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Covid-19: with a million dead, the situation is serious in Europe

Director of the WHO regional office in Europe, Dr Hans Kluge at a press conference on the Covid-19 pandemic highlighted one million deaths in the European region. France is expected

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Five migrants, including baby, drown off Turkish coast

Five migrants, including a baby, are said to have drowned after the speedboat they were in capsized off the Turkish coast. They were hoping to reach Europe via the Greek

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European solidarity with refugees

Friday, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia and the former Yugoslavia, Republic of Macedonia have announced that they limited the number of people passing daily to North Europe to 580. This figure is

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Amnesty International censures Europe’s ‘shameful’ response to refugees

Amnesty International has slammed as “shameful” the European countries’ response to the refugee crisis in Europe. “That Europe, which is the richest bloc in the world, is not able to

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Refugees and migrants braving seas to flee to Europe in 2015 top one million (UN)

Refugees and migrants fleeing to Europe by sea this year have passed one million, according to figures just released by the UN refugee agency, many on perilous trips aboard inadequate

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1 million migrants arrived in Europe in 2015 (UN)

One million migrants and refugees arrived in Europe in 2015, according to the latest data from the United Nations (UN) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM). In a joint


No respite for aid workers as refugees continue to flood into Europe -video

An indication of just how desperate some people are to get to Europe is that it is now December, when a sea crossing in an open boat is extremely dangerous,


Italy: More than 1,500 migrants arrive in Sicily and Sardinia

More than 1,500 migrants landed on Italian shores on Monday, as the influx of desperate people fleeing conflict and poverty continues. Some 550 migrants were brought to shore in the


EU Watchdog: Torture in Europe Prisons Feeds Terror

The European Union (EU)’s top human rights watchdog warned that torture at the hands of European police and prison officers is feeding the threat of terrorism across the continent, demanding