refugees

German police record 877 attacks against refugee homes this year

There have been 877 attacks against refugee homes in Germany so far in 2016, police said Saturday, suggesting that the total number will fall below the 1,031 reported for all of last year.

First Croatian newspaper for asylum-seekers, refugees launched

The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) on Thursday launched the first newspaper dedicated to asylum-seekers and refugees in Croatia.

Kenya delays closure of world's largest refugee camp

Kenya will delay the closure of the world’s largest refugee camp by six months, the government announced Wednesday after human rights activists criticized plans to shut the camp this month.

Migrants return to Belgrade by train, refuse to go to reception centres

A group of migrants from Afghanistan and Pakistan, who attempted to break through a barricade put up by the Serbian police at the Sid-Tovarnik border crossing and enter Croatia, have returned to...

1 in 5 children displaced in Central African Republic, says UNICEF

Nearly one in five children in the Central African Republic (CAR) remain displaced following sectarian violence that has killed thousands of people, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)...

Migrants give up on entering Croatia, return to Sid on foot

 A group of migrants from Afghanistan and Pakistan who attempted unsuccessfully to break through a barricade put up by the Serbian police at the Sid-Tovarnik border crossing and enter Croatia,...

Germany expecting fewer than 300,000 new refugee arrivals in 2016

The number of newly arrived refugees to Germany this year will total fewer than 300,000, the country's migration officials estimate.

Pope to Europe: Don't take in more refugees than you can integrate

Pope Francis warned European governments on Tuesday not to take in more asylum seekers than can be integrated into their societies.

Offshore refugees to be banned from ever getting to Australia

Australia's government is seeking to ban for life all asylum seekers, even genuine refugees, currently held in offshore detention centres on Manus Island and Nauru, it announced Sunday.

Registration best way to prevent terrorists entering EU, says EPP official

The president of the European People's Party (EPP) Group in the European Committee of the Regions, Michael Schneider, said in Dubrovnik on Friday that borders within the European Union must not be...

Conference on unaccompanied migrant children starts in Zagreb

A two-day conference called "On the Move and Alone", which started in Zagreb on Thursday, brought together approximately 70 experts from nine countries to discuss how to respond effectively to the...

Germany calls for quick EU asylum overhaul, continued border checks

German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere called Thursday for a quick reform of the European Union's asylum rules as well as an extension of temporary border controls, at talks with his EU...

Merkel: Closure of Balkan route did not solve refugee crisis

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has renewed her criticism of strict border controls along the so-called Balkan migration route and pointed to the EU-Turkey deal as the only sustainable solution in...

11,000 migrants saved, 38 dead in this week's rescues off Italy shore

More than 11,000 lives were saved and 38 bodies were recovered in two days of large-scale migrant rescue operations on the central Mediterranean, the International Organization for Migration (IOM...

More than 4,600 migrants rescued, 28 bodies recovered off Italy shore

Some 4,655 migrants were rescued and 28 bodies were recovered in 33 operations on the stretch of sea between Sicily and Libya, the Italian coastguard said Wednesday.