media report. Each non-EU citizen accepted will bring in nearly €3,000.

The European Union is set to give Germany some €4.5 billion ($5.26 billion) in the next budget period running from 2021 to 2027 as compensation for the financial burden of taking in some 1.7 million refugees since 2013, a German newspaper reported on Friday.

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Child asylum seekers receiving Dutch language lessons in Emmen were face with some horrible pictures during their lessons. Pictures like a Barbie wearing a bomb-belt, and traffic signs changed to show sexual texts were shown during a powerpoint presentation for the Verbal Dutch course by the CED-Groep, Dagblad van het Noorden reports.

"We do not know how this is possible, but it is absurd", a teacher from the Expertise Center for Foreign Speakers in Emmen said to the newspaper. "I...

The bodies of 15 Palestinian refugees who were killed by regime shelling have been found in Yarmouk refugee camp, the Working Group for the Palestinians in Syria said yesterday.

The rights group went on to demand medical and civil defence teams be allowed access to the Palestinian refugee camp to recover the bodies from under the rubble.

Following the Assad regime’s brutal air raids against Syria’s largest refugee camp, the United Nations said the regime “turned it into a death...

Police moved in on the biggest migrant camp in Paris on May 30 where 1,700 people lived in makeshift tents alongside a canal.

The migrants will be housed temporarily at more than 20 sites across the Paris region while the authorities check their identities, Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said.

CRS riot police were deployed at dawn, some arriving by boat, as the migrants emerged from their tents and waited patiently to be bussed away from the Port de la Villette camp in the...

Austria's coalition government has unveiled plans to cut benefit payments for immigrants, including refugees, in a move aimed at deterring new arrivals.

The main benefit payment will be capped at €563 ($655; £492) a month, rising to match the amount Austrians receive - €863 - if they pass a German test.

Immigrants will also be barred from claiming such benefits for five years.

Conservative Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, in government with the far right, has vowed a hard line...

The American Civil Liberties Union has found more than 30,000 pages documenting abuse and neglect of lonesome immigrant children by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. 

The ACLU's Border Litigation Project adds that a 'culture of impunity' within both the CBP and the Department of Homeland Security will continue to cause a hinderance to the children. 

Children claim to be run over by vehicles, sexually abused, threatened with sexual abuse and being forced to undress before...

France's interior minister has ordered Paris forcibly evacuate migrant camps that have sprung up along its canals. The move is emblematic of France's tough new approach to migrants.

The French Interior Ministry pledged to evict about 2,300 migrants camped next to popular Parisian canals.

The contentious decision has highlighted the problem of how European nations are managing the continuing migrant influx.

For several months migrants have been settling on the banks of...

A 2-year-old girl of Kurdish origin has died after Belgian police chased a van carrying illegal migrants, local media report.

The girl died on the way to hospital after the van was stopped by armed police in the western city of Mons, according to the news agency Belga.

Officers reportedly opened fire on the vehicle when it tried to run them over.

“The autopsy established the cause of death was a bullet that entered the sidewalk,” prosecutor Frederic Bariseau advised the...

The Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) was informed about possible improprieties in the approval of asylum applications at its branch in the northern city of Bremen earlier than it admitted, German media reported on May 21.

The news magazine Der Spiegel reported that emails it had seen suggested that BAMF head Jutta Cordt had received internal information regarding "massive irregularities" in Bremen as early as February 2017.

Broadcaster NDR and the daily ...

Senior German conservatives want to set up new "values lessons" for refugee children in German schools, according to a newspaper report. The standards are to be held above cultural or religious views.

German conservatives are set to push for new lessons that would teach both German language and values to children of refugees, the Rheinische Post newspaper reported in its Monday edition.

According to the report, senior lawmakers from the ruling CDU and CSU parties have prepared...

Thousands of Syrian women are believed to be incarcerated in the Assad regime's prisons. Little is known about their fate, but those who manage to escape tell tales of horror.

Muna Muhammad remembers every tiny detail. The stench in the cells, the pain, her torturers. "He pulled a black plastic bag over my head and then he hung me from the ceiling, head down," the 30-year-old says.

The memory still haunts her. The guard said he was going to leave her hanging from the ceiling...

Britain's interior minister Amber Rudd resigned on Sunday amid claims she misled lawmakers over whether her department held targets for removing illegal immigrants in the country.

"The prime minister has tonight accepted the resignation of the home secretary," said a spokesman for the office of premier Theresa May.

Rudd telephoned May to inform her of the decision following a week of intensifying pressure over an immigration scandal and increasing calls for her to quit.

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Syrian refugees are facing a large shortfall in aid after a two-day joint UN-EU pledging conference in Brussels fell billions of dollars short of the UN target for 2018.

The $4bn (£2.9bn) raised was less than half of the $9bn the UN says is needed this year to help those in need inside Syria and living as refugees in neighbouring countries. The shortfall prompted UN agencies to say some programmes may need to be cut.

Mark Lowcock, the UN under-secretary for humanitarian affairs...

A former bodyguard of Osama bin Laden is being supported to live free in Germany at a cost to taxpayers of more than £1,000 a month. 

Although classified as dangerous and required to report to police every day, authorities say the man, known as Sami A, cannot be sent back to his Tunisian homeland because the risk that he would be tortured was too high.

A court in Münster branded Sami A, 42, as “an acute and considerable danger for public security”, and he had an asylum...

The National Assembly in France has passed new immigration laws that toughen up asylum rules by speeding up the application procedure and making it easier to deport people.

The controversial law has brought widespread criticism from human right defenders and sown rare divisions within French president Emmanuel Macron's own Republic on the Move (LRM) centrist party.

French lawmakers passed the bill 228 votes to 139, with 24 abstentions on Sunday (22 April) following a marathon...