More migrants sleeping in streets of Paris after ‘Jungle’ camp closes in Calais

The number of migrants sleeping rough on the streets of Paris has risen by at least a third since the start of the week when the “Jungle” shanty town in Calais was evacuated, officials said. Along the bustling boulevards and a canal in a northeastern corner of Paris, hundreds of tents have been pitched by …

‘Jungle’ residents detained by French authorities

At least 90 migrants who refused to leave the so-called “Jungle” camp in Calais, northern France, have been detained before deportation, a French NGO said on Friday. The CIMADE organization said the 90 migrants were taken to detention centers ahead of being sent back to their countries in 45 days’ time. Among the migrants were …

At least 90 refugees drown in Mediterranean as boat capsizes off coast of Libya

More than 90 people are thought to have drowned after their unsafe boat was damaged and sunk after leaving Libya for Europe. General Ayoub Gassim, spokesperson for the Libyan navy, said on Thursday that the overcrowded inflatable dinghy carrying 126 people ripped and began taking on water about 26 miles (42 kilometres) off the Libyan …

Calais: ‘No shelter’ for unregistered children in fire-ravaged camp

Children have been sent back to a demolished and burning campsite in Calais despite French authorities declaring the “jungle” had been emptied. Aid organisations have told The New Arab that dozens of children who were turned away when the registration office closed at 12.15pm on Wednesday were left with no choice but to go back …

Poster mocking child refugees found in UK parliament communal kitchen, MP reveals

A poster mocking child refugees has been displayed on the wall of a communal kitchen in Parliament. Labour MP, Chi Onwurah, tweeted the picture that shows an elderly man wearing a keffiyeh. The text reads: “Just £3 from you could clothe and feed his 12yr old Syrian child for a week.” Ms Onwurah tweeted: “Upset …

Australia intentionally torturing refugees on Nauru, says major Amnesty International report

The Australian government is responsible for the deliberate and systematic torture of refugees on Nauru and should be held accountable under international law, according to a major new report informed by unprecedented access to the secretive island. Amnesty International said it had interviewed 62 refugees and asylum seekers on Nauru, and more than a dozen …

French far-right protesters storm migrant center, clash with police

After the resettlement of Calais refugees across France, anger among far-right groups has risen as protestors stormed the Brittany migrant center. Riot police used tear gas to restore order. Brittany village of Arzon in northwestern France witnessed violent anti-immigrant demonstrations on Monday, as protestors from local far-right groups clashed with riot police after they stormed …

8 Germans charged with forming far-right terrorist group

Eight Germans have been charged with forming a far-right terrorist organization and carrying out bombing attacks on asylum-seeker facilities and left-wing political targets, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. The seven men and one woman are accused of forming in 2015 the “Freital Group,” named after a suburb of the eastern city of Dresden that has seen …

Right-wing asylum-related attacks rising in Germany

As hate crimes against migrants in Germany continue to rise, more than 450 attacks on German politicians and refugee helpers were registered this year, according to Federal Criminal Police (BKA) statistics published online Sunday by the weekly newspaper Zeit. Some 317 of these offenses were directed against politicians and 144 of them against workers in …

Iranian refugee says he was attacked by a group of men on Manus Island, Australia

A 24-year-old refugee says he was assaulted by a gang of youths on Manus Island, in the latest act of alleged violence against detainees from Australia’s offshore processing centre. The man told police he was walking from a Lorengau hotel to a lodge on Sunday evening when a group of young men called out to …

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